RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of fruits, hops, grass, resin and some caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more hops, bitterness, fruits and grass. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
22oz bottle, from Dutchs. Nice biscuity malt, kind of toasty. Good citrusy hop, mildly peppery. Bottle says "Ale brewed with dried sweet orange peel", but I dont really pick up on much of that addition -- maybe just a touch of it in the finish. The bottle says nothing of any kind of wood aging either. Maybe this beer is a bit different this year. It does have a satisfying amount of hop, though, especially for the low ABV. Its just drinking like a very satisfying, balanced, yet well-hopped IPA, at the moment. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Nice full feel. Mild slickness. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker reaches and rows of lace. Looks great. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Very tasty, satisfying balanced IPA. Especially nice to swig down with my sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Decent IPA although it had some age on it but I had to try it since it was aged with baseball bats. Piney hop aroma. Golden brown color with a low head. Medium weight and carbonation was moderate. Nice mix of sweet malt and bitterness that was not overly harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a golden orange color. Aroma is slight citrus with some sweet malt. Taste is slightly bitter, the citrus brightness dissipates. Slight pine and a hint of mint. Slight woody note. Not bad, just not remarkable. Slightly thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"An ok beer, but not up to the standards of the better IPAs out there, and there are many. I think a couple of the hop varieties used are english (not my favorite in this style). Dug the orange presence, though, so it was still a pretty good brew."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7765) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn St - 22 oz . Medium copper pour, light off-white bubbly head. Standard IPA aroma, hints of spruce and spearmint. Standard IPA flavor, with a solid citrus bitter backbone, some nice caramel maltiness, a hint of maple syrup sweetness. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. A bargain at $4.29 for a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a nice orange with lacing. Aromas are citrus and some dank. Similar flavors. Kind of boring but still not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has grass and a perfumey pine note with an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has earthy pine and a bit of grass backed by some earthy grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by SaulTBauls
Pours a deep orangish gold with a small head.

The aroma is a little sweet with some graham cracker and grassy hops. Its a touch forward on booze as well.

The flavor is not terribly sweet, but yes has some honey an graham cracker to it the hops are pretty forward & have a grassy, herbal, and floral character to them. Its certainly got some wood character as well as some booze.

Its pretty close to displaying everything I dont like in IPAs, but somehow I dont hate it... whatever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1799) - 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 its the bats, I am not sure, but theres something here that I do not like. Even without the diacetyl I dont think that this is a standout beer.

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