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Lucille IPA - Georgetown Brewing Company

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 234
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Georgetown Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: appenzeller on 08-13-2010

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Photo of RJLarse
2.96/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Elk Public House. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a copper color with a slight haze and a small white head.

Smell is a faint citrus aroma.

Taste is a dry bitter pine and dandelion flavor. Not great.

Mouthfeel is dry and mildly carbonated.

Drinkability is just average. It's an ordinary IPA. I wouldn't want a lot of it. (340 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a medium gold color with about 1/2 inch of just off-white head that had good retention and some lacing.

The aroma was nicely floral hops, otherwise subdued and benign. The flavor was also floral hops, had good balance and finished with a slightly surprising citrus tang.

The body was the typical mid-range of the style. Drinkability was pretty good, this is an IPA you can have several of without killing your tatstebuds. Overall, an OK example of the style, worth trying when you see it. (528 characters)

Photo of Goliveidaho
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler from the new grower station which adds the CO2 saturation. Great looking head, nice lacing falling down the 12 oz glass. Taste subdued grapefruit, hops hiding until the swallow. Fast flashes of citrus and floral oils. Mouth feels satisfied. Overall a good bear not even close to to world class beer but very drinkable. Cheers! (334 characters)

Photo of distantmantra
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled directly at the Georgetown Brewery.

A: Golden copper color with a bit of the unfiltered haze and a small white head of foam.

S: Primarily citrus but a bit of malt.

T: Pine flavor is dominant, but alcohol is present and not masked.

M: Medium carbonation. Alcohol is not masked. Very noticeable.

O: I have a soft spot in my heart for Georgetown. I regularly stop in and get growlers of Lucille, but when compared to other IPAs, it is very middle of the road. Nice to bring to an informal gathering, but I'd pick something else over it when given the choice. (576 characters)

Photo of beerandcycling88
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the horseshoe at all places.

A pours a amber color with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S notes of pine and some grapefruit.

T the taste follows the nose with more pine and grape fruit.

M its about average for an ipa.

Overall this is a solid ipa but here on the hop heavy west coast it kind of gets lost in the shuffle. But all in all a good drink. (375 characters)

Photo of hreb
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass poured from a growler filled off a keg. Beer is orange and slightly hazed, with relatively little head formation. Aroma is both sweet/malty and full of C-hop citrus goodness. Flavor is a high-IBU bomb. This is a respectable take on an unfiltered West coast IPA, though I have to admit Georgetown isn't my favorite. (330 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to find this among the masses of Budweiser at the ZZ Top concert

A: Poured a cloudy deep orange color with good carbonation capped with a nice white hesd

S: Hop oils, grains, citrus, floral notes mostly. It seemed sordove muddy on the hops at times with bitterness all over the place. Plenty of malt and it was tasty.

M: Balanced, well carbonated, nice bitterness on the end

D: Good (396 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Had this on tap.
Pours a malty amber tan color.
There’s some candied orange peel on the aroma with a touch of caramel.
There's an upfront bitterness with some citrus peel as it is sipped. Tastes sweet with a drying finish. (226 characters)

Photo of appenzeller
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a growler at the brewery. The folks at Georgetown say this brew is a "coming regular" but they are still tweaking the recipe. So, I'll review what they're currently putting out.

Pours a very dark hazy copper, one fingered head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is acidic and hoppy, pine and citrus overtones. There is substantial (and pleasing) maltiness at first taste, bready, followed by a strong bitter hoppiness with pine and citrus overtones. Substantial mouthfeel, this is no watery beer, drinkability is average for the style.

Not a bad IPA. (561 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeOne
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured an amber color into a standard pint glass with a decent off-white head.

The aroma was subdued but had a hint of floral and citrus hops and sweet malt.

The taste followed the nose but with a strong, spicy, and earthy middle. The hint of orange rind was up front held up by a malt backbone that did not distract from the complex hop character. While I didn't get this, my waitress said she didn't like this beer "because it tasted by bubble gum."

Medium and oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A bit musky.

Drinkable IPA that I would have again if offered to me but probably wouldn't seek out if other NW IPAs were available. (638 characters)

Photo of philbertk
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Georgetown Brewing Company--Seattle, WA--Lucille IPA. 7.20% ABV. 70 IBU's. Mild lace white head. Slightly hazy bright gold color. Floral cascade grapefruit citrus hop front. Dry sweet tangy citrus IPA body. Rich hop spice end. Big Floral IPA. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/24/2010. (308 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft in a pint glass

Color is copper with a small bar pour head. Good lacing.
Smell is citrus and tropical with a little bit of biscuit
Flavor is grapefruit and tangerine followed by malt and then a crisp bitter finish.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish

Overall a very good IPA that is one of my standards at local restaurants. (343 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, Old Town Alehouse - Ballard

appearance: served in a tall non-traditional glass, hazy orange body - nice beige froth

smell: fresh. strongly hopped - bitter dry pine, grapefruit rind

taste: a nice bitter ipa - pleasantly suprised by this one. hop oil, pine resin, bitter grapefruit rind, very much a west coast IPA with a nice bite from the bitterness and abv levels

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness, medium body and light carbonation

overall: good ipa - would go to this one again (490 characters)

Photo of JTahoe
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange-gold with rocky off white head that recededs to a skim cap with little bits hanging around the glass.

S - Lots of rein and pine with citrus rind in the background.

T - Hop slap on the face, following the nose with resinous pine and citrus rinds...astringent grapefruit dominates the citrus profile...along with some green herbal notes. Definately displays the earthiness I would excpect form a PNW IPA.

M - Modrate leaning towards full and slightly oily. Lingering prickly biterness..

O - A regionally expressive brew, and quite nice. (556 characters)

Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Maple Leaf Grill, Seattle.

Pours a clear copper that leaves behind a good steady ring of lace as I drain the pint.

Aroma is clean piney/citrusy hops, pale malt.

Taste follows nose. Classic West Coast IPA taste, nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, drinkable.

Overall a solid, enjoyable American IPA. (328 characters)

Photo of Lakes
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice off white head with excellent lacing. Color is a patina copper with a slight chill haze. Head fades leaving a thin, even sheet.

Nose is resinous and strong pine. Minor citrus notes come through.

Taste is deep resin atop an assertive malt foundation. Nicely balanced but slightly astringent.

Mouth feel is very full and slightly sticky.
Taste is lingering. Pleasant even with the minor astringency. (411 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a decent white head and good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, grains, floral

T-grainy malt, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, slight herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-good IPA, nice flavor and easy drinking (279 characters)

Photo of kingcrowing
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice amber and red collection e neither a small light yellow head, nice thin lacing, nose is malty and sweet with a lot of earthy hops.

Taste is also really earthy, a bit. Of citrus, nice caramel malt and a nice crisp finish that's very good. Overall, delicious! (307 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Lucille on tap at Jules Maes Saloon in Seattle.

Appearance: cloudy orange hue with thin tan head due to pour. I like the look of it.

Smell: aroma is citrusy hops, but seemed a bit light to me. The beer was not served ice-cold, so I don't think temperature was at fault here. Good composition, but I'd like to see a little more intensity.

Taste: Lucille is all about citrusy hops, with a little bit of funkiness thrown in to break the monotony. More than that, though, the flavors in this beer just really work well together; they are properly balanced and the brewers just seem to have put a lot of care into this beer. The west coast IPA is a pretty well-worn style at this point, but Georgetown have executed it superbly.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation for the style. It's a little creamy, but still has that nice IPA bite.

Drinkability: just a super tasty and refreshingly drinkable IPA. I look forward to drinking tons of this in the future. (982 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Skyview Grille.

A clear orange amber with a dense off white head with decent retention and modest lacing, this looks pretty good. The nose is a hoppy treat. Rather bitter and fragrant citrus and pine hop aromatics are present, dank and herbaceous. Sweetness is reserved with a faint toasted caramel note present. The palate opens with a pleasing, pungent bitterness, with a blend of grapefruit, pine and marijuana. Hop flavor is modest but it really works here ; the exceptionally clean bitterness lends flavor by itself. Malt character is faint, with only a look little burnt sugar present. Clean on the finish with a pungent and resiny bitterness, there is a little alcohol present, and that does detract from the wonderful palate. Excellent. (761 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger slightly off-white head with decent retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of piney and citrus hops and light bready malt. Flavor is balanced bready and caramel malt and more subdued piney and citurs hops than the aroma. Light citrus juice and rind. Balanced malt and hop finish with light lingering piney and citrus hops. Medium bodied. At first I was slightly dissapointed that the flavor was not as fresh hop intense as the aroma, but this IPA really grew on me as I finished the glass and since I was drinking it with a meal, a total assault on my taste buds would have been inappropriate anyway. A very nice balanced IPA that I would drink any time I ran across it, especially while dining. Nicely done. (820 characters)

Photo of johngallardo
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Zerk's Pizza in Kirkland,WA. Great tasting beer by itself. Lots of hippy bitterness flavors with enough malt to hold it together. Great west coast IPA smells from the piny hops.

For whatever reason did not taste great with the Puget founder pizza which has lots of meats, olives and mushrooms. (305 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid beer coming out of Seattle. For me, the top three IPAs out of the Northwest are Laurelwood Workhorse, pFreim IPA, and Lucille. The appearance is decent. Attractive looking IPA. The smell is nice and appetizing. The taste is along the lines of a Southwest IPA, fruity, piney, and sweet, although a little bit more subtle. The mouthfeel is up there. Overall, I can see my self buying a six-pack of this to drink throughout the week. That shows this beer is solid. I'm from San Diego, and there aren't that many solid IPAs from the Northwest that compare to those from San Diego. Better stouts, porters, and sours, yes. IPAs no. (641 characters)

Photo of socon67
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask at the Elk in Spokane. Very smooth and while it has added carbonation and no lacing, it has a more rustic flavor which brings out the hop profile. I found it very enjoyable (182 characters)

Photo of noahfree
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Norms Bottleshop in Lake Stevens, Wa.

Wow, impressed with this offering from Georgetown Brewing. Out of the growler into my crappy hotel plastic cup. Smell is great a little soapy and piney, not much citrus which isn't a bad thing. Taste reminds me of NB Ranger which holds a special place in my heart as the beer that introduced me to IPAs. A must try for any hophead. A-
Highly recommended! (411 characters)

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Lucille IPA from Georgetown Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.