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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: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 (466) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 cask at volo. clearish orange, soapy off white head, perfect cask IPA. big pungent hop nose. balanced classic IPA profile. spot on from this start up brewery. great cask pint. 8,5,8,4,16 4.1/5 ////////////////////////////////////// BOMBER FROM THE LCBO. NEW LCBO VERSION BREWED AT BLACK OAK. PRETTY MUCH MY IDEAL IPA, WILL HAVE TO DO A SIDE BY SIDE WITH MAD TOM TO SEE WHICH ONE I TRUELY PREFER.9/5/9/5/18 4.6/5

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a golden amber with a medium off-white head, that unfortunately doesn’t last long. Aroma is citrus and resinous hops and sweet malt. Taste is big on the bitter grapefruit and pine resin with a good sweet buiscuit malt to round it out. Body is medium with average carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
archer (7) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
Really nice flavour, not overly hoppy, good colour and nice aroma, definitely worth a try.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wkibbler (4) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Citrus and pine goodness, really enjoy this offering definitely on my fav list.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (361) - - JUL 4, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a very hazy orange colour. Fairly thick white head that settles down nicely, leaving moderate lacing as drunk. Aromas are very piney hops, with hints of caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, pineapple, and toffee. Overall, this IPA could go toe-to-toe with many of my favourites in the category, and might upset a few.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2015 on tap at C’est what? Hazy amber pour, big rocky off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, and some subtle resinous pine. The flavor on the other hand seemed a little off, the hops still came through, but i was getting a distinct butter, diacetyl flavor, that i just couldn’t shake. the finish was quite bitter, and pleasant. a nice ipa, but the butter bugged me. Re rate: the kinks have been worked out and this is now a world class ipa. And arguably the bestbwidely available ipa in Ontario. Huge pine and grapefruit aromas, verynunbalanced, but nectar of the gods for a hop head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfleonard (5) - - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Generally not a huge fan of strong hop-forward IPA's. But this has good complexity on nose and hops are upfront but well integrated. This could be great vector to explore more IPA's for those like myself. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
650mL from my lickbow. Pours a clear copper with a small beige head and the aroma is full of nice piney hops and a malt backbone playing a supportive role. The flavour is where this one shines and you get a nice wave of juicy citrus hops followed by some bitter astringency in the finish. Minor fruity esters linger on the palate such as blood orange and peach. Rides along on a tasty biscuit-malt body. A solid IPA from Sawdust City.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
650mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy dark orange with a large white head. Aroma brings out loads of piney hops, a little citrus zest, and some crisp crackery malt - loads of pine though. Flavour brings out a huge wallop of intensely bitter piney hops - oh man is this piney and hoppy. Super dry, fairly astringent, but super drinkable. Excellent IPA.


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