Lazy Boy IPA - Lazy Boy Brewing

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Lazy Boy IPALazy Boy IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Boy Brewing visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sockeye101 on 09-07-2006)
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Reviews by unklesyd:
Photo of unklesyd
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I wouldn't call this an IPA. This is a hoppy red ale. While not a bad beer, I rate it accordingly because it is called an IPA, and really shouldn't be as that was what I was expecting upon opening the bottle.

Deep burnt amber color was the first giveaway.

Earthy/roasty/piney aroma. Dry dark (80L) crystal in the nose.

Taste is the same. Good bitterness. Piney flavors after a chewy, slightly burnt carmel that dries the back of the tounge and some husky pale grains.

Nice acidity on the back of the cheeks that compliments the clean bitterness (Magnum?) and a medium heaviness.

A lot like a fuller St. Rogue Red which, again, is not a bad beer by any means, but not what I want when I crave an IPA.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #26:

Time-jump into a pint of PNW hoppiness. Bright copper color with a sticky, sea-foam lacing, you can't expect anything other than excellent head retention from an IPA, and this one does provide. Big, hoppy aromas of orange zest and fresh mint. Deep smoothness lifts up the bitty mouthfeel; medium bodied. Certainly not lacking in hop bitterness, Lazy boasts 75 IBUs, which is probably right on target, yet there is no dominant hop sharpness but more of a layered flavor. Perhaps a little coarseness, but that is par for the course when it comes to a PNW IPA. Fresh-cut grass and grapefruit rind are the two suggested flavors in the forefront. Mild yet forward biscuit malt flavor flashes a sturdy foundation. Alcohol is modest for the most part, with only a mild fruitiness and warmth in the semidry, bitter finish.

A little rough around the edges and in your face without being overwhelming or a burden on the palate. A notch or two above the benchmark for American IPAs, and easily appeases the hop heads within.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap poured into a flute.

Pours a deep amber with a very small white head with just a bit of light lacing. Nose is light and mild with a fruity hop note.

Taste is bitter! Sharp and crisp, pine and rich maltiness, it's a hearty beer with a rich full Mouthfeel, quite good.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an impressive amber hue, adequate carbonation apparent. Aroma wise, doesn't have anything noticeable coming through, hopefully not relatdd to the fact my senses are overwhelmed with the smell of smoke from starting a bonfire outside.

Taste, immediate fruity presence from the yeast. Not the typical yeast strain I would imagine from a West Coast IPA, tastes more like something you would expect from a Belgian/Califorina hybrid, but enjoyable nonetheless. Nothing developing throughout the sample, maintains its profile, of kind of subdued hop character and bitterness. Should easily be drinkable, but doesn't create any type of compulsion to have another.

Photo of Cookeeman
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost no head when pouring, even with a little intentional sloshing. Great lacing though! Nice dark copper colour. Very mild aroma, just a soft note of piney hops and a little bread. The heaviness and carbonation is perfect for an IPA, but the finish and the hop level leave a little to be desired. The biggest bite is actually the pale malt, followed by a very mellow pine/resin hop flavour, which lingers on the back of the tongue for a few seconds. I get little hints of citrus, and then little hints of soap, every few sips. The off-dry finish I found surprising, but maybe the most notable thing about this beer. Not one I would buy again, but certainly not one I regret buying.

Photo of appenzeller
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark, thick amber with a healthy head. About as dark as I've seen for an IPA. Smell is modest, can pick up some caramel and pine. Taste is heavy, malts first and this beer is full of them--there is a deep buttery sweetness to this beer, it is balanced--but not dominated--by a counterpoint of piney and very resinous hops. Mouthfeel is heavy, almost like a porter in thickness, and one of these is quite enough.

This beer is overwhelming with flavor, the malt and hops aren't really well integrated but at least they are balanced. I could imagine that this buttery hop bomb might appeal to someone, it's just not for me.

Photo of awright
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Striking deep red amber with a thin yellowish head clinging to the surface. Probably would have presented better if it had gotten to me quicker!

S: Crisp piney hops, floral notes, detectable from a good distance.

T: Tart hoppy, with a barky bitterness. The hops almost completely cover a subtle, dark very toasted bread crust from the crystal malt.

M: Somewhat thin and surprisingly refreshing. A lingering tartness and bitterness that makes you want to wash it down with another sip.

D: Probably one of its better features. It lacks some of the strong piney floral notes, planty esters and substantial bite and mouthfeel found in so many beers in this crowded and star-studded category, but that same light quality makes it an unusually refreshing IPA that goes nicely even with strong, spicy foods.

Photo of distantmantra
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into straight pint glass. July 2011.

A: Dark amber color with minimal foam and slight lacing.

S: The aroma is two parts pine to one part caramel malt.

T: The first flavors that hit your palate are bread and malt, followed by the pine bitterness that you expect from an IPA. There is a hint of caramel, but I do notice the aspirin bitter aftertaste noted by previous reviewers.

M: Full-bodied IPA with average carbonation levels.

O: A good middle of the road IPA for the PNW. Enjoyable, but probably not something I'd order over another beer if I were at a bar.

Photo of scrizo
2.63/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was looking forward to trying this one. Received as an extra in a trade about 3 months ago.

Appearance was inviting. Nice copper color with about a one finger head after a pour in a pint glass.

Smell: A very off-putting malty cat urine smell that was not welcoming. I had some friends sharing this with me and they picked up just a flat out strange aroma.

Mouthfeel: The feel was fine. Just your average IPA profile perhaps a little thicker than some

Taste: Flat out bad. Tasted strongly of overpowering malts and saw dust with a strange, acidic aftertaste. We are convinced that this beer had gone bad.

I would love to try a fresh Lazy Boy IPA!

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear copper color with a good off white head that lingers fairly well and leaves nice lacing.

Nose is full of some biscuity like malt and very floral PNW hops.

Wow. Not bad at all. It is indeed quite PNW oriented with some floral and fruity hops. The malt profile is not as strong as the nose or color would indicate. The finish is nice and dry and is quite bitter. I would like a bit more hop resin in this one. The bitterness is certainly there, but it lacks in hop flavor just a touch.

Mouthfeel is solid, carbonation is good.

Drinkability is pretty solid, but a bit more balance on the sweet end of things would probably help considerably.

Overall a good standard IPA. A good example of some PNW IPA. I could see myself drinking more of these, it would be a relatively nice session beer. Would love to try it with some fresh wet hops. A good brew.

Photo of ElGordo
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a reddish orange hue, topped by a smallish, creamy off-white head. Aroma of mild malt and a touch of mild English hops, but really not much there. Palate is a harmonious blend of mild malt and light Euro-style hops, with a hint of citrus and a light biscuity character emerging mid-palate. Finish leaves a lingering bitterness, but isn't too high on the lupulin. Body is smooth and just a bit creamy. Not exactly what I was expecting from a northwest IPA, but a decent beer nonetheless.

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours rich copper brown/red with 3 solid fingers of creamy head, leaving ample lacing down the glass as it subsides.

S - Grapefruit and pine dominate the nose.

T - The toffee sweetness is quickly overtaken by the dominating citrus, with a piney afternote.

M - Very agressive carbonation. The almost rootbeer float like head adds a subtle creaminess to it and adds balance

O - Very good beer. Flavors develop well and lead to a solid beverage.

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of akorsak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bottle from Liquid Solutions. The bottle, along with a few others, arrived in a semi-frozen state. I'm moving those bottles to the front of my queue.

A: The IPA pours with a slushy-like consistency, a bit icy at times. My glass has only beer in it (the ice is visible in the bottle). A hazy moonglow of orange and brown shines, especially at the narrower points of the glass. A head of nearly one finger is lacing around the mouth of the glass.

S: A solid caramel malt backbone sets up a piney hop aroma that is quite resilient, giving me hope.

T: It held up! A strong piney hop oily profile starts things off, bitter to an extreme. The hops have a floral finish that nicely segues into the chewy caramel malt. More hops, including a blast of citrus peel arrives at the finish to see the ale away with a somewhat unfocused bite.

M: A well-balanced IPA, strong hops set the tone and the firm malts keep it going. It was worried but this one held up just fine. If I'm ever in Everett, WA, I'm looking for more.

D: A solid IPA, the bouquet really shines as the ale slowly warms. The piney hops are enough to keep me coming back.

Photo of Docer
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged this up to try, along with a Mongoose IPA from Dale's Ale's... and I can almost swear they are the same IPA lol... though I liked this one slightly better.

- Hazy orange and copper color with a fluffy white head... quickly down to a steady blanket....

- Sugary caramel malts, bready, and floral and citrus hops... not overpowering...

- Nice bitterness to this one... and some great bready notes... overall more hop bitterness than aroma and flavor.... but a well balanced and decent IPA.

- Medium to light bodied, and rather flavorful for a light IPA... little zesty and dry... makes the mouth water.

- Not bad but not something that really stood out for me either. Decent, and I am sure is nice on-tap locally.

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Shawkabukoo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a ruddy copper amber with a thin off white head with decent retention and light slippery lacing. Aroma is bready, slightly biscuit malt with light grassy hops. Flavor follows with biscuit malt and moderate grassy, neutral hops. Long lingering hop bitterness in the the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied. This is definitely an English style IPA, with more emphasis on malt and bittering hops than aromatic hops. Flavor progression a bit unbalanced, could have used the finish bitterness in the main flavor. A satisfactory traditionally styled IPA.

Photo of JTahoe
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright like a new penny and fairly clear. Fairly dense was that shows some signs that it aspires to be rocky...yet it doesn't get there.

S - Hints of orange and a whiff of rose with some leafy mint lingering in the background.

T - Earthy and herbaceous hops melded in that layered PNW way...this one does it very well. For some reason it comes off as more of a pale ale at first, but the bitterness does creep in as the glass empties and makes itself known that this is an IPA. Flavors are of wet grass, citrus, and light fruitiness over biscuit malt.

M - Medium body and medium-low carbonation. While the hops are smooth up front, there is a rough edge which provides a bite without being sharp. I find a dry bitterness grabbing hold in the back of my mouth.

O - This is a trip to the Northwest for your mouth. It is truly a PNW style which steers clear of the chatacteristics of California brand of west coast IPAs. And as much as I'm a fan of the Cali brand, bravo to Lazy Boy for keeping it local and real.

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Not exactly "pale," this India Pale Ale pours a more brownish orange colour with a thin, tan head, an indication that this isn't a typical NW IPA. The aromas are mostly malty and grainy with some hop spice mingled in. Flavour-wise it's similar, with the hops playing something of a second fiddle to the rich malt character. Has a nice dry, bitter finish. More like an English-style IPA than US/NW.

Photo of jwc215
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed amber with a creamy thin head that stays, leaving trailing lace.

The smell is slightly musty herbal/pine, spicy, with slight citrus and caramel.

The taste is herbal, tobacco leaf, citrus with a firm caramelish, grainy sweet backing. Mild aspirin-ish bitterness in the dry finish.

Medium-bodied, it is a tad thin at times. A refreshing dryness/bitterness lingers.

This is an easy-drinking IPA.

Photo of Reidrover
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bought in Salem,OR. Says 6.2% alc on label. Dark burnt orahge in colour and hazy, with a huge light tan head. Spicy red grapefruit aroma, brown sugar and slightly spicy Very nice bitter-sweet flavour profile. Good "nippy" grapefruit hoppiness, followed by a semi-sweet malt which is quite strong for an IPA semi-bitter/sour finish though it lasts I found this quite balanced and it felt good on the palate. Overall a nice middle of the road ( for PNW) IPA, well drinkable.

Photo of AleVana
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PhiloPsych
4.78/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty dark for an IPA--almost the color of an amber ale. Very nice, fluffy head that shrinks down fairly quickly but leaves lots of lacing. The smell is sweeter and more malty than many IPAs where the hops overwhelms everything else. The taste is great! The hops and the slightly sweet, somewhat roasty malt are perfectly balanced. The malt flavors are more toasted than in any other IPA I have had. And I love it! I easily finished my 22 oz bottle by myself and wanted more afterward; for its 6.2% alcohol, this is extremely drinkable. Big, big thanks go to my brother-in-law for sending this brew my way! Good stuff!

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Lazy Boy IPA from Lazy Boy Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.