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Lazy Boy IPA | Lazy Boy Brewing

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Lazy Boy IPALazy Boy IPA

Brewed by:
Lazy Boy Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sockeye101 on 09-07-2006

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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 93
Photo of mactrail
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very orange amber color with a modest amount of foam poured in the big chalice. Pleasantly sparkly on the tougue but maybe less head than average. Seriously sharp, actually. Light orange blossom aroma with some pine.

Resiny flavor with a decent amount of malt that takes some of the edge off the acidity. Seriously bitter aftertaste. Drinkable enough but it's more of bitter hops without the massive aromatics that I prefer. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at The Market in Anacortes.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Impressive appearance, somewhere in between dark orange and amber. Head in the 1/2" range, white. Aroma didn't pop with dry hopping unfortunately.

Taste was interesting, something fruity came through, and I suspect it may not have been from the hop choice, seemed like it was a steam kind of yeast. A relatively easy drinking with nothing out of the ordinary other than fruit esters meeting up with some C hops.

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Photo of Spordy
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer has no hop aroma, smells of crystal malt and maybe some biscuit. Can't taste any amarillo but just a little chinook and a whole wheel barrow of malt. Good clarity and mouthfeel but to call this a northwest IPA is like calling a Toyota Camry an American car. Just because its built in the northwest... Doesn't mean...
This beer would go well with some fish and chips while watching cricket when visiting burton.

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Photo of ssteakley
2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

color looked good, smell was right but the taste fell flat for me. Very Flat finish. Certain you have to be a local to appreciate this taste. Food will not help this beer get past the flat side. The hop is there then it goes Flat? Why? The Bitter is there but the Flat follows Why? I do not know.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It seemed a bit all over the place when I first tasted it but after a few sips it all came together and then a top shelf PNW IPA arrived. The nose grew in its hoppiness and the beer rounded out to showcase both the hops and the malt bill. I could drink a few of these and it shows that Lazy Boy is making some great beers

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a ruddy copper amber with a thin off white head with decent retention and light slippery lacing. Aroma is bready, slightly biscuit malt with light grassy hops. Flavor follows with biscuit malt and moderate grassy, neutral hops. Long lingering hop bitterness in the the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied. This is definitely an English style IPA, with more emphasis on malt and bittering hops than aromatic hops. Flavor progression a bit unbalanced, could have used the finish bitterness in the main flavor. A satisfactory traditionally styled IPA.

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Photo of CookstLiquor
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Not exactly "pale," this India Pale Ale pours a more brownish orange colour with a thin, tan head, an indication that this isn't a typical NW IPA. The aromas are mostly malty and grainy with some hop spice mingled in. Flavour-wise it's similar, with the hops playing something of a second fiddle to the rich malt character. Has a nice dry, bitter finish. More like an English-style IPA than US/NW.

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Photo of Cookeeman
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost no head when pouring, even with a little intentional sloshing. Great lacing though! Nice dark copper colour. Very mild aroma, just a soft note of piney hops and a little bread. The heaviness and carbonation is perfect for an IPA, but the finish and the hop level leave a little to be desired. The biggest bite is actually the pale malt, followed by a very mellow pine/resin hop flavour, which lingers on the back of the tongue for a few seconds. I get little hints of citrus, and then little hints of soap, every few sips. The off-dry finish I found surprising, but maybe the most notable thing about this beer. Not one I would buy again, but certainly not one I regret buying.

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Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to pwnzilla, once & future trader, for this bomber. Used to try to wash out the taste of that god-awful sheet we just had out of, getting dizzy, awweegdg. 22 oz. bomber. Split.

Pour is appropriately IPA, on the orange, even leaning red, end of the spectrum. Nose is sweet, floral, almost like a rose bud...odd. Not like any IPA I've ever sniffed. Good? Bad? Let's see.

Lazy Boy is an IPA. That much I should have known. Middling bitterness comes to the fore, with that underlying flowerness. Then sweet malt rushes in. Hops gone.

That's it. Bitterness, malt. Look up average IPA in the dictionary, & there should be a picture of this beer.

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Photo of JTahoe
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright like a new penny and fairly clear. Fairly dense was that shows some signs that it aspires to be rocky...yet it doesn't get there.

S - Hints of orange and a whiff of rose with some leafy mint lingering in the background.

T - Earthy and herbaceous hops melded in that layered PNW way...this one does it very well. For some reason it comes off as more of a pale ale at first, but the bitterness does creep in as the glass empties and makes itself known that this is an IPA. Flavors are of wet grass, citrus, and light fruitiness over biscuit malt.

M - Medium body and medium-low carbonation. While the hops are smooth up front, there is a rough edge which provides a bite without being sharp. I find a dry bitterness grabbing hold in the back of my mouth.

O - This is a trip to the Northwest for your mouth. It is truly a PNW style which steers clear of the chatacteristics of California brand of west coast IPAs. And as much as I'm a fan of the Cali brand, bravo to Lazy Boy for keeping it local and real.

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Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours rich copper brown/red with 3 solid fingers of creamy head, leaving ample lacing down the glass as it subsides.

S - Grapefruit and pine dominate the nose.

T - The toffee sweetness is quickly overtaken by the dominating citrus, with a piney afternote.

M - Very agressive carbonation. The almost rootbeer float like head adds a subtle creaminess to it and adds balance

O - Very good beer. Flavors develop well and lead to a solid beverage.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap poured into a flute.

Pours a deep amber with a very small white head with just a bit of light lacing. Nose is light and mild with a fruity hop note.

Taste is bitter! Sharp and crisp, pine and rich maltiness, it's a hearty beer with a rich full Mouthfeel, quite good.

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Photo of armock
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to doughanson78 for hooking this bottle up in the 666 BIF.

A - Poured a dark copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is mostly of caramel malt with very light hopping for an IPA

T - Like the nose lots of caramel malt up front with some light citrus hops in the finish

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

O - As far as IPAs go this is pretty light for the style as I've had APAs with more hop character than this but over all its not a bad beer it does taste good and is easy to drink

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Photo of woemad
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In the spirit of the new year I decided to give this one another chance after what I concluded HAD to have been an infected bottle.

The color is somewhere between amber and copper, with a fair amount of haze. Decent sized off-white head that left a fair amount of lace.

Even when not infected, this has a somewhat subdued hop aroma. Piney hops with malts way, way in the background.

Hops are stronger in the taste, mostly pine notes. Withut a date on the bottle, it's hard to guess whether this is fresh or not. I get the feeling the hops are fading a bit, but who knows. Mildly bitter zap to the palate at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

A decent IPA, nothing great. Lazy Boy would do themselves a lot of good if they dated their bottles, as I think the hops are fading on this, but their's no way to tell when it was bottled.

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Photo of Flightoficarus
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving type - 22 oz bottle into glass

A - Pours a rich, cloudy amber hue, with a nice, lingering tan head, and good lacing.

S - Smell is of earthy/nutty notes, with hints of caramel, pine, and lemon.

T - Taste starts out w/a slightly caramelish/nutty malt base, but moves on to/is dominated by earthy hops, and finishes w/a lingering lemony bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is just about right. Medium carbonation, average body.

O - Overall, this is an okay beer. It's more for the die-hard hop head seeking a dominantly bitter flavor palate, but lacks the balance of a truly great IPA. If that's up your alley, give it a shot though.

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Photo of scrizo
2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was looking forward to trying this one. Received as an extra in a trade about 3 months ago.

Appearance was inviting. Nice copper color with about a one finger head after a pour in a pint glass.

Smell: A very off-putting malty cat urine smell that was not welcoming. I had some friends sharing this with me and they picked up just a flat out strange aroma.

Mouthfeel: The feel was fine. Just your average IPA profile perhaps a little thicker than some

Taste: Flat out bad. Tasted strongly of overpowering malts and saw dust with a strange, acidic aftertaste. We are convinced that this beer had gone bad.

I would love to try a fresh Lazy Boy IPA!

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Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm kinda surprised I haven't reviewed this one yet. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice coppery amber color with a half inch of of just off-white head that had good retention and above average lacing.

The aroma was a nice blend of pine and floral hops, with a bit of citrus in the background, and just a touch of malt sweetness. The flavors were fairly similar, lotsa hops with a nice malt base.

The body was typical for the style, just maybe a touch sweeter and stickier than average. Drinkability was good, as it is for most PNW IPAs. Overall, a nice average regional IPA that's worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of distantmantra
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into straight pint glass. July 2011.

A: Dark amber color with minimal foam and slight lacing.

S: The aroma is two parts pine to one part caramel malt.

T: The first flavors that hit your palate are bread and malt, followed by the pine bitterness that you expect from an IPA. There is a hint of caramel, but I do notice the aspirin bitter aftertaste noted by previous reviewers.

M: Full-bodied IPA with average carbonation levels.

O: A good middle of the road IPA for the PNW. Enjoyable, but probably not something I'd order over another beer if I were at a bar.

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Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear copper through and through with three fingers of Pacific foam that leave strands of lace

Smell: While there are plenty of pithy/piney hops in the aroma, there is a surprisingly rich base of caramel malt

Taste: The bready malt base provides the expected backdrop for the hops but its flavor never fades from start to finish and, along the way, some caramel sneaks in as well; the hop bill is pithy and piney though it has a bit of an aspirin quality as well; some residual sweetness lingers on the tongue in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A bit rough around the edges but a decent enough IPA

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 1/18/2010. Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops with a light caramel malt backbone. Flavor is full of fresh citrusy hops and a light malt backbone. Very drinkable, very pleasant.

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Photo of cdkrenz
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper to medium brown colored body. The head is thick with large bubbles amidst a froth of light tan. Good stamina in the topping.

S - Bready hops, sweet cereal and subtle molasses.

T - Starts with a nutty flavor. That which would likely be found in an American Brown Ale. Then it moves on to a bitter middle with a slightly sweet plum accent. The ending and finish are nice in a dry bitter flavor.

M - Wet to start but finish is nicely dried.

~ This is much better than I had anticipated. I'm glad I took a chance here and I assure this is a brew worth sampling.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a 22oz mug

Pours a clear golden color with a slight orange tinge, head is big and fluffy, slightly coarse, looks to be leaving big chunky lacing. Carbonation is mild. Smell is sweet with a lot of citrus notes, very malty but detectable hops aroma which is nice.

Hops put in a strong but not altogether pleasant appearance -- it's good, but a dominated a little by a not-so-pleasant bitterness that I occasionally notice in some IPAs.

Mouthfeel is thick and a little sticky, drinkable beer. Not a great beer, but not a bad beer. I won't go out looking for it, but I won't necessarily turn one down, either.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #26:

Time-jump into a pint of PNW hoppiness. Bright copper color with a sticky, sea-foam lacing, you can't expect anything other than excellent head retention from an IPA, and this one does provide. Big, hoppy aromas of orange zest and fresh mint. Deep smoothness lifts up the bitty mouthfeel; medium bodied. Certainly not lacking in hop bitterness, Lazy boasts 75 IBUs, which is probably right on target, yet there is no dominant hop sharpness but more of a layered flavor. Perhaps a little coarseness, but that is par for the course when it comes to a PNW IPA. Fresh-cut grass and grapefruit rind are the two suggested flavors in the forefront. Mild yet forward biscuit malt flavor flashes a sturdy foundation. Alcohol is modest for the most part, with only a mild fruitiness and warmth in the semidry, bitter finish.

A little rough around the edges and in your face without being overwhelming or a burden on the palate. A notch or two above the benchmark for American IPAs, and easily appeases the hop heads within.

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Photo of appenzeller
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark, thick amber with a healthy head. About as dark as I've seen for an IPA. Smell is modest, can pick up some caramel and pine. Taste is heavy, malts first and this beer is full of them--there is a deep buttery sweetness to this beer, it is balanced--but not dominated--by a counterpoint of piney and very resinous hops. Mouthfeel is heavy, almost like a porter in thickness, and one of these is quite enough.

This beer is overwhelming with flavor, the malt and hops aren't really well integrated but at least they are balanced. I could imagine that this buttery hop bomb might appeal to someone, it's just not for me.

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Photo of younger35
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this brew from my main man about a month back but it didn't make queue till now. Been kept cold since. Drank from my Ithaca Excelsior tulip while grilling and listening to Foo Fighters.

Appearance- Pours a magnificently clear dark amber with a decently creamy half finger off-white head. A small cap and collar remain most of the beer with a few random spots of lacing.
Smell- Very fragrant beer as I get a huge flowery bouquet. I'd swear they put a bit of lavender in here as there is enough to go around along with some lilac and rose hips. A bit fruity as well with a touch of grapefruit and orange zest. The malt is present as I can definitely smell some of the caramel toast. The beer smells terrific but I'm afraid it may be slightly sweet judging by the nose.
Taste- Wow, nothing like the nose. Starts slightly bitter with a bit of fruit and earth. Grapefruit and kumquat mixes in with lemongrass and rhubarb. The hops are nice but I'm not 100% sure thus is the freshest ever. They seems just a bit muted. The malt is grainy and light and just sort of hangs around in the background. The finish is dry and bitter with a light bit of lingering earthiness.
Mouthfeel- Fairly light feel with a really crisp bite of carbonation.
Drinkability- Overall not bad but I bet fresher this thing is off the charts good. The nose is really nice and everything seems to be in order to make a great IPA. Thanks Adam!

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