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C-Note Imperial Pale Ale - New Old Lompoc Brewery

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C-Note Imperial Pale AleC-Note Imperial Pale Ale

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very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Old Lompoc Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 08-19-2003)
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

kbrown, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DrinkSlurm, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of DrDaves49
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DrDaves49, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of markcp
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

markcp, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured fro a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, slightly hazed, caramel coloring with a thin, filmy, clingy, bright white surface coat of head. Aromas of roasted caramel, tangy sweet mango, passion fruit, and pineapple, and resiny, floral hops. Smells like a sweet, tangy explosion. Flavors of tangy sweet tropical fruits initially, with a blending of mango and pineapple most apparent. Roasted undertone, with a hoppy blend of pepper and oregano cleaning things up a bit. Malty, with a robust blast from every aspect on the palate. No pulled punches in this brew. I would love to see what this beer would be like fresh-hopped. The aftertaste is tangy sweet and smooth, with a slick, smooth, clean finish. The palate becomes very balanced with rich sweetness and light, citrus tart at the end of the brew. Great beer, very easy to drink.

GarthDanielson, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%

A friend sent this 22oz from SoCal.
Poured in a St Bernardus chalice.
Small brown head ... some lace.
Aroma of citrus hops and herbal spice.
Flavors of citrusy hops, white pepper, burnt malts, funky tropical fruit rind, grapefruit rind. Flavorful and bold in the hops but many flavors that are not as inviting, such as astringency and funky water flavors.

DenverLogan, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of jeffery
4.94/5  rDev +27.3%

I bought 2 cases @ the brewery in 2010 drunk them slowly and they were fantastic and then i open one today 5-29-13 and it totally kick ass, no loss of carbonation just mellow. I am a brewer and I thought was excellent. the hops were perfect with a really good mouth feel. nice color,bouquet, and maltiness. damn fine beer!!!

jeffery, May 30, 2013
Photo of Greels
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Greels, May 29, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Clear copper. creamy light beige head. oily cap. Great sticky sheets of lace.

Big resinous grapefruit and citrus. Spicy floral and pine. some toastiness and caramel.

Grapefruit and resin. Spicy floral and citrus. Pine. Light sweet caramel biscuit backing. Big resin bitterness.

Sticky, drying medium body with mellow carbonation. Hop bite astringency.

Very drinkable and tasty hop forward brew. Love the C's. Get some my fellow hopheads.

CHILLINDYLAN, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jbeervt, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

irishgreensoda, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

zackb, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

johnnyboy76, Mar 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

sukwonee, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Hopmodium, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%

Pours a mild amber with a one-finger head into my glass. Average color for the style. I always like the brighter ones.

A lot of pine hop essence upfront in the nose. Not much to go by otherwise. The ABV is the first sign that this may not actually be an Imperial IPA.

The taste reflects the aroma. There is more of a focus on pine than citrus with the hop selection.

Bitterness with biscuity bread make up the mouthfeel. Wow. The alcohol is still quite strong, despite the lack of ABV.

Hopheads should definitely check this out.

Brad007, Feb 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

fredmugs, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

chippo33, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

oriolesfan4, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

comradekyle, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

comrade_tony, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jubnat, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of SBXLII
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

7 C-hops in all: Crystal, Cluster, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus, Challenger, at 100 IBU.
This billing alone is mouth-watering. The aroma lends grapefruit mostly, citrus on the palate, smooth creamy finish. Lacing was very persistent, and a bomber wasn't nearly as much as I would've liked. A real treasure overall.

SBXLII, Jan 02, 2013
C-Note Imperial Pale Ale from New Old Lompoc Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.