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:
#22,206
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
283
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
78
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of MacMalt
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into IPA glass. It pours a honey-orange color with one finger of milk-white head and significant lacing with good retention. It smells of mango, pine needles, floral hops, and a sweet malt. The mango is at the forefront of the taste followed by a rather sour lemon and finishing with a blast of Simcoe and Comet hops. I'm not certain whether the sourness is intended or not but I find it distracting. It has lively carbonation and an easy-to-drink ABV of 6.2% I'm usually a fan of Troegs but I find the sourness of this ale a little off-putting.

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Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tedho21
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willardt09
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vetbidder
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scent of a juiced IPA. Really nice. Sweet citrus and some tropical melon dominate. Getting the mango in the aftertaste along with some slight pine. Really a sort of mild flavored but tasty brew. Solid carbonation, good beer.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a ruddy, copper hue with minimal frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Fresh, floral flavor.

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Photo of BigMike
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into glass

Translucent amber, some carbonation, frothy off white one finger foam cap

Aroma of mango

Thin light whisp of mango

Taste is thin ,light ,

Starts well with promise on the mango aroma but doesn't follow thru in the taste

Nice beer

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my trusty Dogfish tulip

L: Semi-opaque golden orange pour. Thin white head... spotty lacing.

S: Mango and tropical fruits. Citrusy hops.

T/F: Somewhat 1-dimensional in taste. Fruity hops... noticeable mango and tropical fruits. A bit of citrus. Thin in body... carbonation is on point but not enough oomph. Finish is fruity.

O: An okayish flavor profile... but just too thin/weak for the flavor this beer should be packing. Really expected more... especially coming on the heels of 'Nugget Nectar'. Glad I only got a 6'er.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a hazy copper orange color with a creamy, one finger, off white head. Retention is minimal and there are many spots of lacing left on the glass.

The smell is subtle at best. A touch of mango, pine and bready malts are barely even noticable.

Taste is even worse. It starts off with sweet and juicy mango that is almost immediately swept aside by a strange green vegetal taste, some bready malts and a very odd mineral like flavor. The flavor profile of this beer is pretty wretched.

Feel is thin and watery.

Overall this beer is not very good. Not sure what happened with this one, because I've never had a Troegs beer that I thought should not have passed the quality control testing. I guess there is a first time for everything.

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Photo of thgreatrandini
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp45
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopznbuds
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaybomb81
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle. Agree with most of the reviews below. This beer looks pretty and enticing when poured. It has an intriguing aroma, too. Then you taste it and that's when it goes haywire. It lacks body and the flavors definitely clash. If the can didn't say mango then you would never know it was there. As the beer warms, the finish becomes more and more unbearable. This was a "final beer of the night and don't care if I finish it" beer. Will not buy again

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

Photo of CHickman
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold copper color with a 1 finger white foamy head that was full of tiny bubbles faded slow to average time and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of wheat, biscuit, light caramel, piney hops, spruce tips, earthy notes, lemon zest and dry grass. Not the IPA nose I expected from a Tröegs beer, it was disappointing.

Tastes of grapefruit, orange peel and lemon up front, then like the nose has biscuit, light caramel, piney hops, spruce tips, earthy notes, dry grass, tea leaf and aspirin. Not sure where the mango is that they list on the label, but this brew went way off course for an IPA. Not sure why this tastes the way it does, but it's a rare miss for the brothers Tröegs.

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