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Flagstaff IPA | Lumberyard Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States | website

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
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
171
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
27.51%
 
 
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 171
Photo of arizcards
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at BevMo in early October for $4.49. Been sitting in the big beer fridge since.

Beer poured a clear amber-orange with a smallish white head.

Nose is a nice dose of citrus hops.

Taste is hop forward, grapefruit rind dominates with some hints of mango. Malts are lightly present, there to keep those hops in check.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth on the palate.

Overall this is a nice ipa, truly representative of the style. I will not be shy to turn this one down when available!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer obtained at pagosa. Copper color, white head, about 1" deep, not much lacing or retention. Citrus bittery aroma, caramel.

Decent hop flavor, a bit one dimensional, in that it is pretty much just a sweet, slightly dry citrus with a ton of bitterness. No way of knowing if this was fresh or not, the flavor profile makes me think it might not be under 2 months old. The caramel that was noticeable in the nose doesn't do a very good job at soaking up the bitterness.

Was pretty much another ipa in a long list of AZ ipa's that were all middle of the road.

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Photo of doughanson78
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Thanks to Phelps in the Tickers BIF for this one.

A: Light straw yellow color with a medium haziness. One and a half finger rocky white head with awesome retention and lacing.

S: Big citrus hops. Pineapple mainly, with some grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and orange. Very nice caramel malt backbone coming through.

T: Caramel upfront. Then citrus hop flavors, same as in the nose. There is no bitterness from the hops at all, but awesome flavors. Then the malts come back big. I want some bitterness in my IPA's.

M: Light to medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess. Slight dryness.

O: This started out with so much promise. Awesome aroma but failed in hoppiness. Still tasted good but no bitterness. A little thin.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with generous white head. Nose gives me clean pine, perhaps a citrusy-soapy component. Not too bold. Palate really offers a whopper of hop bitterness, some caramel sweet malt in the background, but just overall big bitter grapefruity in your face hops. Medium bodied. Finish is long, bitter, and grapefruity. Maybe I'm an IPA pansy as I prefer the more delicate, soft & floral versions of the American IPA style.

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Photo of aval89
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: dark golden leaning towards amber.. 1.5 finger head.. leaves nice lacing.

s: big citrus notes, pine, danky ganja, sugar coated pink grapefruit.. sweet floral hops to round it out.. some bready notes..

t: prickly hop bitterness upfront.. resiny pine needles, big grapefruit bitterness, strong citrus peel..floral hops as well! finish has some bready notes to even it out.. but this is pretty much a hop bomb!

mf: prickly carbonation with a medium body.. maybe just a tad bit too carbonated for my liking. but still has a nice creamy body.

o: nice hop bomb.. hop heads won't be disappointed.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale copper, bright clarity. The white foam is almost two fingers in thickness and it holds amazingly considering I can see almost no carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is a bit underwhelming. Light pine-like hop character with a tangy caramel malt edge. There's not enough forcefulness from the hops.

The taste is exactly what I expected from the smell. Very one-dimensional hop flavor. The caramel malt is a bit dry and the finish has a moderate tangy bitterness. The carbonation is definitely too low on this and it hurts the overall flavor.

I was disappointed considering I really loved the draft version of this brew. This tasted completely different. Of course there is no freshness dating, so age could be a factor, but we just started getting this beer available in bottles in Tucson within the past few weeks. Unfortunately it's just another Arizona beer that doesn't make the grade.

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Photo of azdback
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Stone Imperial glass. Bright, clear orange color with a lot of carbonation bubbles. They all rise to the top to create a soapy looking head from the side of the glass but from on top it appears very frothy. It is about two fingers and bright white in color. Lace is looking pretty sticky at first and in the end stays in great looking spots and rings.

The smell is of very fresh leafy, green hop cones. Believe it or not, it's kinda reminiscent of Abrasive (we'll see). Bright citrus and hop oils fill the nose also. As it warms I am getting a bit of sweet malt. Great!!

The taste on this one is pretty bitter. Pink grapefruit with orange pixie stick? A bit sweet on the lips. Not a whole lot more that that.

The mouth is bright, just like the rest of the beer. It is very refreshing but not watery and empty like that description suggests. As I slow down on this one it mellows a bit. Still a bit dry/chalky in the end.

I have enjoyed this for many months on tap at my work but never have I been sober enough to review it. Now that Lumberyard has bottled this I have the chance to indulge all I want at home. So I'm gonna review the first one I crack. I do think it is a little bit better on tap, but overall I highly recommend this to anyone passing through Arizona.

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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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Photo of AzrialLoSt
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a pint on draft at the Raven Cafe in Prescott AZ for $3.50 during happy hour.

Appearance: A very clear, nice bright golden color with a good two finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves great spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Bright piney hop that is not too over powering but also not wimpy. Hints of citrus and a honey like sweetness are present as well.

Taste: Again, Bright hoppy flavor that doesn't kick you in the teeth like some IPA's. It follows the nose well with hints of the orange peel like citrus and bitter that leaves its mark on the back of the tongue without destroying the pallet. A tad grassy.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation helps the slow warming in the throat from the 6.1% ABV and the bitterness is right on spot for the smooth texture of the body.

Drinkability: With the smooth body and pleasant amount of bitter this is a great session beer even at the slightly higher ABV. Highly recommended for those who are not the biggest hop heads.

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Photo of Phelps
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Made with a blend of English and American hops, this beer won bronze medals at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup in 2010. This one was enjoyed on tap at Robbie Fox's Public House, poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a perfectly clear light copper with a one-finger head of very long-lasting foam the color of white chocolate that never seems to really leave. Nice horizontal layers of lace decorate the glass as I go.

Smells bright. There's absolutely tons of bright pine, dank weed, lemon, lime and orange peel. In the background there's a lot of biscuits, some honey and oodles of citrus. Absolutely fantastic; I want to bury my face in it.

The flavor follows the aroma well, which is great. The bitterness is enhanced, transporting flavors of orange peel to my tongue. Mint and even a tiny bit of basil make appearances. It's grassy, dank, fresh, and exceptional.

Medium, peppery carbonation mildly assaults tongue before hefty bitterness takes over upon the swallow. Creamy body, nice and smooth.

An unexpected treat. Lumberyard seems like a fairly new brewery, but it looks like they're poised to make quite a stir. Along with the awards this IPA's won, the Imperial Red took gold at the 2010 GABF. I don't agree with most of the decisions beer judges make, but I agree with this one.

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