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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Homefront IPA is an IPA first brewed by Fremont Brewing Company and major league pitcher Chris Ray. It is brewed to benefit Operation Homefront an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The beer is a drinkable West Coast IPA. It pours a golden amber with a big white head. It has a big citrusy nose with a slight note of fresh oranges. Malty and sweet up front. Lighter bodied than might be expected. The hop bitter, orange peel and hop flavor seem to all kick in at the finish. Remarkably easy to drink for an IPA with the orange notes more of a secret ingredient than a dominant flavor. Quite thirst quenching making it perfect for enjoying during Memorial Day weekend. Consume this beer fresh as the hop flavor is best enjoyed this way.
This beer was brewed with pale and caramel malts, Chinook and Cascade hops, orange peel and orange zest, and last but not least, 6 maple Louisville sluggers in the bright beer tank.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Small sample from a 22 oz. bottle. It pours a light gold color with a white head. The aroma has some stale grains, caramel and some light pine. Definitely seems like an old bottle. The flavor has some tangerine notes, pine and very light maltiness. The body is light and refreshing on the palate. The hops have been muted by age, but I imagine this wasn’t a very hoppy IPA to begin with.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
2012-01-18. Crisp dark yellow orange body, off white head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma is lightly grassy, interesting melange of fruit and hops, lightly floral. Flavour is similar, lightly grassy fruity hops, modest bitterness throughout. Interesting hop character. Smooth average bodied palate, relatively carbonated. 3+ Enjoyable, different hop character. Bottle shared by Blankboy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to t0rin0...maybe? Pours with a clear golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are minty, lots of caramel, floral, citrusy, seems like centennial hops, lightly woody, oak?, tangerine, grassy. Flavors are of tangerines, spicy, floral, pine, resin. Medium malt, grassy finish, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small head that quickly fades. Faint aroma of orange and lemon citrus with some malt too. Taste is crisp and enjoyable. Fresh citrus taste, moderate bitterness, dry spicy finish. A slightly above average IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
From a trade with Errl! Thanks, Chris! Thought this would be pretty good but this really exceeded expectations. Huge fruity Juicy Fruit nose that faded to honey and floral hops but keep nice fruity notes. Clear, medium to full bodied light orange gold. Incredibly balanced flavors, not bitter, not malty sweet, just right. One of the best IPAs I’ve had all year.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Aroma: Pine, Toast and notes of earthy clay or multch Appearance: Light orange with gold tinges. Taste: Clean somewhat acidic with notes of pine and cardamom, far less hops than most IPAs Palate: Clan and crisp, mild body Overlarge: Nice a more malt based IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2012
I got this in the bottle from Goody Goody in Addison, TX. Big citrus aromas, sweet malty flavor with a nice hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (349) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Great ipa aroma, hoppy and danky. Good apperance. The taste starts off danky, like a lagunitas, and finishes hoppy citrus. The aftertaste is of dry hops. A good, refreshing ipa for a great cause. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 15, 2012
Dry, earthy and mildly floral hops, pepper, caramelized sugar, malts, citrus (orange, grapefruit), nuts, and herbal undertones in the aroma. The taste is hoppy bitter with a sweet, malty background. Sleek mouthfeel, with a medium-to-light body and low carbonation. The malts really balance things out and make it very tasty and drinkable--love it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle:   Fiery golden, clear, moderate to large off-white head, nice lacing.   Pithy and piny nose, slightly sweet.   Lightly sweetened citrus peel and pith on the tongue.   Fairly smooth.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Light candied citrus peel on the backside.   Not overly bitter, but loads of flavor.   Heavily citrus oriented.   Solid example of an IPA.   Thanks Bill!



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