Lone Pine Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #455
Ranked #1,833
4.26 | pDev: 6.1%
Lone Pine Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Notes: A carefully selected arrangement of late-addition hops produce a pure citrus punch. 0% fruit. Fresh, never frozen. Not from concentrate.
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4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Slight haze, light gold, some lacing.
Orange, fresh, dewy, tropical.
Orange, tangerine, clementine - the best of the family.
Medium-high carbonation. Smooth.
Overall- I am so hesitant to give beers 5, but damn, I had trouble not giving this 5s.

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Antg8989 from New Jersey, May 28, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the pint can dated 04/21/20. Sampled May 2, 2020.

It has a cloudy, opaque orange-yellow appearance with a diminishing white head.

The aroma is orange as promised with other tropical fruit notes.

Smooth medium or better body.

Juicy orange taste with a slight bready note and a moderate or better bitterness. Not bad

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puboflyons from New Hampshire, May 02, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 3-19-20, consumed on 4-10-20.

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Body is hazy golden-yellow with a half-finger white head on top.

S: Nice nose of tropical fruit - pineapple, mango - and citrus - oranges, grapefruit, grapefruit peel.

T: Orange-pineapple juice. Orange peel, ripe tangerines, a touch of grapefruit pith and peel. Piney/lemony bitterness at the finish. Really nice tasting beer. Alcohol felt as warmth in the belly but not noted on the palate.

M: Juicy, modest creaminess. Medium in heft.

O: Very good NEIPA. My first beer from this brewery and it's a good start.

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Kendo from New York, Apr 10, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks like orange juice.

Smells like orange, peach, pineapple, and mango.

Tastes like freshly squeezed orange with some bite from the peel. Hints of peach and mango, but orange and grapefruit dominate. White bread and grainy oats in the middle. The finish is lightly dry with a bit of grapefruit peel bitterness.

Creamy, but not gooey. Medium-light carbonation. Soft and silky.

Extremely well made, clean, citrusy NEDIPA. Excellent.

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Photo of mickyge
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow orange 1 inch fluffy head
aroma is citrus forward
taste was orange and tangerine and rind
full mouth feel mostly juicy medium carbonation and finishes with a bit of a sticky rind type bite.
overall tasty and refreshing

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mickyge from Massachusetts, Mar 15, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Pours hazy, orange in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is orange juice and tangerine. Medium bodied and carbonation, juicy, slightly bitter. Makes for an above average DIPA, but did not blow me away like some of Lone Pine's other ipas.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, Mar 02, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy light yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate to strong flavors of grapefruit pith and orange citrus along hints of pine, all of which linger in the finish and aftertaste. The hops also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp, and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer lives up to its description by delivering a strong citrus punch, although I got a decent amount of grapefruit aromas and flavors so I thought it was more like a grapefruit/orange blend than strictly OJ.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Feb 06, 2020
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to tulip.
The appearance had a wonderful chill haze orange color to it. Dissipated gently to leave just a wispy concave lace softly against the glass.
The aroma had some shaved orange peel bitterness flowing into some pine needle bitter character.
The flavor leaned towards some bitterness initially then followed into some sweetness then back towards the bitterness, trying to blend but not fully. Some dry piney character and orange juice in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation, somewhat low. Finishes somewhat bitter with a low key juicy pithy burst of some orange rind.
Overall, I'd say a pretty nicely done DIPA somewhat bordering on a NEIPA. I'd have again.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Blonde. Light haze. Lively carbonation. 1+ finger of creamy white head.

Orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, dank, Fruity Pebbles, and candy sugar.

Orange juice, grapefruit pith, and slight lemon. Dank and subtly earthy. Candy sugar sweetness with a lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied, smooth, lightly sweet, and moderately bitter.

Moderately bitter, orange and grapefruit centric.

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justintcoons from Pennsylvania, Dec 03, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Tallboy pours into a pint glass with very slightly hazed golden hue and a one inch cap. The head forms with very large bubbles and a frothy texture. Good head retention and small webs of lacing.

S- The aroma is strong with this one. Can smell it from more than three feet away after pouring as juicy hops pop off with tropical/stone fruit nectar, citrus and floral notes showing up. Ripe juicy mango and orange juice off the top with tangerine, bubble gum, melon, dank weed, peach and papaya. Just wonderful on the nose with suggestions of medium sweetness and pale grains under the juice.

T- Very dank, very juicy and just a nectar of great hop flavors without any powdery interference. Dank weed opens things up alongside melon, cantaloupe, mango and orange juice before leading into zesty grapefruit, tangerine, bubble gum, papaya and guava hop notes. Sweetness is moderate-low and there are just hints of pale malts. Truly showcases wonderful, intense hop flavor.

MF- Hard to judge a beer by appearance but this one didn't seem like it would be so creamy by its looks. Luscious and soft creaminess on the taste buds and pillowy. Carbonation is high but the texture just softens things up immensely. Ends with a dank citrusy bitterness.

Really impressed with this. I have had Lone Pine's offerings before but this is right up there with the best IPAs I have had in 2019. Massive strength in the aroma and great clean hop flavors on the taste buds showcasing dank herbs, stone/tropical fruit nectar and soft citrus. A real joy. Oh, that mouthfeel is creamy soft delights.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Nov 26, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


Can to tulip glass.

LOOK: Pulpy yellow with a hint of orange.
AROMA: citrus bomb, lots or orange, grapefruit, some grass, pineapple
TASTE: lots of OJ. grassy/woody/sappy finish with a sweetness in that also. Tasty.
FEEL: sticky, medium body. Very drinkable.

I am a fan. It is not perfect, but there is a lot to like here. Good sticky juice bomb, with a hint of west coast IPA lingering in the background.



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q33jeff from New Jersey, Nov 21, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into chalice. No date.
Look is nice hazy yellow/orange. Smel is citrus with orange on top. Taste follows nose and has a funk at the end. Feel is light. Overall, not bad but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Ronl12 from Massachusetts, Nov 14, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch slightly off white head over a very hazy, almost murky, light golden body with some nice lacing. Nose of citrus, slight tropical fruit, and a tiny bit of herbal/floral/pine aromas as well. Taste is citrus and tropical fruit with a moderately bitter finish of citrus pith and slight pine resin. Nice feel and overall, a solid DIPA from these guys and would definitely have again. Cheers!!!

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bobv from Vermont, Aug 31, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Willibrew. Pours a hazy gold with an inch of head. Nice fruity aroma of orange juice and grapefruit. Some sweet pine as well. The taste is citrus hops as expected. Orange, grapefruit and some herbal hops as well. Tangerine and some pine towards the end. Medium body with an oily but soft mouthfeel.

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PicoPapa from Connecticut, Jul 19, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 6/21/19

Pours a hazy light gold with around a finger of frothy white head; decent retention yields a thin film of lace clinging to the glass along with a slight collar.

Aromas of pulpy orange juice, herbaceous pine, and bittersweet grapefruit nectar really burst from the glass first; herbal lemon peel shows a sporadic, citrusy twang, while some guava, pineapple, and other tropical undertones bring a slightly juicy sweetness.

Taste shows tangerine and a distinct Sunny Delight tone taking a backseat to a more pronounced dry, candied grapefruit, with some lemon peel sneaking in sans acidity.

Mouthfeel gives off a prickly medium body, sticky and lightly tongue-coating, and with a soft carbonation; lingering herbal bittering with a touch of hop burn woven in to an otherwise refreshing, juicy burst into the finish.

Unique and polarizing hybridization of West Coast and New England-style IPAs. Juicy, abundantly fruity, but coursing with an almost funky underlying bitterness that can both clash and integrate with the profile sip-by-sip; a bit of an anomaly, but it works generally more than it doesn't.

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jrc1093 from Connecticut, Jul 16, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This thing is a dream. I cant speak, too busy with this fantastic bright yellow lusciously late hopped and even a crispness you love in the summer. Ya so, it's an 8.1% summer dream

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Brewflex from Connecticut, Jul 15, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 6/15/19. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a solid finger plus sticky white head that leaves plenty of thick webby lace, with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell is tangerine, guava, pineapple, and maybe a little pink grapefruit. 4.5

Taste follows tangerine with pineapple, guava, and once again a little grapefruit bitterness, one dimensional and tasty as hell. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, soft subtle carbonation, sticky not dry, and at 8.1% insanely drinkable. 4.75

Overall these guys have been doing some great stuff, this is just really really tasty.... Cheers all. 4.5

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SawDog505 from New Hampshire, Jul 11, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque medium orange gold color with creamy white lacing.

S - Bright citrus aroma with orange, some sweet grapefruit, and a little bit of malt grain.

T - Vibrant orange and light citrus with peppery / spicy fruit rind. After the sip there's a nice lingering citrus fruit rind.

M - Nice thickness with a small amount of thinness around the edges. Pillow soft on the palate with alot of lingering citrus spiciness.

O - The ABV is well hidden and the citrus shines in this beer. Nicely executed. :o)

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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania, Jun 15, 2019
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about seventeen dollars. Have had a few brews from these guys before. I have never been so torn about a review. From sip to sip it is very good to mediocre. Can't quite figure this beer out.

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brewme from Massachusetts, Apr 19, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pint can - dated 02/15?/19 - poured into a squat tulip pint at 42F

Pours a fairly hazy, deep straw color, with a thick white head, and a fair amount of suspended floaties, due to no filtration. Quite "clear" for a NEDIPA, but still a hazy beer. Like a dark wit.

Nose: Very unique. Surprisingly, the hops are more of an accent here, and if I were nosing this blind, would not guess this was an IPA. Lots of very clean, crackery wheat, some very expressive yeast, and very identifiable Citra notes. Actual orange rind, lemon rind, pomello, Douglas Fir needles, and some earthiness.

Palate: Immediately, it's made very clear that Lone Pine wasn't going for a typical New England "hazy" juice bomb here. No. This retains some very classic IPA elements, as well as some very unique traits that you don't normally see in modern IPAs. Initially, you get some sweet wheat. Very clean wheat grist - perhaps close to 100% wheat. Then, some clean, fresh, vibrant Citra notes of orange, lemon, lemongrass, and pine come in, playing very nicely off of the wheaty sweetness. It wants to become bitter, but it has a hard time pushing through. It slowly builds from the middle through the finish, but never becomes biting. That clean, wheat graininess persists into the finish, with very mild resinous oils coating the palate. With everything combined - the sweetness, the Citra hops, and the mild bitterness, I would actually compare this to fresh squeezed, unfiltered white grapefruit juice. I was apprehensive at first, but the deeper I get, the more I'm really seeing what they were going for, directionally, and I think they nailed it.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is medium light in body, and insanely crisp. I hate to give this much credit to anyone, but I think this is *the* most refreshing and drinkable double IPA I've had. This is a thirst quencher. There is some softness to it, and it isn't light as in "lite"...it's just airy and crisp and light on it's feet. Not watery. There's an average, slightly tingly effervescence pushing through the 8.1% ABV, furthering the crispness and drinkability.

Overall: Man, this is a weird one. I was expecting a milky, pillow, New England juice bomb. It's definitely juicy, no question, but I don't feel comfortable calling this a New England IPA. I need to give this credit solely for it's uniqueness. There's not much else like it. They aren't pandering to popularity. The beer looks like shit, it smells absolutely odd for an IPA, it's taste is entirely unconventional, and it's just weird... But man, does it grow on you. Props to Lone Pine for thinking outside the juice box, and taking a risk. This is a stylistic oddball, and you absolutely need to try it to understand. I think East Coast and West Coast IPA lovers alike can both fall in love with this - and if you know someone who doesn't enjoy IPAs or other hoppy beers, I think this is a beautiful starting point for them, and an absolutely must-try for anyone who just enjoys beer. A really nicely executed ale.

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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look is pale orange but almost completely clear. The nose is bright orange, more clear than any other juice IPA I’ve tasted. The taste follows - Oh-my so much orange! A hint of pine gives it just enough bite to ensure this one isn’t too sweet. Even without the haze, the mouthfeel is soft, not quite pillowy, but very enjoyable. Very clean, extremely tasty, and unique. Not to be missed if you have the chance to get some!

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Naughead from Massachusetts, Dec 09, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fancy tulip glass. A hazy bright golden color with a medium sized white head. Nice retention. Bright citrus aroma with some underlying dankness. Taste was as expected with juicy citrus notes, balanced with resin and earthy notes. Dry, bready malt backbone that totally features the hops. Medium bodied and dry on the finish. Bitterness fades throughout the palate. Overall a great NEIPA. not quite at the level of TH but close.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Dec 08, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oh-J pours a cloudy, somewhat thick orange juice color with a thick and creamy head. The smell is a big citrusy aroma with orange, grapefruit and a melon sweetness. Taste is big orange and citrus fruit including some zest with a medium mouthfeel.

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stoumi from California, Nov 06, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lucky to find this on tap at Freeport ME, nice pour, excellent presentation, strong aroma, satisfying body, yet not so filling as to deny a second or third if you are not driving, clear citrus like finish with minimal aftertaste, excellent choice with a variety of foods in a restaurant setting. On tap, very fresh, and enjoyable. I like a hopped up brew, and this delivers.

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MOzoBrain from New Brunswick (Canada), Nov 06, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with one finger, creamy head. Smells of orange zest, citrus fruit, melon, maybe a little yeast. Citrus fruit flavors, some melon, subtle vanilla cream sweetness. Light to medium body feel with slight creaminess. Some spice and hops on the finish. Very easy drinking.

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