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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

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 26
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

WeissBoy, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

curewhatalesu, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of polloenfuego
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

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
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

boszormeny, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

beerhunter13, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

sbarre, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Boozecamel, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BigGruntyThirst, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Cramshawbar, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

KrisDLSmith, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Vyronian
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Vyronian, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Got this at the LCBO in Waterloo.

From a bomber into a snifter
IBU: 65
15 plato - 2.5 plato
Bottled 22 May 2013
Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Columbus and Summit
California ale yeast

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, tighter looking, fluffy, white head with very good retention. Brunt orange in color, clear, with no carbonation evident. Decent wisp remains until the end leaving some solid lacing down the glass. Really good looking.

SMELL: Piles of hops on the nose. Pine, grapefruit and some sweet honeydew melon on the nose. Some caramel and pineapple too. Lots of pine and pineapple for sure. This is great.

TASTE: Pale malts, some caramel up front, with honeydew melon, pineapple and grapefruit at the swallow. Big and bold, lingering aftertaste of bitter hops, grapefruit, pine and hints of melon sweetness. This is my style of IPA for sure. Really flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE; Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry. Very nice, full, creamy feel. Great.

OVERALL: This was outstanding. Totally proves that making a top notch, world-class IPA in Ontario s more than possible. Rivals Nickelbrook's Headstock IPA for top spot in my books, and I really hope they decide to brew this regularly. I've had my fair share of well-received, highly publicized IPA in my day, and this is just as good, if not better than all of them. Not sure why the other reviews aren't as positive. This is really, really good.

Jeffo, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dipso123, Sep 07, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +18.5%

Pours a clear, deep brass with a rocky eggshell head. Retention is excellent and huge swathes of lace cover the glass on the way down. Grapefruit, orang and pine fill the nose, with a balancing biscuity specialty malt. The taste is a smack in the face of hops - massive pine, apricot, white grapefruit rind and orange flavors mix with a sturdy, nutty malt profile. The mouthfeel is light on carbonation with a mouthcoating bitterness that lasts long in the infinitely hoppy finish.

For hours after consuming, I had a Vicks Vaporub feel on the palate. Very hoppy stuff. I highly recommend and will be seeking out more bombers myself. This is a great IPA reminiscent of some of the best West Coast examples. Fiercely hoppy stuff.

CAMRAhardliner, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

davemathews68, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GoHabsGo, Aug 05, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -13.9%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bumchilly25, Jul 26, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

CurtisD, Jul 15, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

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
Lone Pine IPA from Sawdust City Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.