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Landmark IPA - Landmark Beer Company

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Landmark IPALandmark IPA

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84
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Landmark Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 06-17-2007)
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Reviews by stegmakk:
Photo of stegmakk
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a light copper in the light edges looked golden. The head was great and is what brought this up to a 4 (and if color was a little darker it would have been higher). Soft pillow like thick and LASTS. Good lacing.

Smell: Just above average. Grapefruit citrus hopiness and biscuit.

Taste: The balance is excellent. It's pine doesn't beat you over the head like many IPAs, but its there. There is citrusy hops playing nicely with an undertone of pine and sweet malt. Slight bitter yet clean end.

Mouthfeel: Medium smooth and crisp.

Drinkability: The balanced flavor crisp clean end make this one go down great. A top choice for when going to a barbq or other event where I know I'll have more than a couple.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice to see a new NY IPA to be had here in the Buffalo area,poured a deep clear bronze with tight pillowy 1 1/2 finger slight off white head that never really settles it just becomes a craterous mass only subsiding a little bit leaving a creamy sheet of lace.Full on left coast American hop profile very resiny and piney with notes of fresh mown grass and citrus rind just a tad of caramel malt is shown but its light,flavors are like the aroma quite resiny and sticky with notes of deep pine and grass the citrus is not as pronounced the caramel malt shows late and shows itself more as I drink more.Creamy mouth coating mouthfeel but it glides down with ease,a very solid if not better than that IPA here very true to form, a refrigerator beer for me in the future for sure.

Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, I'm getting a huge head on this one, something says infection, but the taste does not appear to be off...the head slowly receades, leaving a frothy thick film , topped on the glass with loads of sheeting and extensive lace. Shakey start, but good looking brew n the end, go figure. Nose is just mildly of earthy hops and a touch of caramel malts. Balanced brew, plenty of malt underbelly, topped with a moderate hop presence. Rough and raw, this one just seems a bit disorganized and unsure of itself, the second pour results in the same inappropriate huge head....something going on here and I cant say I know what it is..too malty for an IPA, with maple, caramel malts being more assertive as it warms. Pass this one by.

Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had a Two Hearted the night before and this beer, and while a different IPA, it stands up to one of the best. This IPA has a harsher bitterness which I think hops heads will appreciate. The aroma is a bit weak, but the flavor is bit citrus, almost tangy with a little bit of cream and a good caramel malt backbone. This is a big-boy IPA, give it a try.

Photo of TheBCrew
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper color with a crisp off-white head with decent retention. Nice floral aroma with a noticeable citrus presence from the centennial and cascade hops. Well balanced flavor with the hops matched by the pale malt. Somewhat light mouthfeel and easy drinkability results in a decent IPA offering from this relatively new brewery.

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mtbbaboon
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Guinness pint glass. Strong pour leaves a thin head and fades into a small pool of bubbles. Cloudy orangy color common with IPA's. The aroma is a mix of light pine, citrus and hops. A nicely balanced aroma. The taste has a nice hoppiness to it up front. A bit of grapefruit as well, and lots of grass. Real sharp bitterness aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and very smooth for an IPA. Drinks very easy. I only have the one bottle of this. I'd like some more.

Photo of jwc215
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed copper with a thin off-white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is floral/herbal - slightly metallic - with a hint of caramel. Minty and mild.

The taste is of bitterness upfront - slightly metallic/aspiriny. Caramel weaves in and out - sometimes balancing, sometimes going ahead, sometimes leaving bitterness alone...a bit odd... Hops are certainly there, but adding more bitterness than flavor. Some alcohol shows in the finish.

The body is on the lighter end of medium for the style. It's not quite creamy or chewy, but almost, and it does stay above thin.

I've used the term "bitter" quite a bit - though it's not overly for the style/what it is expected. But, it just doesn't quite have the full flavor that could accompany it. There is enough caramelish maltiness to balance it at times, but it comes and goes, and gives it some smoothness... All-in-all, a decent IPA.

Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased at either Party Source or Brilbeck's, Syracuse, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" beige head over the slightly cloudy coppery amber brew. Head lasts ok, with average to good lacing. Aroma is lightly of fruity hops and an undercurrent of sweet grain. Taste starts with the moderate malt sweetness, goes citrus in the middle, with medium bitterness to close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. This beer is moderate through and through, and totally approachable as such. Takes some talent to be moderate.

Photo of blackened1339
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a orange color with a 2" head that slowly fades. Light lacing develops.

Smell: caramel and floral hops are up front with some softer citrus in the background.

Taste: caramel, ripe fruits, oranges, hint of lemon, and a floral bitterness. Mild breadiness here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Pretty brief aftertaste here.

Drinkability: decent IPA as this goes down quickly but is not overly hoppy.

Photo of williamherbert
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shows a hazy bronze color, nice and dark. Cloudy. Pours a full finger of head. Looks more smoky than most IPAs. It's almost brown. Looks thicker than usual to me. No lace.

The smell is a flowery hop scent, balanced with a sweet biscuity malt. Has the subtle aroma of an English IPA, but with some extra hops. Surprisingly good and sweetly hoppy.

The flavor is a nice flowery hop taste, with a bitter/sweet hop bite at the very end. It gets more bitter as it warms (which is a good thing in this guy's book) and leaves a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Though it may smell English, it's definitely more of an American IPA.

Feels creamy and thick. Leaves a buttery smooth film on the tongue. Feels really thick ... too thick? It's nice bitter/flowery IPA overall. Might be too bitter to have a lot of them, but a good onesy. Definitely the best of the Landmark beers I've had.

Photo of WesWes
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a nice dark amber, almost red color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a complex malt scent that boasts of pale, crystal, and bisquit malts. It seems to be a bit heavy on caramel character. The hop aroma is light to mild. I'm not a huge fan of this beer's aroma at all. The taste is decent. It has a stiff bitterness laid over a malt bill of mostly pale and caramel malts. It has a soapy flavor that resinates in the finish. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average IPA. I would reformulate the recipe on this one. The malt bill is a little too complex and the choice of hops needs to be addressed. There is no balance here. Thanks to LBC for the new bottle.

Photo of Pamola
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of albern
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good IPA, not brilliant, but quite good. It could almost pass for an English IPA with its nice balance between biscuity and malty fullness and a hoppishness that is slightly drying yet flowery, but alas it is a bit too caramelly and a bit too estery to fall into the British IPA category. The beer pours a nice deep orangey copper color. The beer is clear, with an off white head, with plenty of lacing.

The aroma is quite piney and grapefruity, but this isn't necessarily what is in store with the taste. This is not your nouvelle IPA with bursting hop oils, grapefruity bursts, or orangy rinds. This is a bit more subdued, fairly creamy, loads of caramel malts, quite well balanced with some dryish but not overly pungent bittering hops. This is a well balanced beer, but expect lots of caramel malts and a full palate of flavor. I like this IPA. I just had a Dale's prior to this one, and the caramel with the Landmark is quite compelling. L'Chaim.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, amber color with a huge amount of carbonation. The head is thick and frothy, I'm really digging the appearance. The aroma has a slight acidic edge to it, citrus hops, a small amount of malt sweetness. The taste is not at all what I expected, I do agree, this one is more like a hopped up English style IPA. The malts and hops don't mix as well as I would prefer for an IPA. Piney hop bitterness, sweet caramel maltiness, an almost watery finish. Has light floral character.

Has a light-medium body, a little watery on the front end and finishes with a strong hop bitterness. I'm not getting the same profiles as what other described here which makes me think perhaps this one has been sitting around a little too long. It's a very drinkable beer but not one I would prefer for the style.

Photo of number1bum
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich amber color with two fingers of creamy light beige head. Retention is excellent, keeping a full, thick lace and leaving a decent amount of stick on the sides.

Smell initially flashes some citrus hops, but it's primarily resiny and earthy hops with some caramel malt.

Taste is also primarily resiny and herbal hops, with lots of pine and a bit of citrus. It's plenty bold hopwise, and has a good caramel malt backbone to provide some balance. Bitterness is also up there, with a good punch that lingers into the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth. Nice creaminess owing to the hops.

This is a very solid IPA. Not my favorite hop profile, as I generally prefer more citrusy hops, but a fine IPA nonetheless. Pick it up when in Syracuse.

Photo of TheSignPost
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep amber in color, with more carbonation than I would expect. Nice foamy head, with lacing. Hoppy, but more malt flavor than hoppiness. Almost an English style, rather than a Californian IPA.

Glad I tried it, but wouldn't seek it out in the future.

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy chestnut caramel color with a modest white head and good sheets of thin lacing. The aroma suggests thick maple caramel with citrus highlights. Sweet and clear. The flavor offers a tangy pine hop with a bit of lemon on the edges. It has an earthy grain malt base with peachy nuances. I also pick up some deep nuttiness, toasted almond maybe, some butterscotch and rhubarb. Even a suggestion of scotch. It has a nice medium body with solid carbonation. It's not a classic IPA but it's a very passable option that is worth a try. I like it well enough to recommend it and it's pretty drinkable.

Photo of Brad007
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with a one-finger head into my glass. Not much else except that it's a bit cloudy.

A mix of grassy, piney, citrusy hops in the nose. Some buttery malt as well. Similar to their india red.

Lots of piney/citrusy hop goodness in the mouth with less emphasis on the malt. It's like chewing a mouthful of hops.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering hop goodness. You could say it's a hophead's wet dream.

I struggled to find flaws in this IPA but honestly, I think that here simply aren't any. Perhaps this is because I am still a hophead at heart. I definitely recommend you try this at least once.

Photo of wscotti
2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with no haze at all, has a 1" rocky / frothy head that dissipates very rapidly.

Smell: It has a sweet floral aroma with almost no hop characteristic at all.

Taste: A sweet / maltty flavor is the forward flavor in this IPA and everything else takes a back seat. I'm a hophead and I look forward to the hops being in charge in IPAs, this beer fell far short for me in this category.

Mouthfeel: Medium feel

I read other reviews of this IPA which stated that it was a hopheads dream, maybe I had a growler that came from a batch or keg that wasn't just right because I didn't get any of that. I wouldn't seek out this IPA in the future.

Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper. Thin white head,with decent retention,and excellent lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit,and earthy hops.Body is medium,with some carbionation. Taste is very hopped,citrus up front,with a bitter piney finish. If you are a hop person you will like this a lot.

Photo of TheTrevor
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a red-tinged copper color with a thin head that stuck around for a while. The smell is a mix of a couple of different hops, with some citrus and grassiness coming through. The taste starts off with a tiny bit of sweet malt that's quickly taken over by some piney and herbal hops that come on strong but don't last long. The mouthfeel has enough hops to be a little slippery with some fine carbonation. The fact that this beer doesn't linger on the palate really helps with drinkablity. This is a good version of the style that's easy to drink in large quantities if that's what you desire.

Photo of WillieMoe
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours what looks to be a reddish amber color, with mild head, not much lacing. It looks delicious! Has a mild flowery, hoppy aroma, that proves very inviting. It has a nice rich hoppy flavor. It has an almost bittersweet taste about it. Overall a very solid IPA, that any hophead can enjoy.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy copper color from a 12 oz bottle, with no freshness date or ABV anywhere on the bottle or the label.
Massive two finger foamy frothy head that just doesn't want to go anywhere. Dissipates very, very slowly and leaves some really nice lace on it's way out.
Aroma is more on the lines of an English IPA, more malty and fruity aroma of peaches with slight hints of hops.
Taste is also on the maltier side, leaning more towards an English IPA. Slightly sweet upfront with the bitterness taking over towards the finish. There is more bitterness in the lingering aftertaste than on the palate.
Pretty easy to drink and mouthfeel is fairly good. Nowhere near a really good IPA, but is worth a try.

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Landmark IPA from Landmark Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.