IPA | Lefty's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2010

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of EatonHops
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of smi69
3.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of frio80
2.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ecxeeder616
2.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AllDayAdams
4/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great local beer from Greenfield!

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Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
3.19/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flashy
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of chinacat
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JV-NH
2.45/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Got what I paid for.... Bought a 22 ouncer for $4 bucks and should have spent more... " But the label looks nice" Is what my wife would have said.. Thin taste leaves me longing for the hop. So why bother telling you if the color head or flora is nice if it doesn't taste great. Or even average.

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Photo of Enriquehopnog
1.5/5  rDev -47%

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of BastardFromABasket
2.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden colored ale with a head that quickly dissipates. Smells of malt and no hops whatsoever. I just can't taste the Chinook or Cascade hops. I like the malt character but I just wish I could pick up some of the hops you expect in an IPA. Finishes with an slight sour note similar to California Common ale. Overall okay.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of MenardMa
2.14/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is extremely unimpressive. Watery, flavorless, aromaless. Has almost NO hop aroma at all, and very very little in the taste also. Not really sure what they were going for here...it's not good.

Lefty's makes some interesting stouts that aren't too bad, but this will be the last time I try any of their "lighter" offerings.

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Photo of guezarka
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of zahara15
4/5  rDev +41.3%

Photo of blknikon
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of jhb138
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of inandon
3.13/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this at a little shop in Northampton, MA

Anything IPA i have to try at least once.

Pour: very first thing is that head dissipates quickly. It looks like a pale ale. light, translucent, light orange yellow in color.

Smell: Orange

Taste: Very light, nothing like an IPA in my opinion. There is nothing striking about it.
Very Orangey, no earthly or caramel flavoring.

I do not recommend this beer. It is not a bad beer, just absolutely nothing special about it.

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Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of Durge
2.63/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A hazy golden/orange color with a decent white cover that leaves no real evidence of lacing. The aroma offers orange citrus and bready grass tea. It is a bit peculiar but not off putting. I remain open minded here. Not expressing definitive hops but the jury is out still. Okay, the flavor is peculiar and the citrus/grass hop content seems to crash into something rather more of a chemical idea. A bit of the old cardboard quality with toffee and more orange flavors. But this is an odd predominating bitterness that escapes description except to say that it doesn't strike me as highly appetizing. This is drinkable but it's almost as if there's some detergent left in the glass or something. The body is near medium, has a decent constitution and refreshing feel with subtle but effective carbonation. As much as I don't want to spread the hate, I gotta say that I'm going to have to get a proper IPA chaser here to clear my palate. Sorry to say that I bought the growler without checking any references on BA. Afraid I can't disagree with the prevailing sentiments here. What is Lefty thinking here? I'd like to know his/her thoughts. Can't recommend this, I'm pouring the remainder of the growler, but I'll finish the pint....very quickly, like pulling a bandaid.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.41/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into a CCB pub glass, formed a 1/4" offwhite head over the clear golden amber brew. Froth holds on nicely, with average to good lasting lace. Aroma is negligible.

Taste starts with a somewhat neutral but lightly sweet maltiness, which just coasts on to the close with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth, and drinkability is great. Wish it was a bit more standout flavor-wise, but I would have one again if offered. More like an English IPA in my book.

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Photo of pisano
2.63/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a: pours hazy light orange with a white one finger head that dissipates very quickly; no ring left around the glass, no lacing, not even any bubbles floating at the top of the beer after about 5 min

s: citrusy hops, lots of malt, alcohol is definitely present

t: malty, not too sweet, light citrusy hop notes, some alcohol with a slightly bready almost nutty finish leaving a strange bitter (and not in a good way) aftertaste

m: decent, light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation

o: nothing special here unfortunately and the bitter aftertaste is off-putting

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Photo of Brad007
3.96/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden blonde with a one-finger head into my glass. It's still an IPA so far.

Plenty of hops in the nose that lean towards pine with some citrus notes.

Very mild hop bite that actually compliments the malt bill, allowing the latter to shine towards the back. You could say that it came out of left field.

Ditto for mouthfeel. Sweet, buttery malt makes my taste buds salivate. Wow.

Very good IPA! I should have checked out Lefty's but at least I found a bomber not too far from it (Ryan & Casey). Keep up the good work!

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IPA from Lefty's Brewing Company
2.83 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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