Air | North Loop Brew Co

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Brewed by:
North Loop Brew Co
Minnesota, United States
northloopbrew.co

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by deliriumfest on 11-24-2011

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Ratings:
139
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
16.29%
 
 
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Photo of cleverseneca
4.69/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lucid air might not look like much, pouring like any American adjunct filled lager. The first sip hsweet. gives lie to any illusion of mediocrity, its a Very light wheat taste, with just the slight hint of hops to cut through any illusion of being too sweet. Overall a well made beer with subtlety that many craft breweries should learn from, with their imperial this that and the other style.

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Photo of kristenrae8
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of scot_chale
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- straight up golden american lager color. crystal clear. light active carbonation. 1 finger of white head that fades rather quickly.

S- light european pilsner. That same kind of stella skunk. Herbal, floral, really nice. Potent too. I could smell it as soon as I opened the bottle. The aroma filled the room.

T- Mildly hoppy, in a floral way. The yeast comes through at the end. Great flavor profile for quaffing.

M- it's pretty soft. absolutely dry. the carbonation dances but doesn't sting the tongue. Very easy going.

O- Session anyone? This is a full flavored, easy drinking pale wheat that invites you in for more and more. I'd buy a 12 pack anytime. As far as the style goes, it's a version. It's filtered, it's hoppy, it's medium bodied, so not quite what I was expecting, but nevertheless, awesome beer.

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Photo of deliriumfest
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a small white head. Has aromas of fruits as well as some hops. Flavor mirrors the aroma. The body and mouthfeel are very light but crisp, clean, and very easy drinking. Overall, fantastic for the style and highly quaffable.

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Photo of Wetenkamp
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of bhindbluis
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of pisomojado8
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz tap pour into an inexplicably frosted glass.

A: Light pale yellow. Small white head. Laces extremely well which is surprising considering the frosted glass.

S: Wheaty, yeasty. Couldn't get a whole lot of nuance as it was still quite cold.

T: Full flavored. Wheat is balanced and avoids cloying. Hop is not PA big but suitably direct for the style. No bitter aftertaste but hops still hold a lot of character. A very light fruity (orange zest) finish.

M: About perfect. Pleasantly viscous with slight dry note on finish. Carbonation comes on stronger then finishes mellow.

D: So good. Very happy to have a quality lighter style from a local brewer. Nice work and I look forward to more brews from Lucid.

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Photo of snilsen13
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a special beer, hitting the niche of being under 5%, having a bucket-load of flavor and not being an import. We Americans rarely design these beers - so I just have to come in here and let y'all know it exists.

By accident or design this beer has a somewhat unique tart flavor, balanced to a mild bitterness and NOT over-carbonate (Lucid doesn't want to prick your tongue). It's not a juicy sour, or a musky sour, its more of a general tartness. This tartness also blends nicely with the smell.

This seems to me a rewarding ale. One that once you adjust you palate you have found uncommon goodness in beer. Most beers aren't this creative without becoming undrinkable, this weaves a path near the crevasse of uncertainty, making you think that you shouldn't like it but there's something intriguing to keep you taking other sips.

A winner of a beer from Lucid Brewing.

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Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight earthy malt, slight wheat, hint of hop, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight earthy malt, hint of pine, hint of resin, slight wheat, hint of hop, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, good body and blend.

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Photo of DwedPirateWobert
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant straw gold under a very finely bubbled 1” white foam cap.
S: Light grains and very faint hops on the nose.
T: Light grains and fruit.
F: Smooth and crisp, medium light body and above average carbonation.
O: Refreshing, not assertive or over the top but very easy to drink especially on a warm day

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGB
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of SweJon
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jjanega08
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lot 091092

A= Pours a translucent pale yellow color with a perfect white head on it that rises to a quarter finger and holds some solid retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell is light as air. A very small hop aroma to it as well as the lightest of poopy wheat.

T= The taste is again very light. A tiny amount of hops and a very little amount of poopy wheat. The wheat leaves a nice after taste however that is a little lemony.

M= Well carbonated.

O= This beer is quite basic. It works however. It's not a mind blowing style trancending craft beer but it is a nice sessionable easy drinking wheat. Not to mention this is the best beer I've had from Lucid. Try this one out if you've written Lucid off like I had. This is actually pretty nice.

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Photo of hooverhawkeye
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jrkoller
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Dlug84
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well balanced good tasting beer that is easy to drink. If you only like hopped up beers and high alcohol content, this beer isn't for you.

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Photo of drpimento
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

I think this is pretty good stuff - a bit thin, but decent flavor and aroma. Looks good too (in fact, its best asset). Well rounded lighter beer. I could see this as a nice session brew. Wonder how it is on draft. And curious now about the breweries' other beers.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time for a pale wheat to go with my taco salad.

Appearance : A golden straw colored body, very very little haze. 95% transparent. The head initially pours 3 fingers but dwindles down to a single finger leaving layers of light lacing around the lip of the glass.

Aroma : Clean malts and very faint orange rind. Some oat, but mostly wheat aromas waft up. A weak bouquet overall that requires deep inhalation to analyze.

Taste : Nice explosion of freshly peeled orange right underneath a wheaty body. The orange rind continues throughout the taste, and it ends crispy, light, and arid. I can't stress enough how much this tastes like a freshly peeled orange including the rind. Very nice.

Mouthfeel : Appropriate for the style - very creamy with a certain shock from the carbonation, yet not too intense, and follows through to a semi-dry finish.

Overall : I think this is better than "okay". Its definitely craft-worthy, and although it isn't particularly amazing it is easy to drink and has lots of great natural orange flavors. Recommended.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.85/5  rDev +10%

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Air from North Loop Brew Co
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