Volcanic Double IPA
Lassen Ale Works

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.5%
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Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
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Lassen Ale Works
 
California, United States
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.67/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a burnt auburn kind of color. Looks malty AF. 1/3" off white head on the top. Aroma of maltiness and bittering hops, mostly C in name. Disappointing the beer barely smells of hops. And I mean, it didn't smell like a volcano at all.

Taste, well, perhaps the volcano reference (I know, its Lassen Brewing, by Mt Shasta, a volcano) is because this beer tastes super hot like lava. I think I heard volcanoes can have toxic fumes, but I wouldn't say the nose was toxic, just not pleasant. Mouth feel was like you were drinking a lighter version of an American barleywine, all kinds of sticky malt and all bittering hops going on. No, you know what? It isn't a lighter version of an American barleywine, it is a beer that tastes like it is a blend of American barleywine and red ale.

The stickers didn't come off these cans for shit. I can't recommend this shit, I dunno what it is with that upper part of California, but it definitely lacks what the rest of the state has in terms of good/very good/excellent/world class hoppy beers.

Aug 18, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper with little carbonation, a light haze and 3 fingers of beige head.

Smells of orange jello, pine, and a light fruitiness.

Tastes sweet and malty with a hint of orange, and a long lasting dull, tannic bitterness.

Medium light body with little carbonation.

I got this in Chester, CA today near Lassen, and am drinking it in Redding, Aug 7th, 2019. More of an amber ale, if it was, I would rate it higher.

Aug 08, 2019
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flexabull from California

3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin white head.

Aromas are of oranges and hard candies.

Taste is slightly creamy up front, a bit sweet, with some cracker notes. Finish is dry, and bitter, with some light citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is smooth with good body.

Overall a decent DIPA. Just needs some more hop flavors other than mostly just bitterness that comes through.

Feb 08, 2014
Volcanic Double IPA from Lassen Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 8 ratings