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Lone Pine IPA - Sawdust City Brewing Company

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Lone Pine IPALone Pine IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 12-22-2011)
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of pine
Head average (4 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing
Lacing fair – rings with large bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins very bitter with an astringent citrusy aftertaste; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

A decent IPA with a welcome bitterness, a well-made example of a basic American IPA.

Ozzylizard, Jun 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

beerhunter13, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from the LCBO, handsome, simple label. Had this on tap a few times and enjoyed it, so I figured it deserved some extra contemplation.

Light caramel amber, with a small head that produces some sticky lace and decent cap of foam.

Nose is a blend of the varying hops involved, with some grapefruit, peach, orange, earth and good resin/piney-presence. Good malt sweetness, smells somewhat thick.

Tasty IPA, that begins with a tropical fruit malty sweetness, before transitioning to a lingering bitter pine finish.

Somewhat dry to the finish, medium bodied, has some heft to it . Carbonation is a bit sharp.

A solid IPA indeed, which certainly lives up to its coniferous name in terms of resin hop flavor. First from this brewery, and hopefully not the last. I'm always excited to see more bombers in the LCBO, especially when they are of a quality such as this.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of BGDrock
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: clear copper body; egg white head is fine and creamy, sticky and lasting

Aroma: fresh citrus and pine hops; orange, grapefruit, and even some sweeter fruit like mango; great balance and very appealing

Taste & Mouthfeel: stinging bitter resin, almost soapy, sitting in the back of the throat for ages, like lemon pith - not expected at all; however it balances out nicely midway through with the sweeter fruit flavours coming through, mostly of orange, clementines

Overall: took a little too long for the flavours to come together, and the pince hop flavours were not the best, but in the end a good IPA with some variety

BGDrock, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +2.8%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap release party at the Burger Bar, regular tap version. Orange citrus aroma but also a bit funky smell in there. Carbonation right there. Served way too cold. Waited till warmed. A bit astringent. Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade. Would like more malt backbone, the IBU comes right at you. hop juice, making drinkability somewhat difficult. Good head retention, 3/8"

Sammy, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Purchased at the LCBO for a steep $6.00ish or so. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 4.0 Opens well and pours a slight head that is gone in no time. Dark gold and unfiltered

S- 4.25 Excellent dry hopped beer.

T- 4.0 Pretty good. Not great but has a goodly amount of hops. Not bitter all that much. Nice blend of hops

M- 3.75 Dry and tart

O- 4.0 Pretty good but not good enough for this price. Would like to try the DIPA from them.

Food Pairing

This pretty good IPA went well with..... Moo Goo Guy Pan and Almond Soo Guy

Enjoy

DaveBar, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Boozecamel, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Stocean1
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a one finger off white head upon a golden semi clear body, little retention with some sticky lacing - plenty of citrus and pine with some bready malt in the scent, taste follows the nose - oily citrus pine salad - one of the truly best Canadian "American" ipas I have had - hits all the right notes - lingering bitterness with a medium oily body - oh so drinkable - overall a tremendous brew which is now firmly in my rotation - really does hold up against its counterparts south of the border - hit beers of the world on the weekend in Rochester and stocked up on all of their west coast ipas - this stands up well with them - bravo

Stocean1, May 24, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Rutager, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of citrus hops with light earthy notes. Taste is also dominated by citrus hops with medium sweet malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed thought missing a little something to differentiate from the pack.

Phyl21ca, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 4/21/13. Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent medium orange colour with half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Piney aroma dominates with some lighter tangerine and grapefruit notes and some sweet caramel coming through int he background.

T - A good bitterness up front but the palate falls short of the nose and is completely one-dimensional pine (as expected, i suppose). A slight caramel malt sweetness is also present.

M - Medium body. Sticky. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, May 29, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ThinkAgain, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

WillAndSarah, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dipso123, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -10%

CurtisD, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of ssmack
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle into stemmed tumbler

A light golden honey colour with one inch of medium white head. Great lacing with strong retension.

A wonderful aroma of mango and pine.

The taste is all hops. Pine resin and grassiness.

A medium mouthfeel.

Overall a solid American IPA.

ssmack, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to hopsolutely for including this in the CANBIF 2014 box
A: Copper orange clear pour with a bubbling 2 fingers worth of rocky head. The head leaves all but a thin singular layer side to side.
S: Sweet malts followed with orange flower water and capped with dry hoppy fresh pine.
T: Dry citrus rind with sappy pine resins and notable alcohol presences at the end. Hops hang heavy and acrid with pithiness on the palette.
M: Medium bodied with a small twang of carbonation, dry puckering hops are the end suck on and hold the tongue.
O: A decent IPA that offers a nice pine & citrus rind profile, not especially complex but does a good job of the style.

FondueVoodoo, May 17, 2014
Photo of BushwyckCraft
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

BushwyckCraft, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from the Orleans LCBO for $5.50

Appearance - Clear amber colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, grapefruit, malts, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, hops, and caramel. There is also some apricot mixed with grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. It ends with a fairly bitter hoppy aftertaste with a light tropical fruit aftertaste.

Overall – Good stuff, up there with Camerons RPA in my books as far as west coast flavoured Ontario beers. It reminds me a bit of something Lagunitas would brew taste wise. I'll buy more if it's still around.

spinrsx, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +2.8%

RedAleMan, May 22, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at WVRST, served in a 1L stein. Freezing cold when it arrived.

Hazy reddish orange with a dense white cap and sheets of lace. Good retention. Nose is wonderful, peach, nectarine, mango. Bright fruity hop notes all around and really juicy. Taste has more mango and juicy tropical fruit hop flavours. A long bitter piney/herbal finish, assertive in terms of bittering. Some sweet malt characteristics intertwined, but hops are the definite focus. Medium feel, and a bit of alcohol, perhaps more of a product of the serving size rather than the beer itself. Appropriate lighter medium carbonation. A substantially bitter IPA, which could be a solid addition to the Ontario scene if this saw greater production.

liamt07, May 03, 2012
Photo of thehyperduck
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled on April 21 2013. This is a new brewery for me - normally I wouldn't splurge on a bomber from an unknown source, but this one's reputation seems to precede itself. Served slightly chilled, and poured into a mug.

Pours a lovely, transparent golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of loose, foamy, off-white coloured head that seeps away over the next few minutes. In its wake, a dense, creamy cap remains, beneath a veritable curtain of lacing on the glass. The aroma is unsurprisingly hop-heavy, with the bouquet being comprised primarily of citrusy, fruity notes - largely orange and grapefruit, but also with elements of apricots and pine sap. The malts are buried well beneath the aforementioned features, but a persistent nose might be able to pick out a faint wisp of toffee sweetness.

The taste follows the nose closely. A backbone of sweet, malty caramel starts us off, but from this point on it's all West Coast hops, all the time. Accordingly, there is plenty of white grapefruit pith and mandarin orange, as well as notes of pine sap, apricot and pineapple. It finishes with a hint of booziness and a bitter, pithy bite that lingers in the mouth and clings to the palate well after swallowing. Medium-bodied, with restrained, somewhat limp carbonation. Probably my only real issue with this beer - the weak carbonation leaves this brew feeling very oily and slippery, and these features (combined with the relatively sturdy abv) leave my mouth feeling somewhat scummy afterward. A good sipper, certainly not something I'd be in a hurry to drink; partially because of the abv, but also because it remains tasty as it approaches room temperature.

Final Grade: 3.8, a very respectable B+. Sawdust City's Lone Pine IPA is an enjoyable example of the style, but not one that really offers anything out of the ordinary. This bottle is over 2 months old, so it's far from the freshest IPA I've ever had - but I still enjoyed it, and would be willing to pick up another, fresher bottle at some point in the future to determine where this really ranks among my favourite OCB IPAs. Freshness aside, I'd say it's definitely worth a try, and I hope to see more offerings from this brewery on shelves in the future. The price isn't bad either, as far as bombers go.

thehyperduck, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -22.9%

cfalovo97, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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Lone Pine IPA from Sawdust City Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.