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Lil Chief - Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.

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Lil Chief
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very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-06-2011)
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Reviews by gleemonger:
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

gleemonger, Sep 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

NWer, Feb 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

blabaer, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mc4z, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

largadeer, Feb 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

rbeechan, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Giovacchini
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Giovacchini, Dec 30, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

illidurit, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

316nuts, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

calvin233, Feb 19, 2013
Lil Chief from Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.