Chesebro IPA | Ladyface Ale Companie

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Brewed by:
Ladyface Ale Companie
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 62
Photo of Lingenbrau
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the St. Johns Beer Porch in Portland, OR.

A wonderfully clean dark amber color with a thin khaki head that almost disappears completely and leaves no lacing.

Very citrus and pine forward but with a good amount of light caramel sweetness underneath.

The flavor follows with tons of grapefruit, citrus rinds, and damp pine. A little toasted bread and again with light caramel sweetness.

Rich, bitter, low medium carbonation with a sticky residue finish.

This is a great IIPA, and one that almost drinks like a lighter American Barleywine. Cheers.

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Photo of vitALEity
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color is burnt amber, aroma is pine and toasty malts, taste is a wonderful pine, bitter orange.. In a world of hazy, orange juice, lactose, oaty “ipa”s this stands above them all. Great beer.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really great local DIPA. Full of bitter hoppy flavors, but balanced by subtle hints of citrus peel. A true imperial IPA that deserves more recognition than it currently has.

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Photo of AutomaticBastard
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep amber color, a bit darker than i like my dipas

S - pick up a lot of guava, lemon

T - follows the smell, pick up guava and some lemon citrus. Bitter

MF - medium on the body, nice carbonation and dry finish

O - it's a good dipa, stands out more for the distinct flavor and smell profile that you don't get in many dipas than it does for being a great dipa (if that makes sense)

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wasn't brewed once. I had a goblet of it at the brewpub a less than two weeks ago. This review is from notes.

Pours a deep clear brass color with a bright white head that lasts the entire glass. Citrusy hops fill the nose. Bready malts and a bit of an alcohol kick also make themselves known. The taste is a robust mix of piney, grapefruity hops and caramel, cookie dough malts. Floral hop notes show with warmth. Alcohol spice is always noticeable but at no point becomes overbearing. A moderate carbonation and medium body allow the hops to coat my mouth. Pithy bitterness and herbal notes last a good while in the finish.

This is a balanced DIPA. Huge hop flavors meet their match with an equally hefty malt profile. Good stuff and probably a good introduction to the style.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with an orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some slight tropical fruits. Taste is the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA all around with some nice aromas and flavors.

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Photo of hdelavega
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler sent by SubpoenaDeuces, thanks Alex!
Poured to a large Duvel tulip glass.
Pours a deep transparent rusty orange, an aggressive pour kicked up a good three fingers of white head.
The aroma is pretty awesome, tons of tropical fruit. Grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, and fairly light pine in there too.
The taste stays pretty true to the nose. Defiantly a nice dry west coast style IPA, the bitter sweet citrus rind is pretty prominent, I'm also getting a good amount of hop resin along with some pine in the finish (more pine in the flavor than the nose).
Great mouthfeel, the body is on the heavier side of light, with a fairly high carbonation. The big hoppy flavors really coat the palate and stick around for a pretty long time.
Overall a very nice beer, big, hoppy and dry, just as you'd expect from a west coast IPA.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a deep orange almost copper color with a great 1 inch off white head and real good retention

Smell: Citrus hops put off notes of grapefruit and they are backed up by some herbal notes

Taste: Interesting citrus notes that remind me of fruits a little past their prime. Has an almost candy like sweetness and leaves a bit of an off putting after taste

Mouthfeel: Oily feel with a medium body and medium carbonation level and is pretty bitter and leaves the mouth sticky

Overall: This is a $20 growler fill and I'm not sure I like it that much to pay that price again. That being said it is a decent DIPA but I have had a lot better.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Clear and dark amber with golden edges. Thin off-white head. Spots and lines of lacing left down the glass.

Citrus forward aroma including grapefruit and orange scents along with pine sap and needles; sweet malts complement the strong hop aroma.

Moderate to high bitterness with a strong citrus and pine sap character. I liked it.

Medium to thick bodied. A pleasure to drink.

An easy drinking, interesting, bitter, and flavorful DIPA. This beer is better than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of HopHead84
2.31/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2


Growler shared by Greg, thanks!

A: Transparent orange with a small white head.

S: Orange and a little melon with an overpowering paint thinner and acetone notes. There's also some bread and paper oxidation.

T: The flavor mirrors the aroma, with soft citrus notes being overrun by acetone and a strange chemical flavor. Bready notes as well. Upper moderate astringent bitterness with evident alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: It was difficult to get past the off flavors.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Greg for sharing a growler of this beer.

A: The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a fluffy white head and some mild lacing.

S: Smells really strange. A sharp lemon aroma that I would almost compare to Lemon Pine Sol. Intense pine hops to it as well as a bit of bready malts.

T: The flavor doesn't quite impress, either. Like with the nose, there is a really sharp lemon/citrus flavor and the bitterness is a bit harsh as well. A little bit of bread/malt flavor, too.

M: Medium in body with a fairly high carbonation.

O: Unfortunately, I wasn't much a fan of this beer. I've liked a lot of Ladyface beers, but this wasn't it.

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Photo of MrTopher
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a growler (thank future inlaws for throwing out my old one) to a highball glass.

A: Dark rich amber color, with a decent ½ inch head that sticks around for a decent amount of time. The head leaves a nice lacing on the glass while drinking.

S: Lost of citrus, mostly grapefruit but also a little lemon peel, the pine sneaks into the part also. The malt smell is sweet in the nose, this has the smell of a solid DIPA.

T: Slight bitterness, this isn’t a knock your socks off bitter DIPA, its very well balanced. The taste is similar to the smell; grapefruit, citrus, pine and sweet malts. Could be a little more bitter and less sweet for me.

M: Medium, a little thicker than other DIPA I have had, but still very enjoyable, there is some resin to this that I’d presume comes from fresh hops.

O: Solid example, if they bottled this I would share it with my trading partner, I think he’d really enjoy it. Looking forward to getting another growler fill.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a bright and hazy orange with a moderate white fluffy head which fades slowly to a cap. Clumps and strings of lace.

S: Citrus (grapefruit and tangerine), pine, floral blossoms, sweet malt. Quite aromatic.

T: Sticky lip smacking hop character with a good balance of bitter and sweet. Citrus and pine flavors meld well with the malt. Perhaps a tad too sweet.

M: Resiny and oily slickness. Dry and bitter finish with lasting sweet malt notes.

O: Enjoyed with a group and appreciated for the freshness. ABV is hidden at first, but makes an appearance towards the end of the glass. Going back for more.

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Photo of pumptrick
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow man, this place is awesome right in my own backyard. Had this stuff at the brewery and it was on hand pump. What a treat this was. Big hop flavor that just kept on going. Anytime I can get something on cask I do. This cask did not disappoint and I will continue my cask crusade.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been meaning to get a growler of something from Ladyface so I could formally review the beer. Tonight is the night!

Appearance - Pours a dark amber color from the growler with over two inches of tan, fluffy head that dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves chunky looking lacing on the glass.

Smell - Heavy unripe grapefruit and other citrus smells waft up toward my nose from the glass. There is strong pine, hops, and other herbs after the initial citrus blast. Almost not malt or caramel is noticed. This is just one juicy smelling DIPA. This smells better than I remember the last time I had it (new batch I'm guessing since it has been a while).

Taste - Slight bitterness from the grapefruit though not overly. Great oily hoppy flavors meld with the citrus and again, there really is not much malt backbone here, yet it is not overly bitter. I'm really liking this straight from the growler.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, chewy and thick, creamy, oily from the hops. Low carbonation.

Drinkability - It better be...I should not have opened up this growler by myself tonight...heh...may be a long night. But it really is quite drinkable. I am enjoying this batch of Cheseborough IPA and look forward to the other beers Dave has in store for us.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this growler.

The beer pours a clear light orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong resiny hops, clearly a double IPA. The flavor is resiny hops along with some pine and dank notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of getkrunkhoe
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

App- pours a typical color for an ipa; Orange color with small but sticky head, lots of lace on my glass.

Ar- citrus(tons), has some wine-like characters. Earthy characters come to mind (soil, oak,) has a bit of "funk" which reminds me of Horse blanket. This one is very AROMATIC!

T- Hoppy, grapefruit, and herbaceous notes. Pineapple peel (not the nectar itself), acidity(?).

Mf- bitter and acidic. feels harsh in, very carbonated and "thick" for an IPA .

D- great taste, but it is HARSH. its a bit rough. I would say "its a sipper" but I can't standwarm IPAs.

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Photo of rallison
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice DIPA from Ladyface.

Orange/red pour with a decent white head.

Lots of juicy hops in the nose. Tropical fruits.

Taste is focused on the floral hops noted in the nose with a nice transition to a slightly sweet caramel body. Lots of tropical fruit flavors here.

Bitterness is restrained. That said, it nicely balances out the sweetness throughout.

Very nice. This is a DIPA that is very mellow in the bitterness department but has a strong floral hop component that balances nicely with the malts. Quite pleasant. Recommended.

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Chesebro IPA from Ladyface Ale Companie
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 62 ratings