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Lil Chief - Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.

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Lil Chief
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87
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: largadeer on 02-06-2011

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by gleemonger:
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler purchased at the brewery into a 21st Ammendment chalice.
Cloudy amber - almost red - unfiltered.
This is a very unique IPA. Lacking the strong citrus taste and feel typical of West Coast IPAs it imparts a beautiful array of tastes ranging from flowery to spicy.
Very enjoyable and looks great in my chalice.
Once in a lifetime for me but if you get a chance, give them a shot. I really enjoyed supporting a small operation and meeting the real Lil Chief.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of largadeer
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, unfiltered glowing amber body with a dense head that leaves scattered lacing. Really nice citrusy hop nose, pineapple and mandarin orange up front, little bit of rye bread-like spiciness and earthy flavors beneath. Tastes pretty damn good, too; pineapple, tangerine, little bit of guava toward the finish. Mildly malty, this has a substantial body but finishes dry, fairly crisp and sharply bitter. Very enjoyable stuff.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Giovacchini
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- a very foggy amber color. Nice thick creamy head

Smell- mild pine, citrus, and floral fragrances.

Taste- slight citrusy taste with a bready and a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall- I really enjoy this beer. I like how small and intimate the brewery is and since I work so close I will be getting my growler filled often. Update: I got another growler of this today and I've had a variety of APA's since trying this for the first time. I have to say this is a solid pale and it reminds me of Lagunitas New Dogtown. This is a nice brew.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of MIrvine
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calvin233
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Lil Chief from Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.