Lone Pine IPA - Sawdust City Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev -1%
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.
07-09-2013 03:32:17 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.35/5 rDev -13.4%
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
07-30-2013 01:56:17 | More by BGDrock
3.48/5 rDev -10.1%
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"
12-22-2011 03:55:24 | More by Sammy
4.3/5 rDev +11.1%
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
05-24-2013 01:55:19 | More by Stocean1
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
07-17-2013 02:38:40 | More by Phyl21ca
3.41/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
05-29-2013 02:17:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.91/5 rDev +1%
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.
07-21-2013 00:35:38 | More by ssmack
British Columbia (Canada)
3.7/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
05-17-2014 02:35:19 | More by FondueVoodoo
4.14/5 rDev +7%
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.
06-03-2013 00:30:36 | More by spinrsx
4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
05-03-2012 16:45:48 | More by liamt07
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
07-05-2013 06:30:59 | More by thehyperduck
3.56/5 rDev -8%
From a 650 ml bottle to a pint glass
A: copper gold in color with a very slight haze. There is a frothy two to three finger head that retains nicely eventually breaking and leaving a full foam cap.
S: hops - pine and grapefruit come to the fore, there is a background smell of some malt too.
T: the hops bitterness grabs you up front, but then dulls and there is a soapyness on the finish. There is a sweetness of malts there trying to get through but it seems to be washed out by the hop bitterness.
M: lower carbonation with a medium mouth feel.
O: this was a bit dull in my opinion. The bottle was just over a month old, not the prime for freshness, but still it should be drinkable. I just found the hops bitter and they did not provide any of the flavor the nose promised. I won't give up on this though,I am hopeful it was just an off batch and I will get a better result next time.
01-11-2014 17:57:34 | More by polloenfuego
Lone Pine IPA from Sawdust City Brewing Company
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