Derailleur IPA | Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An approachable, yet full-flavored IPA with of Centennial and Columbus hops to give it a refreshing citrus flavor and aroma. Named for our love of biking and need to be “derailed” from our everyday lives once in a while.

Added by emerge077 on 08-18-2012

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

If you enjoy American IPAs there is just no way you won't enjoy this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Lake Bluff Brewing 8/18/12. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist and thanks to the dood for the company!

A: Served a bright and brassy, orange-gold color. A hazy hint hides underneath 1 finger of creamy white foam. Retention was good and plenty of lace was left behind in the glass.

S: Plenty of stanky C hops. Spicy herb garden, citrus zest, and a lightly sweet malt backbone. Terriffic balance!

T: Similar to the smell but with different ratios. The malty sweetness becomes more assertive, but that could've been due to sitting at a semi-shaded sidewalk table out front.

M: Very nice balance between the bitter hops and malt smoothness. I would've preferred a touch more hop bite.

O: An excellent AIPA from this new-ish kid on the block. I expect great things from these guys.

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Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery, served in a footed tulip glass. Review from quick written notes.

Bright orange color, fine clarity, with a cap of white foam and lots of drippy lacing coating the glass. Dank resinous hop aroma, citrus peels and green botanicals, earthy resinous hop bitterness with a sturdy pale malt in the middle that builds over the duration of the glass. Very drinkable, it definitely satisfies the hop craving.

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Derailleur IPA from Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 11 ratings