C-Son's Greetings | The New Old Lompoc

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Brewed by:
The New Old Lompoc
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by RedDiamond on 12-11-2004

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of 1971bernat
1.5/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of CoryR
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark, reddish amber in color. Hazy, with a tan head. Streak lacing. The aroma is fruit, spice and bread malt. The flavor is pine, citrus and some caramel malt. There are some herbal and spice qualities as well as hints of fruit. I would say the beer is fairly well balanced. It is malty for an IPA. A little bite from the hops and some alcohol vapor hits your nostrils in the finish. Decent, but not my favorite holiday brew.

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz bottle into a glass: deep amber color, mostly transparent. Lacy head of foam; the right amount of carbonation for this style. Hops on the nose. Taste wise, there must be spruce tips in here. Otherwise a ton of hops and a malty backbone. Perfect for an imperial IPA in my opinion, and extra special in that there are the spruce tips in addition to everything to everything going on with an imperial IPA. Love it!

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Salemjeff
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.94/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber courtesy of Daune...thanks bud!

Amber colored with a short lived head and minor splotching

Smell is very subdued and extremely doughy...cinnamon bread and spice

Taste is all over the board and really discombobulated. Holiday spicing, tons of gingerbread like malt, weird cloying sweetness in the middle that rides through to the end that leaves a slightly rotten fruit taste. Hops are around but buried and not really all that pleasant.

This really isn't all that good.

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Reidrover
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber bought at Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $5.49 Cold and snowy evening hope this helps! Slightly hazed amber coloured beer in the glass, with a nice looking large creamy/thick eggshell white head. Very prominent aromas, deep rich chocolate fudge maltiness balanced by huge spruce and resinous hop.Impressive. Taste is similar to the nose very luxuriant and ends with a nice long lasting dark chocolate style bitterness. Good mouth feel..lowish carbonation and smooth. I really liked this one. I like the maltier IIPAs so this suited me.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a reddish color with an off-white frothy head that left chunky lace.

S- Sweet caramel, cherry, and pine notes.

T- Lots of sweet caramel, some pine, and cherry. Finished with a very mild bitterness, very malt forward and sweet.

M- Prickly carbonation, dry finish, some warming.

O- Definitely the most malt forward DIPA I have ever had with lots of sweetness and not too much hop character.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jubnat
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.28.12

A - Pours a very dark orange, almost brown with a thin light tan head that lingers.

S - Dark, earthy hops, grassy, dark citrus peel.

T - Sweet citrus and biscutty, then some bitter grass, then a nice candy-like finish.

D - Low carbonation with a medium body.

O - Solid heavy IPA with a nice strong hop presence.

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Photo of Beercounter1
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Vancoubeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mendonjoebeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice copper color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: A little bit bit of caramel and biscuit with a nose that reminds me of fruit cake

T: A note of sweet fruit, mainly a jolly ranger/fruit cake taste with bread and caramel. The fruits really shine. Reminds me of a creamy jelly roll type fruitiness.

M: Medium body, tasty and well carbobated

O: Goos

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Photo of AutumnBeerLove
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Kevlee722
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of djbreezy
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bailey's Taproom

appearance - amber with white foamy head

smell - floral and pine hops

taste - floral and pine hops, citrus notes, hop forward but backed by sufficiently sweet malts for a heavy flavor profile

mouthfeel - full body, well carbonated

overall - has a very tasty hop profile that kept me wanting sip after sip, very good

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Photo of boralyl
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an inch of off-white head with good retention. The lace that clings to the sides of the glass as the head falls is abundant. The beer is clear with a copper hue.

S - The nose is a wonderful mix of sweet caramel and hoppiness. I get a mix of pine, grapefruit, and citrus.

M - Medium in body with ample carbonation. There is lots of slick hop resin present, while still maintaining a somewhat creamy feel.

T - The beer begins with some light toffee and caramel malt flavors. It's quick overrun by an army of hops. Grapefruit stands out the most with citrus complements. The pine from the nose is also present, but just subtle notes. It finishes with a big hops bitterness along with some caramel flavors that struggle and fail to cut all of the bitterness.

This is a hoppy monster for sure, that will annihilate your palette. The malts do a good job of balancing the hops, while still letting them shine.

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C-Son's Greetings from The New Old Lompoc
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