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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2010) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1401) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1053) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1008) - 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.

3.9
   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 (682) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours clear copper with a thin quickly diminishing beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of pine resin, grass, caramel, citrus, and biscuit. Medium body, dry, velvety, medium carbonation. Mild sweetness, fairly strong bitterness with enjoyable lingering grapefruit and pine notes.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - JUN 14, 2014
Bomber. Nice citrus/hop aroma but no hint of the maple. Pours copper colored with a thin off white head and a little bit of resin. Tastes good to start with notes of citrus, hops and perhaps a bit of toffee. Finishes dry with a very resiny, earthy flavor that kind of detracts from the beer overall. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (443) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Clear copper with a thin tan head. Clean crisp hop aroma. Medium bodied and sweet no maple flavor . Good hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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