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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bomber, best by 09/09/14, very cool idea. Nose is heavy orange, zest and rind, with heavy grapefruit and light tropical leanings, lightly dank, some paper and scratchier resins. Weak caramel malt anticipated, but juicy hops. Pours deep but clear orange-red with a dense and creamy beige head. Taste is strongly bitter but not excessive, semi-dry (which is to say semi-sweet) with all of the he above flavors and some doughier edges. Good wood and medium spice from the hops, clean yeast and a touch of soapy cleansing, very fresh and citric with only an average malt background. No alcohol showing, but the mouthfeel is very heavy and wears a bit, medium body otherwise bright, fresh, and clean. Really punches through!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1756) - - JUN 14, 2014
Bomber. Nice citrus/hop aroma but no hint of the maple. Pours copper colored with a thin off white head and a little bit of resin. Tastes good to start with notes of citrus, hops and perhaps a bit of toffee. Finishes dry with a very resiny, earthy flavor that kind of detracts from the beer overall. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2014
SO, I saw this and thought "Didnt Cigar CIty do this exact same beer?", then I saw that this is in fact some sort of collaboration deal and a lot of breweries are are doing the same beer. Got it. Anyway, not a bad IPA, but not a whole lot of spice or maple character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (3125) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
bomber for 99 cents into Le Duvel - nose is malty and wet citrus. Sip adds grapefruit and pine. Tasty. considering going back for the three others: $2.97 plus 18 cents for tax. finish is short. Lots of flavor but not complex. I will drink this over malt liquor any day for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5303) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
650 ml. Lightly hazy orange amber with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Aroma is toffee with resin, orange, ginger and grapefruit zest. Tastes of earthy toffee, resin, molasses and lightly sour orange. Finish has some detracting menthol and leafy-wooden bitterness. Light-medium body has a nice smooth carbonation and finishes well to the dry side with some astringency.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear pale amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, pine, malt, spice, and caramel. Not much from the Louisville Sluggers. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by LeninCat. Thanks Lenin! Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a fluffy khaki head. Fairly herbal, doughy, biscuity, woody, a touch sweet aroma. Slightly oxidized, woody/herbal, cracker/doughy, light citrusy flavor. A bit old but not something I think Id like normally.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (10081) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft at Big Beers and barley wines. Pours a clear amber /copper color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malt, orange citrus, resin, very mild spices, with a moderate bitterness. Not much of the wood character. Worth trying once.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (871) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Clear copper with a thin tan head. Clean crisp hop aroma. Medium bodied and sweet no maple flavor . Good hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scipio (1008) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. The aroma seems to be more malty and fruity. It contains caramel, bread, and orange, to go along with undertones of pine and resin. The taste has a heavy dry pine flavor that dominates. Orange is very prominent, and there are traces of floral hops. But outside of these, the taste is rather lacking. Aftertaste is pine and lingers for a little while. Medium in body, slick yet slightly sticky in texture, with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this one is unusual. Im not very happy with the somewhat odd impressions that Im getting from either the aroma or taste. Im disappointed.


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