Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Homefront IPA

We picked up this bottle of Homefront IPA when we visited Center of the Universe Brewing during our Father's Day road trip. Proceeds from sales of Homefront IPA will go to support Operation Homefront, a charity that provides emergency assistance to our military heroes and their families. The beer is aged on Louisville Slugger bats.

A worthy cause demands a worthy beer. So let's get to the tasting to see how they did. Homefront IPA pours a deep orange color with a thick, frothy white head. The aroma is a mix of citrus and sweet malt.

The flavor is rich with bitter grapefruit citrus, and slightly sweet resinous pine. The pulp-like citrus is balanced by sweet caramel malt notes. There's an interesting balance between the sweet and bitter flavors and neither predominate. Mouthfeel is moderately thick. The finish is clean with a lingering bitterness. I didn't pick up any wood flavors that might added by the maple bats.

I enjoyed Homefront IPA very much. I'm a fan of bitter citrus IPAs, but knowing that the proceeds from the beer are going to a good cause, makes the enjoyment that much greater.

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