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Bonfire Farmer Wirtz IPA


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With the approach of fall imminent, we wanted a hop-tastic beer to welcome it. A traditional IPA, the Farmer Wirtz uses mostly two-row malt with a bag of pale malt in the mix for color. Using Summit and Columbus hops in generous quantities, we also added 15 lbs of our own fresh hops for the first batch, grown just outside the front door over the last two years. "Farmer" Wirtz, who also happens to brew all the beer, grew and picked the hops that brought this tasty IPA up to 94 IBUs and 7% ABV.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Clear goldenish copper with a thin rocky white laceful head. Nose is a little spicy with peppery grassy hops and a touch of celery. Taste is medium-full with a faint yet lively carbonation, with a grassy hop-forward flavor, with a rustic earthy pale malt backbone. A little resinous, not too much. A bit rustic overall, with what taste like sorta-stale hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pour out of 16 oz can picked up in Avon, dark orange pour with thin but lasting off white head. Aroma brought notes of spice, grass, lots of fresh hop notes but not the dank hops I was looking for, slight caramel, toffee, slight earth in there as well. Taste is a mix of slight grass, spice, and pine hops, hints of orange peel go right into some caramel, toffee, more spice, finishing pretty harshly bitter without a ton of flavor to back it.


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