Lakewood Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #3,061
Ranked #21,517
3.96 | pDev: 7.58%
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Very Good
Notes: All hail the glorious hop! This luminary of lupulin packs a wallop of flavor and aroma in a tiny package. Our intense love for these little flowers is why we created a highly drinkable beer that perfectly showcases their incredible versatility.

Rather than brew a bitter bomb, our balanced American India Pale Ale bursts with tropical flavors like grapefruit, papaya, and tangerine from a blend of Bravo, Citra, Mosaic, and Mandarina hops. This everyday IPA is bold without being brash.
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L-Pours a three finger headed amber brown beer. Solid carbonation. Looks pretty run of the mill for a standard American IPA.
S-Sweet fruity hop, strawberry, orange, some watermelon and malty sweetness. Very slight booziness on the nose, not even remotely off-putting. Altogether a sweet and fruity IPA aroma wise.
T-Sweet with a bitter bite at the end. Strawberry and orange are very present right away, a bit grassy and earthy on the finish. The bitterness adds a nice touch in the end.
F-Medium bodied with a thick finish.
O- What makes this IPA good is how flavorful, yet drinkable it is. There isn't anything overly special about this beer, but it's crafted very well and drinks equally as well.

May 05, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz canned on 7-26-2018
1/2" off white head - good retention at 1/4". Deep amber, good clarity with a strong constant stream of carbonation rising to keep the cap alive and leave lace behind.
Lots of caramel and orange in the initial aroma. Citrus fruit rules here with perfectly ripe orchard fruit - orange, tangerine, lemons.
Sweet malts first before the hops takeover midway and thru the finish. The same citrus fruits dominate the flavor.
Full bodied IPA, creamy mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation.
Balanced and highly drinkable with a strong malt presence and plenty of fresh hop flavor. Bitter but never too much, juicy hop flavor but with enough kick to not be a juicy IPA.
Very good.

Sep 04, 2018
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Tennisballa07 from Georgia

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well balanced IPA, equal hops and malt

Brewed with Mosaic, Citra, Mandarina, and Bravo hops, this 7% alc/vol, 50 IBU India pale ale bursts with notes of papaya, tangerine, and grapefruit notes. With a balanced malt bill and a slightly dry finish without an overly-aggressive bitter bite, Lakewood IPA is a great choice for both seasoned “hop heads” and those new to the style.

Aug 16, 2018
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tubeyes from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks to be a pretty Amber, no complaints about the head, some lace, smells flowery, tastes has a very floral hop nudge to it, not overbearing at all, a very comfortable middle of the road IPA, guess they wanted to make a more accessible IPA than hoptrap or something. Not bad. 7% ABV 1.071 OG 50 IBU 11SRM. States on can pairs well with aged cheddar, street tacos and adoration which I read as abortion. Cheers!

May 28, 2018
IPA from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings