Lieutenant Dan India Pale Ale
War Horse Brewing Company

Lieutenant Dan India Pale AleLieutenant Dan India Pale Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,207
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,916
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
92
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War Horse Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Reviews by tdawgydog:
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tdawgydog from New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler while visiting the Finger Lakes region last weekend. This is the last of the six growlers from various upstate NY breweries that I brought home with me.

A - Pours a nice copper red. A good 1 - 2 finger head dissipates to leave a nice lacing around the top of the glass.

S - Fresh Hops. Probably English, they are quite bitter.

T - The bitterness of the hops is a little off putting. I seem to remember it tasting a little differently when I tasted at the brewery but it was also at the end of a long day of brewery winery tours so you know how that goes.

D - Seems to get flat really quickly but this could be the product of the week old growler that I am drinking it out of.

M - A little thin. This is a decent representation of the style. I was surprised to find stuff like this during our trip so I guess I can't complain too loudly. I'd drink it again if I ever find myself in the Finger Lake region.

Jun 06, 2010
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wattersmike90 from New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

Sep 29, 2014
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a hazy golden orange color with some floaties. A semi-aggressive pour yields a huge rocky, creamy white head. Long-lasting with sheets of lacing.
The smell is really sweet, overripe grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Sweet bready malt with hints of caramel. Catty dankness with pineapple, pine, and mango.
The taste is ruby red grapefruit and pineapple forward, followed by orange pith and lemon peel. A bit of cat pee dankness in this one. Simcoe for days. Hints of mango and papaya. Sweet toasted brown bread malt and caramel. Finishes sticky, resinous, and just slightly bitter. Leans sweet, but the bitterness keeps it in check.
It feels medium, well-carbonated, spritzy and it actually reminds me of juice at times. Extremely citrusy.

I can see why this was a medal winner. This is a really good IPA. Another winner from War Horse!

Mar 21, 2018
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BabaBeer from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 03, 2017
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FaradayUncaged from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Oct 24, 2014
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jcole524 from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 20, 2018
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 19, 2017
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Peach63 from New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange with a 1 1/2 inch cream-colored head. Heavy lacing which lasts to the end. Hazy.

Aroma is orange, pine, grapefruit, floral.

Taste is piney, citrusy, bready, earthy, grassy. Resinous.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

Pretty good IPA from War Horse.

Aug 12, 2020
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entenduintransit from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 14, 2018
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CharlesK from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 04, 2016
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womara from New York

4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aug 09, 2016
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dfritz40 from New York

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Feb 27, 2016
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sharp315 from New York

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 22, 2017
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 19, 2017
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DrederickTatum from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 16, 2017
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JM58 from New York

4.54/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 24, 2018
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DCN203 from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I read about this beer winning a New York State gold medal for IPA's and I was very skeptical but this beer is legit. Poured at the brewery, awesome atmosphere, great bartenders, a must visit if you're in the fingers lakes area. LT. Dan is a true east coast IPA, moderate hop, minimal malt, clean, crisp. Not a gold medal winner in my book but highly rated.

Aug 19, 2017
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Scottsbeer from Florida

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 16, 2018
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RT-Kris from New York

3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 31, 2019
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Vik777 from Connecticut

4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 11, 2018
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izraelc from New York

3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice cloudy golden orange pour with a frothy head. A nice start. Medium hoppy taste with a slight sweetness. Falls a little flat in the end. Not a bad IPA. I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

Feb 05, 2018
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kuhndog from New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 22, 2021
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robotic_being from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 24, 2019
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Jdells09 from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 12, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

the art on the can is cool here, but the beer was just okay for me, its seems a little malty for what its trying to be, and as such doesnt seem real fresh, although i didnt see a date on the can. it also uses falconers flight hops, which i have always known to be exceedingly bitter in that gripping high alpha sense, always right on the swallow, and i get there here. its a lot next to some oxidation setting in, and i feel like ill need to try this one when i can be assured of its freshness, because it seems to promising. i do get some fruity hops in here, also on the finish, slight mango, juniper berry, and bitter orange, but its the green bitterness that takes over and outlasts all of that. makes it kind of brisk at the end for having so much grain flavor, but its overpowering the nuance. a little german sort of breadiness to the grain, less of a crystal malt caramel thing, more of a doughy depth, could be nice if the hops werent fading. its hard to be too critical here of a beer that likely missed its window. i have heard good things about war horse, and will look forward to trying this again and updating this review when i source the beer in a fresher form! i adored the only other beer i have ever had from them.

Aug 21, 2019
Lieutenant Dan India Pale Ale from War Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 92 ratings