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Dyno - Lucid Brewing

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lurpy1 on 05-12-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-30-2013 01:38:39 | More by zeff80
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lucid Dyno Pale Ale. Lucid Brewing, Minnetonka, MN.

Clear and golden hued, with a tight, slim white head.

Aroma: lightly hoppy, some citrus fruit, minor bitterness, not much else.

Taste: some hop bitterness hits up front, and lingers on the palate, with a toasty, tidy citrus fruity flavor the key component. Only slightly sweet, ultimately ending dry and bitter. Soft malt presence, light but there. "Graham cracker crust." I've heard it said before, and now I'm finally saying it.

All in all, Dyno is a drinker, and it does what a pale ale should do, bringing taste without too much fuss. Pass on around, drink it down, on to the next one, while we solved all the world's problems over a chess game, or a cribbage board, or whatever's handy.

I like it. It's beer, and you can drink it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 08:23:34 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of tempest


4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 16:30:32 | More by tempest
Photo of XmnwildX12


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-09-2013 05:20:09 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White head. Pale gold in color.

Flavor was of floral hops and some citrus character. Pretty typical pale ale. Not overly bitter and not sticky. Bready malts. Well balanced, but more on the hoppy side.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a very slight bitterness. Medium bodied.

Overall, a really easy drinking pale. Just not over the top in regards to hops. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 22:32:52 | More by mothman
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-30-2014 03:43:29 | More by LXIXME
Photo of KarlHungus


1.3/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer pours a clear bronze color with a quarter inch head that recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is full of butterscotch and toffee. The taste is pure butterscotch with a rancid acidity that lingers long. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall, this is a terrible beer that should not be on the market.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 21:01:33 | More by KarlHungus
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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bizarro color. It is clear with a golden-gray color that I have never seen in a beer before. Just over one finger of head forms and has good retention before settling to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left down the glass.

Pleasant aroma of floral and citrus hops with a bready malt base. Smells like a nice APA.

Almost there with the flavor. The hops are at a nice bitterness and flavor level, however the malt is lacking and this beer does not have much depth beyond the hops. Has a citrus and floral flavor. A semi-sweet flavor.

Even at 5.2% this beer feels a little thin. I enjoyed the carbonation. Nice texture for a light bodied beer.

A decent APA but I just can't get past the color. Has a couple of other things going against such as price and bottle format. Would try it again on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 19:25:57 | More by morimech
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-15-2014 04:34:23 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-29-2014 23:50:39 | More by smithj4
Photo of jsprain1


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

11-19-2013 04:44:25 | More by jsprain1
Photo of MattyG85


4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 06:46:57 | More by MattyG85
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2.26/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark gold, almost amber color, with a small white head which fades quickly, leaving spotty lacing. The aroma has light citrus and biscuit malt. Not necessarily my favorite combination of aromas or flavors.

Tastes much like it smells with light citrus and biscuit malts. Not much in the way of taste. Very bland.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Nothing special, and not worth seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 01:26:37 | More by hardy008
Photo of bigbeers84


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-29-2012 08:15:06 | More by bigbeers84
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-14-2014 18:12:44 | More by josephwa
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-19-2013 18:10:52 | More by Chucker17
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

08-16-2012 18:08:59 | More by FreshmanPour77
Photo of zeledonia


3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying to drink local, slowly working my way through the many new beers from the many new breweries in the Twin Cities area. Here's another from Lucid. Tasted 28 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours bright orange with a golden touch, crystal clear, with a loose stream of bubbles rising up. One finger of white head, okay retention, decent lacing.

Smell is nicely hoppy, dominated by citrus, with a sweet slant. Has a funny peanut butter aroma that becomes more prominent as the head fades and it warms up. Yeah, now I'm mostly smelling peanut butter. Started out better, but declined as that peanut butter came to the fore.

Taste... what's with the peanut butter? The flavor here is half hoppy pale ale and half that. It's too bad, as what I can pick up from the pale ale portion reminds me of some things from Three Floyds - light malts, slightly spicy, with a gentle but assertive bitter twinge. I'd like it, if only...

Light body, prickly carbonation. Makes my mouth tingle, and it last just as long as it should. It's actually really nice, and spot-on for a pale ale.

This beer would be excellent, if you could cut out the peanut butter. As is, it's pretty good, just kinda weird.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 14:07:37 | More by zeledonia
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

06-02-2012 03:45:57 | More by Hopstout
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2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle stamped
Not too sure what that means.

A= Pours a light golden color with a thin white head on it that holds nice retention and some solid lacing.

S= The smell is weird. It has some light hop character to it as well as a little bit of a sort of rotting fruit smell. Having worked at a grocery store in the produce department I've sort of learned what rotting fruit smells like and this has a little bit of that smell.

T= The taste again has a sort of rotting fruit taste to it. There is a little bit of a hop flavor but the aftertaste on this is rotten fruit. It's really weird. I can't think of a reason a beer would taste like this.

M= Very well carbonated.

O= This is a second disapointment from lucid for me. The beer isn't tooo bad but it isn't quite right either. Something is wrong here.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 04:18:16 | More by jjanega08
Photo of herman77


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

05-12-2012 20:45:43 | More by herman77
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-10-2013 02:09:03 | More by sgttibbs
Photo of doucmehu


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

06-11-2012 18:22:32 | More by doucmehu
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North Dakota

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-04-2013 02:39:14 | More by Cramerican
Photo of HoistinBrews


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-25-2012 01:39:53 | More by HoistinBrews
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Dyno from Lucid Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.