Laurelwood Megafauna | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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4.28/5
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110 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
laurelwoodbrewpub.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 04-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,619
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
110
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a deep golden Amber color with a one finger creamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- citrus and tropical hop aroma with notes of lime, pine, grass& some herbal & earthy notes

T- big blast of tropical fruit up front that gives juicy notes of mango, passion fruit, tangerine, and pear. The juicy flavor continues to the finish and lingers dry and fruity

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- juicy citrus hops with high drinkability

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Photo of matodowd
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up at PDX, passing through. Medium, clear amber small ring of head. Aroma starts with some pungent hops before giving way to some leathery malts. Taste also starts with the hops, astringent and dank, but some solid malts bind the whole thing together. Lingering bitterness brings the palate back. Potent IPA.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjd722
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a nice looking crisp semi-dark copper color with a sustaining finger's worth of white foamy head. Took a little bit, but it did slide off semi-slowly. Some ringy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet to bitter grassy to citrusy hops overcoating some piney-ness. Nice clean base malts coming in for balance.
The flavor had a huge amount of bittersweet citrusy and piney hops pushing down the caramel malts stealthily to ensue a spectacular balance all around. Smooth bittersweet clean malty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a great sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt appropriate as the bitter harshness does show some pizazz on my tongue, almost became overbearing, but wasn't. Light alcohol burn but actually became acceptable to me. ABV did feel as projected.
Overall, pretty nice west coast styled DIPA, I'd have again despite the alcohol burn.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickc
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.72/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhilKeller
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yum

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace.
Light lingering lacing starts to stick but slides for the most part.
The smell had a sharp resinous pine yielding to sweet onion and bleeding into some earthy to bready malts.
The taste takes the bitter resinous hop oils and becomes unrelenting on the malt profile - semi-sweet yet oily bitter and pronouncing itself into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about a medium in body with a sticky sweet to bitter appeal on my tongue.
Carbonation hits appropriate as a DIPA.
Overall, this was a very nice DIPA that I could have again.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty orange-tan color, head is pale, fine; didn't note amount or persistence.

Smell is mild, clean, apricots, hops.

Taste is quite good: well-integrated apricots, hops... reminiscent of Dogfish Head 90, but not (in taste) quite as compelling... I should try these side-by-side.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Rich, velvety, just lovely, perfect carbonation.

Finish is interesting, very well integrated with the beer as a whole, starts sweet, ends bitter; long.

May possibly be under-rating this. Try again with another great 2IPA.

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jnarowe
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicate stone fruit aroma. Some floral notes. Amazing full rich flavor, great mouthfeel, and superbly balanced for a highly hopped strong ale. The palate is exquisite. Tasted at 58F.

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Photo of Braz
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Laurelwood Megafauna from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 110 ratings