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LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) - New Old Lompoc Brewery

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
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)
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

JMBSH, Oct 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MarkyMOD, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

throwerbri, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of kevinmkirk
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

FYI - The brewery is open, it's their pub on 23rd in Portland that is closed, but will open again summer 2013.

Now, for the beer at hand...let's pour!

Dark, cola-mahogany pour with a good two fingers of creamy head, excellent retention and lacing. The nose is bourbon, wood, malts, and smoke. Flavors follow the nose - this is definitely a bourbon barrel aged brew - smokey wood, booze, rich malts (six, according to their website), dark fruits, sweet toffee. Heavy, almost slick mouthfeel with appropriate carb. A tasty sipper, a wee heavy to session with.

kevinmkirk, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of vkv822
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%

22oz bottle : tulip snifter
from notes

Clear amber read with light tan head.

Faded hops blend into caramel malt tones. A bit one dimensional.

A bit on the thin side, with slightly lower carbonation.

Fairly average, nothing memorable. A bit flat in the body, and muted/faded in the nose and palate.

vkv822, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Underdogbisco, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

fortheunheard, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jaidenjb, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

switzer, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Commodore69, Jan 04, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich dark brown with a ruby tinge; body is clear of haze. Head is two thick fingers of frothy tan foam. Good looking!

Smell: roasted malt quality atypical of an American strong ale. Roast barley, a light hint of hops and some alcohol are the characteristics of the nose; quite like a strong porter.

Taste: big malty flavor with a roasty character and some fruitiness. There's also quite an astringency and tartness to round out the bitter/tart flavor at the end. Again, this is like a high ABV porter. It is somewhat messy, however.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. It doesn't really reach creamy or silky, but it's not too bad.

Overall: this is an OK beer. I like it well enough, but it seems a bit like a messy execution of a strong porter. Alright, but not great.

flagmantho, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of dgilks
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Clear dark red-brown colour with a smooth light tan head. Fair head retention.

Sweet dried fruits with plump raisin notes coming out. Mild coffee. Interesting.

Smooth and malty with a dose of toffee and plenty of fruity esters. Okay.

Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

This isn't bad but it's a little too messy for me. I don't see focus in the flavours and it just isn't ticking all the boxes.

dgilks, Jul 17, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

Such a strong lineup of beers for NOLP. I had this on tap at the Fifth quadrant and it was a standout as the smoky notes crept through a big hoppy old ale. Very balanced and food friendly for BBQ and spicy foods. I loved the way the smoke was in addition to the already big beer. Along with C Note one of my fave beers from these guys

canucklehead, Jun 08, 2011
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2.55/5  rDev -33.8%

Reviewed on 1/23/2010. Bottle thanks to kenb. Pours brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, crackery malt, stale malt, and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor is harsh with brash bitter hops, odd-tasting caramel malt, and burnt malt. Ugh, just not tasty at all.

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 23, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Had this at Red Bones as part of NW Fest on 11/12/10. Nice unique ale.

Appearance: Dark brownish/amber color with a creamy head. The body has nice clarity.

Aroma: Not a huge nose, but I definitely get some roasted, toasted and smokey malt.

Taste: All the flavors from the nose ring true in the flavor profile, but they are substantially balanced by a nice, surprising hop bill. I get slight hints of dark fruit as a secondary flavor before a surprisingly pleasant, yet bitter linger develops.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied, but the robust flavors make it seem slightly heavier. However, this one could easily be a night's sixer selection for a party as it has a good balanced flavor, but not filling for how rich it tastes.

Overall: Glad I tried this one. Unique, smokey ale that goes well with a cold evening in the NW (or New England!)

33 Beers Flavor Chart (5 high to 1 low):
Alcohol/Solvent: 2
Dark Fruit: 3
Citrus Fruit: 2
Hoppy (pine): 2.5
Floral: 2.5
Spicy: 2.5
Herbal: 3
Malty: 3.5
Toffee: 3
Burnt: 3.5
Sweet: 2.5
Sour: 1
Bitter: 3.5
Astringent: 2
Body: 3
Linger: 3.5

soze47, Nov 12, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

Appearance: Gorgeous dark red with a thick head. The lacing on this baby is amazing..
Smell: Hops
Taste: There's a faint smokey flavor with great hops.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp but as it warms up it has a pleasant lingering taste.
Drinkability: Very refreshing, crisp, hoppy, beer with just a hint of smoke. I typically don't like smoked brews but this is so faint it just adds another dimension. Ahhh...very nice after our dodgeball game ;-)

TulipSnifter, Nov 11, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

On tap at the 5th Quadrant location in a shaker pint. Deep see-thru ruby brown body with a finger of thick cream-colored head. Good retention and nice spiderweb lacing.

The crappy glassware and thick cap of foam seem to blunt the aromas dramatically. The nose, while pleasant (burnt and chocolate malts, hint of smoke), does little justice to what's about to unfold. Huge dark roasted malt flavor with a smokiness that's at times just a suggestion, at other times downright meaty. The smooth body is reminiscent of coffee and creamy, accentuated by a touch of chocolate sweetness. Fruity hops pop up now and again. Dry burnt malts and smokiness linger.

Overall impression: A complex and tasty brew. Highly recommended.

PDXHops, Sep 09, 2010
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%

A 22 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Nice thick foam head about two fingers thick that trails a nice persistent lacing. Smell is somewhat fruity...similar to a Belgian Ale. The taste, however, evokes memories of my favorite porter and doppelbock. A swirl and swish in my mouth is pleasant and stimulates all the taste buds. Smooth and refreshing...complex and surprising with each sip.

RedBiddy, Aug 14, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Tasted from nitro-tap at brewery.

A - Gorgeous molasses color with firm and persistent nitro head.

S - Mocha, toffee, caramel, and toasted malts all add to this great aroma profile; not subtle, yet complex.

T - A little less complex than the nose suggests, but still rather nice with some mocha and sweet malt.

M - Medium bodied with a chewy texture, good balance.

D - A little creamy texturally so it is a bit much to keep sipping on, perhaps I would have enjoyed in winter months?

cbarrett4, Aug 11, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

buckeyeboy brought this enigma to the party on Saturday... between you and Eric, I got more than normally interested ;-) Thanks Jeremy.

Nice brown brew with great clear red highlites... good head and retention....

Good caramel and lite cocoa in the nose.. whaffs of something that I identify as smoke.... background citrus hops.

Reminds me of Grand Teton Bitch Creek with some smoked malt.. caramel.... chocolate malt and hoppy bitterness and traces of citrus hops ... the smokiness tends to permeate this one.... seems a tad to bitter without enough malts to pull it through.. body seemed a tad thin and the carbonation was maybe too high... ehhh... okay.... I would probably buy it if I had it readily available, but I couldn't move past the fact that it seemed sorta thin throughout.

Thanks Jeremy... I really wanted to try this.. but I just had a hard time really appreciating the bottle.


JohnGalt1, May 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

On-tap at New Old Lompoc from a taster glass.

appearance - pours a dark raisin color, decent head, moderate lacing

smell - sweet raisin and malt

taste - raisin, nut, malt

mouthfeel - slightly chewy, medium body, good carbonation

drinkability - mild complexity, enjoyable

djbreezy, May 03, 2010
LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) from New Old Lompoc Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.