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Flagstaff IPA | Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Flagstaff IPAFlagstaff IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
90 IBU

Added by Phelps on 12-06-2010

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 166
Photo of tucson_brewson
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into English pint glass.

L - Much like a Session, pours a golden amber with some orange haze. Like almost every other beer I've reviewed, finger of foam that dissipates quick and leaves a good lacing around the glass.

S - Strong pine and grapefruit/citrus up front, light caramel malt finish.

T - Bitter grapefruit, pine, metallic aftertaste, not much malt/sweetness to balance it out, a very dry hoppy finish.

F - Clean, medium-body with some creaminess that balances out at least the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, very drinkable.

O - Another solid brew from the folks up north. Feels like I'm out camping when I drink this. Good for when I want something a bit on the hoppy side, but not overpowering. A fine IPA I hope to have more of.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Pine and grapefruit, bready malt, and a littlle sweetness.

T: Pine, citrus, grapefruit zest, a little lemon and orange, bready malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Good old school IPA. Maybe not super special, but nicely balanced and well executed.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber color with caramel highlights, this one produces an inch of head that quickly fades. Caramel and bittering hops in the aroma.

The usual 90s caramel and c hop ipa. Lots of bitterness, not a ton of hop flavor beyond the contribution of bitterness. Caramel is helpful and in the right proportion one would think but it didn't do as well hiding alcohol and bitterness as one would hope.

About as average as they come.

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Photo of EMV
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Brews and Cues in Flagstaff.

L: Pours a clear amber color. Off-white head.

S: Pines and citrus hops.

T/F: Mild malts with a pretty aggressive hop profile. High IBU (90) for the ABV which makes it seem a bit thin. Solid carbonation and very sessionable.

O: An above average IPA with a solid hop profile. One I could drink a few of.

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Photo of Prager62
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had it on tap at the brewery and decided to buy a bomber to go for a review. No apparent bottle date, abv. listed on the bottle is 6.1%.

Look- Pours a clear deep amber color with a very generous amount of creamy white foam.

Smell- Pine, grapefruit, floral esters, and malt.

Taste- Pine, bitter grapefruit and caramel malt in the finish. There is a floral quality that takes over as you work through the bottle.

Feel- Oily and quite thick with a bitter dry finish.

Overall- A quality IPA with a good balance of hop bite and malt sweetness. I'll definitely seek this out next time I'm in Arizona.

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Photo of ioconnor
4.91/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer reminds me of flagstaff. It is cool, refreshing, wit some bold, but smooth citrus/melon tasting hops. The best way to drink this beer is on draft. Golden amber color, slight caramel flavor. Slight, frothy head. It has a skunky, danka smell too that reminds me of Flagstaff. Cheers.

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015-07-20
12oz can flown back from Phoenix in my suitcase. If there's a date, I don't see it. Served in a snifter.

Pours clear golden with a slight bronze hue, moderate head, medium carbonation. Head fades to small at a medium pace, and then stalls there. Smell is nice, piney and juicy, fresh and bright.

Taste is light on the juicy brightness, and strong on the piney bitterness. Nice refreshing beer on a hot day, interesting and good. Definitely better than a lot of IPAs.

Mouthfeel is smooth and nice. Overall, surprisingly solid beer. I haven't been that impressed with most AZ beers.

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Photo of travolta
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy apricot with golden hues. Head retention is very nice with some rings of lacing. Frothy, white head, more whipped up than a flat froth.

Nose: Pine, citrus, and candy, with some malty calmness at the end.

Taste: Nice and clear mouth feel. It is crisp and dry when such, and malty sweet towards the end. It separates them well. Bread and crispy citrus up front, with some bitter hop oils. Melts away to a light malty finish.

Notes: A nice, standard IPA.

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Photo of cbutova
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed fully to my phone at Morefield Campground, Mesa Verde National Park, CO.

A- Can pours with a golden body that has a fairly hazy appearance. A white cap rises to one finger with pretty good retention. A frothy ring and island remain atop the brew and lace begins with sheets and ends with drizzled spots.

S- Stone fruits and lemon oil citrus hops jump out of the glass in a strong hoppy aroma. Notes of mango, tangerine, lemon zest, grapefruit and pine. Beneath this is slight cracked grains and bread hints.

T- A slight shift occurs compared to the aroma but the stone fruit forward hop theme remains the emphasis. A slight sweetness gives the mango, melon, tangerine and apricot notes a pulpy feel. Pine strengthens with citrus zest bitterness and floral notes as well. Yeast remains mostly clean and slight cracked grain hints poke through.

MF- The body is pretty much on the light side maybe a shade towards medium. Overall texture is frothy and creamy but not quite chewy. Finishes lightly bitter.

Fairly impressed by this after having a few rather below average brews by them. The hops are bright and flavorful with a nice stone fruit and melon flavor as the highlight.

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Photo of ryannosaurus
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
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

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not only was Flagstaff IPA consumed with dinner, but doubled as a drink while I did my second homebrew! With 22 ounces, there was plenty to drink. On to the beer:

Not only is the head thick, but it holds much of its thickness well. Lots of lace ciricles around while below, a pale orange brew with copper hues and a clean body rest. Its aroma brings notes of pine, vague citrus fruit, light tangerine, and modest caramel base, though in terms of hop intensity, it's mild. Same in the taste as well. It comes across more of a "mild" IPA in terms of hop presence. Highlighting the taste are tree sap, some resin, burnt sugar, and a modest citrus note. Despite the mild hop presence, the beer did seem to have an oily texture while being medium bodied. Mild IPA or not, I still found pleasure drinking the bomber.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Auraan
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of gleemonger
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden amber with a large foamy white head with decent retention. Pretty nice lacing.

Sweet caramel malts first, followed by a citrusy grapefruit hop aroma. The hops are pretty muted, but I'm not sure how old the bottle is. Not bad, but I would like much more of a hop kick to the nose.

Similar to the aroma, malt forward, heavy on the caramel malt. A tad stale tasting. Not much in the way of hops here either. I'm just getting the basic citrusy hops, moderately bitter, but not a whole lot of hop flavor.

Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Leaves some residue on the tongue to accompany the bitterness.

Not a super huge fan of this one. It tastes more like an amber ale than an IPA to me - a little heavy on the caramel malts and not heavy enough on the hops. Kind of a funky, stale aftertaste.

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Photo of RobM77
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: A Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: Est. $5.99
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 28, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a copper orange murky color with 2-3 fingers of khaki white head. Thick, white, foamy, layered lacing on the sides. Very good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant mix of citrus hops and floral hops. Citrus was grapefruit, lemon, pine and tangerine. Sweet sugary floral notes. Some sweet caramel malts as well.

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the smell, but still pretty decent. Floral hops really come through. Citrus is orange, tangerine, orange rind and some grapefruit. A little bit thick and grainy.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, but long finish. A bit heavy.

This beer was much better than I anticipated. I would definitely have it again and probably seek it out.

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Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive dark amber in the Duvel tulip. Plenty of foam with a spritzy mothfeel. Nice aromas of resiny hops. Mellow and fruity flavors with some sweetness to start.

Fruity flavors and plenty of hops. Starts out with some distinct bitterness, and there is more in the afteraste, but it's all quite drinkable. A clean hop flavor that covers the aromatic bases with some piney woods and a touch of flowers. Warm with a reasonable amount of malt.

A pleasant and quaffable IPA that doesn't reach for the extremes, while being a big hoppy drink. From the 22 oz bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

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Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is very hoppy and bitter, not a lot of balance, some fruits are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall if you like bold hoppy beers, you will like this one.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of beagle75
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft service into a nonic at Lumberyard brewpub in Flagstaff.

A: Clear, light amber color with a partial surface residue of white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Weak hop aromatics suggest herbaceous spice. Otherwise aromas are very clean, even uninteresting, with little evidence of grain detected.

T: Begins dry, with herbaceous hop aromatics and lesser toasted malt. Acidity is restrained, although bitterness builds, into the middle where hop flavors become more floral. More toasted malt accompanies green herbaceous bitterness in the finish.

M: Thin viscosity, slightly sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Fairly easy to gulp down, but only mediocre when placed amongst the field of modern IPAs. Bitterness is emphasized over more appealing dry-hopped qualities, making this recipe smell and taste dated.

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Photo of Gatch
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Lumberyard Brewing in Flagstaff, AZ

A: Clear, clean, copper-yellow with a pillowy, white head. Good lace and retention.

S: Good balance of malt and American hops.

T: Piney, dry, American hops. Great flavor. Malt in the backbone to balance it out.

M: Good carbonation. Good hop flavors.

O: Solid IPA. Awesome brewpub in Flagstaff.

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Photo of bigbelcher
4.92/5  rDev +30.2%
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?

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Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pour is a clear orange with a huge, rocky off white head and massive lacing.

S-Moderate citrus with a lot of rich caramel malt. Not my favorite IPA aroma.

T-Good blend of grapefruit hops and caramel and bready malt. Pleasant.

M-Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, lingering bitterness is nice.

O-A very solid IPA.

HV

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Photo of bitterbeerguy
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An extra from a trade a month back- thanks for the brew, Paul.

Pours a nice orange color with subtle hints of red. White bubbles very present, even though it is a month old. I was impressed how the bubbles showed up out of nowhere.

Aroma is a little disappointing- I was expecting a more powerful smell. Traditional IPA smells with just a hint of caramel. I have to admit, that there is a slight sour smell- my guess is this beer simply sat in the fridge a little too long.

Taste is heavy in the lemon flavors- almost no grapefruit. I am surprised how much nut character I can pick up for being an IPA. Hints of alcohol in the background. A little thin compared to the typical IPA, but not too bad.

Not my favorite IPA of the season, but I am guessing fresh from a bottle is much nicer.

Cheers!

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