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LadyFace IPA - Ladyface Ale Companie

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LadyFace IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
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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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of charlzm
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Photo of Buick222
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of danrodrigue
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of thatguy3579
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of WestValleyIPA
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of ahophead
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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!!!

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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LadyFace IPA from Ladyface Ale Companie
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