First Cut IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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First Cut IPAFirst Cut IPA

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by SipofZombie on 02-07-2017

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Photo of Frostyglass
2.45/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

How does a beer with such a great nose taste so bland? It could be just a little sweeter and slightly more bitter. The mango would not be noticed if it was not on the label. I love Troegs but this is a miss for me.

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Photo of stakem
2.72/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a tulip appears a slightly hazy copper color with off-white cap a finger tall that fades leaving stringy lace.

Juicy fruited/hoppy aroma slightly catty and dank towards the back. The wonderful initial aspects of this seemingly breathe away to nothing quite quickly leaving toasty malt, butter and minerals remaining in the glass.

The taste is sadly nothing like the aroma indicates. Its vegetal, mineral laden and has a buttery diacetyl aftertaste. It has some hints of pleasant fruity hops but the bad greatly outweigh the good leaving a lingering aftertaste akin to chlorine.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. This started off like it was going to be amazing but half way through my glass it becomes a vegetal chlorinated mess that I dont want to have anything to do with. How can something smell so promising out the gate and turn this bad? I ended up pouring this down the drain.

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Photo of bret717
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jbaker67
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Freshest by 5/25/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt golden; big fluffy off-white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas start off strong, but quickly fall off. Hints of mango and tropical fruit. Lots of fresh bread, biscuits and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors are clean, but sweet. The mango addition gives this one a sweetness to it, but it's nothing cloying or over the top. Lots of fresh grass with some hints of pine. Solid malt backbone. It's not too bitter at all. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy. It's smooth and easy to drink.

This is an okay IPA. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's nothing too crazy. The mango is subtle and present without dominating, which is cool. There's nothing artificial going on. It's very refreshing and would hit the spot when the weather warms.

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

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First Cut IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 233 ratings