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Ale Ya | Lengthwise Brewing Company

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Ale YaAle Ya

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Lengthwise Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GoProGrif on 06-18-2014

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 73
Photo of Fatehunter
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is muted grain and lemon.
The taste is balanced but nicely bitter overall. Some grapefruit and lemon.
The texture is thicker.
Enjoyable and an easy drinker.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 22 ounce bottle into a small tulip. Nice Amber color with a pretty nice hoppy nose. The taste leaves much to be desired. At first you think it is going to be really good but then it drops off completely and is devoid of most flavor and turns to mostly water and leaves an odd coating on the mouth. Overall it is fine but not something I need to try again

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Photo of nj111579
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 5/6/15 drank on 5/8/15

Most comments about Ale Ya mirror my comments about Zeus.

Better than theur Zeus offering. Not special but better than Zeus. Again Enjoy By is a betterm beer, not sure who got jerked off at BA to give such a review. Decent beer, Worthy of a 92 maybe, but 97 is way to high

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Photo of OCSA_1978
4.93/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tulip glass: this 9.0 bomber pours exquisitely. Balanced scent between sweet to floral . taste delivers smoothly rich flavor s . overall a true contender. Cali is Bakersfield too.

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Photo of Radome
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a globe glass.

L - Medium gold color with orange highlights. Slightly hazy. Off white head is thick, sticky and persistent. Lots of lacing on glass.

S - Aroma is dominated by hops, which are grapefruity and earthy. Not much malt aroma, but there is a nose-tickling alcohol presence that implies high ABV.

T - The taste of fresh, grassy and grapefruity hops infuse the beer. There is a small earthy note to the hops, but not as apparent as in the smell. There is some low bready malt behind the hops. The finish is dry and hop-infused. Alcohol doesn't contribute to the flavors.

F - Medium body with smooth, moderate carbonation. Super high hops bitterness. Strong alcohol burn.

O - This is a strongly-flavored and aroma-ed beer that is all about fresh, citrusy hops. I personally would like a little more malt in a Double IPA, but it's tough to find fault in a beer this good.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good ipa that is often overlooked in Central Cal. Nice citrusy taste, I believe there is mosaic in it. Hops are prominent but not overbearing. Malt is subdued and contributes to the back end. Excellent body and feel on this.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall run of the mill beer. Mildly enjoyable taste with a lightness up front, but a strong alcohol burn on the nose and harsh aftertaste. Some pluses and some minuses make an overall average beer.

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Photo of riotontheroad
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Very fruity on the nose and tongue. Easy drinker for the high abv. Does leave an intense alcohol taste in your mouth after a while. Glad to see Lengthwise stepping up their game!

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Photo of StPaddy81
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Their best beer in my opinion, very bright citrus flavors and aroma yielding to very little bitterness. Dangerously drinkable for being such a big beer.

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Photo of Jacthwise_O_Sullys
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As the brewer told me, this is the product of a messed up batch of Zeus. Not much of the Zeus flavor remains, I even think they tweaked the malt a bit. The mosaic adds a characteristic that makes it stand out from all of Lengthwises other IPAs.
First sip is an earthy yet citrusy hoppy adventure. And on the back end you get a slight malt, not so much as to put you off, but enough to let you know this beer has a body.
All in all, I drink this at least weekly, spoiled by having a local brewery who really knows their IPAs.

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Photo of GoProGrif
4.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This seasonal brew straight out of Bako Cali is for the serious craft brew enthusiast. With a big-britches ABV of 9%, the unfiltered deliciousness will sneak up on any daily brew sipper.
Give it a try, then review it for yourself... Just remember to bring your sober driver like all respectable drinkers do.

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Ale Ya from Lengthwise Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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