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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sonata2008 on 10-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,651
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
219
pDev:
13.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Photo of snilsen13
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unlike a typical IPA hop profile, that focuses on piney or grapefruit or "juicy" flavors, this beer piles them up and provides a long bitter flavor with a note of everything. For clues, the brewers offer only "4-pounds of hops per barrel''. The body and finish are fine for the style, and it looks like a solid beer - it has a healthy head and nice clarity. I could understand why this beer isn't a favorite for everybody - its could be too bitter, it has a weird label, nobody hypes it, it doesn't have a huge stinky smell. ANYBODY who thinks highly of Surly's IPA should give this a chance again. Maybe Surly woke up your palette.

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Photo of Demi
1.97/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight piney hops, citrus hops, slight wheat, hint of tea, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness. Tastes of earthiness, caramel malt, slight yeast, hint of biscuit, grass, citrus hops, alcohol, slight tea, and a hint of piney hops. Overall, good appearance and complexity, but aroma and body are average while the blend is decent.

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Photo of Nolster
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kabagepatchkale
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaraBubbles
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yum :)

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Photo of tategotham
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer. Eventually another will capture the throne. For now, this is my #1.

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Photo of vande
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light amber with a middling head. The aromas are primarily piney and tropical, with an hint of citrus. The taste leads with tropical flavors, followed by a pine blast and lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a bit thick, but pleasant. Overall this is a decent IPA, but a little dull and unbalanced.

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Photo of warmbier804
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Lagunitas jar.

A good, standard American IPA by Fulton, sent to me courtesy of Hop-Droppen-Roll. Something I'd be happy to see in a restaurant setting, especially a wing place. Nice citrus, little bit of pine and enough of a malt backbone to pull it all together.

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Photo of Beer4Mike
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Small head with a dark golden color. Poor head-retention, but otherwise a nice appearance.

Smell is sweet, and citra-abundant.

Taste is quite bitter, with some citrus and floral notes in the aftertaste. Taste is light, with high carbonation.

This really didn't work for me. The combination between the high carbonation, and the intensive bitter-flavor, did not add up to an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ceanderson
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just finished drinking the line up at Bemidji Brewing, time to find food. Everything in Bemidji is packed...except Applebees. Applebees...I won't review this place, but one shining light was a tap handle, third from the right, that said Lucid Foto. Dayyamm, "I'll have the Lucid!" This beer got me through a very bad steak experience, I owe you Lucid! Poured a beautiful light amber/dark yellow with a THREE finger head. Light citrus smell, not much pine. But the taste, ahh the taste...made me forget about the bad steak. slight citrus and pine, light carbonation, very smooth. I did send the steak back, second one was better, and I ordered another Foto just in case.
I'm making it a point to stop by Lucid and getting a growler of this. Foto could easily be an everyday beer.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UrbHawkEye
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frozetoes
2.71/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not much bite. Flavor ok, but forgettable. Sorry.

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Photo of jaysonread
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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