Redwood Lodge American IPA | Redwood Lodge

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Brewed by:
Redwood Lodge
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2005

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jmich24
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the redwood lodge flint mi

A: some what cloudy dark golden with orange hues. One finger head great lacing.
S: sweet carmel mats and citrus hops, Orange and grapefruit.
T: similar to smell with nice lingering bitterness
M: not to thin, nice bitterness
D: good drinkabilty @ 6.2% abv

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Photo of jimbotrost
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled 01/05/05 and taken from notes. Presented at a tasting by Bill Wamby, head brewer at Redwood Lodge. Poured a slightly hazy copper, nose is as expected hops, and big. Flavor is very well balanced between the hop and the malt and then the finish leans way to the hoppiness. Dry hopped with Sterling hops. Very nice beer

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Photo of bigman147
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The beer has a dark hazy copper color with a good head and slight lacing.
Aroma: This is were my perceptions got skewed by my wife. I think it has a citrusy/lemon aroma with slight hoppy herbal character. I had her try it and she says it smells like "baby wipes". Yes, baby wipes. Don't ask me because we don't have kids. But it does have a very lemony crisp citric aroma.
Taste: Taste was everything I expected but not much more. Decent balance of malt and hops. Beer lists @ 45IBU. I found it pleasant to drink without any lingering bitterness. Crisp and refreshing

Mouthfeel: Like I said above. Good body and presence on the tongue without any lingering harshness.

Drinkability: I am not sure this would be overly drinkable since it seems to be slightly over-carbonated. I would not session with this beer but it would definitely be a good pint to drink with your meal.

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Photo of jonwiseman
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This iteration is 6.2 abv with 68 ibus but tastes stronger. Stunningly good taste. Pours an unfiltered golden/orange with excellent lacing. Heavy citrus all through the taste. Smooth beginning and bitter finish. It doesn't hurt that I am at the brewery and the beer is ultra fresh! Very well done beer. The only knock is the smell is a little tame but taste wise, it's a keeper!!!

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Photo of jeremyd365
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've gotta re-review this one, because the first time I had it, I think I had a fluke. The first time was in a mini-sampler-sized glass and it was warm and bland and just really mild. I tried an actual pint this past Valentine's Day and it was DELICIOUS and everything that an IPA should be. Medium-heavy body, plenty of hop nose, a nice hop bite, and that oh-so-glorious bitter finish. I'm really glad I tried it again and I would highly recommend it to others.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of BeerFink
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Figured I'd give this one a re-review following a recent trip to the old Redwood. Quite a different animal on-tap versus cask...

Golden copper in color with some haze, topped by a tight white head. Appears much like the cask offering. Citrous aroma is much stronger and more astringent than on cask, bitter grapefruit dominates but some sweet oranges come though. Flavor is nice and hoppy, definitely more so than the cask version. Grapefruit bitterness bites through a mildly toasty backbone. Not grossly over hopped, but hops are a little oily in the mouth, and that's ok by me. Tight carbonation tantalizes the tongue along with the prickly citric hops. Aftertaste is bitter slightly dry, with lasting citrous. Tastes like a lot of Centennial was used on this one. Defintely bolder than the cask offering, though both are delicious.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub: Pours a hazy amber/orange color with a medium off-white head. Sheets of lacing. The aroma is hoppy and fruity but difficult to detect at first. Medium-bodied a moderately bitter with a tasty but not very pronounced hops and citrus flavor. The finish is bitter hops with a residual malty aftertaste. Average in the end.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Redwood Lodge on 11/30/08. Served in a shaker pint glass.

A - Clear pale golden body with modest carbonation and almost one finger's width of bubbly off-white head that receded to a thin film and left spotty lace.

S - First whiff reveals a citrus hop character paired with a caramel malt sweetness, with hints of lemon rind and floral notes emerging in the back.

T - Opens with a citrus and floral hop character with some balancing caramel malt sweetness and some toffee notes. Some juicy grapefruit emerges in the backend with some subtle pine notes.

M - Medium body with a light syrupy texture and lively carbonation. Some residual hop stickiness is deposited on the palate. Finish is moderately bitter, but doesn't linger for too long.

D - Pretty solid IPA, but certainly nothing earth-shattering either. Hops are a little muttled perhaps, but overall it is still tasty and drinkable.

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Redwood Lodge American IPA from Redwood Lodge
3.71 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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