First Shot
Fatty's Beer Works

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American IPA
Ranked #5,759
Ranked #35,827
3.62 | pDev: 8.01%
Fatty's Beer Works
South Carolina, United States
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Notes: A classic "West Coast" IPA with an intense floral aroma and hop profile that hits the back end of your palate yet without the aftertaste.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

my first beer from these guys, balanced and simple, but checks all the boxes for the style, just nothing particularly unique here, fresh as it tastes and decent as it is. a little bit older school here which is nice to see, showcasing a more prominent malt complexion than is often considered fashionable today, faint amber tint to this in the right light, suggesting some medium crystal malt. pale beer though overall and just a little chill haze to it and a small but frothy white head from the tap. the hops are fresh and citrusy, northwestern and oily, robust but not particularly bitter, this could almost fall into the american pale ale category for me, there is great balance. faint honey sweetness to the grain but well short of toasted or baked, and a green leafy newness imparted by the hops keeps it kind of light, not to mention the very low alcohol content. good carbonation and a pretty perfect beer for some spicy chili nachos. i thought this was good but maybe a little unremarkable, lacking that special something, but its a well made ale...

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Photo of ordybill
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is citrus hops. Very good IPA.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and moderate amount of burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith + herbal hops over the top of slightly sweet caramel + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a slightly less than moderate flavor of biscuit + caramel malts with a light hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal + citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a hint over moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Fairly malty for an American IPA but still easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol. Kind of a hybrid of an English IPA (maltiness) with American hops.

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Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy dark amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lots of bubbles on the surface and around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of caramel malts but quickly transitions to strong notes of herbal hops, the
Alter of which only contribute a light amount of bitterness but mostly serve to mask any malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little malty for the style and can almost be considered as an English IPA.

Serving type: can

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted average amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly sweet aroma of citrus, hops, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of hops, light malt notes, citrus (grapefruit), and a light grassy quality. A pretty well-balanced flavor, with a hops-forward attitude. The grassiness isn't overly obnoxious and it has a good shot of sweetness with the citrus.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solid beer. It's hard to do anything new with the IPA style, but First Shot plays nicely within the parameters.

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Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can brewed "for Fatty's Beer Works, Charleston, SC". Canned on date stamp: 7/15/15.

Look: copper-amber body topped by a thick, and durable off-white head. Sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma: grapefruit, other citrus, resin and some floral notes.

Flavor: High bitterness with too much grapefruit peel.

Feel: Medium body with medium+ carbonation. A bit too harsh or astringent.

O: for hop heads only.

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First Shot from Fatty's Beer Works
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings