Flagstaff IPA
Lumberyard Brewing Company

Flagstaff IPAFlagstaff IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,250
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,897
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.4%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
212
From:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
 
Arizona, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  41
SCORE
84
Good
Flagstaff IPAFlagstaff IPA
Notes: This is a heavier bodied ale with a higher bitterness. The blend of several varieties of American Hops make this copper colored ale especially pleasing for pale ale lovers. Prominent hop aroma with citrus and floral notes. Hop emphasized with a firm bitterness accented by a subtle malt sweetness.

90 IBU
Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 212 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tortas en Fuego in Oak Creek, AZ.

This one pours a clear straw yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells semi-malty, with some light astringent hop character, and grapefruit.

This is pretty basic and boring overall, with a lingering, slightly dirty and astringent bitterness, and too much malt character for what I prefer for more West Coast styled IPAs.

This one drinks a bit too bitter and malty, with a slick mouthfeel.

I didn’t absolutely hate this one but I can’t really recommend it or anything

Apr 06, 2021
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StevenNovember from Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Found this at my local super market, never heard of these folks before. Grabbed this IPA and I am amazed none of my fellow brewers have recommended this yet.

Aroma and hop profile are by the book with an array of citrus/floral/pine hops, like many other IPA's of this region.

I rate this so high because of how they managed to balance the sweet malt with hops. Seems heavier on the crystal malt than most IPA's which provides a distinct sweet balance to the bitterness.

I made this profile specifically to get this opinion out further than my circle. Try this beer!

Dec 03, 2018
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burnerfinger from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this on a whim @ the local market - mostly because of the Flagstaff name.
poured from the 12 oz can into my "mason jar":

A pours the color of honey - super clear. over 4 fingers of head! and generous lacing...

S nice, citrus hoppy ness....reminiscent of grapefruit

T MMMMM goodlove the IPA bite.

M full body, loving this.

D too good to guzzle - sip this one to savor the hi class flavor!

Nov 08, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

old school ipa right here, this is what they used to taste like. its got some crystal malt to it for sure, but its not sweet its just balanced, the higher crystal malt is needed to balance out the intense bitterness of the hops, this is really bitter, more kettle and less dry hopped, piney and bold, crisp when its ice cold, heavy and falling apart a bit when it warms up, which happens quickly in the southwestern summer. a classic profile to it really, it takes me back in time even, but it doesnt smell or taste particularly fresh to me, still an enjoyable can of beer, but the hops just arent that distinctive, C type hops, spicy type cascade, maybe some woody centennial as well, not sure what all is in here, but i like it being old school, not enough bitterness in ipa anymore these days, so i appreciate this as a bit of a throwback. refreshing and bubbly and crisp when its cold, but drink it fast. only my second beer from these guys, nothing mind blowing so far, but its good to see beer like this still out there...

Jul 21, 2018
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystalline amber with a puffy head of irregular foam and lacy collar.
Bland malty aroma, minimal hop presence.

Taste is a similar caramel malt showcase, dull with aspirin hop pellet bitterness, which lingers into the aftertaste.

Light to medium bodied, fairly bitter but lacks hop flavor.
Overall this is very by the book, nothing out of the ordinary.

Jun 06, 2018
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Uppercrust in Phoenix. Pours a light straw colored hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of hops and citrus. Similar overall flavor profile.

Jul 02, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark red almost brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Mild stringy lace. The aroma starts off with some sweet to bitter grassy and piney hops. Light citrusy and floral hops show a light presence over some bready and caramel malts. The flavor brings together all of those previously mentioned aromas to blend. Nice aftertaste of malts to hops. Quick dry piney finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fine sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Appropriate harshness as an AIPA. Overall, good American IPA that I would have again if I could get it.

Jun 21, 2017
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matcris from Arizona

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A light amber with lots of rising carbonation, and a finger of off white head that lingers and sticks to the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit, a little tropical note, and a small bit of pine. Also picking up a good dose of caramel malt. In the flavor, I get some bready caramel malt and mild but nice citrus and minor tropical vibes. The bitterness supports and balances the malt, nicely. The feel is slightly below average carbonation, fairly dry overall, and medium thin body. Good aroma, and decent flavor, but, a little lacking in the feel department. I 'd definitely try it on tap, though.

May 22, 2017
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beergoot from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can data: 912 05/24/17

Solid amber body; thick, foamy head. Citrus, floral hop nose; sweet; some grainy tones in the aroma. Bread-like malt flavors; nice hop bitterness. Smooth, heavy-like body; resinous; crisp; some residual sugar body yet dry overall.

How does one describe a very fine, nicely balanced IPA that tastes great and drinks well yet doesn't fall into the "coveted" trend setting category? One gets tired of using the same descriptive adjectives for repeatedly fine offerings. Perhaps the problem is my lack of descriptive writing skills. A fine journeyman American India pale ale?!? That's weak and pathetic. I don't know. Regardless, the beer itself is a tasty, nice malt-centric based IPA with some respectable hop bitterness bringing the finish to a close.

Apr 28, 2017
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours amber with a one inch off white head. Nose detects some pine and citrus. The mouth revels in the hoppy malt flavor. Enjoyable!

Aug 31, 2016
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tucson_brewson from Arizona

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into English pint glass.

L - Much like a Session, pours a golden amber with some orange haze. Like almost every other beer I've reviewed, finger of foam that dissipates quick and leaves a good lacing around the glass.

S - Strong pine and grapefruit/citrus up front, light caramel malt finish.

T - Bitter grapefruit, pine, metallic aftertaste, not much malt/sweetness to balance it out, a very dry hoppy finish.

F - Clean, medium-body with some creaminess that balances out at least the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, very drinkable.

O - Another solid brew from the folks up north. Feels like I'm out camping when I drink this. Good for when I want something a bit on the hoppy side, but not overpowering. A fine IPA I hope to have more of.

Apr 20, 2016
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RyanK252 from California

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Pine and grapefruit, bready malt, and a littlle sweetness.

T: Pine, citrus, grapefruit zest, a little lemon and orange, bready malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Good old school IPA. Maybe not super special, but nicely balanced and well executed.

Feb 27, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber color with caramel highlights, this one produces an inch of head that quickly fades. Caramel and bittering hops in the aroma.

The usual 90s caramel and c hop ipa. Lots of bitterness, not a ton of hop flavor beyond the contribution of bitterness. Caramel is helpful and in the right proportion one would think but it didn't do as well hiding alcohol and bitterness as one would hope.

About as average as they come.

Jan 26, 2016
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Brews and Cues in Flagstaff.

L: Pours a clear amber color. Off-white head.

S: Pines and citrus hops.

T/F: Mild malts with a pretty aggressive hop profile. High IBU (90) for the ABV which makes it seem a bit thin. Solid carbonation and very sessionable.

O: An above average IPA with a solid hop profile. One I could drink a few of.

Dec 06, 2015
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Prager62 from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had it on tap at the brewery and decided to buy a bomber to go for a review. No apparent bottle date, abv. listed on the bottle is 6.1%.

Look- Pours a clear deep amber color with a very generous amount of creamy white foam.

Smell- Pine, grapefruit, floral esters, and malt.

Taste- Pine, bitter grapefruit and caramel malt in the finish. There is a floral quality that takes over as you work through the bottle.

Feel- Oily and quite thick with a bitter dry finish.

Overall- A quality IPA with a good balance of hop bite and malt sweetness. I'll definitely seek this out next time I'm in Arizona.

Sep 28, 2015
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ioconnor from Arizona

4.91/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer reminds me of flagstaff. It is cool, refreshing, wit some bold, but smooth citrus/melon tasting hops. The best way to drink this beer is on draft. Golden amber color, slight caramel flavor. Slight, frothy head. It has a skunky, danka smell too that reminds me of Flagstaff. Cheers.

Aug 31, 2015
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snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015-07-20
12oz can flown back from Phoenix in my suitcase. If there's a date, I don't see it. Served in a snifter.

Pours clear golden with a slight bronze hue, moderate head, medium carbonation. Head fades to small at a medium pace, and then stalls there. Smell is nice, piney and juicy, fresh and bright.

Taste is light on the juicy brightness, and strong on the piney bitterness. Nice refreshing beer on a hot day, interesting and good. Definitely better than a lot of IPAs.

Mouthfeel is smooth and nice. Overall, surprisingly solid beer. I haven't been that impressed with most AZ beers.

Jul 21, 2015
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travolta from California

3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy apricot with golden hues. Head retention is very nice with some rings of lacing. Frothy, white head, more whipped up than a flat froth.

Nose: Pine, citrus, and candy, with some malty calmness at the end.

Taste: Nice and clear mouth feel. It is crisp and dry when such, and malty sweet towards the end. It separates them well. Bread and crispy citrus up front, with some bitter hop oils. Melts away to a light malty finish.

Notes: A nice, standard IPA.

Jan 01, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed fully to my phone at Morefield Campground, Mesa Verde National Park, CO.

A- Can pours with a golden body that has a fairly hazy appearance. A white cap rises to one finger with pretty good retention. A frothy ring and island remain atop the brew and lace begins with sheets and ends with drizzled spots.

S- Stone fruits and lemon oil citrus hops jump out of the glass in a strong hoppy aroma. Notes of mango, tangerine, lemon zest, grapefruit and pine. Beneath this is slight cracked grains and bread hints.

T- A slight shift occurs compared to the aroma but the stone fruit forward hop theme remains the emphasis. A slight sweetness gives the mango, melon, tangerine and apricot notes a pulpy feel. Pine strengthens with citrus zest bitterness and floral notes as well. Yeast remains mostly clean and slight cracked grain hints poke through.

MF- The body is pretty much on the light side maybe a shade towards medium. Overall texture is frothy and creamy but not quite chewy. Finishes lightly bitter.

Fairly impressed by this after having a few rather below average brews by them. The hops are bright and flavorful with a nice stone fruit and melon flavor as the highlight.

Aug 06, 2014
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ryannosaurus from Arizona

4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can to pint shaker

Pours crystal clear light reddish gold, small finger of off white head. Style appropriate film of bubbles after that lays over. Some sticky lacing all the way down

Aroma is big on hop notes of pine, grapefruit with some hints of caramel and bread.

Flavor also initially blushes grapefruit and pine, nice sweetness in the middle that hints of warm danish, orange and pineapple, and finishes with the bitterness you'd expect of 90 IBU

Mouthfeel is light for the style and refreshing

Well medaled big brother to last year's GABF Pale Ale Gold, Knotty Pine PA, I often struggle which to grab. More often, I grab the IPA. Gorgeous appearance and while the hop profile of pine and citrus isn't exactly ground breaking, it is artfully done. As far as Arizona beer in general (Valley) distribution goes, definitely in my top 5, and an argument could be made for #1

Jul 18, 2014
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not only was Flagstaff IPA consumed with dinner, but doubled as a drink while I did my second homebrew! With 22 ounces, there was plenty to drink. On to the beer:

Not only is the head thick, but it holds much of its thickness well. Lots of lace ciricles around while below, a pale orange brew with copper hues and a clean body rest. Its aroma brings notes of pine, vague citrus fruit, light tangerine, and modest caramel base, though in terms of hop intensity, it's mild. Same in the taste as well. It comes across more of a "mild" IPA in terms of hop presence. Highlighting the taste are tree sap, some resin, burnt sugar, and a modest citrus note. Despite the mild hop presence, the beer did seem to have an oily texture while being medium bodied. Mild IPA or not, I still found pleasure drinking the bomber.

Mar 25, 2014
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big off white head slowly settles to a quarter to half inch froth covering a clear light caramel golden colored beer.

Citrus and pine hops aroma come through nicely.

Slight bitter hops coming through in citrusy and light pine hops tasting beer.

A dry slightly bitter dry aftertaste with a bit of the piney and citrus aspects of the taste stinking around with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty good tasting IPA for a six pack cans, usually better IPA's come in bombers or stuff like that.

Oct 31, 2013
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Auraan from Arizona

4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice clear amber, with thin white head that quickly dissipated, leaving a bit of lacing. Quite nice on the eyes. Scents of grapefruit and pine. A nice IPA scent. Flavor is very pine forward, very much a big hit of pine resin. Grapefruit pith is the secondary flavor, with a bit of a tiny floral hint in the finish. The bitterness level is quite high, befitting the beer's 90 IBUs. There is a tiny hint of malt present, but overall it's pine, a hint of grapefruit and a tiny amount of floral hops. A nice piney hop bomb. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. About what is standard for the style. Overall this is a good IPA, with a nice pine forward character and a nice high level of bitterness. Well worth trying.

Aug 13, 2013
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gleemonger from California

3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden amber with a large foamy white head with decent retention. Pretty nice lacing.

Sweet caramel malts first, followed by a citrusy grapefruit hop aroma. The hops are pretty muted, but I'm not sure how old the bottle is. Not bad, but I would like much more of a hop kick to the nose.

Similar to the aroma, malt forward, heavy on the caramel malt. A tad stale tasting. Not much in the way of hops here either. I'm just getting the basic citrusy hops, moderately bitter, but not a whole lot of hop flavor.

Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Leaves some residue on the tongue to accompany the bitterness.

Not a super huge fan of this one. It tastes more like an amber ale than an IPA to me - a little heavy on the caramel malts and not heavy enough on the hops. Kind of a funky, stale aftertaste.

Jun 13, 2013
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RobM77 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at their brew pub in Flagstaff, a day after I had two pints of it at the Arizona Biltmore, also on tap. Very good, a solid IPA.

The hop taste in this one to me was mostly grapefruit and pine, more on the grapefruit side. The aroma and taste compared well to each other. Rings of lacing all the way down the pint glass as it disappeared.

90IBU beer, and it tasted like it. Rather crisp and enjoyable.

Jun 13, 2013
Flagstaff IPA from Lumberyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 212 ratings