RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5381) - 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 (123) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Clear gold pour, small off-white head. Floral and grapefruit nose. A light sweetness compliment the hops bitterness. Light body, a little oily. Taste is hops, resin, and citrus. Finishes with a bitter citrus flavor. Nice, clean IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Homefront has a light-golden orange color with an off-white head... it looks very thin. The aroma is thick, sticky, and biscuity with sweet, citrusy hops. Its flavor is bitter and its body thin. Its light but biscuity malt base feels just shy of properly supporting its bitter bite. It sports a slightly oxidized-esque hop character that leaves a dryness on the tongue. Overall, its thin, under-the-tongue sweet, and ticklingly bitter for only 50 IBUs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1405) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- served a mostly transparent orange/copper color, one finger white head formed and laced nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of citrus (hops and fruit) with sweetness hiding in the back. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is not over loaded with caramel for once, hop cresent in the middle, finish is very mildly acidic with the sweetness still hanging around. It worked!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, pine, grapefruit, and herbs. Flavor of pine, grass, citrus, and caramel with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours light amber with a think three finger head. Head is comprised of frothy thick bubbles. Not as creamy as other beers. Appears highly carbonated. Pine and grapefruit hops on the nose. You can really smell the sluggers! (kidding) Nice crisp and clean hops on the flavor. Finishes bitter. Little malt presence, which is actually nice. Very hop forward beer, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
(22oz bottle) clear medium gold, tiny tan bubbles, nose of agave, grapefruit, lightly bitter and floral, some citrus zest. Taste of grapefruit, agave, bitter, not enough sweetness, zest of grapefruit, too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlihcsnatas (686) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Poured up a nice clear dark gold with a thick white head. Head held for a while and eventually died down to almost nothing. Smells of hops with a slight citris and pretty much taste the same. Overal a very good IPA that supports a good cause. Just wish it was priced a bit lower so I could afford to buy more and help contribute. But at $8 a bottle (22 oz) it is hard on the pay check.

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