Knotty Pine
Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,429
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,141
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 12.2%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
93
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Lumberyard Brewing Company
 
Arizona, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of Squire
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful clear coppery gold color with solid white cap and lasting lacing.

Aroma of caramel malt dusted with piney, floral, citrusy hops.

Taste on entry is more hop forward, specifically citrus hops such as grapefruit, then floral with a definite piney undertone. Flavors are distinct and running parallel which is to say they never meld nor do they interfere with each other. The tracks end at a clean, refreshing finish with a slightly firmer hop presence in the aftertaste.

My first thought on opening the can was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I don't know if that's the target the brewers at LumberYard had in mind, the brews are different, this one is more citrusy and less malty than SN, yet that's the comparison that sprang to mind when I wasn't actually thinking of comparing it to anything. Anyway, thumbs up.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Scored this at that place in the strip mall around Pheonix. Can't remember name, well known. Anyways, this came in a can and poured a light amber kind of srm color, standard 1/2" white head. Aroma was pretty much a feint scent of old school non proprietary bittering hops in the C world.

Taste has a substantial amount of caramel like malt impact. More Chinook hops it seems along with Cascade doing the bulk of the work. Another reviewer said it, but it seems spot on, this was an SNPA attempted clone kind of thing. This one leans more grapefruit than the label would make you think, there isn't a bunch of pine to it, its more lemon and grapefruit bitterness. The malt has more in common with the pine aspect than the hops, the woody caramel notes are all throughout the mouth feel to the bitter end here. Its decent, but with SNPA so ubiquitous and superior, I don't know where this beer finds its niche.

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Photo of pkjorgy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MrJolly
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StanleysCup
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal-clear copper hued body; thick, dense, sticky, white head. Pine resin aroma; caramel; vegetal funk. Caramel flavor; peppery; some fruit-like qualities; minerals; mild hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; mostly dry finish.

A respectable pale ale offering a nice balance of malts and hop bitterness. It is not overly complex but has some nice depth as far as flavor goes. A fine beer...

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Photo of crobinso
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of agreenman19
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

apologies if i have forgotten or remembered incorrectly, but im pretty sure this is my first arizona brew. a pretty basic pale ale though here, and it doesnt do much to impress me. somewhere between rusty orange and light copper in color, rather clear, and straightening up in posture with three quarters of an inch of delicate white head, but it recedes quickly. the nose is generic C varietal hops, with little else but pale malt. its basic in every way, well made, but lacking the ability to hold my attention through much more than a glass. i like the feel better than the bittersweet malt/hop profile thats a dime a dozen. its softly carbonated, almost feels like a cask pull, and has a fuller than medium body giving it some nice weight as i sip on it. drinkable enough, but its boring to me, middling in every way. generic hopping, simple grain bill, and really not much different than any pale ale out there. passable, but i am interested in the location a lot more than the beer. what else is out there from arizona? this cant be the pinnacle can it?

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Photo of thegerm87
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of yeaprolly
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of WesM63
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured a wonderful clear amber body with a one finger fluffy white head that slowly receded to a thick cap of white foam leaving abundant lacing down the glass. A very nice looking pale ale. Scents of pine resin, grapefruit peel, an undertone of tropical fruit and orange flesh and bready malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a bright, clean, hoppy pale ale. Very nice. Flavor begins with medium-low bitterness, with notes of pine resin, orange zest, tropical fruit, grapefruit peel and pith and a balancing pale malt sweetness in the background. This moves into a middle with medium bitterness with notes of grapefruit peel, pine resin and a bit of balancing malt. Finish is medium-dry with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and a bit of grainy malt. Aftertaste is pine resin, grapefruit peel and grainy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely bitter, hop-forward pale ale that is crisp and assertive, with a wonderful combination of different flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium-light carbonation and a somewhat creamy feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a smooth session ale. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. It is hop-forward, flavorful, balanced and smooth with a wonderful aroma. One of the better pale ales out of Arizona.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Knotty Pine from Lumberyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 93 ratings