Freedom American IPA | Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
nattygreenes.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tastybeer on 07-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
15.66%
 
 
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1
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28
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Web-like lacing trickles down the glass.

S- Sweet malt aroma smells like fresh wort which pleases me. The hops are light and decidedly earthy.

T- Bitterness comes through immediately along with more earthy hops and the aforementioned sweet malt translated to flavor. The bitterness holds on just long enough to remain fully enjoyable. Easy to drink as the alcohol is very well hidden.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- I think this is a great IPA. I feel like the reason it has such a low score is because a lot of people taste the residual sweetness from the unfermented sugars and automatically deduct points because it's perceived as a flaw. I personally enjoy that residual sweetness and think that the one-two punch from that and the hops makes for a delicious drink. To each their own.

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4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, this is the correct listing. Natty Greene's is located in Greensboro.

A. Caramel gold color to it. Completely opaque with a nice foamy head and lacing. I think there was some extra yeasty sediment, as there was an off-color brown mixed into the head.

S. Has a strong hoppy, almost weed-like scent.

T. It has a caramel-like sweetness to it. It is quite hoppy with a hint of lemon. It has a slight sour aftertaste.

M. Carbonated with a tart hint.

O. It is a nice, flavorful IPA. Really delicious. It has the qualities that I look for in an IPA: Strong hops, a sweetness, mild sour. A bit more of a floral kick and it'd be damn perfect.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $6.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 9, 2014
Misc.: Born on date of July 2, 2014

Poured a yellow, golden, semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of creamy white rocky head. Good uneven layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled citrus hops, floral hops, wet Cascade hops, soap, pine, caramel, slight resin hops, some tropical hops, orange rind and mango. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted similar to the nose. Caramel, tropical hops, mango, wet Cascade hops, resin hops, citrus hops, floral hops, soapy notes, bitter melon rind, orange zest, pine and lemon. Reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Really liked this IPA, but the first one of the five I had was the best. Maybe overrated it a tad. (Overall - 4.00)

4.00 | 90 | A-

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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Freedom American IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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