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Central Coast Lucky Day IPA

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Did someone say there is a hop shortage? This beer might be to blame! Lucky Day has a firm upfront bitterness, a soft mid-palate, and a resinous lingering bitterness that is sure to appease any hop lover. This beer is loaded with tropical fruit, citrusy and pungent hop flavor and then heavily dry-hopped to achieve its intoxicating aroma.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Can thanks to Fergus. It pours cloudy golden-amber with a thick white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy, resin ous, orange marmalade and mild grass. The taste is crisp, bitter, resin, grapefruit, lemon sherbet, pine, pepper, caramel and some alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Foamy mouth-feel. Well rounded and crushable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2854) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Can share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Clear golden orange with a really frothy white head. Aroma is nice resinous hop, tangerine and dank. Flavour is slightly resinous, some dank and pine hop. Some slightly dirty hop. Light biscuity malt. Palate is medium body low sticky hop. Highish carbonation decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
July 29th, 2014 - Central Coast Brewing’s brewery has a good vibe going, and the high energy and good spirits mesh well with their Lucky Day IPA. It’s strong enough to hold up to a long line of tastings, and even at the end of the evening, the hop flavors are bold and complex enough to stand out, but leave enough room for other beers on the tasting tray, too. Toasty, with a good grain body, and more-than-accented with floral and citrus aromas and tastes, the Lucky Day IPA is a must try for visitors, or those lucky enough to find it in its aluminum alter ego.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
22nd July 2014
Can. Very light haze on this orange - gold beer. Good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Mild malts with a little mild malt cream, touch of sweetness. Good orangey hops with both fresh orange and bitter orange peel. Hop spice. Little tangerine. Light bitter finish with bitterness lingering on. Nicely done, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of fresh floral hops, herbs and some grapefruit. Rich flavour of strong floral bitterness, some caramel, grapefruit, weed and pungent herbal notes. Medium bodied. Strong lingering bitter finish. Quite dry as well. Good drinkability. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6114) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
473 ml can. BBE 24.08.2014.
Pours golden color with a large head. Resinous hops and caramel on the nose, sweetish orange, grapefruits and some malty notes too. Caramel malts and sweet fruits on the flavor, resinous hops. Fair amount of hops here. Bitter palate which lingers quite a while. Somewhat heavy feel to it but still refreshing and tasty.
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (731) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
16 oz can pours a slightly hazy yellow amber color with a lot of frothy head. Mild hop flavors and they linger on afterwards at about the same intensity. A great IPA. Most mildly hopped beers at some point give way to either alcohol harshness or watery blandness. But this keeps it's balance the whole way through.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (530) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
16oz can. Pours copper amber with a white head. Citrus, tropical notes, pine, grapefruit. A tasty hop forward IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Burnished gold color out of the can with a foamy white head. Nice tangerine and orange citrus hop nose. Caramel and tropical fruit sweetness with strong orange zest, red grapefruit juice and some lemon citrus notes. Nice hoppy IPA, and the abv did not get in the way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2156) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Nice white head of fine foam, golden, orangey in color. Slightly hazy, citrusy, simcoe pine, lightly resinous, bit of honey melon sweetness. Seems fairly strong. medium body, slightly tacky. Deductions for haze, sweetness. No bonus for abundant aroma. Solid but not outstanding.


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