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Lilja's Hop Nest Monster - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 01-14-2009

Nest is NOT a typo.
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Ratings: 190 | Reviews: 105
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2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L: Golden brown with a small foamy head.

S: Hoppy and citrusy.

T: mildly hoppy and citrusy but bitter. Watered-down flavor, almost a light-beer version of an IPA.

F: average.

O: The name here is misleading - not extremely hoppy and not a monster taste. Disappointing.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked this up on a whim, not expecting much. The pour is a golden amber color with an overly abundant white head that leaves nearly no lacing. The aroma is reminiscent of vegetables; particularly tomato, stale hops, and mass produced corn-malt beers. The mouthfeel is decent; smooth and easy to drink. Definitely on the lighter side of medium bodied. The flavor is slightly better than the nose with no vegetable qualities but still the presence of stale hops. It is butter on the finish but nit in a good biting ipa way. This was a very dissapointing beer and I'm not sure I'll try this brewery again.

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3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Straw yellow, decent initial head that leaves some lacing and gradually fades to nothing.

Grass, urine (like an old baseball dugout), floral, slightly citrus smell.

Pale malt, green peppers, english hoppy grassy note, followed by a dank orange rind. Really interesting mix of flavors, but a little off balance.

Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

You know, this didn't really connect with me, but it was serviceable. More along the lines of an English PA than anything else. Hopping just seemed to be all over the place, with no plan in sight.

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3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, but not one to seek out by any means. Labeled as a primordial extra pale india pale ale, but it tastes taste nothing like that. There is no shot of bitter hops if that is what you are seeking out in this beer. The beer is a little sweet for an IPA and it doesn't seem to come from the severe lacking presence of malts. Fairly normal smell with grapefruit and orange overtones and a slight breadiness. Taste essentially mocks the smell with a citrus fruit forward taste and a much calmer maltish on the back end. If nothing else satisfies your craving for this beer, the label will be sure to please. If you can find single bottles for $1.50 or so(maybe even $1.00(other options are better and cheaper) )then pick one up. This will not be your next holy grail of beers, but it will satisfy your craft beer desire.

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Lilja's Hop Nest Monster from Sand Creek Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.