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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 Orlisonís 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, Orlisonís 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, Orlisonís IPL, is a sessionable beer perfect for lager lovers who know the difference between real flavor and overdoing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1968) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6314) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6489) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (473) - 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 itís no more sessionable than a standard IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap @ F.X. McRoryís, 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 14/20
Dogbrick (8801) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1015) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1209) - 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: Iím confused by this whole ipl classification Iíve seen around. Iím sure one of these days Iíll have one that nails it and it will all become clear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - 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 Iíve tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chuckstout (287) - 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 wonít be drink in much of the India pale lager style

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