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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 12
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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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of adkieffer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

adkieffer, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is very rich in smell, nice good beer needs more imperail tatse, tatse like a regular ipa. it has a nice complextion. a nice bitterness to it hoppy with no alchol tatse but still needs more imperail overall worth a try but needs more impoerail traits to it was a bit dissapointed

chicagoanbeerone, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Pours out a lovely finger width white head with a dark copper body with high clarity underneath. Thick sheets of lacing that look very nice. Appealing.

S- Pine and citrusy hops. Some peaches and pineapple make for a fruity, floral IPA. Very pleasant. Some dark bodied malts make themselves heard as well, but not loudly.

T- Strong malty backbone with piney and smooth bitter hops. Complex, not overwhelming and actually quite drinkable for a DIPA.

M- Creamy, very wet and smooth. Nice feel.

O- Very drinkable DIPA, tasty, nice smell, great feel. Really quite nice.

Murrhey, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Vancoubeer, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

HKUSPC40, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

strongaf, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

deuceduce, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bumchilly25, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber brought home from Oregon from a recent trip. Served chilled into a goblet.

C-Note is a dark amber color with thick sticky white head. It settles slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy but not as big as I expected from the "imperial" labeling but now I see it's an imperial pale ale. Nice piney and citrus though.

Flavor is nicely bittered but balanced. The variety of hops used helps in giving it good depth of flavor. The malts are a little darker and more caramel than most IPAs but the sweetness again helps to balance the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Other than the slightly misleading label, this is a very good IPA.

GilGarp, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Chuck's 85th Street Market in Seattle, WA.

Pours a dark copper color with golden amber edges and a 1.5 finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Earthy hop aroma with lots of floral, grassy pine countered by sweet malt. Floral but the hop character is a bit one dimensional and the malt presence is a bit stronger than I prefer. Hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit counter the resinous pine presence.

Medium bodied with a blast of dry, sticky hops that dominate the flavor, lingering over the sweeter notes into a bone dry finish. Very earthy and bitter with lots of sticky pine needle and grass overpowering the palate. As it warms, a prominent sweet malt character comes forward with hints of toffee, caramel and bread. There's also a bit of alcohol heat/sweetness toward the finish. Decently balanced but not very interesting. Not a bad beer but I probably wouldn't order it again.

corby112, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BeerNW, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Frankieteardrop, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Underdogbisco, May 10, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ok, the new label caught my eye.

A - Pours a very dark orange with a thin tan head. Good retention and some nice lacing.

S - Carmel and pine.

T - Mild toast and slight pine.

D - Solid carbonation and an average body.

O - Underwhelmed here. not much of a hop presence.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep honey amber with a little haze and a nice finger+ of thick and gooey lookin' off white head.

Smell. Malty caramel and nice piney hops.

Taste. Caramel malt again and nice bitter citrus rinds and a little pine sap. Nice ballance.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Very nicely ballanced beer. Not as big as some imperials, but very nice.

Rutager, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

piclee, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

pdxbeerdrinker, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bvermilion, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
C-Note Imperial Pale Ale from New Old Lompoc Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.