Straub IPL | Straub Brewery

89 Ratings
Straub IPLStraub IPL

Brewed by:
Straub Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
74 IBU

Added by thecheapies on 07-08-2013

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Great balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this again and i was really impressed by the great hop dimensionality. Either I had an old one the first time I had it or they have upped their game on this one. A must buy if you can get it fresh. Crazy affordable too.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first ILP that I ever had and from what I understand one of the first marketed.

Initially when I got it it was the same price as other varieties of Straub. Since that inception it is now over 28 a case. When it was cheap it was an incredible deal. At this price point it just makes it good.

Very hoppy for the brand- hopefully a jumping off point for the brewery.

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4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Very nice deep golden dusk color. Nice head and lots of lacing down the glass.

Good hops in the nose and clean.

Lots of hops and citrus upfront. Finishes crisp and dry. Malts appear as it warms.

A fuller bodied beer but very drinkable.

This is a great beer. Fortunate to have tried it super fresh, but this is the best thing from Straub's ever. This beer has the potential to take Straub Brewery to the next level. If offered locally I would buy this over Sierra Nevada.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pint glass: color is gold, nice carbonation, fine bubbles; head is bright white, presenting about 1/2 inch thick, dissipates to about 1/8 inch thick and with lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is light sweet malt front, bready, biscuits, toast, followed by a light citrus and earthy hop note.

Taste is a bolder version of the aroma, nice malt front, bread, biscuit, toast overtaken by hop notes of citrus and earth/grass. This is a very tasty and interesting brew, clean malt flavors, big hop notes and crisp lager finish.

Mouthfeel is as expected, nice crisp flavors lingering on the tongue, some lighter notes on the cheeks, a bit overcarbonated so a harsher finish than would be desired.

Overall, this is a very well done brew, nice malt flavors, decent aroma. this and the doppelbock from straub are great brews

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Straub IPL from Straub Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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