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Straub IPL - Straub Brewery

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
74 IBU

(Beer added by: thecheapies on 07-08-2013)
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TEKNISHE

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-16-2013 15:19:08 | More by TEKNISHE
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-20-2014 23:10:54 | More by tdm168
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

07-18-2014 22:07:36 | More by ChuckMartel37
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2014 21:08:47 | More by Jtienes
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-22-2014 01:32:51 | More by drtth
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-16-2014 01:25:19 | More by PA-Michigander
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-15-2014 23:31:44 | More by aqualung23
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan with a nice foamy, 1 inch head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Upfront aroma of citric hops, bready biscuit malts, lager malts, a minor sugary note at the finish.

Taste - Much like the smell, a balance of biscuit malts mixed with citric hops. Grassy along with some added sugars and lager malts. Herbal notes really add to the grassy flavors. Caramel and biscuit mixes well with the lager malts.

Mouthfeel - Citric and herbal hops first coat the tongue. Palate gets malts, added sugars and some more hop notes. Aftertaste is minor bitter, malty and herbal.

Overall - Nice and crisp, with a good amount of hops and sugars. The hop part overpowers the lager side a little but still this is a solid and enjoyable beer that's light and packs plenty of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 23:16:06 | More by wvsabbath
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-13-2014 23:52:17 | More by TheMultiYeast
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BenderRodriguez

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-04-2014 14:17:24 | More by BenderRodriguez
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IPhantom

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

05-02-2014 22:57:48 | More by IPhantom
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

04-10-2014 20:06:25 | More by victory4me
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-07-2014 14:24:43 | More by rfgetz
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-07-2014 14:12:53 | More by InspectorBob
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The blessing and the curse of "Imperial Lagers" is that the strength of the beer increases and so do their flavors- malt character is elevated, but so are the hops. And that usually kicks the beer completely out of balance and creates a much more hop-forward character than many brewers intend.

Straub's IPL pours with a hazy straw color with a heady lather that retains and laces like any hoppy beer should. Its long retention is creamy and arid while the glass randomly decorates the glass with intricate pattern.

Its aromas are hurled into the world of IPA with its high hop aromas- grassy, citrus, herbal and somewhat fragrant bark-like. With the most supple of malt character, its light bread and cracker notes support the spice of hops without challenging for balance.

Its taste starts with a light bready sweetness that brings light to grain and husk in a rye-like kind of way. Its middle opens up its herbal hop character. Flavors of tea and sassafras develop into tangy citrus peels, lead by orange and grapefruit. Its under-ripened character trails with spicy bitterness with a lingering taste of fresh-cut grass.

Light in body, the beer's early creaminess wisps away early and allows a quick finish of hop-derived astringency and light alcohol warming. All the while, its bone-dry finish leaves the beer crisp, clean and refreshed even in its raw rusticity.

The lager-like attributes are largely lost on the hops. Therefore its comparison to other hoppy beers leaves Straub's IPL yearning for the proper support that's found in American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 18:08:55 | More by BEERchitect
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curmudgeon236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2014 04:39:42 | More by curmudgeon236
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griz281

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-25-2014 01:35:16 | More by griz281
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-30-2014 20:49:04 | More by heerboth
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pint glass: color is gold, nice carbonation, fine bubbles; head is bright white, presenting about 1/2 inch thick, dissipates to about 1/8 inch thick and with lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is light sweet malt front, bready, biscuits, toast, followed by a light citrus and earthy hop note.

Taste is a bolder version of the aroma, nice malt front, bread, biscuit, toast overtaken by hop notes of citrus and earth/grass. This is a very tasty and interesting brew, clean malt flavors, big hop notes and crisp lager finish.

Mouthfeel is as expected, nice crisp flavors lingering on the tongue, some lighter notes on the cheeks, a bit overcarbonated so a harsher finish than would be desired.

Overall, this is a very well done brew, nice malt flavors, decent aroma. this and the doppelbock from straub are great brews

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 00:03:08 | More by mvanaskie13
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squirreljr

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-18-2013 02:37:56 | More by Uniobrew31
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Straub IPL from Straub Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.