Fort Collins Far Away India Pale Ale

Since I was home for a little bit after my first trip to Ohio, Val picked me up a few beers to review. I wasn’t aware that Fort Collins had started canning, although it seems like almost every brewery is starting offer beers in cans, which is pretty cool. I’m a huge fan of cans, especially since they’re lighter and take up less room. Let’s see how this one fared.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Far Away IPA has a moderately high hop bitterness that refreshes the palate. This west coast style IPA has an exotic, tropical fruit nose, juicy piney body, and slight cracker malt presence”

Random: As usual, I can’t sleep, so I’m up watching “Brewdogs” and blogging before Val gets up. This episode, they’re in Brooklyn and trying to make a beer through a tube system going through apartments.

This brew poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated rapidly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and light yellow in color. There was not much carbonation visible, which was concerning for the style. The nose was almost invisible, which was equally concerning. I got white bread malt and then a touch of grapefruit citrus. The taste had some lemon flesh along with old grass. I also picked up pilsner malt. The body was thin with light carbonation and needed to be dialed up. The finish was swift with lemon candy. A can of this was $1.58, which came to $.13 per ounce. This beer was boring and one that I wouldn’t have again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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