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LadyFace IPA - Ladyface Ale Companie

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LadyFace IPA
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85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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.

WestValleyIPA, Aug 30, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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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.

wethorseblanket, Oct 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

straightlambic, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

crob3888, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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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.

charlzm, Feb 04, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

drewone, Aug 09, 2012
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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.

womencantsail, Sep 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Ryan805Beer, Dec 18, 2011
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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.

thatsfine, Dec 09, 2010
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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!!!

ahophead, Feb 13, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mhaugo, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dcbike, Nov 19, 2011
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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.

nicechalice, Jul 21, 2010
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 25, 2012
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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.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 14, 2012
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LadyFace IPA from Ladyface Ale Companie
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