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Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gravenhurst, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You approach the solitary windswept pine as it sits stoically upon its tiny perch of Canadian Shield and you wonder to yourself, “Why does this beautiful tree stand alone?” Then as you step closer, in awe of its majestic splendour, a branch blows down and slaps you right across your face. Sawdust City’s Lone Pine IPA is aggressively hopped and bursting with flavours of pine and citrus, loaded with mounds of hops and balanced with a blend of 4 different malts. Like that truculent tree, each glass is like a pine bow across your face.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (527) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Le nez est dominé par les houblons (pamplemousse et tangerine), pin et une touche de caramel. Le goût est savoureux. Fruits tropicaux amères et résine de pin. Les sucres prennent leur place vers la finale. L’amertume est modéré, résineuse et sèche. Une belle découverte.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1012) - - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2015 Amber pour, fair sized head. Lots of pine and grapefruit zest in the aroma and taste. Cracker malt backbone, citrus peels, slightly resiny. Medium body. Very easy drinking *EDIT* Found a much fresher can, Hopping definitely more pronounced. Adjusted upward.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadBikerBob (3) - - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
Orange gold colour, fantastic pine/citrus aroma. Pine and grapefruit rind, earthy hop bitterness linger on the palate. Exceptional brew, we?ll done. Easily in my top 5.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (305) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3-day old can from brewery. Pours almost clear yellow. Fresh pine hop aroma with grape notes. Taste follows the nose. Lovely balanced bitter finish. Easily a top 10 Ontario IPA. Maybe top 5.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
bottle from Pushkinwow. Golden amber pour with a nice layer of white foamy head. Aroma is pine, citrus and malty sweetness. Taste is bitter up front, nice mouthfeel, followed by citrus, pine and some malty sweetness. Finish is juicy with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (239) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head. Lots of grapefruit aromas with some herbal hops. Lots of resinous pine bitterness in the mouth. It definitely deserves its name. Fruity grapefruit and citrus flavors in the beginning that make place for the strong bitterness. Some woodsy and herbal flavors too. An IPA for hop heads.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (871) - CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours a clear pale amber with an enthusiastic three fingers of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and moderate spotty lacing. Nose is bright and big, pine resin and citrus, with some pineapple and sweet caramel malt. Taste follows suit, with brief caramel sweetness followed immediately by tropical fruit and pine resin bitterness. Medium body, with moderate sustained carbonation and a lingering sticky bitterness on a dry finish. Well, that’s a whole lot of fun! Big, bright hops on the nose, followed up by a whole lotta hops on the tongue. The flavour is nicely balanced between sweet malt and big hops at the outset, with the hops then growing by leaps and bounds. The sharpness gets a little aggressive on the finish, but not to the point of being unbalanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (530) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Very cloudy, sediment was disturbed. Brownish gold color. Very bitter, resinous aroma, yeasty, strong. Kind of rough aftertaste, not bad but needs a bit of polishing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Jaune paille un peu trouble avec un nez de conifėres assez puissants, et un fond de fruits tropicaux ; la texture est mi-mince. La bouche est houblonnée sans aucune retenue, laissant une lancinante astringence se poursuivre longuement en gorge. Malgré tout, elle est désaltérante et relativement accessible. Agréable concoction assez simple du côté exécution, mais qui livre largement la marchandise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle, shared by TylerDurden. Very hazy bright orange, thick light golden head. Big pine and citrus rind hop flavours, sweet caramel malts in terrific balance, big flavours, long bitterness, excellent!


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