Lil' Smack IPA
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company

Lil' Smack IPALil' Smack IPA
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From:
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
 
Mississippi, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,193
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,549
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 9.6%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 16, 2021
Added:
Mar 10, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  19
SCORE
85
Very Good
Lil' Smack IPALil' Smack IPA
Notes: None
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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
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.6/5  rDev -30.7%
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.

C- (2.60) / BELOW AVERAGE
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
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
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
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Rated by Steve22 from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
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
 
Rated: 3.6 by RyanA24 from Mississippi

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by bongobeer from Alabama

Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can purchased from Jackson, MS. No can date. 12 oz snifter.

Beautiful peach-honey color with a tall frothy head of 2 fingers.

Aroma is very sulfur-forward. Also malty with equal shares of biscuit and caramel malt. Slight sweaty melon and grapefruit. That skunky sulfer aroma comes back again too.

Flavor profile is pretty sharp to begin, but I'm suspecting a low alpha hop boiled for an extended time. It's not real powerful but it cuts. Pine, grapefruit, some of that sulfur comes through as well, with fading flavors of orange peel and pine.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, slight resin on the finish.

Overall not too impressed. I can notice a lot of flaws - that sulfur note is so strong in the aroma and flavor that it ruins the beer! Besides that pretty malt forward with equal pine and orange peel.
Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Apr 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Oct 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Sep 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jul 11, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I tried this at Wildwood Bar in Florence alabama. It poured a clear copper with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel and pine. The taste leaned slightly bitter but was easy to drink. Pine resin finish was nice. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was good.
Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by markjarema11 from Alabama

Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Diomedes from Mississippi

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Just having it in a can i did not enjoy it as much as some other options in the area, but had to change my opinion after having it at their taproom when it was fresh. Very good ipa when it is fresh. I think the cans i've had have been old. Bottle dates please chandeleur!
Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

May 25, 2017
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Rated by elizaalling from Mississippi

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Definitely a solid IPA
Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by oldvines from Illinois

Mar 30, 2017
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Reviewed by hazedandconfused13 from Mississippi

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L- It looks awesome, pours a nice looking copper color. It's hazy so you already know it's good.

S- I'm picking up pine and citrus, as well as a little bit of floral notes.

T- It's hoppy alright, I'd even say a little dank. I'm getting that good taste of hop resin there at the tail end. Pure hoppiness for this guy.

F- Medium bodied and a little sticky, it's that good stuff.

O- I'd say that this is the best IPA in Mississippi, and one of the better ones that I've had. It's underrated, and I hope that the good people of Chandeleur can get this beer on the map. Y'all go try it.
Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Jan 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by kwkdmk from Louisiana

Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by TheBen5 from Alabama

Aug 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Scotwilk127 from Mississippi

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by jayfarley3 from Nevada

Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Lil Smack IPA has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, some lazy bubbles, and low-level lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mango, old peaches, malt, some soil, and dankness. Taste is of all that, with the hop bitterness riding behind the malt, then coming to the fore, as one drinks down on this beer. Mouthfeel is high medium and slightly slick, and Lil Smack IPA finishes semi-puckering dry. Is it odd? Yes. Is it good? Yes.

RJT
Jul 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy orange gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma primarily of hops, rich scents of pineapple, mango and grapefruit with a touch of resin.

Taste is hop forward on entry with the citrus element prominent followed by resin and malt in the background. A sense but not taste of mild sweetness. Hops lead to the finish then linger in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's a pleasing effort of hop forward IPA without apparent flaws.
Jun 28, 2016
Lil' Smack IPA from Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 63 ratings