Lantern Lighter
Abomination Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,232
ABV:
10.31%
Score:
91
Ranked #13,023
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 4.99%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
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Abomination Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Fall
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Notes: Triple India Pale Ale brewed with lactose, vanilla beans & pumpkin. Double dry hopped with Citra & Mosaic.
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a burnt orange color with a thin valley forming white foamy head. Left some concave lace lingering on the sides of the glass.
The aroma definitely leaned more TIPA as more of the Citra and Mosaic hops showed their strength over the pumpkin whiffs. I'd say it really took a good deal opening up to show me the pumpkin however that lactose/creaminess did punch it's way through to be in front of the pumpkin here.
The flavor, once again, copied the aroma with the hops and lactose in front and balancing quite nicely. And the pumpkin remains just an afterthought in this department. The aftertaste leaned towards a brisk citrusy, grassy and piney creaminess.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Some harsh qualities of Citra hops become a touch invasive but not burdensome. Nice finish of grassy to citrusy hoppiness.
Overall, there's pumpkin in this? Whoah, where? Somewhat, it's more TIPA than pumpkin ale in which well, I didn't mind, and could see myself coming back to.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes of pumpkin and vanilla. The lactose really made the pumpkin taste very creamy and the alcohol was well hidden which is a bit dangerous but still a delicious beer.

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Photo of dd53grif
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can artwork is what caught my eye. Glad that I bought it. Pours a golden yellow color with a nice foamy head. Citrus aroma and taste. Didn't get any pumpkin though. Great mouth feel with no noticeable bitterness. First beer from Abomination. Will have to look for others.

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Photo of superspak
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 10/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of huge pumpkin, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, pine, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, vanilla, pumpkin, and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge pumpkin, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, pine, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pumpkin, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, vanilla, pumpkin, and bready malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 10.31% after the finish. Overall this is an incredible milkshake NETIPA. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, vanilla, pumpkin, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Fantastic soft feel. Well attenuated, and not overly sweet/heavy for the ABV. Amazing Citra/Mosaic profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a nice lactose, vanilla, and wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding spot on style example. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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Lantern Lighter from Abomination Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 13 ratings