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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a nice looking semi fluffy light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of sweet malts, some spicy wood and a bit of citrus hops. The taste begins with spicy wood blending into some pine and citrus hops that swirl around a thin stream of sweet maltiness. This has a pleasing degree of assertive hoppiness where thereís plenty of balance and depth with firm hop bitterness and mild malt sweetened hop flavor. Nice. This is right at the top for me in this Homefront series.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap. Deep amber pour with a cream head. Nose is light citrus, fresh hops, earth, and florals. Easy palate, not overly hopped, bitter, chewy, fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (892) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle pours copper color. Nose dank hop and resin. Taste bitter bite up front resin, strong mid palate bitter. Not getting much from the added spices, or the wood for that matter. Wonder if they left any of the pine tar on the bats while aging the beer? They should have.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2013
22oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, caramel, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, wood, grapefruit, some bread. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Clear amber with a decaying white head. Aroma is hop wax and earth, which leads to a more dense body. Lots if floral bitterness. An extremely early IPA sk like dirt if you eat/drink this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3704) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
The look is amber in color, off white head, and a clear look. The smell is fruits, hops, grass, resin, and caramel. The taste is hoppy, good bitterness, fruit, hops, and grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3563) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/18/13

Aroma: The nose is citrus fruit (orange/grapefruit), lightly toasted malts, and a little caramel
Appearance: It pours a clear copper color with a small beige head and some sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, a little toasty, with some medium hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, and a clean, slightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Beer with a cause is good with me. This one is okay, but it isnít anything special. Itís certainly drinkable, but it probably isnít so memorable. Hey, at least it is for a good cause.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8523) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Citrus, some earthiness, and toasted caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft. From notes. Pine and citrus with orange and grapefruit. Are they serious that this was aged on baseball bats? Weird, but ejoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Big zesty nose of lupalin hops and citrus. Pours a dark orange, almost brown, under a big tan head. Taste furthers the big smack of hop aroma, and Iím comparing this to the dried flower hops I just stuffed in a few jars for safe keeping yesterday. Very citrusy, what with the added orange peel. I think we can compare it to a Tyranena Scurvy. Very sticky malts, but not overly sweet. After a month in my fridge, itís still a powerfully hoppy but enjoyable IPA. Those buying it to support the charity may find themselves somewhat gobsmacked.


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