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Lucille IPA | Georgetown Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
georgetownbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by appenzeller on 08-13-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
270
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
24.2%
 
 
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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger slightly off-white head with decent retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of piney and citrus hops and light bready malt. Flavor is balanced bready and caramel malt and more subdued piney and citurs hops than the aroma. Light citrus juice and rind. Balanced malt and hop finish with light lingering piney and citrus hops. Medium bodied. At first I was slightly dissapointed that the flavor was not as fresh hop intense as the aroma, but this IPA really grew on me as I finished the glass and since I was drinking it with a meal, a total assault on my taste buds would have been inappropriate anyway. A very nice balanced IPA that I would drink any time I ran across it, especially while dining. Nicely done.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Lucille on tap at Jules Maes Saloon in Seattle.

Appearance: cloudy orange hue with thin tan head due to pour. I like the look of it.

Smell: aroma is citrusy hops, but seemed a bit light to me. The beer was not served ice-cold, so I don't think temperature was at fault here. Good composition, but I'd like to see a little more intensity.

Taste: Lucille is all about citrusy hops, with a little bit of funkiness thrown in to break the monotony. More than that, though, the flavors in this beer just really work well together; they are properly balanced and the brewers just seem to have put a lot of care into this beer. The west coast IPA is a pretty well-worn style at this point, but Georgetown have executed it superbly.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation for the style. It's a little creamy, but still has that nice IPA bite.

Drinkability: just a super tasty and refreshingly drinkable IPA. I look forward to drinking tons of this in the future.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to find this among the masses of Budweiser at the ZZ Top concert

A: Poured a cloudy deep orange color with good carbonation capped with a nice white hesd

S: Hop oils, grains, citrus, floral notes mostly. It seemed sordove muddy on the hops at times with bitterness all over the place. Plenty of malt and it was tasty.

M: Balanced, well carbonated, nice bitterness on the end

D: Good

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Photo of beertunes
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a medium gold color with about 1/2 inch of just off-white head that had good retention and some lacing.

The aroma was nicely floral hops, otherwise subdued and benign. The flavor was also floral hops, had good balance and finished with a slightly surprising citrus tang.

The body was the typical mid-range of the style. Drinkability was pretty good, this is an IPA you can have several of without killing your tatstebuds. Overall, an OK example of the style, worth trying when you see it.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Skyview Grille.

A clear orange amber with a dense off white head with decent retention and modest lacing, this looks pretty good. The nose is a hoppy treat. Rather bitter and fragrant citrus and pine hop aromatics are present, dank and herbaceous. Sweetness is reserved with a faint toasted caramel note present. The palate opens with a pleasing, pungent bitterness, with a blend of grapefruit, pine and marijuana. Hop flavor is modest but it really works here ; the exceptionally clean bitterness lends flavor by itself. Malt character is faint, with only a look little burnt sugar present. Clean on the finish with a pungent and resiny bitterness, there is a little alcohol present, and that does detract from the wonderful palate. Excellent.

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

on-tap, Old Town Alehouse - Ballard

appearance: served in a tall non-traditional glass, hazy orange body - nice beige froth

smell: fresh. strongly hopped - bitter dry pine, grapefruit rind

taste: a nice bitter ipa - pleasantly suprised by this one. hop oil, pine resin, bitter grapefruit rind, very much a west coast IPA with a nice bite from the bitterness and abv levels

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness, medium body and light carbonation

overall: good ipa - would go to this one again

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Photo of ccrida
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the Swiss. THIS is a NW IPA. Huge hop flavor, super dank, resinous, wow. Major aftertaste of hop oils. While on the dull orange side, there's not much more then a hint of biscuit to the malt. This is strait hop juice. Love it. Wow. Georgetown doesn't seem to do a lot of beers, but they do them well. Love there red DIPA, which I just realized I haven't had in way to long! B.B. would be proud of this one for sure, it really sings.

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

A-medium amber color with a decent white head and good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, grains, floral

T-grainy malt, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, slight herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-good IPA, nice flavor and easy drinking

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Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Had this on tap.
Pours a malty amber tan color.
There’s some candied orange peel on the aroma with a touch of caramel.
There's an upfront bitterness with some citrus peel as it is sipped. Tastes sweet with a drying finish.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this great well balanced IPA after a really nice bike ride up to Edmunds with my friend Karen, in Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, at the Lodge pub.

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Photo of socon67
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask at the Elk in Spokane. Very smooth and while it has added carbonation and no lacing, it has a more rustic flavor which brings out the hop profile. I found it very enjoyable

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

On tap @ the Maple Leaf Grill, Seattle.

Pours a clear copper that leaves behind a good steady ring of lace as I drain the pint.

Aroma is clean piney/citrusy hops, pale malt.

Taste follows nose. Classic West Coast IPA taste, nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, drinkable.

Overall a solid, enjoyable American IPA.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice amber and red collection e neither a small light yellow head, nice thin lacing, nose is malty and sweet with a lot of earthy hops.

Taste is also really earthy, a bit. Of citrus, nice caramel malt and a nice crisp finish that's very good. Overall, delicious!

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Photo of RJLarse
2.96/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Elk Public House. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a copper color with a slight haze and a small white head.

Smell is a faint citrus aroma.

Taste is a dry bitter pine and dandelion flavor. Not great.

Mouthfeel is dry and mildly carbonated.

Drinkability is just average. It's an ordinary IPA. I wouldn't want a lot of it.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice gold with a hint of brown. Nice half inch head with very decent webbed lace.

Floral and citrus combine with a hint of pine resin and a light malt background. Very intense smell.

Pine and floral hops lead off the taste. Smooths out around the middle with some light malty goodness. Grass and citrus finish it off. Very smooth going down. Only slightly heavy on the carbonation.

Damn! This is one hell of an excellent IPA.

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Photo of hreb
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass poured from a growler filled off a keg. Beer is orange and slightly hazed, with relatively little head formation. Aroma is both sweet/malty and full of C-hop citrus goodness. Flavor is a high-IBU bomb. This is a respectable take on an unfiltered West coast IPA, though I have to admit Georgetown isn't my favorite.

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Photo of mabermud
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid beer coming out of Seattle. For me, the top three IPAs out of the Northwest are Laurelwood Workhorse, pFreim IPA, and Lucille. The appearance is decent. Attractive looking IPA. The smell is nice and appetizing. The taste is along the lines of a Southwest IPA, fruity, piney, and sweet, although a little bit more subtle. The mouthfeel is up there. Overall, I can see my self buying a six-pack of this to drink throughout the week. That shows this beer is solid. I'm from San Diego, and there aren't that many solid IPAs from the Northwest that compare to those from San Diego. Better stouts, porters, and sours, yes. IPAs no.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderate citrusy,piney, resiny hops upfront, followed by a light slightly sweet malt aroma.

A: Golden color with a light orange hue, pretty clear with a thin white head that rests as a film. Lots of lacing in the glass.

T: Citrusy, piney, resiny hops with moderate malt sweetness. The beer is crisp, with moderate hop bitterness and finishes dry.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty good; Solid citrusy-piney hop aroma and flavor, but has a bit too much malt and hop bitterness.

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Photo of NWer
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased at the brewery poured into a pint glass.
Lady at the brewery said ABV was 7.2, didn't know the IBU.
Poured perfectly clear light brassy appearance with abundant head that retains very well. Nice lace.
Flowery sweet malt balances hop presence nicely.
Very smooth taste that allows a pleasant but not overpowering hop feel to flow through that gives the feeling that it is enjoyable long after swallowing.
The smooth taste and feel competes with the best IPA's. A very drinkable beer.
My first growler was great, my second even better.
Whenever I get to the South End I make sure my trip includes a stop at Georgetown Brewery to swap out my growler of Lucile.
update 8/5/11:
I am unfazed by the relatively poor ratings by my fellow BA's whose opinions I respect. Far and away one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of philbertk
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Georgetown Brewing Company--Seattle, WA--Lucille IPA. 7.20% ABV. 70 IBU's. Mild lace white head. Slightly hazy bright gold color. Floral cascade grapefruit citrus hop front. Dry sweet tangy citrus IPA body. Rich hop spice end. Big Floral IPA. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/24/2010.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft in a pint glass

Color is copper with a small bar pour head. Good lacing.
Smell is citrus and tropical with a little bit of biscuit
Flavor is grapefruit and tangerine followed by malt and then a crisp bitter finish.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish

Overall a very good IPA that is one of my standards at local restaurants.

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Photo of gandres
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Tap Growler to wine glass,
Appearance: Pours light amber/dark yellow
Aroma: Very aromatic- strong smell of hops
Taste: Balance bitter
Mouth Feel:
Overall: Very good beer, excellent for the price

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Photo of distantmantra
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled directly at the Georgetown Brewery.

A: Golden copper color with a bit of the unfiltered haze and a small white head of foam.

S: Primarily citrus but a bit of malt.

T: Pine flavor is dominant, but alcohol is present and not masked.

M: Medium carbonation. Alcohol is not masked. Very noticeable.

O: I have a soft spot in my heart for Georgetown. I regularly stop in and get growlers of Lucille, but when compared to other IPAs, it is very middle of the road. Nice to bring to an informal gathering, but I'd pick something else over it when given the choice.

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Photo of beerandcycling88
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the horseshoe at all places.

A pours a amber color with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S notes of pine and some grapefruit.

T the taste follows the nose with more pine and grape fruit.

M its about average for an ipa.

Overall this is a solid ipa but here on the hop heavy west coast it kind of gets lost in the shuffle. But all in all a good drink.

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Photo of Flightoficarus
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been enjoying this one somewhat frequently lately, so I figured it's time to give it a review!

A - Pours a cloudy orange-amber hue, with a nice 2-finger off-white head, which slowly recedes. Leaves feathery lacing rings around the glass. It looks like a more aggressive version of Manny's (their pale ale).

S - Smell is of piney, floral hops with plenty of citrus fruits (orange, lemon, grapefruit, apricot), as well as some semi-bready caramel malts. It's pretty much a classic PNW IPA scent.

T - Taste is of plenty of floral/citrus goodness. Has a moderately aggressive, but far from over the top hop bite, with prominent orange and lemon notes, balanced with silky smooth caramel malts. There are plenty of west coast style IPA's brewed around Seattle, but this is clearly one of the better ones.

M - Medium-bodied, and satisfying, without being too filling. Mild carbonation, and silky smooth finish.

O - Overall, a really solid IPA that's become one of my local go-to's. Georgetown has a real winner here!

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Lucille IPA from Georgetown Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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