Lost Sailor IPA
Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill

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IPA - American
3.86 | pDev: 13.99%
Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill
Michigan, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by nickadams2:
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nickadams2 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours a hazy burnt orange. Sticky white head. Lacing coats the glass.

S_Heavy citrus,grapefruit,pine.

T_Lots of citrus up front. Grapefruit,orange and lemon zest. Floral hops. Slight hint of malt but this is a hop forward beer.

M_Full bodied and sticky on the lips.


Sep 19, 2010
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BoneyardBrewer from Michigan

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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LilBeerDoctor from New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 6/30/2010. Rating #1800!! On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, just tons of hoppy goodness. Flavor of lots of citrus hops and oils with a solid caramel malt base. I don't have much to say here, but it was a great IPA.

Dec 24, 2010
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Gtg642 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Oct 21, 2012
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jmich24 from Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange color. One finger creamy white head. Nice lacing.
S: Muted hops. Citrus and pine but nothing exciting.
T: Taste is similar to nose. Very muted orange and pine. Bitterness is there but also muted.
M: Nice carbination and medium creaminess.
D: Drinkability is just okay for me because Im not blown away by the flavor.

This tasted old to me. Every thing was there but muted. It just not be a very good seller at the brew pub. Unfortunatly now i can see why.

Dec 13, 2010
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was at Black Forest the other day and I picked up a growler of Lost Sailor IPA for $10. I enjoy pretty much all of Black Forest's brews but I really haven't explored their IPA so I thought I would give it a shot. Poured from a growler into an imperial pint glass. Fresh from the brew haus.

A- This beer poured a nice hazy golden yellow with a slight orange tint, it was a little cloudier then I expected. It had three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a nice thick layer that stayed the rest of the time and left lots of nice looking lacing.

S- I pick up a good amount citrus fruits, mainly grapefruit and a little mango. I also pick up some pine from the hops and I get some sweetness from the malts. The aroma was a little more toned down then I expected.

T- Just as in the aroma the citrus fruits also dominate the flavor of this brew. There is a nice blend and balance between the grapefruit and the pine flavors. Just like the aroma the flavor was a little more toned down then I was expecting and it also wasn't as bitter as I thought it would. The caramel malt base is pretty nice and not overly sweet.

M- Medium bodied with excellent carbonation and somewhat creamy.

Overall I thought this was a good IPA. All the IPA flavors were there and were pretty much spot on, but as whole it seemed to be toned down, both in flavor and aroma. I don't really mind it as there are plenty of other IPA's that are overloaded with hops and are pretty bold. I would recommend this a good brew to introduce someone to the style, smooth, flavorful and unoffensive. When I am in the mood for a smooth easy drinking IPA I will keep this brew in mind.

Mar 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jan 22, 2012
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jz989 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

Dec 02, 2011
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Rostie from Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

Feb 02, 2012
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CSFerrier from Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dec 23, 2011
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Zaphog from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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AlMarzo from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Lost Sailor IPA from Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 16 ratings