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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Neat beer from Dave. Aroma of piney hop and skunky pils. Pours deep bronze with a pretty big head. Taste is primarily bohemian pils with a metallic malt, skunky hop, and a nice pilsner yeast finish. Basically a hoppier pilsner urquell. I kind of like it but wish it were hoppier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
16oz can, seeking the strong lager style. Pours crystal clear copper with big rocky head. Very attractive. Aroma: biscuit, grass, some citrus, somewhat herbal, cracker. Taste: reasonably sweet, lightly bitter finish. Hop presence not as pronounced, either in flavor or bitterness, as I would have expected from the name. Wait ... Give it enough time and the bitterness creeps in and grows. Caramel sweetness. Light-medium body. Overall: I’m confused by this whole ipl classification I’ve seen around. I’m sure one of these days I’ll have one that nails it and it will all become clear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Surprisingly dark. The nose is a little woody, a little grainy. In the mouth it is weirdly sweet and sugary with an oily texture. Some strange fruity flavor too. I really cannot say I am much of a fan. Glad I only bought one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2014
16 ounce can. The name of this beer changed. Anyway, pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of caramel and citrus hops. The flavor is malty, clean, crisp lemon and orange peel, a bit of dusty caramel. Good beer. Quite bitter at times.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Draught. Pours a clear dark amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has NO smell whatsoever - I tried smelling this beer for a while, and could not get anything, even after it had warmed some. Taste was a bit bitter, though it finished like a standard lager. Pretty unremarkable, to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
on tap, pours a lovely amber gold with a thick tan head that laces well. Nose is light but pleasant, malts, yeast, hints of grapefruit and pine. Very pleasant bitter/dry attack with a nice balanced malt, hop note. clean crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sample at Duck Island Saloon. Clear orange pour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, earthy hops and yeast. The finish is grainy malt up front with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft at NCBC. Pours a hazy dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Lots of sheeting lace. Mild toast and caramel nose with some crackers and a tiny bit of mint in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb, very firm and dimensional. Toast, nuts, crackers, grass, and mint on the mid palate with a savory finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewDad (5157) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Washington Brewers Festival 2012
Light golen in color, thin head with a light, Lots of hops and nice lager flavors. Intresting brew finish was off slightly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Nose initially of apple, toasted grains, a little fruity hops. Not overly aromatic. Pours hazy golden amber, thin head. The flavor starts with sweeter toasted grains, a little caramel, some fruity hops, and a little apple. Tastes like a hopped up malt liquor in a sense, which isnt necessarily bad. Did not make an impression one way or another.

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