Intergalactic IPA | Lore Brewing Company

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Lore Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by deadonhisfeet on 07-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from my growler into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a beautiful clear dark amber color with a pretty well-sustained white fluffy head and nice lacing. The nose is pretty standard fare for the style, though a bit mild. You get notes of pine and grapefruit.

The flavor is spot-on. There is a sweet toast-and-marmalade-like flavor in the front of the palate and then a nice rush of hops. The hop addition is very well done. It's not ``imperial'' and the bitterness is not overwhelming, but at no point do you think you're drinking a pale ale and not an India pale ale. There are nice lemon and grapefruit flavors as well as a touch of orange. Always there is a caramel-like maltiness in the background and it follows all the way through the finish, never getting completely buried by the hops. At first, I thought the finish lacked a bit of ``bite'' and was poorly sustained, but my second glass was much colder and the nice hoppy flavors lingered on my palate much longer. The mouthfeel is firm and a bit creamy.

This is a fantastic beer from a new brewer. I don't know if I've ever had a beer brewed with 100% galaxy hops before, but the flavor profile of this beer reminded me a bit of SN Torpedo and Founders Centennial, except there was just a bit more malt sweetness to it. I don't think the brewers were trying to blow people away with this beer or engage in a pecker contest about how much hops they could cram into their process. I think they were trying to be absolutely true to the style and craft an honest American IPA that embodies what they believe such a beer SHOULD be (not necessarily what it CAN be). I believe they succeeded.

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Photo of haddon
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap a Country Boy Brewery. This is my 1st time hearing of Lore Brewery in Danville, KY. II live in Lexington and was not aware there was a brewery in Danville... road trip!

Pours a clear golden-amber with a thick, off-white head. lacing covers pint glass all the way down.

Aromas are creamy & sweet: butter, citrus and warm brown sugar. very nice.

Starts off on the palate all grain: barley & grass notes until the super bitter aftertaste kicks in and mutes any and all complexities. Something def. missing... no citrus hops, all bitter. It's like there's a beginning & end but no middle. who took the stuffing out of the Oreo?

Medium to full body. actually is pretty creamy considering how bitter the aftertaste. strange but good.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer. very unique on the palate. I will have to revisit and see if I have same impression.

Disclosure: I drank an Alpha King just before this pint. Could have affected my palate.

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Photo of JDizzle
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a growler from Party Town for $7.99. Great price! They told me it said 7.75%abv on the keg.

Pours very cloudy!! It's a dark cloudy copper hue with a little golden spot shining through. WEIRD?!?! Not the typical IPA.

It smells a little off because I am not used to smelling Galaxy hops. It's very floral with pine, bready maltiness, apricot, and lemon. It's not the strongest or the best smell, but solid.

A good sweet fruit flavor starts out up front and then the hops take hold. It's mediocre for an IPA. Not a classic by any means, but a good beer.

Mouthfeel is great with a good amount of carbs and a nich body.

Congrats to Lore! What else do you have!!

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Photo of cshort
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lovely, clear golden-amber with a thick, pillowy off-white head that lingers for quite some time.

S: Aromas of brown butter, caramel, nougat, guava, lemon, orange, and guanabana fill the nose.

T: Hoppy notes of lemon, lime, navel orange, mango, papaya, guava, fresh herbs, and guanabana are skillfully balanced by delicate, chewy notes of caramel, biscuit, cream, nougat, and brown butter. The finish is delicate and fruity with notes of guava, guanabana, papaya, orange, caramel, and cream in abundance.

M: Medium-bodied and dryish, but also smooth and creamy. Carbonation is rather restrained for the style. Alcohol presence is unobtrusive. Very drinkable for an ale of this strength.

O: This is a superbly crafted American IPA, and one that aims for balance instead of an all-out hop assault. The exotic fruit flavors provided by the Galaxy hops really work well with the chewy malt base. To this point, Lore Brewing's work has been hit or miss for me, but this IPA is truly out of this world. Great job guys!

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Intergalactic IPA from Lore Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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