Lost Lake IPA - Whistler Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
650ml bottle. The label does a nice job of conveying filtered early-morning light in the alpine wilderness.
This beer pours a hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy marshmallow foam lace, which leaves some malevolent swirling cloud layer lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.
It smells of grapefruit and orange cream, mildly astringent pine resin, a bit of semi-sweet blended tropical fruit, and a decent caramel/toffee maltiness. The taste is more peppy grocery store citrus and exotic bittersweet fruitiness, a rather rounded biscuity, bready caramel malt, slight hallow white pepper warmth, and a hint of edgy booze.
The carbonation is softly and thoroughly frothy, the body an adequate medium weight, and more or less smooth, with the barest of tacky hop ingress. It finishes off-dry, the hops morphing their bitter persona to a more sweet fruity nature, the malt staying blended and sturdy on the bench, and a slightly acerbic alcohol warming kicking up as things get nearer to room temperature.
A pretty tasty IPA, good and hoppy, but in the way that complements, while working side by side with a capable and complex malt. The extra warmth is warranted, I suppose, at least as a warning as to the near 14-proof strength of this moderately sneaky offering, one that otherwise might have you forming your own ideas of 'au natural'.
06-02-2013 01:09:51 | More by biboergosum
3.39/5 rDev -5.6%
A - bright clear coppper, plenty of bubbling carbonation visible, tower of tan head held very nicely
S - sour tropical fruits, mild hints of pine, fairly grainy, with a sugary bubble gum hint
T - less fruit and more pine than the nose, a very big mineral type flavour along with cracker grainy malt backbone, finishes with a slight metallic twinge, but the hops seem to disappear after the initial hint
M - easy drinking and smooth enough but a bit on the thin side and not the bitterness i'm expecting
O - it started with promise but by the end its a fairly average offering for the style, goes down easy enough but just not exciting
09-26-2013 01:06:08 | More by joemcgrath27
British Columbia (Canada)
3.41/5 rDev -5%
Bought at Brewery Creek Liquor Store for $6.05 plus deposit.
A: Hazy amber with lots of head and visible carbonation.
S: Fruity hops. A bit perfume-y, but more fruity than floral.
T: Less acidic than I'd expect? It's got the hoppy bitterness and a touch of sweetness, but not as much complexity in flavour as I'd look for in an IPA. Kind of average.
F: Smooth. No complaints.
O: A bit of a disappointment. It's not bad, but it's far from outstanding - just kind of average.
05-14-2014 03:49:56 | More by souvenirs
British Columbia (Canada)
4.28/5 rDev +19.2%
A: Deep copper with an off-white head. Pours with a huge head, great retention, nice lace.
S: Not a huge aroma, but there's some nice depth: Tangerine, nectarine, mango & papaya.
T: Nice biscuity malt without the awful crystal sweetness that plagues some IPAs. Citrus, pine, bit of tropical fruit, solid bitterness.
M: Well-attenuated, moderately full body has a hint of hop acidity and a pleasantly crisp finish.l
O: Very good.
04-24-2013 02:08:52 | More by Derek
3.95/5 rDev +10%
Appearance - Pours a copper/amber colour with two fingers of dense frothy head. Touch of cloudiness.
Smell - Fruity/piney hops, caramalts, tropical fruit.
Taste - Moderate level of bitterness from the piney hops. Nice touch of caramalts to balance the hops out. Bit of tropical fruit too. Bitterness lingers in the finish - not pungent, but a good amount.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad sticky.
Overall - An American IPA that hits all the right notes regarding bitterness and balancing malts. Whistler has surprised me with this brew and proves that BC continues to steal the spotlight in microbrewing.
07-02-2013 02:15:11 | More by leaddog
3.54/5 rDev -1.4%
650ml bomber poured into tulip 28/6/13
A hazy orange copper with a just a few big bubbles but they pump out a large three finger beige foam that retains well slowly falling to an island leaving lots of random soapy lace deep down the glass
S smells like fermenting fruit, papaya, guava and grapefruit come to mind with some brown sugar and orange crush pop, some faint pine and bread, I want to love it but the fruits overripe to the point of fermentation
T lime and lemon rind I didn't smell with more pine then on the nose, some booze that seems out of place for 6.8% but not overwhelming, brown sugars lost in the mouth
M heavy side of medium and just a little foamy, slightly sour fruit on the finish and just a little sticky on the lips
O almost gets there but falls short in my books, its OK but I can't quite get over the fermented fruit and I want to like it but shes just average IMO
a tough sell at 7$ a bomber, I could get better for less and I doubt I'd bother with a second, I'm still waiting for Whistler Brewing to impress me
06-29-2013 04:36:21 | More by wordemupg
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
A great fresh IPA - not run of the mill. It's hops are strong but somewhat mellowed by the malt. Nose is light and fresh - slightly piney and citrusy - just nice. Mouthfeel is amazing - very smooth and luxurious. The taste is different - not like most every day hoppy IPAs and thus get's a nod from me on uniqueness. Has to be tried. Overall a great IPA.
06-22-2013 20:05:01 | More by toddomundo
Lost Lake IPA from Whistler Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.