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Straub IPL - Straub Brewery

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thecheapies on 07-08-2013

74 IBU
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Photo of 83Orioles
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsnyder61
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingsEnglish23
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Premo88
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(10/16/14 bottled on date)
courtesy of @TongoRad through NBS BIF

L: murky/cloudy orange with wisps of black residue floating throughout column; thick, lasting beige head of foam about 1.5 inches tall and super sticky at top; with a little bit of lacing and a chunky skin/collar, this thing would score at least a 4.25 to 5 by a craft-beer scale, but the cloudiness ranks it about a 2 by the purity-law German lager scale ... so I'm splitting a difference and going with my gut (4)

S: caramel/mango sweet at first, but a fantastic grassy note starts peeking through; OK, suddenly that caramel/mango-barleywinesque sweetness is gone completely, and I'm getting a full-on bready malt aroma with a pinch of grassy hops -- like a true Old World pils. crazy conversion, but there's no denying that pilsner mark, including the house paint smell that some super bready-malt pils can get. sour grain

T: very nice citrus/orange flavor mixed with a hint of grass; much more grass and bitter hop flavor than in the nose; almost has a lemony/grassy/dry sour grape bitterness like a Belgian IPA or super-hopped saison -- like a fruity-bitter thing ... very interesting; starting to taste the bready malt, and it's still very bitter but sweet from the malt

F: very nice all-around ... doesn't show a ton of carbonation left over after a pretty strong pour, but it's still good

O: interesting take on the lager, and a brew that really changes a bit as it warms up and your palate adjusts. at times it's like a well-hopped saison/Belgian IPA hybrid (like Prairie Hop), then suddenly it gets real German-pilsnery on you ... and while it starts off throwing out a very American DIPA/barleywine caramel sweet aroma, that disappears almost immediately and gets replaced by notes I much prefer -- grass, bread malt, citrus notes of orange and lemon and even a slight fruitiness that's almost strawberry/rasberry like, maybe grapes or sour grapes but so subtle it's hard to call. good brew -- and it's nice to get a little of that bread malt/grass mix, a tribute to the roots from which a beer like this one sprung.

big thanks to @TongoRad for this and all the Straub lagers I'll be getting to soon.

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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Bob255
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tork1645
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Wait what the hell...This Straub is bitter as ####! Theres some character here & was pleasantly surprised- however...it is Straub and this beer would be MUCH better with out all of the corn, I can have a few but, it gets old quick!

Photo of Ohiovania
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this again and i was really impressed by the great hop dimensionality. Either I had an old one the first time I had it or they have upped their game on this one. A must buy if you can get it fresh. Crazy affordable too.

Photo of classixIII
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of gpblackgt
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of PCATD
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of nrm5060
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of 302BeerGuy
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of therica
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Really nice. Had a few on tap at the Taproom, William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Nicely IPA with florals but without the yeasty taste or the bloating aftereffect sometimes found in ales.

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Kelmat86
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SWPA_Brew
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Great balance.

Photo of GumbyJ
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Pinball_Guy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Scrapss
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Straub IPL from Straub Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.