Fat Randy's IPA
Holidaily Brewing Co.

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From:
Holidaily Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,283
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,633
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 7.97%
Ratings:
12
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 13, 2021
Added:
Feb 07, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
Fat Randy's IPAFat Randy's IPA
Notes: None
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3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Probably the most enjoyable gluten-free beer I’ve had to date, though I have admittedly not sampled a long list. Pretty amber coloring with respectable head and a little lacing. Hop-forward aroma profile that really shines as the best component: bright citrus, zesty pine, an herbal element, and a pretty big malt (or malt-like) balance. Quite a good West Coast IPA profile, with really nice grapefruit and orange elements, with some melon and a slightly sour fruit note. Taste profile almost keeps up with a really pleasant bitterness balanced with just a touch of fruit and breast sweetness — the grains they’re using are doing a nice job. It’s quite dry and that sour note appears again late, and there really aren’t any distinct fruit notes at play so it comes off a bit watered down. Feel, too, is a bit thin but also slightly over-carbonated. Compared to “real” IPAs it’s vacuously lacking some punch. But as a GF beer, it’s a very, very good offering if you’re in the mood for a WC IPA.

Sep 13, 2021
 
3.49 by Urs from Connecticut on Apr 22, 2021
 
3.58 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Feb 14, 2021
 
3.32 by summitsippin from Colorado on Feb 14, 2021
 
3.72 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Aug 11, 2019
 
3.59 by WDJersey from Colorado on Dec 30, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brwnchrstpher from Pennsylvania

I had to start avoiding gluten for health reasons, and have missed hops ever since. This is a great beer in comparison to every other truly gluten-free beer I have tried. It’s the most hop-forward gluten-free beer I have found and the flavor and consistency are such that I would never know it was gluten-free without the label. Thank you Holidaily for such an excellent drink.

Oct 14, 2017
 
4.02 by deereless from Colorado on Sep 13, 2017
 
3.27 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Aug 26, 2017
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3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this isnt anywhere near as good as the blonde they do. the lack of gluten seems a little more exposed here in a more full flavored style. there is a funny almost burnt aroma and flavor to this, which i find odd since the beer is so light and pale in color. its an off flavor to me at first, but then the beer takes on a sort of nutty property that i can see together with the burnt thing might be a product of some interesting grain or process i am less familiar with. i think the hops are more bitter than flavorful too, which i think is a flaw in a beer like this. i was almost thinking it would be like a hop soda, all heavily dry hopped and juicy, i think that would not only cover up some of the weird flavor in here, but actually flatter it with the right varietals and intensity, but that is not the case here. i like the bitterness too, but the flavor really isnt there. still light and easy drinking though, which is a plus if you like the flavor. i think its neat the approach these guys are taking to gluten free beer, but where their blonde would pass as normal beer and in some cases may even taste preferable to it, this one would never pass for a real ipa, and is in need of some tweaking to even get close. still cool the options exist for those who cannot have regular beer, its leaps and bounds ahead of most of its competition still...

Dec 23, 2016
 
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Oct 14, 2016
 
3.77 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Feb 07, 2016
Fat Randy's IPA from Holidaily Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 12 ratings