Space Monster
Lamplighter Brewing Company

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American IPA
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3.96 | pDev: 5.81%
Lamplighter Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: a crisp and malty west-coast inspired ipa with tasting notes of apricot, pineapple, and cedar
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/29/18

Pours a big fluffy foamy head that fades semi quickly, a little lacing, mostly clear slight hazed apricot orange color

Nose pine, earthy spicy hop notes, candied apricot and stone fruit, touch of citrus, little malt,

Taste mild sweet toasty malt but barely, big hop bitterness, pine, little sap, orange rind, candied fruit notes, little earthy fair spicy hop, big bitterness really kicking in on the drier finish, touch resin and pine lingering

Mouth is med bod, decent fizzy carb

Overall not bad but not great, even for old school west coast ipa it doesn't quite do it for me, but it's not a bad beer

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Photo of Celtics76
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's good to see a local brewery try their hand at a West Coast style IPA. I'm beginning to tire of the New England/Hazy style after 4 years or so of the "haze craze" and it's been nice revisiting West coast, English, East Coast etc. styles of IPA again.

This is Space Monster (love the can art) from Lamplighter Brewing out of Cambridge, MA. It's brewed with 100% Chinook hops and man, they nailed the style. Strong pine on the nose which carries to the taste with a touch of citrus. Some bitterness which lingers a bit. Very easy to drink at 7%. Appearance-wise, it is hazy so maybe we have a new style "Hazy West Coast". Kidding - it must be unfiltered.

Highly recommended

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Photo of brureview
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice pour: golden copper color with a 3F head.

Aroma is lackluster. Some fruit, hint of vanilla.

The body is a bit too light.

The taste is dwarfed by the hoppy bitter finish which is excellent.

One of my favorite breweries. But this beer is a mixed bag. Excellent look, and finish, but the body and taste are not excellent. A west coast DIPA usually has a stronger fruit aroma/taste.

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Space Monster from Lamplighter Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 7 ratings