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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

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

cfalovo97, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

evil_liver, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Cramshawbar, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Wingshotpigs, Mar 28, 2014
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 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 drinkininthewood
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle from the LCBO $5.25 served into a pint glass. dated 04/21/13

A- Clear golden/bronze color with a smallish head of light foam leaving minimal lace. a few stream of small bubbles rise to the top of the beer.

S- smell is as the name would suggest with strong aromas of pine as well aromas of freshly squeezed orange juice with a nice malty presence.

T- The taste though not bad is far from transcendent with strong flavors of pine and grapefruit with a balancing sweetness derived from the collection of malt which adds slight flavors of caramel and fresh bread. Finish is relatively clean with slight bitterness.

M -The mouthfeel is on the low side of medium with fairly light carbonation. Smooth.

D- The fact that the taste is well balanced and not overpowering greatly adds to the drinkability of this beer.

Overall I actually really enjoyed this beer from first pour to last sip. The flavor profile though good is far from dominating, that couple with the smooth mouthfeel and 6.5% abv make for a fairly good drinkable IPA. Sessionable even. My fist beer from Sawdust City and im liking it. Its also nice to see the actual varietals of hops and malts used noted on the label. I wish more Canadian breweries did this rather than just put - water,malt,hops,yeast. - Great job Sawdust!

drinkininthewood, Jun 22, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

TerryW, May 09, 2014
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
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

CurtisD, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mjacquard, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

sbarre, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

polloenfuego, Jan 11, 2014
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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
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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lone Pine IPA has a faded yellow colour that heats up to amber in the light. It has an autumn leaf kind of tone that is deceitfully light-looking for a beer of 6.5% alcohol and 65 IBUs. As well as perfectly clear it is also entirely flat, somehow offering even less head than it does lacing.

The combination of Simcoe, Chinoook, Columbus and Summit hops offers a diversity of tastes and textures. This beer should serve as a hop pamphlet. In the nose, however, the earthy, leafy features of Columbus hops eclipse fruitiness and dank onion-y notes set-in courtesy of Summit.

These circumstances persist onto the palate where citrus fruit and pine are merely teases and the earthy/onion-y combination carry on, raking the tongue with oily, herbal bitterness. I remember previously tasting the juicy tangerine and grapefruit flavours that I long for now, but that was in earlier batches and poured from draught. Pineapple emerges as it warms.

Still, the hop notes should have more energy considering they've hardly spent a month in the bottle. The malts too for that matter - while they add plenty of body, it's rare to find caramunich and crystal malts so reserved with their toast and sweet caramel flavour.

I loved Lone Pine IPA the few times I had it on-tap. The few bottled versions I've tried since, however, haven't lived up to those initial impressions. I like it enough to keep ordering it - whether at the bar or retail store - and plan to re-review in the near future. In the meantime, rest assured that this new brewery is one definitely worth supporting.

biegaman, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

beerhunter13, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Boozecamel, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Rutager, Jun 04, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ThinkAgain, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dipso123, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bumchilly25, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Rlombardi75, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Jeffry-Mazerolle, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

coder, Nov 13, 2014
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Lone Pine IPA from Sawdust City Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.