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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Lordkrystic, Sep 28, 2012.
Released at the brewery today. 10 percent, "150 IBU" imperial IPA. Growler only of course.
Yikes! Sounds good. I was going by there today anyway so I might just pick me up a growler.
Can someone who's had this review it?
I'd be interested as well. I went by there per my above post but ended up getting a growler of the Tomtoberfest instead. I'm a sucker for Octoberfests. The Tomtoberfest was really good BTW.
Is the Lovely Reida still around?
Yes. They posted on FB that it will be available today.
Hmmmmm. Might have to check it out.
Dangit, just ruined the diet I started Yesterday!
I'll probably crack it open tonight and report back, if able.
So I tried the Loevly Reida last night.
Bear in mind that I'm not really and savvy or formal reviewer so take my opionion with the standard huge grain of salt.
The nose of the beer is the typical big citrus, grapefruit and pine aromas with a little malt. The initial taste reminds me a lot of Double Jack but that only last for a split second before the alcohol comes blasting through. I think there is a little malt in there but the alcohol really takes over quickly.
It's listed at 150 IBUs and 10% alcohol. At least to me, it seemed to be more in the 100 or so IBU range and maybe the 12% alcohol range. I'm not doubting the alcohol stated but it just comes off stronger.
Overall, I'm not sure that I like the Lovely Reida that much. It's got a lot of things going on in the taste but they just don't seem to be that cohesive and it's just not that balanced to me. At first sip you get excited but once the alcohol comes in, the beer just falls apart for me. One pint was plenty. Not sure I'm gonna finish the rest of the Growler.
I guess the best thing I can take from this beer is Georgetown is trying to push the envelope. Their brews have always been solid but not really outstanding. There is clearly something to be said for that but it's nice to see them getting out of their comfort zone and trying some bold brews. And Lovely Reida is definitely bold, just a little "messy" for my tastes.
Just tried this in Spokane, Lovely Reida is fantastic. Big an hoppy but almost like an imperial red. Some sweetness and easy to drink at 10%. Gives me the same hoppy aftertaste as Pliny and Odell Myrcenary.
I love this stuff.
Where did you have it?
Pints, but he said 3 kegs came to town.
If anyone is near the coeur d'Alene/spokane/post falls area, Enoteca in post falls tapped this yesterday and have growlers and bottles (I believe) for sale.
Edit: they also tapped Stone Enjoy By 10/25/13 yesterday and I am very excited to get a growler and couple bottles of this.
Georgetown doesn't bottle aside from a couple one-off beers.
I wish they would. I would buy Lucille in cans or bottles on a regular basis. Just a great easy drinking everyday IPA.
I'm still almost certain there is a law/code that was enacted in the city of Seattle at some point that requires all restaurants and bars to carry Manny's Pale Ale on tap. Not my favorite beer in the world but man that chit is everywhere!
About to have this on draft in a 12oz, they don't serve higher than 16oz due to the high alcohol. Il review it when done