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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (944) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Clear orange pour with a nice white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Taste is orange, grass, and some malt sweetness. Nice bitterness. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Nice IPA from SA. Orange pour...nice hop nose with orange peel aromas as well. Rich, bright hop flavor with orange and crisp malts flavors. Great beer for a great cause.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear look, off white decent head, light orange color. The smell is hops, grass, overly ripe fruit, oranges, and ok. The taste is very organge, hops, bright, fruit, and good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (464) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22 oz bottle - Pours light orange with an average head. Has a nice, somewhat sharp, taste of orange (more like the peel). The body is rather thin and straightforward but still pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Fresh bomber poured into pint glass. Orangey gold with a fluffy white head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. Smell is passionfruit, green apple. Taste is juicy orange and tangerine, peach, mango with finishing bitterness. Light to medium body with good drinkability. Not really my kind of IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep gold with fluffy white head. Aroma of light pine, tropical fruit and hints of grapefruit. Flavor is much the same with a lightly sweet malt back bone and delicate bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pleasant brew and for a great cause!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle from HEB, the distro was just about to open the boxes .. . pours a deep shimmer gold .. . medium head, light foam .. . nice stickiness, touch crisp .. sweet nectar, light light orange peel, syrup and deep chinook .. . awesome stuff, maybe slightly lower than endevour but miles ahead of elissa .. . . superior!!! do you think visors are cooooooool!?!?!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
From bottle. Pours transparent orange with tall frothy white head. Looks beautiful. Nice nose of citrus. Earthy taste at first (in an interesting way) followed by nice bitter finish with orange essence asserting itself. Had I not known how this beer was made, I would have assumed that the orange zest was from the combination of hops employed. It’s not too assertive and is a very drinkable fruity IPA. Right up my alley. Yum!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a decent cheddar orange with a nose of chunky grapefruit and sweet citrus candy. Flavor is sweet grapefruit and a touch of oily orange. Average mouthfeel. Not bad. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma has a light hint of grapefruit in it, with a dose of biscuit malt. Overall, the aroma is fairly faint which is disappointing. The flavor is also a bit restrained. I get some resinous pine and some grapefruit, along with the aforementioned biscuit malt. The bitterness is low and the hop flavors just don’t come through the way they should in a West Coast IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but not what I was hoping for.


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