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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4026) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3931) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Aroma is citrus, sweetish malts/syrup and a hint of tea. The flavor is citrus, syrup notes/thickness, citrus zest, malts and a dry/bitter and slightly off finish. Goes to a great cause, unfortunately knew from the aroma that it was going to be middle of the road.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bomber pours a bright clear reddish copper with good sudsy tan head. Aroma is a great íredí foresty hop profile. Flavor is agressively hopped as well. Caramel tries to add balance, but it leans heavily to the citrusy/piney//orange zesty hops. Really didnít care for it that much. Very cool idea for a beer, but execution? not so much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3786) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber with stable, fluffy,cream colored head. Citrus and tropical hop aroma. Earthy, toasted malts and juicy citrus hops flavor. A bit of black tea. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3778) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
650 ml. Lightly hazy orange amber with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Aroma is toffee with resin, orange, ginger and grapefruit zest. Tastes of earthy toffee, resin, molasses and lightly sour orange. Finish has some detracting menthol and leafy-wooden bitterness. Light-medium body has a nice smooth carbonation and finishes well to the dry side with some astringency.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3723) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3557) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear pale amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, pine, malt, spice, and caramel. Not much from the Louisville Sluggers. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by SaulTBauls
Pours a deep orangish gold with a small head.

The aroma is a little sweet with some graham cracker and grassy hops. Itís a touch forward on booze as well.

The flavor is not terribly sweet, but yes has some honey an graham cracker to it the hops are pretty forward & have a grassy, herbal, and floral character to them. Itís certainly got some wood character as well as some booze.

Itís pretty close to displaying everything I donít like in IPAs, but somehow I donít hate it... whatever.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Seemed at first to be a pretty standard (but above average) IPA. As it warmed, I caught more of the woodiness, which while subtle, adds some depth. The spicing improved as it warmed a bit too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - 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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