I recently came across Fall City Beer’s Hipster Repellent IPA; I had to get it for the name alone. Did it live up to my expectations?
Style: American IPA
Offering: 6 pack of 12 oz bottles
Smell: The grapefruit is the biggest smell, with some other citrus and hops coming through. It’s a pretty basic IPA smell with a little extra grapefruit.
Taste: The taste is similar to the smell. The grapefruit really stood out in an otherwise balanced taste. The hops are definitely prevalent, but they aren’t overwhelming like other IPAs.
Mouth: A medium body which is smooth and is perfectly carbonated. It’s got a clean finish that doesn’t have the bitter IPA taste.
Overall: It’s a solid beer; I’d say it’s closer to an American Pale Ale than an IPA. I like hops, and this was definitely more mild than an IPA should be. If it were a little hoppier, it’d be one of the better IPAs on the market.
The Beer Advocate score is 84 Good; it didn’t have a score from the Bros. Untapped had a score of 3.59 in 6,229 ratings.
Score: 4.25 out of 5 – it lost a little bit due to being more of an APA than an IPA.