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Dyno - Lucid Brewing

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucid Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lurpy1 on 05-12-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of DanC
4.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer.

I like beers that have a good hop aroma and taste but are not overly bitter. This had a very nice balance. The color was right for a pale ale and it is very comparable to other beers in this style. I am proud to be a drinker of "local" beers.

Looking forward to taking a tour of their brewery later in June.

Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A good scent of floral hops upfront along with some citrus hops. Hints of grapefruit, oranges, and lemon zest. Solid malt backing with hints of caramel and biscuit. Some wheat grains. Also some grassy hops in the mix. Pretty hop forward for a regular pale ale. Smells closer to a IPA.

Taste: A nice burst of citrus flavor upfront. Notes of citrus orange, grapefruit and lemon. Bready malts with notes of biscuit, cracker, and caramel. Also some floral and grassy hops. The citrus hop flavor is the most noticeable here. This is a very hop forward ale but the bitterness is pretty low. Taste is like a English ESB.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and very smooth. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A very good ale here. Very hop forward but light with the bitterness. A good lighter hop driven option.

Photo of scot_chale
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- straw pale orange color, mildly active carbonation, and 1 finger of pitch white foam that slowly dwindles.

S- citrus hops with fruity yeast residuals. it's pleasant, but not pungent.

T- a midly aggressive hop delivery. it's gotta be horizon hops, because summit's epa comes to mind right away. It's like Summit EPA Light. I'm very pleased. I get an amber or light malt extract taste too. It's balanced, leaning towards the hops.

M- Dry, crisp, slight bite of carbonation, and medium bodied. it suits the style in my opinion.

O- Score! I really love this APA. I'm happy to say that my expectations of this beer, and this brewery were met. It's sessionable, full flavored, and respectable in the realm of APAs. I'd buy a six pack anytime.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

A hoppy yet not overdone pale. Finish has a bitterness to it, yet extremely drinkable.

Photo of t2thebro
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at punch on grand Ave.

A- light yellowish color with a bit of red and green hues. Two finger head which slowly fades into a 1/4 inch head that laces leaves a frothy lacing.

S- citrusy, light with a hint of sugar. Hoppy! Not much malt smell.

T-smooth, citrus blast with a kick of spicy earthy hops. A hop heads dream, this is a hop brew with very little malt flavor. Could use just a bit of malt to round out the flavor.

M- smooth, medium carbonation, a bit of an oily feel from the dry hop. Good if you want a hop charged lighter beer.

O- overall I could drink this every day. My kind of apa. Hops and not much more, sweet, spicy, light. I'm guessing some crystal malt, with some wheat. Grains that don't add a lot to the hops. Good beer! Bravo!

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber for $7 at Princeton Liquors. Overall, a very tasty beer, but still overpriced. I paired it with a spicy catfish dinner and the pale ale made a great complement. The big, clean hops character held a juicy hops perfume with a tangerine and bitter rind finish. A little toasty barley snuck into the flavor and I also caught the occasional notes of apricots and tropical fruit. Maybe it's more reasonably priced on draft, I certainly wouldn't mind drinking more.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of JackieTH
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light golden thin head minimal lacing. Lightly hoppy nose with moderate malt and watermelon rind.

Taste: There is an immediately washing of citric and floral hop on the tongue, tasty, mildly bitter with a slightly unripe honeydew melon element.  Wet.  Mild caramel pale malt kicks in. Moderately zingy carbonation works well with the flavor.  

Medium to light body. Finish is clean and faintly bitter. Refreshing and drinkable pale ale with a floral and citric profile that was a little different than many of the other pale ales out there.  I enjoyed it, I could drink quite a bit of it. 

Photo of jimmah120
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

growler purchased directly from the brewery. $10 plus $5 for the glass. not too shabby.

Look is a clear amber-gold, lighter in color, with a bone-white froth of head. Smell is hay, wheat, a buttery malt sweetness, and citrus hops. Taste is a very citrus forward APA, with more buttery malt than i remember, reminiscent of peanut butter. Feel is light and smooth, with a creamy thickness to the finish.

Solid pale ale. If not unique, it definitely stands out on it's own compared to others similar.

Photo of mjryan
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow! Nice stuff. Crystal clear, beautiful light amber colour. Sweet, tropical fruit and toasted brown bread aroma. Flavour is easy going, not muted. Hops come on first, fruit cocktail and lemon zest. Subtle isn't the right word because the hops aren't subtle, maybe subdued is right? Damn, I'm not doing the hops justice. There is plenty of hop character. This is a hoppy beer, just not square peg in a round hole Bam Bam way. Elegant? Yes, that works. Well integrated even. Perhaps I'm over doing it now. I just appreciate the hop character is all I'm saying. Malts are um, there I guess. The toasted bread aroma doesn't make an appearance on the tongue. Very neutral. I like this, let's the hops shine. Clean bittering. Bottle says 35 ibu, which, case in point doesn't mean shit. 35 ibu in a 5ish % abv seems mellow, but Dynos dry, self effacing malts makes them seem quite assertive. Finish is crisp, slightly bitter and quenching. I already said I like this beer so the overall is redundant at this point. Slainte Lucid, well played.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Dyno from Lucid Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.