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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2736) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
651 ml. bottle. BBD 10/20/13. Pours a medium white head with moderate lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is pine, resin, dust, citrus, sweat.....taste is pine, resin, light orange, hints of toffee/caramel, leading to a light pine, citrus bitter finish....mouth feel almost watery, light astringency, carbonation low, with light acid finish. This is a very light take on an IPA and is more nearly a light APA in several ways. The simple malt back bone is almost hidden and the hops, while American, are used with a light hand in a uncomplex way. Finally the mouth feel is much too watery for an IPA. It does make a pretty pour. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to stevencon! Pours a clear golden brown with thin wispy head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is woody grain with a slight hop. Taste is bready grain, hops are all gone. Meh, not past itís drink by date yet according to the bottle, but tastes like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2214) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
bomber for 99 cents into Le Duvel - nose is malty and wet citrus. Sip adds grapefruit and pine. Tasty. considering going back for the three others: $2.97 plus 18 cents for tax. finish is short. Lots of flavor but not complex. I will drink this over malt liquor any day for the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1847) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a nice orange with lacing. Aromas are citrus and some dank. Similar flavors. Kind of boring but still not terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, best by September 9, 2014.
Appearance: Clear and vibrant amber body with a creamy light tan head. The head has okay retention, becoming a bit foamy as it loses height.
Aroma: Big caramel malts and sweet orange, hints of grapefruit and underripe mango. Butterscotch also comes to mind, diacetyl? Thick aromas leaning sweet.
Taste: A bit thin after the aroma, diacetyl is mild but showing buttery throughout. Mild grapefruit bitterness. The diacetyl is showing more the more I drink it. The finish lingers a bit bitter.
Palate: Slightly slimy, thin medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Maybe itís the bats, I am not sure, but thereís something here that I do not like. Even without the diacetyl I donít think that this is a standout beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1237) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Copperish orange,slight haze,short head,scattered froth/lace. Aroma has some malt and some subtle piney herbal hops, slightly spicey. Smooth malty toasty-roasty like, with mild sweet, pretty hoppy piney herbal strong bitter. Good ipa. Taste like alot of columbus to me but apparantly its centennial/cascades only. Good price for a bomber and good ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Clear amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma had heavy notes of caramel, vanilla, earthy hops, somewhat vegetal and herbal. Flavors were mostly woody, sweet caramel, earthy bitter hops with a slight citrusy fruit character. Perfect carbonation, medium bodied. Almost nutty in the finish with a nice well rounded wood character. This grew on me as I got through it. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. The aroma seems to be more malty and fruity. It contains caramel, bread, and orange, to go along with undertones of pine and resin. The taste has a heavy dry pine flavor that dominates. Orange is very prominent, and there are traces of floral hops. But outside of these, the taste is rather lacking. Aftertaste is pine and lingers for a little while. Medium in body, slick yet slightly sticky in texture, with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this one is unusual. Iím not very happy with the somewhat odd impressions that Iím getting from either the aroma or taste. Iím disappointed.


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