Laurelwood Megafauna
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #346
Ranked #2,130
4.27 | pDev: 8.9%
Aug 23, 2021
Apr 15, 2013
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I smell the sweetness of the malts and a bright hoppy citrus almost lemon, with maybe a little pine.

It has a really balanced flavor. Malty and hoppy. It's sweet with yeast and bright with pine and lemon zest.

It's medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is strong bitterness that draws out seemingly forever.

Overall it's really delicious. So incredibly balanced. A perfect IPA. I give it a 5.4 out of 6.
Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by cherche from Washington

May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by AHellen from California

3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Draft poured into a tulip at BeerNV, Reno.

L - crystal clear, golden color almost lager like in appearance. Amazing lacing, but the head disappeared very quickly which is a disappointment.

S - average for an IPA. Nothing special. Smells sweet. No discernible notes to the aroma. A bit bland.

T - nice balance with the malts. Good bitterness, piney and a really long after taste. Heavy and chewy on the palette. The nice resinous hoppy flavors linger well.

F - great feel. Chewy, resinous, heavy and satisfying. Good balance of effervescence to compliment the resinous feel.

O - disappointed with the lack of a frothy head. Boring aroma. Great taste and great mouth feel. Will definitely give this one another try - maybe out of a bottle next time.
Mar 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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
Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 4.58 by matodowd from Oregon

Mar 25, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
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.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon

Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 4.51 by rjd722 from Maryland

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.93/5  rDev -8%
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.
Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by Noooddle from Washington

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by erickc from Washington

Aug 03, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by DamienI from Washington

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by Fly4awhiteguy from Washington

Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4.52 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by EdwardAbbey from Washington

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by HopBroker from Washington

Jan 06, 2016
Rated: 4.68 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia

Dec 19, 2015
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Rated by PhilKeller from Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dec 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
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.
Nov 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Jeffsta1 from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
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.
Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by TheWiltChamberlainofipas from Oregon

Aug 03, 2015
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Reviewed by Jnarowe from Washington

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
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.
Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Braz from Washington

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 18, 2015
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Rated by bhyndthebottle from Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A great double workhorse. Smooth creamy finish. No indication of the 9.5 percent.
Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by Greels from Colorado

May 17, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Apr 17, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by TreeBear from Oregon

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by thebeerbeast from Oregon

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by yeaprolly from Washington

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Kevlee722 from Washington

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by HoppySeb from Washington

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 5 by sugarman from California

Nov 11, 2014
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