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Flagstaff IPA - Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Flagstaff IPAFlagstaff IPA

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83
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-23-2012 01:17:35 | More by t0rin0
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-23-2013 22:13:44 | More by nmann08
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-14-2013 04:49:24 | More by jaydoc
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nickfl

Florida

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 05:06:05 | More by nickfl
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-07-2013 06:01:57 | More by drabmuh
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mactrail

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 06:42:46 | More by mactrail
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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).

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2011 22:08:50 | More by Gueuzedude
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2014 21:42:27 | More by GClarkage
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

09-30-2012 16:52:53 | More by woodychandler
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DoubleJ

California

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:07:02 | More by DoubleJ
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer obtained at pagosa. Copper color, white head, about 1" deep, not much lacing or retention. Citrus bittery aroma, caramel.

Decent hop flavor, a bit one dimensional, in that it is pretty much just a sweet, slightly dry citrus with a ton of bitterness. No way of knowing if this was fresh or not, the flavor profile makes me think it might not be under 2 months old. The caramel that was noticeable in the nose doesn't do a very good job at soaking up the bitterness.

Was pretty much another ipa in a long list of AZ ipa's that were all middle of the road.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2011 00:55:56 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

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.

Serving type: can

10-31-2013 00:53:52 | More by LXIXME
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-27-2012 05:05:47 | More by dmorgan310
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-28-2013 21:15:23 | More by GraduatedCashew
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: can

11-08-2012 00:28:56 | More by tone77
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-21-2013 01:46:19 | More by bsuedekum
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-06-2014 04:13:20 | More by Axnjxn
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-19-2013 03:51:21 | More by BGsWo22
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2013 00:47:18 | More by lackenhauser
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arizcards

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at BevMo in early October for $4.49. Been sitting in the big beer fridge since.

Beer poured a clear amber-orange with a smallish white head.

Nose is a nice dose of citrus hops.

Taste is hop forward, grapefruit rind dominates with some hints of mango. Malts are lightly present, there to keep those hops in check.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth on the palate.

Overall this is a nice ipa, truly representative of the style. I will not be shy to turn this one down when available!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 01:28:52 | More by arizcards
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 00:33:44 | More by sholland119
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-16-2014 11:50:06 | More by Fettpopps
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-04-2014 04:22:53 | More by Davepoolesque
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-24-2014 04:28:16 | More by mrebeka
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Phelps

Arizona

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2010 23:50:54 | More by Phelps
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Flagstaff IPA from Lumberyard Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.