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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
When it comes down to it, one of the most important aspects behind a good beer is the hops. Orlison Brewing Co. brewmaster Bernie Duenwald knows this, so he created Orlison’s IPL, an India pale lager crafted with more hops than one bottle should be able to contain. Brewed with 9 different hops added in three separate stages and a hefty dose of malt, Orlison’s IPL is a stand-alone powerhouse in the world of craft-brewed pale lagers. With the flavorful features of an IPA and the clean finish of a lager, Orlison’s IPL, is a sessionable beer perfect for lager lovers who know the difference between real flavor and overdoing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Served cellar temperature from a 12 ounce can. it pours a clear red with an ample had a foam about two fingers worth. The smell has a kind of a spicy hop aroma with a solid malt backbone. I would describe the hop aroma is a piney like with slight grapefruit. The taste well it’s very hoppy, pine with a low level of grapefruit, spicy hops permeate the flavors. The malt comes across as caramel malt sweetness some grain. The flavor from the hops create a really bitter note that last right through to finish. The mouth feel borders on full with adequate carbonation on. This certainly is a full flavored India pale lager that can fill you up pretty quickly so the drinkability is not off the charts but it’s very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6462) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
16oz can@ trailer. Bright copper orange color with light tan head. Fruity, caramel, biscuit, marshmallow aromas. Smooth medium body. Lagered, lightly sweet toasted caramel, mild pit fruit flavors with subtle herbal hoppage___smooth clean finish---not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap @ F.X. McRory’s, Seattle. Tawny amber with a thin off-white head. Toasty grains with soft fruity undertones, pleasantly full bodied. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Dark amber with foamy beige head, lively beer, close to doppelbock and dunkler bock for malt sweetness. And oh, that kick. Relatively smooth with plenty of alcohol warmth, grain/malt sweetness with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chuckstout (327) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Looks like a malty ipa. Some what smooth quality must come from the yeast, but pairs a bit oddly. Drinkable, but probably won’t be drink in much of the India pale lager style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2138) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
16 oz can from Lifesource in Salem. $2.49 Pours a good looking deep gold almost light amber in colour with a huge eggshell white frothy thick head. Sweet fudgey malts with an wgiff of grassy hop. Smooth caramel and hop taste..very well balanced, malts win..this is like a bock or maybe a GREAT malt likka! LIked the mouth feel on this ..thickish and creamy. I have to say i liked this beer but it is not an IPL. THis is however a great Malt liquor!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1607) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
16oz can, no discernible date code. Pours a clear deep amber with a frothy white head. Aromas of caramel and baked bread. Not much hop aromas in the nose. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of caramel, biscuits, lightly bitter. Tastes industrial, not hand crafted. Heavily filtered. Force carbonated. Spritzey. Baked bread all over the place along with some floral hops. Finishes on a note of Czech Republic polotmavy. This should probably be reclassified as a polotmavy, seems spot on for the style and tastes almost identical to the top tier examples I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Can:   Deep dark amber, large foamy sandy head, nice lacing, light to moderate carbonation.   Faint biscuit nose, pale breadiness, some mild grainy notes.   Imperial Pils.... really?   Rather biscuit on the tongue.   Has a hefty malt sweetness, some bit-o-honey like candy bar, with a touch of that grainy aspect I got on the nose.   Never would think of this as an Imperial Pils.   Not all that crisp, but it is clean.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   A touch warming after a while.   Its like a big Amber with some aspects of some heavy Czech lagers.   Tiz okay, but gets to be a little cereal like after the finish.   Strange...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thick and foamy light-beige head. Aroma of piny hops, grain, slight hint of booze. Flavor is initially sweet and fruity, becoming more of a crisp, lightly sweet pils with extra bitterness. Bitter, slightly boozy finish. This might have been nice as a lighter-bodied alternative to the usual hoppy ales, but at 7 percent it’s no more sessionable than a standard IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2014
16 oz can at home - Pours way darker then one would expect, red with an off white head. Sweet pine a little woody and some booze. Sweet upfront and sticky bitter in the back leaving a oily pine coating on the tongue, sort of unbalanced? I really thought this was going to be a refreshing hoppy lager but instead a sweet red that just kind of weird.

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