IPL India Pale Lager - Orlison Brewing Co.

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IPL India Pale LagerIPL India Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlison Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ygtbsm94 on 06-04-2014

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Photo of woemad
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.49. No freshness date. This seems to be a descendent of the Golden Hills 7 Seventy IPL that appeared on-tap in and around the Spokane area around the turn of the decade.

Poured a clear reddish orange-amber, with a big, creamy looking beige head that left lots of lace on the sides of a 20oz Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

Softly piney and citrusy hops greet the nose. There’s also some peppery notes and a fairly strong malt backbone.

Mildly hoppy taste of pine, pepper and greapefruit.that becomes stronger at the fadeout. There’s also a distinct, caramelish and bready malt backbone. At the swallow, the hop flavor actually seems to kick in harder, leaving a hop resin impression on the tastebuds.

The mouthfeel is slightly oily. It finishes fairly cleanly, like one would expect from a lager, yet there’s a little bit of a hoppy aftertaste, though it’s of considerably lower amplitude than a typical IPA.

This is an interesting hybrid of styles. It’s not sufficiently hoppy to slake an avowed IPA thirst, but it might be a good beer for the hop-wary and the hop head to share. It is rather easy drinking, and if it had a lower abv could easily be a session beer.

Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Served in a can
A: dark orange. Copper. Clear. Thin, foamy, off-white head. Nice lacing.
S: not much of an aroma.
T: medium malt characteristics. Slightly bready. Small roasty notes. Hops are mostly pine, with a small amount of citrus.
M: Medium carbonation. Medium body. Crisp. Dry.
O: pretty tasty for a lager. Well done.

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark orangey amber. Substantial and malty. Fruity aroma with peaches.

Rather sweet and grainy. This would be a great malt liquor, except you wouldn't be able to chug enough of it.

From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth and easy to drink. body was a bit stickier than I would have hoped for.

IPL India Pale Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.