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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Clear orange pour with nice white head. Aroma is citrus, soap, apricot. Flavor is apricot, peach. Not very bitter. Lightly bubbly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Yellow/orange and a good head. A good bit of very fresh hops flavor and bitterness. Some spices and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages. This beer pours a dull yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are skunk, citrus and pine. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and has a medium body with good carbonation. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bomber provided by ericandersnavy. Pours light copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of moderate citrus over nice roast caramel. Med+ body. Flavor is very citrus - with a nice, but somewhat overwhelmed, malt backbone. Wakes one up! Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods on Lamar. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is bready, a little spice, and oranges. Taste is bitter, bready, and a citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tabednar (139) - - JUN 23, 2012
Pretty awesome IPA. Great amount of hops nearly perfectly balanced out by malt. I would like to see this one stick around. Can’t get enough of it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12oz bottle @Tampa Weekly thanks to the nice guy from TX again!-pours yellow/gold with a white head. Aroma is pine/floral/tropical, medium malt. Taste is pine/floral hops, light/medium malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Thanks to the kind Texas gentleman who shared this at Cigar City. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is pine and floral hops with a small dose of malt. Flavor is similar- West Coast IPA style with a decent amount of malt and a lots of pine and floral hops and the occasional citrus in there as well. Light to medium in body and lingering hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephenj007 (107) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bomber pour, coppery clear yellow, lots of visible fizz, thin head. Mild aroma for an IPA, but pleasant. Peppery, hints of orange and lemon peel, maybe a bit of bananna. Taste was quite smooth for an IPA, not overly hopped, a nice balance of bitter and lightly sweet finish. Good mouthfeel, washes down with just a linger of hops. This is a nice brew for a great cause, benefitting "Operation Homefront". I will definitely pick up another for that next BBQ weekend. Refreshing and not too in your face. A great entry choice for those not ready for a full on IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Generally west coast style in a degree. Fair amount of initial resin, but certain sweetness on mid-palate. Enjoyable brew

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