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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
86
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2
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 hopsolutely:
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes taken during a tap takeover at Imbibe (Kitchener) last night:

A stunning new Ontario APA. Although have enjoyed several times in the past, this is the best batch I have ever tasted and am delighted to hear it may be entering the LCBO as early as this April. Pours a beautiful golden copper with a decent off-white head and impressive lacing.

Offers an unbelievable aroma of pineapple and pine – all the best of all the “c" hops – truly magnificent for a west-coast hop lover. Flavour is also ideal for a hop lover, with the initial caramelized malt sweetness transitioning into a well balanced bitterness with loads of tropical fruit and citrus hop tones. A slick mouthfeel but not too oily, with enough malt to give it a satisfying body.

6.8% ABV is higher than I'd choose, but this is a truly stunning beer that can proudly stand up beside any Michigan or Californian APA. Well done, Sawdust City!

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2013 23:03:40 | More by hopsolutely
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-27-2014 22:01:36 | More by WillAndSarah
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-21-2014 01:32:29 | More by JG_McNaulty
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2014 03:45:22 | More by valianes
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a golden amber with copper highlights and two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, pine resin, tropical fruit (mango, guava), caramel malts, lemon notes.

Taste - Good solid punch of citrus hops and pine resin so that the bitterness sticks to the back of the palate. Accented by tropical fruit and caramel flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Excellent bitterness in the finish and sticking to the roof of my mouth. Dry finish as well.

Overall - This has been on my want list for quite some time and there are no disappointments. Excellent citrus hop and pine resin flavours that stick to your palate - hop lovers rejoice!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 03:01:04 | More by leaddog
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-20-2014 00:17:43 | More by andrenaline
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 14:23:25 | More by Ozzylizard
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2014 01:23:21 | More by Rutager
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 02:35:19 | More by FondueVoodoo
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-12-2014 21:08:04 | More by stevergca
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty interesting. An odd rusty gold colour - something I've not seen a lot of before. Pours a big, firm, long lasting head. Coats the glass nicely as the head settles and gives up lots of lace as it goes.

Piney nose and grapefruit. Very bitter to taste, hop hammer, lots of grapefruit rind. Dry and bitter to finish. Very one dimensional I'm afraid. Not too interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 00:23:23 | More by TerryW
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-28-2014 19:32:32 | More by evil_liver
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-10-2014 23:19:37 | More by hunterjames
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-09-2014 01:27:57 | More by Cycle69
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-30-2014 13:37:00 | More by ArrogantPrick
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Wingshotpigs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-28-2014 03:43:51 | More by Wingshotpigs
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Jeffry-Mazerolle

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-27-2014 20:26:52 | More by Jeffry-Mazerolle
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-18-2014 04:48:19 | More by WeissBoy
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curewhatalesu

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 17:57:34 | More by polloenfuego
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-08-2014 00:54:30 | More by boszormeny
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-03-2014 15:23:13 | More by beerhunter13
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sbarre

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-08-2013 20:45:23 | More by sbarre
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-26-2013 01:03:55 | More by MJ63
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Lone Pine IPA from Sawdust City Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.