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Empty Rowboat IPA - Lake Monster Brewing

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 25.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 48
Reviews by bsp77:
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of optimator705
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of andrew8626
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorsOrders
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of ddavison
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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

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Photo of Wetenkamp
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BicBoi
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear bright orange color. The head is small, and recedes quickly into no lacing. The aroma is of noble hop spices, pine, passion fruit and tangerine. This is a unique aroma for an IPA, and it works. The taste is similar to the aroma with a nice bitterness in the finish that recedes quickly. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this is a nice if not memorable IPA. I would drink this if offered, but can't see myself buying it with all of the current shelf options.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsprain1
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of plsmanx
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Mealhouse
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of KnappStout
2.56/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTaylorBrew
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Empty Rowboat IPA from Lake Monster Brewing
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