Flagstaff IPA | Lumberyard Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States
lumberyardbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
90 IBU

Added by Phelps on 12-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LXIXME
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with one finger if white foam on a clear, golden-amber body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves excellent lace.

S - hoppy notes of tropical fruit with mango and orange dominating.

T - bready malt with orange and pine hops up front. Some peppery mango in the middle and light toffee balanced by moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - a better than average ipa, the aroma is beyer than the flavor, but it is drinkable and well made.

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

Attractive dark amber in the Duvel tulip. Plenty of foam with a spritzy mothfeel. Nice aromas of resiny hops. Mellow and fruity flavors with some sweetness to start.

Fruity flavors and plenty of hops. Starts out with some distinct bitterness, and there is more in the afteraste, but it's all quite drinkable. A clean hop flavor that covers the aromatic bases with some piney woods and a touch of flowers. Warm with a reasonable amount of malt.

A pleasant and quaffable IPA that doesn't reach for the extremes, while being a big hoppy drink. From the 22 oz bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

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Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came to me in a trade with sKafifer and he has the eternal thanks of The CANQuest (TM) for his CANtribution to the madness.

From the CAN: "It's all about altitude!"; "Pack it in, pack it out!" It does not, however, mention it as "Flagstaff IPA", but simply as "IPA". So be it!

The Crack released a cloud of grapefruit esters and my hands began to shake in anticipation. The Glug was marvelous and resulted in two fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-gold with NE-quality clarity. Nose was, well, grapefruit! I love a good smelling AIPA and this was like air freshener for my kitchen. Seriously, I need to open some doors and windows around here. That or run some of the bodies out of my basement and down to the Susquehanna River ... But I digress. Mouthfeel was full, very hoppy on the tongue with an unexpected pepperiness. Have I mentioned my hops addiction? It used to be all-CANsuming, but now I am on a maintenance program and a beer like this really scratches the itch. Finish was bone-dry. If you are on a hunt for malt, don't bother here, but if hops trip your trigger, you will be in business.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is very hoppy and bitter, not a lot of balance, some fruits are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall if you like bold hoppy beers, you will like this one.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at 1702; February 2011
The beer arrives from the tap with a clear, copper-gold color that is topped by a pale, wispy head. The nose is nice and hoppy with notes of lychee, ripe tangelo zest, concentrated bright peach, a backbone of pine and herbal notes. There is a touch of cracker like pale grain character if you really dig around in the nose.

The beer has a clean bitterness to it up front, but ti gets a bit herbal and green as it rolls across the tongue. My second sip has me noticing a bright, amply fruity note that contributes flavors of peach, lychee and a huge tropical fruit note. This beer is quite nicely hoppy and satisfying. This is a bit low on the bitterness scale for an IPA, or said more correctly, it could be much more bitter considering it is an IPA. It is nicely quaffable with a light-medium body, with just enough heft to carry the hop fruitiness. The malt is purely a supporting character here with a touch of biscuit like grain, a touch more cracker character and just enough sweetness to keep things moving.

This is a nicely impressive beer that I wasn't expecting to be so tasty and enjoyable. I really like the bright fruit character that is backed by the clean malt character; in fact I especially appreciate that the malt character is so clean and restrained (especially on the crystal malt side of things).

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Flagstaff IPA from Lumberyard Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
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