Lil' Smack IPA
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company

Lil' Smack IPALil' Smack IPA
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,978
Ranked #21,849
3.76 | pDev: 9.31%
May 11, 2023
Mar 10, 2015
No description / notes.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 3.8 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 11, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2023
Photo of BEERchitect
Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bringing a little smack talk to the Session IPA game, Chandeleur Island sets out to quench the thirst of hop heads throughout the northern Gulf Coast region.

Lil' Smack IPA backs up its talk with a hoppy flavor that first pours pale straw and with a slight haze. Racy with bubbles, the light and frothy cap that forms starts to tease the nose with citrus, tropical fruit and herbal contributions. With a mild mannered sweetness of wafer, faint honey and a slight savory tasted character, the early malt impressions are crisp and quick.

With the carbonation lifting the malt sweetness from the middle palate, the hops wake up to share pink grapefruit, orange peel and dried pineapple. With a quick shift from anything fruity and floral to a late taste of more bitterness the hops continue to share fresh grassiness, light pine and botanical herbs in a quick and concise taste.

Light, crisp and refreshing, the beer celebrates a high rate of drinkability, dryness and crispness but at the cost of more flavor. Its brings most of what hop lovers want in IPA, but in a smaller flavor package.
Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Feb 01, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by viking77 from Louisiana

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Mlhaynie1 from Georgia

Nov 30, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jan 21, 2020
Rated: 3.44 by KensWorld from Florida

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 17, 2019
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.6/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Currently #41 on the top Mississippi Beers list.

CAN: 12 fl oz. A sixer ran me less than $9 at a beer store in New Orleans (plus tax). Pull-tab. White and green label.

"India Pale Ale."

Citrusy tropical fruits are the emphasis here...tangerine, grapefruit, mango. Finishes bitter and rindy with a scraping grapefruit dryness and pith. Pale malts lend some sweetness but not enough to bring it neatly into balance. It's a bit unpleasant and aggressive as a result of its imbalance...too bitter.

Not a very enjoyable IPA nor is it one I'd buy again.

Sep 23, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 2.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2018
Photo of drdiesel9483
Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - standard copper color with slight head
Smell - lots of tropical fruit
Taste - not the same as the smell. Slight bitter pine but with a little tropical fruit
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - pretty good, could use more fruity hop taste
Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Oct 17, 2018
Photo of Steve22
Rated by Steve22 from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Smoothe and Hoopy... Creamy finish, but not heavy. SOLID IPA!
Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 15, 2018
Lil' Smack IPA from Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 66 ratings