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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: 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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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

t0rin0, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nmann08, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

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 drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

drabmuh, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

mactrail, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%

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
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +8.7%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%

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 DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

DoubleJ, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%

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 Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dmorgan310, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

tone77, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bsuedekum, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Axnjxn, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BGsWo22, May 19, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

cbutova, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Davepoolesque, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mrebeka, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of lackenhauser
4/5  rDev +8.7%

lackenhauser, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

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!

arizcards, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Kmlund, Mar 06, 2014
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Flagstaff IPA from Lumberyard Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.