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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer produced by nine U.S. breweries to raise money & awareness for Operation Homefront. Thanks to our friends at Fremont Brewing Co., Left Hand got to be a part of this awesome beer & cause. Homefront is an American IPA, brewed with orange zest and aged on maple Louisville Slugger bats, for a truly American offering.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3961) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours clear amber with a fluffy and rather persistent pale buff head. Hoppy aroma has definite orange and malty notes plus a woody undertone. Flavor is very hoppy and woody, with orange and malt in the background. Firm body and strong fizz make for a good mouthfeel, while finish is woody and hoppy and just a little bitter. Go to bat four our troops and their families!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a medium head. Big citrus and floral hop aroma to this with soft malt, light tropical fruit notes and soft caramel. Taste is big orange, floral hops, light spicy hops, caramel and toasted malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Slightly sticky as well. Ends with more orange, floral hops, hop resins, caramel and soft maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4527) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Orange peel nose. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Orange peel and lemongrass. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Dark gold-Amber pour with a tight white medium head. Aroma is citrus and bready caramel. Flavor is medium bready malt with orange citrus and a hint of woody butter on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3110) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of fruits, hops, grass, resin and some caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more hops, bitterness, fruits and grass. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Nice biscuity malt, kind of toasty. Good citrusy hop, mildly peppery. Bottle says "Ale brewed with dried sweet orange peel", but I don’t really pick up on much of that addition -- maybe just a touch of it in the finish. The bottle says nothing of any kind of wood aging either. Maybe this beer is a bit different this year. It does have a satisfying amount of hop, though, especially for the low ABV. It’s just drinking like a very satisfying, balanced, yet well-hopped IPA, at the moment. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Nice full feel. Mild slickness. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker reaches and rows of lace. Looks great. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Very tasty, satisfying balanced IPA. Especially nice to swig down with my sandwich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1306) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Decent IPA although it had some age on it but I had to try it since it was aged with baseball bats. Piney hop aroma. Golden brown color with a low head. Medium weight and carbonation was moderate. Nice mix of sweet malt and bitterness that was not overly harsh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (337) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a golden orange color. Aroma is slight citrus with some sweet malt. Taste is slightly bitter, the citrus brightness dissipates. Slight pine and a hint of mint. Slight woody note. Not bad, just not remarkable. Slightly thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"An ok beer, but not up to the standards of the better IPAs out there, and there are many. I think a couple of the hop varieties used are english (not my favorite in this style). Dug the orange presence, though, so it was still a pretty good brew."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn St - 22 oz . Medium copper pour, light off-white bubbly head. Standard IPA aroma, hints of spruce and spearmint. Standard IPA flavor, with a solid citrus bitter backbone, some nice caramel maltiness, a hint of maple syrup sweetness. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. A bargain at $4.29 for a bomber.


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