Knotty Pine | Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Camjmorton on 01-31-2014

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
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 Squire
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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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Photo of LXIXME
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

White to slightly off white head of considerable size pretty much just sits above a clear golden-copper colored beer.

Nice hops aroma of light pine accented with some citrus aspects.

Pine from the hops seems to be the most prevalent thing in the taste of this slightly bitter pale ale.

There is a dryness to the slightly piney hops aftertaste of this medium bodied beer.

A well done pale ale with a nice amount of piney hops coming through but not to the point of being overbearing or overwhelming. I recommend giving this one a try.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hopped up pale ale that, in some ways, sort of makes me think of a blue collar Hoppy Birthday, save for a body that is perhaps a bit too buzzy with the carb and slightly heightened bitterness. Good stuff tho.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color, spotty lacing. Smells like caramel malt, and tastes like caramel malt and oak chips. One dimensional, sticky and medium bodied.
Very pedestrian, nothing about this stands out.

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Photo of MrJolly
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of akolb
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geobus
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of indy351
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lumberyard Brewing Co

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy tan head that hangs around before settling to a dense layer and leaving plenty of thick lacing.

S: Pine, citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, and a little light malt.

T: Pine, citrus, lemon and grapefruit, floral, faint fruity notes, and a little light malt. Not overly complex, but it works.

M: A bit on the light side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not a bad pale ale, but a little more depth of flavor wouldn't hurt. That being said, there's nothing wrong with being straight to the point like this.

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Photo of TIG_show
2.4/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Good citrusy scent on the nose that does not translate into the taste. Looks fine but the taste is lacking. Nothing special, just typical, hoppy Pale Ale.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of cbutova
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Full notes taken to my phone while reviewing this at Pinon Flats Campground, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO.

A- Slightly hazy deep golden body poured from the can to a chalice. A white crown rises atop the beer to just over one finger with a creamy consistency. Webs and drizzle lace deposits on the glass.

S- The nose is mostly hops but not entirely dominated by them or pungent. The main notes I get are citrus zest, pine and slight fruit hints. Pale cracked grains and yeast peek through just a bit.

T- Hops once again the main player but more balance comes through here. Hops provide grapefruit and citrus zest, dried apricot, pine, floral and herbal notes in rough order of strength. The backdrop consists of pale Crystal malt, light caramel sweet, cereal grain, yeast bread and fruit ester hints.

MF- The body is towards the light side but support is found in a crisp consistency between foamy and frothy. Fairly bitter in the after taste.

Hops in the front but not by too much as the yeast and malts start to show through after a few sips. More citrus than pine for me but refreshing and tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of Mrose78
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can - freshness date on all six are illegible (I can make out the year - 17).

It pours almost all foam. One of them exploded. A golden copper body eventually comes through. A thin sheet of lacing sticks.

The smell is of pine, black pepper and caramel.

The taste is of pine that comes across almost like Pinesol. Watered down grain balances the resiny, woody character.

A bit fizzy, I'm wondering if something was wrong with this batch.

It does have a piney woody character.

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Knotty Pine from Lumberyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 89 ratings