First Cut IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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First Cut IPAFirst Cut IPA
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3.78/5
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283 Ratings
First Cut IPAFirst Cut IPA
BEER INFO

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:
#22,566
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
283
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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3
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78
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of jaxon53
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmhannon
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mellow and light on the hops, but a good beer to relax with.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Very generic and light flavor profile, mango is not really present at all, just a very faint grassy opens hops profile, not very bitter which is fine but not much flavor otherwise

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Photo of Jbalintjr
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-very clear golden orange bottle pour with 1 cm foam cap. Tangerine hop notes in the aroma. flavor is a slightly sweet fruity pale ale with low bitterness. The mango is detectable. In all, this is easy to drink, but not so interesting.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmaskell33
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The aroma has a gentle mango touch which I approve of. But it doesn't feature much else. Maybe a touch of an odd herbal quality (which doesn't help), and that's about it - at least it doesn't feature any truly gross qualities. The flavor profile is similar: there's nothing intrinsically wrong with how it tastes, but said taste is incredibly timid. Light touches of mango, pineapple, mint, and caramel malt flutter throughout, yet nothing pops at all. It doesn't even seem perfectly balanced either. While it's not exactly a good flavor experience, the mango pops better as this opens up, and it doesn't come across artificially. Plus, the feel works better: it's a touch sweet, but in the right ways. It's also crisp, dry, and well carbonated (the feel would work even better if it tasted great). A disappointment from Troegs, one that I will not purchase again.

2.78/5: The first cut is always the weakest

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Photo of Yancey82
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice floral hops up front with a sweet malty backbone. Not super flavorful though. A little thin. Decent but not great

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Photo of RBorsato
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Chackman151
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kalosjakar
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear, shiny golden color with minimal head and very very light spotty lacing. Aromas are mango, orange and a bit of pineapple. Taste is refreshing with mango, assorted citrus and just enough hops to balance this one out. A sweet beer but well done and very tasty !!!!!!

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Photo of White_Whiskey
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thomda11
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryV
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm, supposed to highlight the freshly picked hops but then they felt that they needed to add mango to it, jumping on the fruited beer bandwagon I guess. Nose kind of reminds me of cat piss, but that doesn't carry through to the taste at least. The mango is simply a distraction here, I think the beer would have been a lot better if they let the hops shine and didn't add the mango. I'm usually a big fan of Troeg's beers, this one is a bit of a disappointment although it's still drinkable,

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Photo of justintcoons
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Golden amber. Good clarity. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Papaya, under-ripe mango, eucalyptus, honey, and pineapple.

Taste
Under-ripe mango and papaya. Eucalyptus and honeydew with a slight dankness. Honey and candy sugar backbone.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied and crisp with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
Tastes similar to a Nugget Nectar but with a mango twist.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blah thin blah

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Photo of djrn2
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours an orange golden color with an off white head with decent retention
S-mango, pineapple, orange, some pine, apricot
T-more mango and pineapple, apricot and pine in the finish some sweetness throughout
M-medium bodied, I agree with others it seems a bit thin
O-mango is prevalent but not overwhelming, also not the most complex IPA I have had. Wouldn't seek it out, but would drink it if available

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Photo of baklo
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Cut IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 283 ratings