'Til Sunset - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgiant on 07-01-2014

Golden in color, light in body and delightfully hoppy in all the right ways. ‘Til Sunset is the session beer hop heads have been waiting for. Low in ABV and high in hop flavor and aroma. Generously hopped with American Centennial and dry hopped again with even more Centennial for a fantastic hop flavor profile. Hand crafted to be enjoyed responsibly ‘Til Sunset.
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by Beejay:
Photo of Beejay
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale apricot orange in the glass, fairly cloudy, with a medium amount of white head on top.

S: Lots of grapefruit peel. Not a lot of malt character in there, perhaps a touch of orange in the finish.

T: Assertively bitter, with strong grapefruit peel flavors. Light malt character, the finish is oily bitterness.

M: Light, with medium active carbonation. The finish is oily, and clings with a residual bitterness that is long, and assertive.

O: Overall I think the bitterness is a little too intense in this guy.. Or perhaps just a different variety of hops. This is a too heavy on the hops for something I want to drink all day, if the variety was more of a tropical fruit variety, I think it would be more sessionable.


More User Reviews:
Photo of cbradio
4.7/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great full flavor for a session IPA.

Photo of obywan59
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

These guys grow their own hope, AND BARLEY! Wow!

From a can.

Pours a moderate orange, a bit on the golden side, with a 1 1/2 finger rather substantial, white head that leaves thick, attractive lacing.

Nice florals in the aroma with a little ripe citrus. Buttery. Fresh hop aroma.

Taste is more subdued than the flavor, but definitely hop forward. Tart citrus and bitter citrus peel dominate. The bitterness lets up just a bit in the middle and some sweet malts peek through, before the bitter hops take over once more. Some occasional over ripe citrus.

Light in body with light fizz. A bit of syrup on the tongue, and slightly drying.

This is a good IPA. Not spectacular, but pleasant and rewarding nonetheless. I wouldn't hesitate to try this again.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, golden copper coloring with a tall, fluffy, light, airy, clingy, white head. Great lacing left behind as you drink. Aromas of cut grass, subtle citrus notes, pineapple, and mango. Good nose, but it's subtle. Flavors are bitter and tart forward, with a heavily roasted undertone. Resinous cedar and grass bitterness dominate the palate, with the tropical and citrus fruit notes coming in after to balance, but ultimately be overpowered. The body is light and smooth, with a vinous, vegetal, bitter hops character dominating the aftertaste. The finish is light, slightly effervesced, and dry, with more of the green linger.

Photo of JayQue
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good session IPA. A gentle pour gives a clear gold color with a minimal white head. A hard pour makes for a hazy gold color with an average lasting white head. In both cases, there is thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is floral and grassy hops. Fairly pronounced. Good flavor, decent bitterness. Centennial hops provide good flavor and an aromatic aspect. There is some malty balance too.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. A bit on the light side but crisp and bitter. Good flavor, light .abv. This is a winner.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The description sounded good, but the aroma and taste did not live up. It was a below average session, won't but this one again.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned on 11/07/2014, good beer not high in bitterness or hoppiness but great balanced flavor.

Photo of cjgiant
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: on the lighter side, yellow; hazy with a decent head and significant lacing

S: little raw and earthy overall, but I think I note a light spice note, maybe some citrus, but hard to pin it down at the restaurant.

T: start off earthy like the smell, clay; some grassy notes. The hops take over fairly quickly, as I've noticed from your "better" session IPAs. Meadow flavors, with an orange/lemon citrus taste. Ends with a woodiness, to me.

M: for a session IPA, pretty good. Not too weak, decent carbonation, and a good dry feel akin to a west coast IPA.

O: for a session IPA, it tends to meet the criteria, powerful hops with low ABV. The beer doesn't seem too watery, but does have a certain lack of malt profile, which might be hard to get in the style (which BA maybe should add).

Photo of rjs246
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good, but not great, session IPA. I drink it when it's available on tap and have had it out of a can a handful of times. It's totally drinkable but when it comes to Virginia local stuff Devil's Backbone Four Point is the better option.

'Til Sunset from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.