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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of orange juice, maybe a note of wood? Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. What a goofy beer, apparently being brewed by a bunch of breweries nationwide. From the atrocious, dopey label art to the whole "maple bats" thing, itís hard to take the beer seriously. The orange adjuncts mostly blend in with the resin-grapefruit hop odor...so all in all, it seems like a fairly ordinary, simple IPA with maybe a little splash of orange juice. Every once in awhile I think I catch a whiff of raw wood, but itís hard to be sure. I guess I can appreciate "beer for a cause", but why is it almost always silly novelty beer that I would never want to buy again?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of oak, lemon, lots of orange, caramel, and toffee, hints of earth, slight spice and grass. Taste is a mix of earth, caramel, mixing into toffee, slight biscuit, hints of oak, caramel, orange in the end, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5538) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft at Big Beers and barley wines. Pours a clear amber /copper color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malt, orange citrus, resin, very mild spices, with a moderate bitterness. Not much of the wood character. Worth trying once.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2014
SO, I saw this and thought "Didnít Cigar CIty do this exact same beer?", then I saw that this is in fact some sort of collaboration deal and a lot of breweries are are doing the same beer. Got it. Anyway, not a bad IPA, but not a whole lot of spice or maple character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4885) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bomber, best by 09/09/14, very cool idea. Nose is heavy orange, zest and rind, with heavy grapefruit and light tropical leanings, lightly dank, some paper and scratchier resins. Weak caramel malt anticipated, but juicy hops. Pours deep but clear orange-red with a dense and creamy beige head. Taste is strongly bitter but not excessive, semi-dry (which is to say semi-sweet) with all of the he above flavors and some doughier edges. Good wood and medium spice from the hops, clean yeast and a touch of soapy cleansing, very fresh and citric with only an average malt background. No alcohol showing, but the mouthfeel is very heavy and wears a bit, medium body otherwise bright, fresh, and clean. Really punches through!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22oz bobmer from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a clear deep honey amber/brown body with an average sized frothy off white head. Aroma of dry toast, rotting orange, dry maple syrup, touch of dried out brown sugar. Palate is full with rather strong carbonation and an odd not too pleasant aftertaste. Flavor of soap, rotting citrus, earth. BLAH.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3954) - 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 (3916) - 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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