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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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3.3
kidmartinek (5000) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Clear amber with a decaying white head. Aroma is hop wax and earth, which leads to a more dense body. Lots if floral bitterness. An extremely early IPA sk like dirt if you eat/drink this one.

2.7
jbruner (4747) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to stevencon! Pours a clear golden brown with thin wispy head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is woody grain with a slight hop. Taste is bready grain, hops are all gone. Meh, not past it’s drink by date yet according to the bottle, but tastes like it.

3.2
jandd1983 (4330) - 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.

3.3
CanIHave4Beers (4187) - 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. It’s 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. It’s certainly got some wood character as well as some booze.

It’s pretty close to displaying everything I don’t like in IPAs, but somehow I don’t hate it... whatever.

3.2
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bomber pours a bright clear reddish copper with good sudsy tan head. Aroma is a great ’red’ foresty hop profile. Flavor is agressively hopped as well. Caramel tries to add balance, but it leans heavily to the citrusy/piney//orange zesty hops. Really didn’t care for it that much. Very cool idea for a beer, but execution? not so much.

3.3
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber with stable, fluffy,cream colored head. Citrus and tropical hop aroma. Earthy, toasted malts and juicy citrus hops flavor. A bit of black tea. Medium body.

3.2
drjay44 (3714) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
651 ml. bottle. BBD 10/20/13. Pours a medium white head with moderate lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is pine, resin, dust, citrus, sweat.....taste is pine, resin, light orange, hints of toffee/caramel, leading to a light pine, citrus bitter finish....mouth feel almost watery, light astringency, carbonation low, with light acid finish. This is a very light take on an IPA and is more nearly a light APA in several ways. The simple malt back bone is almost hidden and the hops, while American, are used with a light hand in a uncomplex way. Finally the mouth feel is much too watery for an IPA. It does make a pretty pour. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.4
Chudwick (3219) - 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.

4.2
DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Big zesty nose of lupalin hops and citrus. Pours a dark orange, almost brown, under a big tan head. Taste furthers the big smack of hop aroma, and I’m comparing this to the dried flower hops I just stuffed in a few jars for safe keeping yesterday. Very citrusy, what with the added orange peel. I think we can compare it to a Tyranena Scurvy. Very sticky malts, but not overly sweet. After a month in my fridge, it’s still a powerfully hoppy but enjoyable IPA. Those buying it to support the charity may find themselves somewhat gobsmacked.

3.5
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft. From notes. Pine and citrus with orange and grapefruit. Are they serious that this was aged on baseball bats? Weird, but ejoyable.


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