Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fargo Wood Chipper IPA

This 6.7% ABV India Pale Ale is from the Fargo Brewing Company of Fargo, North Dakota. It uses oats along with five varieties of hops and comes in at 70 IBU's. The name is a wonderful play on the scene in the movie Fargo when one of the crooks is caught in the act of putting Steve Buscemi's character through a wood chipper.

The beer pours apricot, amber and copper in color. There is a foamy head of white to off-white. The aroma is grapefruit skin, a bit of pine and dankness, light citrus, passion fruit and mango skin. The taste takes all of the aromas and brightens them up and intensifies them, letting them all rest on enough caramel malt to support them. The beer finishes with a moderate to intense bitterness, with the refreshing bite of grapefruit. It drinks smooth, yet carbonated. This is a solid IPA.

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