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Flagstaff IPA - Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Flagstaff IPAFlagstaff IPA

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
90 IBU

(Beer added by: Phelps on 12-06-2010)
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Photo of bigbelcher
4.93/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A really great tasting IPA out of a can on a hot early summer afternoon. Since I drank it out of the can I really can't tell much about the appearence but the aroma and flavor were fantastic. Aroma of light citrus hops. Flavor nicely balanced with hops and bitternes. Thank you sir, may I have another, and another?

bigbelcher, May 14, 2012
Photo of PSanger
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

PSanger, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of ryannosaurus
4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can to pint shaker

Pours crystal clear light reddish gold, small finger of off white head. Style appropriate film of bubbles after that lays over. Some sticky lacing all the way down

Aroma is big on hop notes of pine, grapefruit with some hints of caramel and bread.

Flavor also initially blushes grapefruit and pine, nice sweetness in the middle that hints of warm danish, orange and pineapple, and finishes with the bitterness you'd expect of 90 IBU

Mouthfeel is light for the style and refreshing

Well medaled big brother to last year's GABF Pale Ale Gold, Knotty Pine PA, I often struggle which to grab. More often, I grab the IPA. Gorgeous appearance and while the hop profile of pine and citrus isn't exactly ground breaking, it is artfully done. As far as Arizona beer in general (Valley) distribution goes, definitely in my top 5, and an argument could be made for #1

ryannosaurus, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

ucsbmullet, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of jacobdensford
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

jacobdensford, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of dorf
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dorf, May 22, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

drabmuh, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came to me in a trade with sKafifer and he has the eternal thanks of The CANQuest (TM) for his CANtribution to the madness.

From the CAN: "It's all about altitude!"; "Pack it in, pack it out!" It does not, however, mention it as "Flagstaff IPA", but simply as "IPA". So be it!

The Crack released a cloud of grapefruit esters and my hands began to shake in anticipation. The Glug was marvelous and resulted in two fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-gold with NE-quality clarity. Nose was, well, grapefruit! I love a good smelling AIPA and this was like air freshener for my kitchen. Seriously, I need to open some doors and windows around here. That or run some of the bodies out of my basement and down to the Susquehanna River ... But I digress. Mouthfeel was full, very hoppy on the tongue with an unexpected pepperiness. Have I mentioned my hops addiction? It used to be all-CANsuming, but now I am on a maintenance program and a beer like this really scratches the itch. Finish was bone-dry. If you are on a hunt for malt, don't bother here, but if hops trip your trigger, you will be in business.

woodychandler, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of AzrialLoSt
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a pint on draft at the Raven Cafe in Prescott AZ for $3.50 during happy hour.

Appearance: A very clear, nice bright golden color with a good two finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves great spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Bright piney hop that is not too over powering but also not wimpy. Hints of citrus and a honey like sweetness are present as well.

Taste: Again, Bright hoppy flavor that doesn't kick you in the teeth like some IPA's. It follows the nose well with hints of the orange peel like citrus and bitter that leaves its mark on the back of the tongue without destroying the pallet. A tad grassy.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation helps the slow warming in the throat from the 6.1% ABV and the bitterness is right on spot for the smooth texture of the body.

Drinkability: With the smooth body and pleasant amount of bitter this is a great session beer even at the slightly higher ABV. Highly recommended for those who are not the biggest hop heads.

AzrialLoSt, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of RobM77
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at their brew pub in Flagstaff, a day after I had two pints of it at the Arizona Biltmore, also on tap. Very good, a solid IPA.

The hop taste in this one to me was mostly grapefruit and pine, more on the grapefruit side. The aroma and taste compared well to each other. Rings of lacing all the way down the pint glass as it disappeared.

90IBU beer, and it tasted like it. Rather crisp and enjoyable.

RobM77, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of aval89
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: dark golden leaning towards amber.. 1.5 finger head.. leaves nice lacing.

s: big citrus notes, pine, danky ganja, sugar coated pink grapefruit.. sweet floral hops to round it out.. some bready notes..

t: prickly hop bitterness upfront.. resiny pine needles, big grapefruit bitterness, strong citrus peel..floral hops as well! finish has some bready notes to even it out.. but this is pretty much a hop bomb!

mf: prickly carbonation with a medium body.. maybe just a tad bit too carbonated for my liking. but still has a nice creamy body.

o: nice hop bomb.. hop heads won't be disappointed.

aval89, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Phelps
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Made with a blend of English and American hops, this beer won bronze medals at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup in 2010. This one was enjoyed on tap at Robbie Fox's Public House, poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a perfectly clear light copper with a one-finger head of very long-lasting foam the color of white chocolate that never seems to really leave. Nice horizontal layers of lace decorate the glass as I go.

Smells bright. There's absolutely tons of bright pine, dank weed, lemon, lime and orange peel. In the background there's a lot of biscuits, some honey and oodles of citrus. Absolutely fantastic; I want to bury my face in it.

The flavor follows the aroma well, which is great. The bitterness is enhanced, transporting flavors of orange peel to my tongue. Mint and even a tiny bit of basil make appearances. It's grassy, dank, fresh, and exceptional.

Medium, peppery carbonation mildly assaults tongue before hefty bitterness takes over upon the swallow. Creamy body, nice and smooth.

An unexpected treat. Lumberyard seems like a fairly new brewery, but it looks like they're poised to make quite a stir. Along with the awards this IPA's won, the Imperial Red took gold at the 2010 GABF. I don't agree with most of the decisions beer judges make, but I agree with this one.

Phelps, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of Auraan
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice clear amber, with thin white head that quickly dissipated, leaving a bit of lacing. Quite nice on the eyes. Scents of grapefruit and pine. A nice IPA scent. Flavor is very pine forward, very much a big hit of pine resin. Grapefruit pith is the secondary flavor, with a bit of a tiny floral hint in the finish. The bitterness level is quite high, befitting the beer's 90 IBUs. There is a tiny hint of malt present, but overall it's pine, a hint of grapefruit and a tiny amount of floral hops. A nice piney hop bomb. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. About what is standard for the style. Overall this is a good IPA, with a nice pine forward character and a nice high level of bitterness. Well worth trying.

Auraan, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big off white head slowly settles to a quarter to half inch froth covering a clear light caramel golden colored beer.

Citrus and pine hops aroma come through nicely.

Slight bitter hops coming through in citrusy and light pine hops tasting beer.

A dry slightly bitter dry aftertaste with a bit of the piney and citrus aspects of the taste stinking around with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty good tasting IPA for a six pack cans, usually better IPA's come in bombers or stuff like that.

LXIXME, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with one finger if white foam on a clear, golden-amber body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves excellent lace.

S - hoppy notes of tropical fruit with mango and orange dominating.

T - bready malt with orange and pine hops up front. Some peppery mango in the middle and light toffee balanced by moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - a better than average ipa, the aroma is beyer than the flavor, but it is drinkable and well made.

nickfl, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of azdback
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Stone Imperial glass. Bright, clear orange color with a lot of carbonation bubbles. They all rise to the top to create a soapy looking head from the side of the glass but from on top it appears very frothy. It is about two fingers and bright white in color. Lace is looking pretty sticky at first and in the end stays in great looking spots and rings.

The smell is of very fresh leafy, green hop cones. Believe it or not, it's kinda reminiscent of Abrasive (we'll see). Bright citrus and hop oils fill the nose also. As it warms I am getting a bit of sweet malt. Great!!

The taste on this one is pretty bitter. Pink grapefruit with orange pixie stick? A bit sweet on the lips. Not a whole lot more that that.

The mouth is bright, just like the rest of the beer. It is very refreshing but not watery and empty like that description suggests. As I slow down on this one it mellows a bit. Still a bit dry/chalky in the end.

I have enjoyed this for many months on tap at my work but never have I been sober enough to review it. Now that Lumberyard has bottled this I have the chance to indulge all I want at home. So I'm gonna review the first one I crack. I do think it is a little bit better on tap, but overall I highly recommend this to anyone passing through Arizona.

azdback, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at 1702; February 2011
The beer arrives from the tap with a clear, copper-gold color that is topped by a pale, wispy head. The nose is nice and hoppy with notes of lychee, ripe tangelo zest, concentrated bright peach, a backbone of pine and herbal notes. There is a touch of cracker like pale grain character if you really dig around in the nose.

The beer has a clean bitterness to it up front, but ti gets a bit herbal and green as it rolls across the tongue. My second sip has me noticing a bright, amply fruity note that contributes flavors of peach, lychee and a huge tropical fruit note. This beer is quite nicely hoppy and satisfying. This is a bit low on the bitterness scale for an IPA, or said more correctly, it could be much more bitter considering it is an IPA. It is nicely quaffable with a light-medium body, with just enough heft to carry the hop fruitiness. The malt is purely a supporting character here with a touch of biscuit like grain, a touch more cracker character and just enough sweetness to keep things moving.

This is a nicely impressive beer that I wasn't expecting to be so tasty and enjoyable. I really like the bright fruit character that is backed by the clean malt character; in fact I especially appreciate that the malt character is so clean and restrained (especially on the crystal malt side of things).

Gueuzedude, Mar 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Flagstaff IPA from Lumberyard Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.