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LadyFace IPA - Ladyface Ale Companie

LadyFace IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%


Brewed by:
Ladyface Ale Companie visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 01-23-2010)
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the beautiful brewpub in Agoura Hills. Review is from notes.

Pours a clear fizzy orange color with a frothy, cappuccino like head. The aroma is grainy and bitter, with a leafy, noble hop character and some lemon. The taste is grainy, toasty malts with mint, white grape and herbal hop flavors, not so heavy on the grapefruit or pine. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied and dextrous for the style with a prickly carbonation. Wet grain and moderate spicy bitterness in the long finish.

This was an interesting IPA. Definitely not traditional west coast in the hop profile. Im sure Saaz were used in here somewhere. While certainly not a hop bomb, its worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 23:01:01 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and malt. Taste is of citrus zest and citrus fruit up front with a malt finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but the mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 01:40:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wethorseblanket

California

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Ladyface. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a clear, light golden with a solid white head and good lacing.

N: Citrusy grapefruit and pine notes.

T: Resinous pine and somewhat oily. Citrus and floral.

M: Good balance between the bitter and dry hops and the sweeter malts. Medium body.

O: Solid IPA and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 00:08:33 | More by wethorseblanket
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womencantsail

California

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Ladyface

A: The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a finger or so of white head.

S: Actually not a bad hop nose to this. Nice citrus notes, a touch of sweet fruit, and some hints of pine. A nice mix of grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe a little bit on the sweet side, but very nice overall.

T: Flavor has a very bright, fresh grapefruit flavor that is just great. Tons of citrus, a bit of lemon peel, and a very light pineapple juice flavor. Not much in the way of malt, surprisingly. Just a bit of pine bitterness.

M: On the light side of medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Damn, was not expecting such a good beer from these guys. Really nice.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 00:49:44 | More by womencantsail
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thatsfine

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this many times. Finally found my notes.

A: Dark golden, orange color. Minimal head but decent lacing was still left.

S: Has a very citrusy smell. Not much otherwise but just like I like my IPA's

T: Citrusy and grassy taste. The first sip is always very bitter (in a good way, not bitter beer face way) and then I get used to it. Bitter aftertaste remains for a while.

M: Decent carbonation. Very smooth feel.

D: I always drink this much faster than I intend to. It goes down so easy. Really is a great example of the style. My favorite beer at Ladyface and I have tried them all. Just don't have notes for them all. Don't feel like taking notes every time I go.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2010 23:01:40 | More by thatsfine
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WestValleyIPA

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Ladyface in a 16 oz shaker glass. Smells spicy, a bit of lemony citrus. No head to speak of, based on how high the beer is tapped into the glass. Tastes like it smells, like a lighter Union Jack perhaps. A bit spicy and citrusy. Nice lingering bitter taste, and imminently drinkable, especially as a summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 01:25:12 | More by WestValleyIPA
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thatguy3579

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper orange, with thick tan head. Crystal clear, with nice lacing and little visible bubbling.

S: Scent not amazingly strong, consisting mostly of pine and biscuit.

T: Typical IPA flavors - plenty of citrus and grass. Alcohol flavors not apparent. Finish is persistently bitter.

M: Nice and creamy with low carbonation.

D: Decently flavorful with good bitterness, but hop profile is not amazingly complex. The lingeringly bitter finish would prevent me from having more than one or two of these.

Serving type: growler

07-23-2010 01:25:46 | More by thatguy3579
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nicechalice

California

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My roommate had a growler and I could have blasted through the whole thing like it was water, but it wasn't mine. It was unique because it was a watery tasting ipa with very soft and dry mouthfeel. These characteristics might sound negative to other hopheads, but I enjoyed this beer. It was one of the easiest drinking ipas I have tried. Not sure if all batches taste the same. Reminded me a little of Port Brewing High Tide, except with less hops and bubbles.

Serving type: growler

07-21-2010 16:51:41 | More by nicechalice
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ThreeWiseMen

California

2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Wiseman Justin reporting:
Stopped at Ladyface Ale Company on the way to San Luis Obispo after an hour of LA traffic. Paired with Ladyface's "Mixed Olives."

Appearance: Nice head when first poured. Very little head retention (about half of an infants pinky finger). Color is golden brown, or dark honey. Almost no lacing dragged. Much room for improvement.

Smell: Burnt hops and a shit ton of that. Simple and not very complex. The smell is slightly underwhelming with just a lot of burnt 'wet' hops.

Taste: Tastes exactly like it smells. Burnt hops, burnt pinecones, burnt... No ash; just burnt things. It's okay... I kinda like it. Just not that much it's too bitter and burnt to enjoy.

Mouthfeel: Well this is actually spot on. Simply put this is exactly how I want an IPA to feel. It's hard to put this in words so I'll just recommend Firestone Union jack.

Drinkability: I kept reaching for my mixed olives to remove the taste. Not that it was bad, it just hung around too long. Did not want a second beer.

Pairing Score = B+ Olives and IPA make a good combo. The IPA brought down this score considerably. Maybe I just like Olives.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2010 08:34:49 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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danrodrigue

California

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap @ Blue Palms in Hollywood.

Golden color slight head. Not a very big aroma, slight hops and pine. Taste is bitter, piney no citrus at all. Very slight malt taste in the finish. Not very balanced, overall it is drinkable but very average. I guess it's worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2010 21:52:05 | More by danrodrigue
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ahophead

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a solid IPA. The brewer is just getting used to his equipment, and I find this batch #2 to be far superior to #1. The use of Summit hops give the beer a great pineapple like aroma, and I cant wait for the DIPA which is being brewed soon!!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2010 17:46:36 | More by ahophead
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charlzm

California

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Re-review on July 16th, 2011. On tap at brewery.

Beer is clear medium golden with a wispy, tenuous head that quickly dissipated.

Aroma is somewhat off; skunky, perhaps? Smells like Simcoe (aka cat piss) to me. Also picked up some grapefruit.

Flavor is primarily pine and grapefruit hops, but towards the end, an unexpected explosion of peach and apricot appears. Nice! Long-lasting bitterness on the finish.

Somewhat dry with prickliness on the tongue, otherwise unremarkable mouthfeel.

A small glass of this would go a long way... I didn't finish my pint. Too unbalanced. Props to the brewmaster for consistency; almost perfectly matches my previous notes from 17 months earlier!

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Original review:

GRADE - 2.75 (C-)
APP - 2.5
SM - 2.5
T - 2.5
MOUTH - 4
OVER - 3

Consumed Feb 3rd, 2010 at Ladyface Ale Companie.

In a pint glass, this beer presents as a cloudy yellow brew, somewhere between lemon and gold. The head was primarily a lumpy white foam that barely covered the top of the glass - reminded me of a culture in a petri dish.

A touch skunky on the nose - my nostrils tell me Simcoe hops, though the brewmatser tells me otherwise. Huh.

Flavor is strongly citric. Very strong hop flavor masks any malt in this brew. Wait! Maybe I caught a trace of a caramel/biscuity note! Moderately bitter aftertaste lingers longer than your mother in law visiting for the holidays. When beer warmed, bitterness came to dominate over the citrus notes.

Very dry, but stopped short of parching.

Flavor is really all about hops; not my favorite. I did finish the pint without too much arm-twisting, however. I hate to rate this beer this low, but it's an honest evaluation.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2010 01:26:17 | More by charlzm
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, I heard this is batch 2, made a little lighter than batch 1 (the recipe for which will be returned to for 3). Light golden color and clear, thin white head. No floral notes, some mild pine and citrus, actually smelled like a bitter. Ugh, the taste is not for me, this didn't have the citrus flavors, just toasted malts and bitterness. Earthy, biscuity, and again, bitterness. Unremarkable, pretty bland for my tastes. I hope the next batch goes back to something flavorful from the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2010 19:12:24 | More by TurdFurgison
LadyFace IPA from Ladyface Ale Companie
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.