India Pale Ale | The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

61 Ratings

Brewed by:
The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mikesgroove on 01-14-2010

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2.91/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the LAB and same as it ever was.
Poured in a pint glass. A foggy orange with a full dirty white head that hung for a good minute. Almost no smell just a hint of orange. The first sip goes down smooth too easy with no bitterness, unfortunately. As it settles down your throat the hops start to make their precense known on the back but strong.
Second sip still no smell, bit of a resin feel on the tongue now, hops hitting the tip of the mouth too.
Overall an average IPA.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap in a shaker pint. A cloudy dark amber with thin white head, spotty lace left behind. Smell: leafy, raw, lightly spicy. Taste: tea, lemon, leafy. Light caramel and some watery pineapple juice. Bitterness is there but a bit fleeting at 45 ibus. An average east coast / NC IPA.

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3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a: standard half-pint glass, the beer is a hazy orange-golden color, lots of white head with good retention, nice lace

s: first up on the nose is a pungent floral honeysuckle aroma - weird and a bit distracting, very perfumey, pale malt structure and some powdery yeast, grassy citrus aromas

m: carbonation medium-high, body light-medium

t: pale malt body of a moderate sweetness, flavors of honeysuckle, not sure if that's a hop contribution or what, some grass and citrus, bitterness levels around moderate, perfume lingering in the aftertaste

d: not really digging the floral side of this ipa - it's almost cloyingly so, especially on the nose, glad to not have full pint

served at the brewpub

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3.12/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ahh an new IPA. Probably the one style I can use to judge a new brewer the best as it is a hard one to hide a flaw in for sure. I hastily ordered this one up and enjoyed it with my burger. Pours a hazy, medium amber color with a light, wispy head that quickly faded and left behind only token lacing on the sides that itself faded out quite quickly in a few moments. Aroma is light, but balanced. Small amount of pine coming through now and a light touch of a biscuit like malt note in the back poking its head through. Smooth, easy transition on the flavor with light hops that barely oucker the tongue and a rich malt backbone that provides a decent amount of depth but the lack of a real hop bite really keeps it from going anywhere. Taste fades out quickly on me leaving me looking for more.

Overall it was decent, but nothing really standing out from the crowd here at all. Needs more hops! Very hard to tell the difference between this and the pale, seemed identical to me.

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3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy burnt orange hue with a half finger foy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured muted tropical fruits and a heavy caramel malt.

The hops were tropical in nature and left a soapy aftertaste. The malts were present and slightly sweet, but finished dry.

Overall a subpar IPA. Certainly not Asheville's finest.

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India Pale Ale from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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