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Lodgepole IPA - Snowshoe Brewing Company

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Lodgepole IPA
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 2
Avg: 2.25
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Snowshoe Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewerburgundy on 07-27-2011

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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 2
Reviews by brewerburgundy:
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2.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From notes at the brewery yesterday, 7/26/11, where it was served in a pint glass.

There is what appears to be the possibility of a nice, white head but my glass was served with very little of it. The IPA doesn't have any of the yeasty haze which this brewery's Porter has in abundance. The hue is that wonderful glowing IPA orange.

Right off the aroma was very at odds with what I expected of an American IPA, which this was surely intended to be. The oddity is a big dose of diacetyl hitting one's nose immediately and almost excluding all else. Some fruity peach, apricot, and grapefruit sneak out and overall it is sweet. Too sweet of butterscotch and caramel malts.

The same Werther's Original candy takes over the flavor. There is much the same fruitiness and the flavor is allowed more of a robust grapefruit presence.

Refreshingly fizzy with a moderate body.

The flaw is huge, blaring, for a West Coast American IPA. I cannot see how any of that diacetyl was intentional and should be easily avoided I believe. When visiting this brewery I had one very pleasing beer and one beer that never should have made it to my glass.

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2.5/5  rDev n/a

Lodgepole IPA from Snowshoe Brewing Company
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