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Derailleur IPA - Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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Derailleur IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Bluff Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An approachable, yet full-flavored IPA with of Centennial and Columbus hops to give it a refreshing citrus flavor and aroma. Named for our love of biking and need to be “derailed” from our everyday lives once in a while.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-18-2012)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery, served in a footed tulip glass. Review from quick written notes.

Bright orange color, fine clarity, with a cap of white foam and lots of drippy lacing coating the glass. Dank resinous hop aroma, citrus peels and green botanicals, earthy resinous hop bitterness with a sturdy pale malt in the middle that builds over the duration of the glass. Very drinkable, it definitely satisfies the hop craving.

emerge077, Aug 18, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Lake Bluff Brewing 8/18/12. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist and thanks to the dood for the company!

A: Served a bright and brassy, orange-gold color. A hazy hint hides underneath 1 finger of creamy white foam. Retention was good and plenty of lace was left behind in the glass.

S: Plenty of stanky C hops. Spicy herb garden, citrus zest, and a lightly sweet malt backbone. Terriffic balance!

T: Similar to the smell but with different ratios. The malty sweetness becomes more assertive, but that could've been due to sitting at a semi-shaded sidewalk table out front.

M: Very nice balance between the bitter hops and malt smoothness. I would've preferred a touch more hop bite.

O: An excellent AIPA from this new-ish kid on the block. I expect great things from these guys.

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Derailleur IPA from Lake Bluff Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.