Megafauna - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 04-15-2013)
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Reviews by Aml42000:
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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This poured dark copper with a fluffy white head.

The aromatics are amazing. Dank piney hops w/grapefruit floating about. Loads of depth & power.

This is pitch perfect DIPA. Bitter citrus & a light, crisp malt backbone.

A big beer, but crisp & drinkable. Easy to drink & easy to love. Dry finish which brings you right back to the glass. No heaviness or oily textures.

Amazing stuff. Lives on the same block as Pliny, Hop Venom, Sucks etc. Would love to drink all year long.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dimitrov
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of NWer
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of distantmantra
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Ace1117
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -19%

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.

Photo of itracy63
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one that I NEVER thought I would have seen without a trip to PDX... Instead it was enjoyed 4-5 times tonight at the 10 Barrel IPA fight/fest.

Pours a light orangish with a tight white head.

This is one of the most hop forward beers I have ever had and still is a "bit" balanced... tons of tropical fruits and huge citrus zest... tangerine/red grapefruit.... and hints of pine on the finish.

Lighter than should be body... carbonation is nice.

For 9+% this is a teddy bear... drinkability is off the charts... super beer for sure.

4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DarrenStory
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of daveski
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had it on tap for the first time last Friday at the Sellwood Public House (Laurelwood)

Poured into a Laurelwood IPA glass.

Appearance is a nice reddish/copper color that almost brightens as the bubbles reflect the light.

Smell was intense - in a very good way. Floral hops dominate, some pine and big grapefruit/citrus notes.

Taste - Hops dominate, but very well balanced by malty sweetness. I would never have guessed that this IPA is 9.5% ABV and 140 IBUs!

Mouth feel –Smooth finish, a little dry but the malts smooth that out. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall – A very good DIPA. Probably my current favorite. I might be a bit biased since its brewed in my back yard, but I liked it enough to get a growler filled for $16.

Photo of jakewatt135
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of apf
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of sukwonee
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Justin_Neff
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a coppery ruby red body, with a dense frothy beige colored head. The lacing on this one is immaculate, clinging to every bit of open glass as the head slowly fades.

S: First waft is tones of evergreen and pine. Lots of exotic fruits - pineapple and mango mostly. A bit of sweet caramel malt backbone. The hop character practically leaps out of the glass here.

T: Initial taste is pine, then the juicy fruitiness from the explosion of hops takes over. Pineapple and lemon, mixed with some grapefruit and tangerine sweetness. Just the right amount of bitterness finishes off and lingers, balancing the sweet fruit notes. The malt character is practically non-existent because of everything else that is going on - and its awesome.

M: Oily. Full body, but not very malty tasting. Moderate carbonation. A bit of boozy warmth near the finish.

O: Holy crap was I surprised by this one. I wasn't ready to believe the hype, but it certainly deserves all of the high praise. This is definitely on the same level as Pliny and all of the other heavy hitters on the west coast. Fortunate I was able to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mcc1654
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Megafauna from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.