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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucid Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sonata2008 on 10-18-2012)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Light gold with frothy, stark white head and light lacing rings.

Smell: Orange, grapefruit, lemon and floral notes. Some caramel. Similar to other beers that say "West Coast IPA", the aroma seems oddly mild.

Taste: Very hoppy and bitter, with grapefruit, lemon and orange. Some spice, floral and pine notes. Not much malts here. Despite all the hop flavors, it gets slightly muddled and overly bitter.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body with a very dry finish.

Overall: While a good IPA, it seems to be more about bitterness than flavor. I like West Coast IPAs that are actually made on the West Coast, but the "West Coast IPAs" from Midwestern and Eastern breweries never quite live up to their biling.

bsp77, Jan 18, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pilsner style glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A sharp and ripe hop forward aroma. Hints of citrus grapefruit, oranges, mango, tangerine, and lemon zest. Lots of grassy hops. Fairly earthy and floral with some pine resin spice. Some sweet malts in the background with hints of biscuit, cracker, yeast, and caramel. Solid smell.

Taste: A taste of ripe bitter hops and grass like the smell leads. Big citrus hop taste upfront with notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, mango, and lemon. Some earthy hops and spicy pine resin. A somewhat floral taste to the hops with a good dose of grass. Soft malts add some sweetness with a taste of biscuit, cracker, caramel, and yeast. Taste is very hop forward and drying. Pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Tingly, juicy, and somewhat oily. Very drying on the mouth.

Overall: A pretty solid West Coast style IPA. Nicely bitter hop mix with good citrus taste. Another good Minnesota IPA.

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Pours a clear golden color with just over one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Hoppy aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Faint floral notes as well. Not much from the malt except a slight breadiness.

I like the hops the brewer used here. Starts off with a splash of tropical fruit and citrus, and then finishes with floral and spice notes. West Coast IPA type of malt bill that is dry and does not add much flavor. Bitterness is moderate and they got a lot of flavor out of the hops without bitterness getting out of hand.

Solid body with lively carbonation that suits the beer well. Not harsh at all and helps drinkability a lot.

This is a very solid IPA. Good to have more local options on the store shelves.

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A - Medium yellow, translucent. One finger of thick, cream coloured head.

S - Grapefruit and pine with some secondary tangerine and peach aromas compliment a moderate bitterness. A slight sweetness is present in the background.

T - A sharp hop presence up front with pine and grapefruit flavours and a very light tangerine profile. A touch of malt sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body and full of hop oils. Moderate carbonation.

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