Pressure Drop | Lamplighter Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lamplighter Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
lamplighterbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with citra and huell melon


Added by mnj21655 on 04-13-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,054
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
39
pDev:
6.85%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/16/17, feel the rhythm says the can, and I got toots and maytals stuck in my head,

Pours a thick creamy frothy 1 finger head that fades slowly with sticky lacing, very murky pale orange color

Nose big citrus, orange juice, orange cream, grapefruit, hands of Buddha, very juicy, some rind and pith, a little melon rind, and a touch of musty pine

Taste creamy malt, juicy thick creamy oats and wheat, touch toasty cereal, fair hop profile, orange cream, grapefruit juice, tangerine, a little melon rind and bubblegum notes, touch of pine and fair bitterness, dry finish

Mouth is med bod, quite creamy, decent carb,

Overall pretty nice, wish it was a bit less bitter and less pine, otherwise very nice

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More User Reviews:
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an absolutely beautiful light, light orange juice color with a fluffy, tall head of 2 fingers. Lots of lace left behind as well.

Pounds of Citra hops in the aroma, with a little bit of huell melon behind it. Orange, tangelo, pineapple, grapefruit.

Very clean flavor profile with absolutely impeccable drinkability. I just want to down it as fast as I can. Orange pulp and orange pith start it off, with a firm melon-y bitterness creeping in mid-palate; On the finish, flavors of just rude, in your face, orange pith whirlwind up...backed by a soft vigil of cantaloupe behind it. It's not blowing me away flavor-wise, but it has this total crush/quench thing going on.

Feel is so crisp, clean, smooth, carbonated. A very faint resiny feel creeps up as well.

Overall, another outstanding Massachusetts brewery here. Very nice work.

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Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can dated 8/8/17. Pours very hazy dark orange (no clarity at all), with a good head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smells mainly of citra hops. Tastes mainly of citra hops, some bitterness, and not so much of the hull melon hops taste (which I would have preferred). Mouthfeel is good, moderate carbonation and juicy. Overall, a good beer but was more bitter than I would have liked, and I would have preferred more of the hull melon hops flavor.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottom of the pint can : 11/25/17 BSSC Champs ! Opened on 12/9/17

The color is three-toned, gold, orange and amber, deoending of the light. Major haze in the body with a creamy, bubnly, rocky and very lacy white foam covering. Impressively health looker.

Hull Melon hops give off this, light tropical, honeydew,starfruit and sweet-citrus and tropical style hoopy compkexity in the nose. Very sweet fruits, and an interrsting white wine, green grape effect deep down. It smells like freshly cut open honeydew mellon and Earthy herbs. Pungent, sweet, fermented wild grapes and apples thingy.

A rather dry and crispy bite impresses the palate. Feel is light, biscuit/herbal bitterness tone in the malt right off. Citra hops bring in some high-toned, bitter, woody effects, grapefruit and applewood smoke resinates in the finish. Very earthy malt edge actually provides some excellent support for the multi layered hop complexity.

Top shelf.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at the brewery.

Pours an opaque bright orange color with a finger of off-white head. The head sticks around for a while, leaving a fair bit of sticky lacing as it settles into a creamy film.

The aroma is very citrusy, with pungent notes of orange and grapefruit, with some more subtle pineapple. The back end is piney and bitter.

The flavor starts with a barrage of grapefruit and orange rind, followed by some pineapple and honeydew melon. Tons of bitter hop oils and pine coat the mouth before the subtlest hint of bready malt comes through on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with prickly carbonation. Smooth, yet quite crisp and refreshing. Slightly dry on the finish.

Overall, a great pale ale that is hoppy as balls and full of flavors that would make a regular IPA nervous. It's perfectly bitter with plenty of sweeter tropical notes to provide balance.

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Photo of wshinevar
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orange, turbid, hazy with big fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell: Orange, melon, and resin.
Taste: Melon, resin, and passion fruit.
Mouthfeel: Thin.
Overall: A good pale ale. Lamplighters killing it with their hoppy offerings.

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Photo of JohnnyB
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Knew nothing about this brewery. The can was eye-catching. Fresh (Canned on 6/16/17). This was a great revelation! A terrific example of the NEIPA craze. Hoppy, low carbonation, and a slight bitter aftertaste. Subtle juiciness. Whiff of that beautiful dank-ness towards the (sadly) end. Nothing over the top, which makes this (IMO) a perfect, balanced, APA.

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Photo of mickyge
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Milky hazy NE IPA with a golden body. Foamy white cap makes it up to a finger high. Wide sheets of thin lace plentiful and the head retention is okay.

S- Soft tropical fruits like mango and some peach. Sharp hop oils follow this like intense citrus oil at times.

T- Follows the nose. Mango and papaya are obvious but it is not nectar level. Hops dominate the flavor with an intense hop oil bitterness I've noticed more lately in NE hop brews. Oranges and tangerines citrus with grapefruits as well. Bready cereal grains.

MF- Foamy and silky consistency. Medium carbonation makes it padded and it goes down very smoothly. Ends with aforementioned oily hop sharpness.

The hop dominate but probably a 6.5/10 on the nectar/hop juice scale which allows it to sip so easily and not decimate the taste buds. Medium profile of tropical and citrus hops.

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Photo of holzman57
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jhavs
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into snifter. Hazy orange with amber tint. Foamy and thick white head, settles into bubbly thin cap.

Aroma is mostly citrus, but some unripe melon and earthy resins.

Flavor is citrus, orange and lemon zest, orange juice, grapefruit rind bitterness. Some melon. Doughy and cracker malt peeks through too.

Moderate carbonation and just under medium body.

Nice brew, easy going, refreshing and balanced.

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Photo of GravityKills
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Turbid in appearance. Orange rind, tangerine and grapefruit pith. Prickly citrus zest bitterness. Cracker malt profile. Very dry finish. Not to much sweetness. Wouldn't describe this as juicy but it's good for a low 5% pale ale.

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Photo of kell50
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jleavitt08
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pressure Drop from Lamplighter Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 39 ratings