Trash Panda IPA
Lost Forty Brewing

Trash Panda IPATrash Panda IPA
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Lost Forty Brewing
Arkansas, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #906
Ranked #3,709
4.23 | pDev: 6.86%
Nov 03, 2022
Jul 18, 2017
Trash Panda IPATrash Panda IPA
Notes: Lots of haze from heavy hopping as well as a heavy hand of protein-rich adjuncts i.e. oats and malted wheat. Rich, smooth mouthfeel due to the water chemistry. Loads of hop flavor and aroma. Big Tropical Fruit and Stone Fruit flavors and aromas.

69 IBU
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can received from @russpowell in Bif16

Second beer from this brewery for me

Brewers Notes: Lots of haze from heavy hopping as well as a heavy hand of protein-rich adjuncts i.e. oats and malted wheat. Rich, smooth mouthfeel due to the water chemistry. Loads of hop flavor and aroma. Big Tropical Fruit and Stone Fruit flavors and aromas.

Chilled 12 oz can poured into a Nordic IPA glass, hazy mango colored liquid, thin white big bubbled pencil thick foam cap , quickly settles to a solid white layer

Aroma is juicy, topical fruits, pineapple , mango, hint of pine on the finish

Taste is tropical fruits, pineapple

Low sudsing, juicy , small hop bite, some alcohol at 7.2

Good beer , thanks @Russpowell
Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jul 14, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It’s likely that I left this in the fridge too long as the beer I experienced was somewhat different from most of the other reviews.
The appearance and aroma were both good, no doubt, but to me the taste was harsher than even an IPA would be- not that lovely hops bite, but a rough edge at the throat.
It got better as it warmed so maybe I had it too cold as well as too long.
Any ways, I did enjoy it, just not as much as most people apparently did.
Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.42/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
04/01/20 CAN:

7.2% ABV. "Hazy IPA." No hop varietals are specified on the 12 fl oz can (or their website) apart from Loral & Idaho 7 which are printed in obfuscation on the can's bottom next to the 03/03/2020 canned-on date. 

Turbid orange body. Off-white dull head. 

Juicy but also redolent of white grape, making me suspect Nelson may have been used? I get a lot of mellow tropical fruit - like a lot a lot. Guava, tangerine, heavy citrus, hints of lychee. I also get some green apple but it's not acetaldehyde. Malt backbone is very neutral and clean...I'd bet on pale malt/2-row and wheat. Doesn't have the oaty proteiny coating mouthfeel many so-called hazy IPAs do, to its benefit. It's refreshing and approachable. Well-carbonated and balanced for the most part, though it does finish a biteen bitter for my taste...still, that's a welcome touch when this is compared to many beers in the turbid IPA substyle (which tend to wrongfully sacrifice hop pungency to avoid hop bitterness).

I have to confess going in to my first beer from Arkansas, I didn't expect much - but this is a more than competent stab at a hazy IPA that boasts an interesting enough hop profile and is highly drinkable for its well-disguised 7.2% ABV. Might be a multiple sixer per year buy for me if I lived in the state, though I recall seeing Toppling Goliath available in the same store I nabbed this at, so I have to wonder who besides those buying local just to buy local would regularly pick this over the best of its (often equally priced) out-of-state/country competition given the latter's superiority.

Aug 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can poured in to a nonic glass. Canned on 03/03/20

Look- Hazy golden orange color, modest bone white head that slowly recedes to a thin cap, ample lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Huge tropical fruit (pineapple, passion fruit and mango), tangerine and lemon, a bit of peach and melon, bready malt, light pine and other herbal/grassy notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, ripe tropical fruits and citrus heavy, a bit of stone fruit and melon, light pine and grassy hop notes.

Feel- Medium bodied, pretty juicy with a faint bitter finish, incredibly balanced. Moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O- My first beer from Arkansas, let alone this brewery and it's a definite winner. Easily hangs with the heavy weights up here in the PacNW.
Mar 23, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Store clerks and forum members have been telling me about this beer for ages and after passing it up in Arkansas last year I had to get it this year.

I'm glad I did.

This can is dated 12/4/19, "Ekuanot", and pours an opaque amber gold with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers. Leaves lots of lace behind as it recedes.

Aroma is sharp citrus potpourri and fresh cut pine; borders on perfumery but only slightly; fruit descriptors include pineapple, mango, starfruit, and bits of sweet lemon; also some doughy crackery malt behind that. Bright sliced tangerines on the back end.

The flavor on this beer is just outstanding. Freshly cut pineapple is the biggest descriptor here, followed by sweaty mango, with lots of heavy suggestions of pine water and peppery grapefruit, and a heavy presence of resinous hop oils coats and destroys the tongue at the finish leaving trails of piney grassy bitterness, sharp peppery citrus, eucalyptus, and lemon oil.

Feel is effervescent to start with a nice pop and high carbonation, but turns oily and coats the tongue with a wet blanket of hop resin.

Overall an incredibly crafted double IPA that beckons the attention of any hop head.
Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by NastyNorseman from New York

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by alexsergio from New York

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Provided by @jvgoor3786. Dirty dark orange juice appearance with minimal head and lacing. Smell is citrusy-almost a Tang scent with a little vanilla note. Taste is mildly citrusy orange and weak lemon notes with a little sweetness and some tanginess. Slightly mouth watering, full mouth feel, light alcohol presence for over 7% abv. A very juicy beer, interesting NEIPA.
Mar 27, 2019
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Lost Forty Trash Panda, 7.2% ABV. Pours pale yellow with a half-finger of white head. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Taste is grapefruit, malt, slight hops, slight bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel. Overall outstanding. I am not generally an IPA fan due to the typical one-note hoppy bitterness, but this is damn good, an IPA for non-IPA-fans.
Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks goes out to russpowell for this brew.

12 oz. Can

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, apricot), nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach mango, apricot), nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, surprised me. Orange Julius, Addictive! Milk Shake! Thanks Russ!
Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by WesleyKParker from Arkansas

Dec 18, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Nov 29, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brewery notes, "HOPPY LITTLE PANDA. There's a fresh new batch of Trash Panda featuring Azacca hops out in the world. Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, the Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. Get your paws on some in the taproom today and keep an eye out for it at your favorite watering hole soon."
This can was obtained in the trade with BA member, Harrison8. I had been trying to find an Arkansas brewed beer in Missouri, but it became apparent that Arkansas beers are not distributed outside of the state. Just by luck, I was able to participate in this trade that brought me this beer.
Poured from 12oz can into glass. Best by stamping on can bottom is read as '09/FEB/2019'.
Cloudy straw/pale gold colored body. Thin head upon pouring results in a thin island and thin ring. Leaves behind some scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma of orange and mango. Sharp hop smell.
Taste of mango and orange citrus, with a strong floral background. Husky, earthy towards the end. No bitterness.
Medium to full mouth feel, soft. Good carbonation. Full of hops but with very little hop burn.
Tasty juicy IPA. Lots to like.
Nov 29, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by hip2hops from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This beer should come with the Heady Topper imperative: "DRINK FROM THE CAN!"
TP is one ugly brew when exposed to the light of the world in a tulip, but is TASTY! Good job, Lost Forty. Keep it coming! I hate to consign this fine brew to yard-beer status, but cracking one after 90 minutes of mowing in 98 degrees + humidity really hit the spot for me. I feel restored and replenished. Time to crush another.
Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Many thanks to jvgoor3786 for this beer.

A - Opaque dark golden orange color with frothy white lacing.

S - The nose is bursting with juicy tropical fruit aroma. Mango, nectarine, pineapple, citrus, and orange.

T - Mango, nectarine, pineapple, citrus, resiny lime, and orange.

M - Full, thick, and soft body with a very dry finish.

O - This is a rock solid IPA and worth checking out.
Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas

Jun 12, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by bshiban from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Apr 20, 2018
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found this little gem while mountain biking NW Arkansas.

Looks like an orange push-up. Hazy and impenetrable.

Tastes like fresh squeezed OJ with the pulp and all.

Light to medium in body and almost thick, but doesn't weigh you down.

A true winner and a great find that made finishing off a great day in the saddle even better.
Apr 15, 2018
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Trash Panda has a thin-to-medium, white head, a milky, peach-colored, Metamucil-like appearance, and moderate glass lacing. Aroma is of white bread and hop resin, and the flavor is the same, with much more piny hop bitterness, than I expected. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Trash Panda finishes medium dry.

Mar 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours an opaque, turbid orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is great. Aroma is jaw dropping peach, tropicana, papaya, and orange. Flavor profile is dripping with notes of peach, papaya, mango, and orange. Doughy biscuit malt adds a little extra dimension to it, but otherwise it's centered on tropical fruits. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with an otherwise semi-fizzy, velvety texture. Overall, huge citrus notes have this drinking splendidly smooth, but it is one-dimensional. An important note for those seeking depth or diversity in their beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can. Purchased fresh a month ago, and reviewed after 30 days in the fridge. It really has made the citrus pop much more than drinking it fresh.
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by doowhat from Arkansas

Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewery.

One of the uglier beers I’ve ever seen. 3.75

A - Pours an ugly muddy opaque brownish yellow. Nice lacing, head disappears quickly, with a lasting ring around the glass. 3.25

S - Orange juice and citrus with that slight sweetness you get from OJ. 3.5

T - Citrus, orange juice. 3.75

MF - Medium body, maybe chalky, dry finish. Long lasting mild bitterness. 3.75
Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 4.84 by Jshelton69 from Arkansas

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by hcproff36 from Texas

Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by jcflorian from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Acquired via trade. Thanks Brian

Rock solid ne ipa coming out of Arkansas. Super hazy with great lacing.

Taste is juicy, citrus , orange juice ( very similar to Julius)

Creamy mouthfeel that goes down very nice.

Overall- a great southwest version of a New England ipa. Did not expect this and pleasantly surprised
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Bartpatton from Texas

Nov 24, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got in a BIF from jdell15. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 1/4/2018. Pours opaquely hazy deep orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7.2%. Overall this is a fantastic NEIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt sweetness; extremely smooth and easy to drink from the very mildly bitter finish. Super juicy and lightly dank hops; perfectly balanced malts, without feeling overly sweet/heavy. Superbly executed for the style. Just the right level of balancing bitterness, and not overly drying on lingering hop oils. A highly enjoyable offering.
Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Dekkar from Arkansas

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazed amber with a finger of cream colored head. Decent head retention, average lacing
S: Mango & citrus

T: Follows the nose, tangerine, and mango with a little bready dryness up front. Orange & tangerine, plus a little dryness, a little cattyness as well as this warms. Finishes citrussy/juicy, with some woody hop bitterness and some dryness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, nice balance

Drinks super-easy, a well executed take on the style
Sep 21, 2017
Trash Panda IPA from Lost Forty Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 45 ratings