1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) - New Old Lompoc Brewery

Not Rated.
LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft)LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Old Lompoc Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Known as "Lompoc Strong Draft" on tap.

December 2008: first bottle release, labeled "Lompoc Special Draft"

(Beer added by: philipt on 05-04-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-18-2014 01:23:45 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of PretzelCity
PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-14-2014 06:26:47 | More by PretzelCity
Photo of ricecracker420
ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2014 03:37:15 | More by ricecracker420
Photo of Hopmodium
Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-25-2014 06:03:25 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of NiceTaps
NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

220z bomber in a standard pint glass.

A- Rich mahogany color; 1f mocha tan head, fluffy. Lots of sticky lacing.

S- Sugary roast malt. Licorice, chocolate, molasses. Creamy mocha latte. Lightly smoked, just right. A hop touch.

T-Smoked malts, roast coffee, chocolate. Purple fruits.

M- Medium body, good carbonation. Creamy. Smokey finish. Earthy resins.

O- Very good smoked beer. 6.9% abv is well hidden by flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 15:15:38 | More by NiceTaps
Photo of MikeRice1969
MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 02:57:16 | More by MikeRice1969
Photo of DrunkinYogi
DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-12-2013 22:38:27 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of DimensionX
DimensionX

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-10-2013 13:48:36 | More by DimensionX
Photo of SGToliver
SGToliver

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2013 06:41:08 | More by SGToliver
Photo of JMScowcroft
JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New Old Lompoc Brewery - LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) on tap at a local watering hole, pint glass.

Look - Pours a thin dark brown black with reddish hue and minimal/negligible head. Chunky lacing.

Smell - Sweet and roasted malt. Vanilla, malt chocolate, dates and maybe even prunes. Aroma is hard to gather in the pint glass but it's obvious that it is quite complex.

Taste - Slightly creamy with carbonation, sweet chocolate, some roasted coffee and malt, along with deep dark fruit. Some hops but being a hop-head this is a barely noticeable aspect to me.

Mouthfeel - Sticky and medium-bodied. No booziness present. Quite drinkable for the style (if you can fit it into a style). Slight hop bitter and toasted sticky malts.

Overall - The most interesting brew categorized into this style I have had and overall one of the most interesting brews I have had overall. It is almost like a hazelnutty dessert beer. Definitely recommend for those looking to try something different.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2013 22:54:53 | More by JMScowcroft
Photo of EJS
EJS

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-05-2013 15:12:26 | More by EJS
Photo of GarthDanielson
GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a true pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby-tinged dark mahogany coloring with a filmy, slim, light tan colored head. Aromas of milk chocolate, fig, cream/milk, and roasted highlights. Very rich and smooth nose. Flavors of roasted coffee and mocha initially, with a bitter hops undertone and a rich, tangy, smoked caramel highlight. Very balanced, with a subtle warmth that builds as you drink. Creamy hazelnut and mocha aftertaste, with a slight bitterness. Solid brew. Bitter, slightly cloying linger to the finish. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 23:15:49 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of bluckbeyes
bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-10-2013 01:15:41 | More by bluckbeyes
Photo of artoolemomo
artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2013 05:12:54 | More by artoolemomo
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a one finger light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts and a hint of dark dried fruit. Flavor is toasted malt, hint of chocolate and smoke and dark dried fruit, ending a bit abruptly to a long lasting charred malt and hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Leans towards being a hoppy brown ale. The flavors are pleasant, but something is missing in the finish, most likely a bit more malt support for the lightly smokey toastiness. Interesting and different, but needs some more intensity.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 04:11:51 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of Murrhey
Murrhey

Montana

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger mocha head, fluffy lacing and large bubbles. Decent retention. Dark brown, Coca-Cola color.

S- Chocolate and roast malts. Cocoa nibs, deep rich chocolate notes. Vanilla notes as well.

T- Boozy, weird hoppiness and sweet malts. Bitter, piney hops. Very strange beer.

M- Thick, sharp and rolls on the back of the tongue.

O- Odd beer, the taste is peculiar. It is like a nut brown and an IPA mixed together.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 06:30:59 | More by Murrhey
Photo of jubnat
jubnat

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-09-2013 03:41:09 | More by jubnat
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at my tasting.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked campfire, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of smoke and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 02:35:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of adkieffer
adkieffer

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2012 23:17:04 | More by adkieffer
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2012 19:58:12 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of Vancoubeer
Vancoubeer

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-22-2012 02:36:15 | More by Vancoubeer
Photo of HKUSPC40
HKUSPC40

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2012 08:48:38 | More by HKUSPC40
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A real nice tan and somewhat creamy head is formed, very tiny bubbles. A real nice dark walnut brown body, it really looks like a porter. Head manages some decent retention, and some sticky lacing in rings that cascade all the way down while drinking. Beer looks better the more you drink it.

Nose is real nice. Light toast mix of malts and caramel sugar toffee light sweetness. A little bit of spicy character, it seems like a porter is coming but this seems a little different and unique. Interesting, like this caramel and chocolate angle.

Palate comes with a bit of a light feel, slightly wet. Real nice earth hop angle slightly herbal finish with tea like notes. Chocolate and roast fills the mid palate, with a good balance of malt and hop. Light bodied and a hint of rich cocoa powder too.

Overall, what an interesting beer, quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 04:00:42 | More by smakawhat
Photo of beertunes
beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

More proof the terrorists have won, yet another beer in the 22oz format. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very dark mahogany color, almost black, with some red around the edges, and less than 1/4 inch of just off-white head that had low retention and some light lacing.

The aroma featured some good malts (maybe a bit of Rye?), some soft roasted notes, no real hops to speak of, a bit of alcohol and perhaps a bit bit of yeasty funk. The flavors were mostly the same mix of components, although the roast came through a bit stronger, a very good tasting brew.

The body was good, full, smooth, and even. The finish was a bit bitter and the roast lingered for a while. Drinkability was very good, although the 6.9%abv was a bit sneaky, it felt like a stronger beer. Overall, a good, if somewhat odd, brew. A must try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 21:38:48 | More by beertunes
Photo of JMBSH
JMBSH

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-08-2012 00:36:58 | More by JMBSH
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) from New Old Lompoc Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.