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Megafauna - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 04-15-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

510a, Tuesday at 03:10 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

stouts4me, Sunday at 08:35 PM
Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a large mug. Bottle date is 8-20-14. I hope that's the bottled on date, not the best by.

Pours slightly cloudy amber brown with a small paddle head and a medium amount of slow fine carbonation. Smell is quite nice, grassy and fresh, slight pine, significantly floral, slight citrus.

Taste is slight caramel or toffee, not an overpowering hop presence but certainly noticeable. Slow, moderately bitter finish. Slight citrus sweetness, stronger citrus zest bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little chewy, a little sticky. Overall, very nice beer.

snaotheus, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

apf, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

South2NW, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

NWHopinator, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

mdaschaf, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Ja5onM
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured dark orange from a growler purchased at a local establishment. Very hop forward beer with a fair amount of malt. Still very well balanced! Two thumbs up!

Ja5onM, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 10, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

darthservo, Sep 10, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -14.1%

Sweet and fruity in an appealing way. Handsome clear orangey color in the Affligem chalice. Modest foam but spritzy and tangy in the mouth.

Flavors of browned biscuits and orange marmalade. Mango is the big fruit flavor. Not excruciatingly bitter overall, but rather bitter aftertaste. Drier finish. On the acidic side.

A massive amount of flavor that lends itself to careful sipping. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggen's Market in Burlington, Wash.
4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.25

mactrail, Sep 09, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

SteeleWright, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Zaximus, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rab53, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Donkster46, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance -Deep orange body. Off white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Citrus hops. Caramel malt. Boozy.

Taste - Tropical fruit and citrus. Caramel malt. Toasted malt. Booze and a fruity finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Boozy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I expected more from the ratings this gets. It's pretty sweet and doesn't quite deliver the hop flavor for such a high ABV.

Alieniloquium, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

While it's quite good, I think this beer is too malt-forward to be consolidered "top-tiered" DIPA. It's probably because of the malt profile, I taste mango, pineapples. Hops are present for sure and they add bitterness, pine notes, citrus. Alcohol is very well hidden.

sukwonee, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

dthompson0279, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

itracy63, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jakewatt135, Aug 22, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from a bottle into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy medium copper amber with a one finger light khaki head with great retention and lacing. Aroma evident on pouring; caramel malt with great piney, herbal and citrus hops, tropical and light citrus fruit. Flavor is dominated by hops, resinous pine, somewhat dank with grapefruit rind citrus, lightly caramel malt, mixed stone and tropical fruit. The finish is also resinous with a long, lingering grapefruit and pine bitterness. Medium bodied with active carbonation. I think this has a substantial malt body, but the hops are so intense that the malt flavors are lost in the onslaught. A great hop blend that differentiates itself from other Northwest IIPAs. Fairly complex fruit flavors too. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV, I really had to pace myself with this one as it invited tasting. Nice job for Laurelwood and lives up to its fanfare.

LiquidAmber, Aug 21, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%

L: 4.00
A: 4.50
T: 4.50
M: 4.00
O: 4.25

22oz into a tulip. Pours a nice deep amber w/ a frothy one-finger head, patchy lace.

Aroma is a big sticky blast of tropical fruits. Grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin.

Taste follows nose. Tons of sticky dank hops balanced by copious amounts of malt. Powerful bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little sticky, oily, resinous. Still dangerous for 9.5%.

Overall this is a big, shamelessly powerful DIPA that lives up to its name.

draheim, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

BigJYoungblood, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

CoryR, Jul 23, 2014
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Megafauna from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.