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IPL India Pale Lager - Orlison Brewing Co.

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IPL India Pale LagerIPL India Pale Lager

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 17
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlison Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ygtbsm94 on 06-04-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 17
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Photo of woemad
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Harbour Public House on Bainbridge Island, WA. Pours a dark orange with thin head and sticky lacing. The nose is bready with hints of pine and the taste follows suit, with the slight addition of citrus. This medium bodied beer was quite good with the calamari we had. Cheers!

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve212
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bitterbill
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served cellar temperature from a 12 ounce can.

it pours a clear red with an ample had a foam about two fingers worth.

The smell has a kind of a spicy hop aroma with a solid malt backbone. I would describe the hop aroma is a piney like with slight grapefruit.

The taste well it's very hoppy, pine with a low level of grapefruit, spicy hops permeate the flavors. The malt comes across as caramel malt sweetness some grain. The flavor from the hops create a really bitter note that last right through to finish.

The mouth feel borders on full with adequate carbonation on.

This certainly is a full flavored India pale lager that can fill you up pretty quickly so the drinkability is not off the charts but it's very good.

This review brought to you mostly by voice command.

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Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

IPL India Pale Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
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