Empty Rowboat IPA - Lake Monster Brewing

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Lake Monster Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jera1350 on 10-10-2013

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by bsp77:
Photo of bsp77
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Amber gold with nice sized cap and some lacing.

Smell: Mostly sweet orange and grapefruit. Slight toastiness.

Taste: Toasted malt backbone with strong citrus on top - mostly sweet orange and grapefruit. Slight earthiness and a touch of dankness. Somewhat bitter on the finish, but mostly very well balanced.

Feel: Medium body that is light for an IPA. Decent carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: Nice, everyday, easy drinking IPA.

More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant amber under a 2” off-white foam cap.
S: spice, malt and rich hops.
T: Enough malt to provide a firm backbone but not too much so as to dominate the hops, good hop finish, bitterness is not harsh. Some light biscuit but not a lot of fruit character.
F: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: A little one dimensional but refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Currently contract brewed at Sand Creek Brewing. No bottle date. Pours a clear amber with a solid finger of head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

The aroma reminds me a bit of Mad Hatter from New Holland. Perfume of flowers, herbs, grass, and a bit of citrus and pine. There is a slightest hint of sweetness from the malt.

Sort of a old school West Coast IPA. The malt does not add much flavor, just a touch of toasted biscuit but that is about it. The hop flavor comes through very well with a good flavor payoff for the bitterness level. Hop flavor of citrus, pine, and floral qualities. The label says a combination of old and new American hops, but it tastes totally old school to this drinker which is not a problem. Maybe not that exciting for some.

Really like the body, carbonation and the overall texture. Nice smooth, but lively feel.

A very enjoyable IPA. I have been very impressed with Lake Monster so far.

Photo of gatornation
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a cloudy sunset color with an off white head very fresh collar
S= citrus and tropical fruit notes with bread
T- fresh citrus with touches of mango sweet caramel notes of malt
M- medium carbonation sweet more than bitter
O- very murky IPA which i liked it was very drinkable and tasty low bitterness with more sweet tropical hops

Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear amber/gold with a nice thick meringue like head.

Smell has got some punch to it, impressive for a 'single' style IPA. A Harbinger of good things to come. Creamy and citrusy like an orange dream bar. Tastes about the same with a nice piney bitterness. Delicious!

Mouthfeel is nice. Respectable carb. Doesn't have that creaminess that I look for in a potential rival to Bell's Two Hearted.

Awesome IPA. Bang for your buck. Definitely adding this one into the rotation.

Photo of jsprain1
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a bit lighter than copper. Huge white head falls down into a half finger. Fairly active carbonation
S- A bit sweet on those. A bit of cookie, some grapefruit, and some earth. Mild for the style, but pleasant. As it warms, citrus becomes a bit more pronounced.
T- It leans a touch too heavy on the malt, but I still like where they are going. Again a bit sweet, but midsip grapefruit and some pine notes take over.
M- A bit thin on the carbonation and body. For as sweet of an IPA as I found it, it lacked a bit of body depth for me.
O- A pretty good IPA. A bit standard but still an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

Photo of ZAP
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overalll this is a decent enough IPA...big on the pine...perfumey....kind of one dimensional but pretty impressive in that direction....has just a bit of an off/sweetish smell but I like hte piney flavor...not an IPA I will be seeking out but if offered at a party I would gladly drink all night long.

Photo of mjryan
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange appearance. Strong citrus hop aroma, sweet orange zest character dominates. Tastes of candied citrus fruit, cut grass and neutral grainy malt. Light bodies with a bitter, dry finish. This is a simple IPA and it delivers where it counts. Strong hop aroma and flavour. Light malt character and a dry finish. Very good.

Photo of Mdog
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Amber, good head.

Smell: Low aroma, mild bread and citrus.

Taste: Not much flavor at all for an IPA. Mild grain, mild citrus with a dry finish.

Overall: I'm not sure what happened here. Picked up a bottle to review and it tastes more like an English mild or low strength bitter than an American IPA. It didn't taste old or oxidized, just not much there. Strange.

Photo of Sconnie
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Old Chicago.
Hazy copper appearance with small white head. Strong hop aroma of lemon, herbs, grass, hints of bready malt in the background. Taste follows the nose, great balance between citrus and herbal hops, solid bitterness, hints of malt. Finishes with a nice bitter/malt balance and nice and dry. Solid IPA.

Empty Rowboat IPA from Lake Monster Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.