First Cut IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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First Cut IPAFirst Cut IPA
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3.77/5
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279 Ratings
First Cut IPAFirst Cut IPA
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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by SipofZombie on 02-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,803
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
279
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of Categart
4.64/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crackblind
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pulled from a cask into a goblet.

I'm not a hoppy IPA guy though I really appreciate when they're balanced. This definitely fits the later bill. The head was wonderful foamy, as a good cask will provide. I can't really comment on the lacing as I was sipping it to slowly to tell. The nose has a great blend of slight hoppy aroma mixed with the fruit. The flavor also balanced those two perfectly. The flavor is mango forward, not in an overwhelming fashion. It's simply a very good ale with some mango sweetness. The hops come up in the finish but still are blended well with the mango. Highly recommended!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of BilleGibbons
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark gold in color and a bit hazy. Great floral and citris smell. Nice head and medium body feel. tastes great. I would drink again

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Photo of Sheldog
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours foggy hazy amber-gold orange with a quickly receding white foam head. Smells like fresh mangos, ruby red grapefruit, orange citrus, toasted caramelized bready malt, with dank earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fresh natural mango, ruby red grapefruit, orange citrus, toasted caramelized bready malt, with spicy dank earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with high carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA with mango.

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Photo of asuburbanman
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Too clear for my liking, orange and 1 finger head. Aroma is heavy orange and dank. Really strong aroma. Really nice smooth IPA with a nice balance of sweetness and hops. I like the balance and flavor profile. Nice slick feel going down. Overall this was surprisingly a very well done IPA. Not NE/trendy, but if you want something fresh, very flavorful and well crafted, this is a winner.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blingityblong
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

P- Drank at New World Tavern,in Plymouth Massachusetts.Poured from a 12 oz can into a Troegs pint glass.Freshest by 06/09/17.

L- Thin soapy white head with low retention,and slight lacing.Hazy gold colored body,with moderate clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Light amount of carbonation,and high amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get lots of tropical and citrus hop note,with mango and tangerine in the front.Backed by grapefruit and pine hops,with a balance of pine hops,and sweet biscuit malts.

T- The palate follows the nose with tropical and citrus hops up front.Sweet bready biscuit malts come through in the middle.And there is a slight appearance of bitter pine hops,balanced by tropical and fruit hops,with some bready malts on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is medium light,with a slightly sticky texture.Low amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a slightly chalky texture after the sip.Smooth yet surprisingly dry finish.

O- This is a very good IPA.I can see myself drinking this all summer long,in the heat.I definitely recommend this to any hop heads.Try for yourself and enjoy!!!

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Photo of Colin32
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith27614
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very attractive orange amber with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of patches of thin lace.

Smell is mango, apricot, honey, tangerine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows nicely mango, honey, apricot, tangerine, a hint of caramel, and very balanced grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium, plenty of life, not dry at all, and drinks very easy.

Overall I really enjoyed this one @jzeilinger. I would love to crush cans of this around the pool, on the course, or on a boat on a hot day.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6 pack of bottles was on the shelf for the now-reasonable seeming price of 10.99, and it had been a while since I had an IPa so I figured what the heck.

Pours dark amber, medium hazy with very little head.

Smells fruity and smooth with a fine kick of simcoe on the back end. Modest and easy but there's still plenty going on here.

Tastes like it smells: smooth mango juice up front, a citrusy middle, and then a slight bitter tang at the end, with fruit and some mild alpha acids lingering on the finish. I hear people saying they detest IPAs because of their extreme bitterness and I just wonder why no one tries to turn them on to something like this (although why bother--they'd most likely hate it out of principle).

This is a good beer. But not a great beer. And, like most other good beers in the year two thousand and eighteen, I hesitate to purchase it because it costs so fucking much.

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Photo of Brew_ski
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cunny123
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pour on tap into a nonic pint

A: body is a rich amber orange color with great clarity

S: lots of caramel malts with nice heavy sweet mango light grass and some herbal notes

M: medium bodied lighter good cling nice carbonation

O: I am not a fan of fruit added IPAs but this one doesn't have a sickly sweet artificial juice taste. Nice balance and good malt presence all around a pretty solid beer

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours somewhat hazy copper orange with medium head and some lace. Nose is nicely hoppy with fresh tropical and orange notes, and without any artificial notes that I was worried it might have. The taste is refreshing and flavorful. The mango is light and adds to the flavor instead of trying to overpower it. Tangy and fruity, but firmly an IPA. Leaves a light prickly zingy feeling on the tongue. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. I believe it is better than previous versions.

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First Cut IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 279 ratings