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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, 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 (985) - 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 (8251) - 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 (6169) - 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 (5004) - 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 (5625) - 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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