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Our Mutual Friend IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 116   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Dedicated to the Cottonwood, Juniper, and Ponderosa pines of Colorado, the India Pale Ale is a step up from the Pale, more bitter and more bold.  We use all Chinook hops in a nod to our love of pine trees, giving our IPA a fundamental piney-floral kick, with hints of caramel and toastiness.  Preferred for planning weekend excursions to the rockies.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Amber and hazy with a white head and light lacing. Malty and bitter hoppy aroma with caramel, toast, floral and pine. Similar flavor with a medium body and a lingering finish. Toasty and bitter, OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap at brewery last April 12th. Pours brown with minimal head. Aroma of mild hops and tropical fruit. Mild carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of tobacco, dark malts, malt balls, cactus fruit, weird fruit. Overall really funky with fruit rind tastes...different and not necessarily yummy!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2637) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Taster at Brewers Rendezvous. Pours a thin, white head, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is sweet, with light hints of fruits from the malts, pine, resin from the hops....taste is toffee/caramel from the malts, moderate pine, citrus, dusty from the hops......mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation makes a clean finish. This is a nicely balanced beer, which meets the style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Our Mutual Friend poured a hazy amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine, grapefruit zest and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, toastyed malt and light pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
Tap at Our Mutual Friend. Pours hazy amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops with mango and peach esters and light biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and heavy bitterness with light malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4067) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Hazy amber bronze with a nice smooth nose of floral and herbal hops, British toffee, a touch of lavendar honey, and something else I can only describe as my kitchen in Oxford...I know that only means something to me, but whatever. Smooth and balanced flavor with grassy and herbal hops, toffee, and a weird funky sweet-earthy-hoppiness...much like the aroma aspect that reminded me of my kitchen in Oxford. Pure sentiment. And I loved it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of jam, sweet caramel, toffee, slight earth, grass, cooked veggie and slight floral hops. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, veggie and caramel, some butter as well, with a touch of floral hops. No thanks.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Steve_0 (2665) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep, hazy amber, with a small white head. Same weird aroma as the pale ale; husky, caramel corn, wet dog, diactyl, and dirt. Taste is again better than the aroma, slightly roasty, earthy, floral hops, and grass, but still overshadowed by the cooked veggies. Medium body with high carbonation. Better than the pale, but still needs a lot of work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Re-rate - originally a 2.4 - they have improves on this considerably since the last batch I had - the recipe is obviously the same, but the huskiness and diacetyl are now completely eliminated - what is left behind is a medium.sweet, lightly citric, highly woody ipa - there is also firm carbonation now - is it great, no, but it shows that these guys are working out the kinks and know how to make a solid brew - Tap at OMF - pour looks still - lightly hazy dark orange - smells and tastes extraordinarily husky - overall smells and tastes like an amped up version of their pale ale - mouthfeel is flat and flabby - taste, as noted, is quite husky, but there is a lot of earthy, woody and moderately citric hops that cover this up just before the finish - some moderate diacetyl in the finish - lingering woody hops - meh - there are some serious flaws, but there is slight potential here.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tap @ Old Mutual Friend. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with an off white head. Buttery, light piney, caramel corn aroma. Tangy, a touch bitter, herbal hoppy, bland buttery flavor.


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