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Straub IPL - Straub Brewery

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Tbrookchris, Jul 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Great balance.

SWPA_Brew, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

BenderRodriguez, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Jlm158, Dec 14, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

TEKNISHE, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Holmes698, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

griz281, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

GumbyJ, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of CabbageA19
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first ILP that I ever had and from what I understand one of the first marketed.

Initially when I got it it was the same price as other varieties of Straub. Since that inception it is now over 28 a case. When it was cheap it was an incredible deal. At this price point it just makes it good.

Very hoppy for the brand- hopefully a jumping off point for the brewery.

CabbageA19, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
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

mvanaskie13, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jtienes, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Very nice deep golden dusk color. Nice head and lots of lacing down the glass.

Good hops in the nose and clean.

Lots of hops and citrus upfront. Finishes crisp and dry. Malts appear as it warms.

A fuller bodied beer but very drinkable.

This is a great beer. Fortunate to have tried it super fresh, but this is the best thing from Straub's ever. This beer has the potential to take Straub Brewery to the next level. If offered locally I would buy this over Sierra Nevada.

MirkoCroCough, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Oakenator, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Morey, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

302BeerGuy, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

IPhantom, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

kvnheet, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

aqualung23, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

mercysbane, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

victory4me, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

squirreljr, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a light copper with barely any head at all. The nose has the essence of pilsner malts present. The flavor profile is malty with a really nice residual bitter finish. The body is on the lighter side of even this style. Nevertheless, this is an incredibly drinkable offering.

57md, Aug 07, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle to a Nonic.

A: Pours a clear middle yellow gold with nice frothy head which stays around for a while, then compacts to a thin disk. Minimal lacing. Active carbonation with tight bubbles.

S: Bright citrus, light sweet malt notes with grassy hop notes. Clean.

T: Some of that citrus and sweet malts with the lemony, earthy grass flavors. Very distinct and clear flavors.

M: Medium on the tongue, spright carbonation, slightly dry, herbal and prickly due to carbonation.

O: Very nice representation of the IPL style.

Scrapss, Aug 13, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper body IPA like appearance, impressive list of hops at 63 IBUs Bravo, Cascade, and Columbus hops. It took some PA integrity to brew a lager this hoppy, and it has taken off quite well since it's release. Aroma has citrus, dank herbal, a bit of fruit not exactly tropical fruit just plain old apricot fruits/with nutty apricot pits as well. Flavor citrus bitter pith, crushed aspirin, pine cone earthy characteristics this IPL has a full flavored character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied hop oils run wild on the palate, even carbonation. Overall a well built IPL one of the first I had during the craze last year when it was first released.

WVbeergeek, Sep 27, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-copper color with a one finger foamy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of hop smells consisting of some grapefruit citrus, earthy, and floral aromas. Along with these smells are notes of some sweet citrus of a tangerine nature as well as some caramel and bready aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and caramel flavor matched by some hop flavors of an earthy and grapefruit citrus nature. As the flavor advances more caramel as well as a lighter fruit flavor comes to the tongue. Along with these flavors other hop tastes of a floral and even more grapefruit nature comes to the tongue. Some yeasty flavor develop during the taste and combined with some pine hop flavors as well. With the sweeter flavors of the brew dwindling a bit more toward the end and with a surge of the grapefruit hop flavor, a rather crisp and nicely hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Both are rather nice for the style and create a great easy drinking feel overall.

Overall – This is a fantastic brew for the style and the price. Pound for pound, this brew really packs a punch. It is a very good go too; that is for sure.

Darkmagus82, Oct 13, 2013
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Straub IPL from Straub Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.