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Center of the Universe Homefront IPA

Center of the Universe Homefront IPA
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Homefront IPA is a West Coast style IPA, brewed with orange peel and aged on Louisville Slugger bats donated by none other than Louisville Slugger. ..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1054) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap @ Secco. Golden orange with generous cream head and decent lacing. Smells a tad bubble gummy and a tad like cilantro. Not too sweet, moderately bitter. Feels crisp and clean and fairly light to me, moderate dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3915) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bomber. Near clear orange pour with fair layer of offwhite head. Wonderful aroma of grapefruit and curacao. Flavor is a spicy lemon zest and bright resinous hop character. Hoppy orange peel bitterness on the finish. Almost too bitter to be sessionable. The bats must mainly be a gimmick because I can’t detect anything that they add to the beer. But I would be very interested to sample the base beer side by side with the ’batted’ version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3404) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Nice cause. The Louisville Slugger bats I think are entirely for fund raising purposes, but still a nice idea. Medium orange, clear. Aroma of citric hops and slight caramel malt. Flavor matches, hops are grapefruit and a hint of pine. Touch of orange as well, don’t know if that is the orange peel or the hops, but it is nice. Enjoyable, solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Short Pump. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus hops with a mild wood note. The taste is bitter citrus hops, pale malts and mild wood. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1403) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 Draft at The Diamond in Richmond, Va This is a one-off ale that all the proceeds go to the HomeTown project for wounded servicemen. This was served in a 32 oz cup. It is the one beer to have for nine innings. Great color of light amber and white head.. The bitterness is well balanced with caramel malts. The citrus aroma of the hops is noticed on the nose and in the taste. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The finish was smooth with the lingering bitterness in your upper mouth. June 2014 Another from their cans had a large foamy head and lacing down the glass. A well balanced IPA with bitter citrus on the upper mouth.

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