Lucky Labrador Brewing Company Reviews




raphael
3.9
Lucky Labrador Sterling IPA
I drink at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah twice a month, trying new hoppy beers as they show up. this one is exceptional, the flavor from the hops, the brewers’ malt choices to carry these flavors through, A surprising flavor, resiny, but also alcohol (though not that strong), slightly cherry. the aromas also complex with resin, peach, aluminum. looks good, palates good. Good job lucky lab.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

JoshRaburn
3.2
Lucky Labrador Black Lab Stout
On tap at the Portland brewery. Couldnt decide if I liked it or not - Lots of roast flavour, but something weird as well - a bit of dog? Labrador?
Sunday, May 01, 2016

JorisPPattyn
3.5
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Tremendous build-up of yellowish, dense foam, leaving lots of lace over hazy orange beer. Very cheesy hops, bit of citrus(peel), pine. Some caramel in the background. Bitter-piney flavour, spruce or other conifer. Resiny as few. Very light cheesiness remaining in the flavour. Wry, dry-out effect. Medium bodied, very carbonated. If the intention was to give an impression from the Oregon pinewoods, mission accomplished. But a bit more drinkability might have turned out beneficial.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

MelvinKalksma
3.8
Lucky Labrador Super Dog

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a medium/large off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel orange and tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

tlind2
3.6
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Draught@Lucky Lab Beer Hall, Portland. ABV indicated as 6,7%. Slightly cloudy, deep golden color, off-white head. Aromatic hoppy flavor with medicinal notes and aniseed. Full body, medium carbonation. Good.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

tlind2
3.3
Lucky Labrador Hell Raisin ESB
Draught@Lucky Lab Beer Hall, Portland. Amber color, off-white head. Fairly sweet, full flavor with malts, caramel and cream. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

tlind2
2.9
Lucky Labrador Copperopolis
Draught@Lucky Lab Beer Hall, Portland. Copper color, off-white head. Bitter walnut peel flavor. Medium-full body, medium-light carbonation. Not bad.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

tlind2
3.8
Lucky Labrador Glacier & Friends IPA
Draught@Lucky Lab Beer Hall, Portland. Amber color, off-white head. Pleasant, hoppy flavor with oily notes and citrus. Good balance. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very nice for the low ABV (3,6%).
Sunday, April 17, 2016

zacgillbanks
3.6
Lucky Labrador Stumptown Porter
660ml 5.7% ABV bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. 660ml bottle. This is a very dark brown, hazy beer with a massive head of rocky tan foam. It has a roasted malt and chocolate flavour with coffee and nutty notes on the smooth finish. Pretty good.
Friday, March 18, 2016

Alengrin
3
Lucky Labrador Stumptown Porter
My first Lucky Labrador beer, gaining my sympathy for the label alone since I love both animals and porters, but what a disappointment when I opened the bomber: beer spouted out of the bottle neck, so I quickly had to grab my tasting glass in order to catch as much of it as possible - and frankly, it is the first time I experience violent gushing from an American porter... Needless to say, the head was towering high, coarse and very irregularly shaped, inflating in a few minutes to a frothy, rocky, light beige layer of foam, leaving thick patches of lacing. The beer itself had a very dark but translucent burgundy colour with ruby hue, lightly hazy in appearance - and while I was observing this, a ’tube’ of foam of a few inches long was still creeping out of the bottle and every time I tried to pour more beer into my glass, I had to cope with an enormous amount of head formation. Aroma of overripe figs, unsugared apple sauce, blackberries, quite a lot of ’haemoglobin’ iron, caramel, FFF (freshly fermented farmland), coffee grounds, soggy or even somewhat mouldy brown bread, old dusty milk chocolate bars, dried nettles, fermenting grass, liquorish, brown sugar, green banana, autumn leaves, cappuccino mix, ginger powder, clove-like phenols. Deep but unmistakable sourishness of blackberries or fermenting fruit mingled with fig and pear sweetness opens the palate, with a softish to medium carbonation, minerals here and there; supple, caramelly and very nutty malt bittersweetness (more bitter than sweet) ensues, rather light, thinnish and dryish with a metallic ’zing’ to it and with the fruity esters and some phenols on top; a tad of coffee grounds-like roasted bitterness appears in the end, aided by a dash of herbal, earthy hops providing a more ’vivid’, spicy bitterness, interfering too much with the malts. Ends dry, toasted and nutty with the herbal, rather dull but bittering hops continuing, juicy, but as expected, off-balance and with misplaced spicy phenols retronasally; the finishing drought is reinforced by the sourish undertone accompanying the palate from beginning to end, and clearly resulting from onsetting infection, which I also hold responsible for the extreme gushing. I was expecting a much cleaner beer considering its ’geozythological’ background, but what I got, was something much more reminiscent of a well-intended but technically flawed ’new Belgian micro brewery’ attempt at porter or even Belgian dubbel, too estery, but most of all, clearly infected. Though the basic flavour profile is acceptable for the style it pretends to be (plain brown porter), the infection clearly decreased the quality enormously - with points off for the unexpected strong gushing as a result. This does not motivate me to purchase more from this brewery, I’m afraid.
Friday, February 19, 2016

Borresteijn
2.7
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
65cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl. Age unknown. Gusher. Murky orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of yeast, plastic, orange, herbal stuff. Flavour is medium sweet, bitter, yeasty, plastic, some citrus, bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Not very good (anymore?).
Friday, January 01, 2016

Theydon_Bois
2.8
Lucky Labrador Moonlight Ale
Keg at LL Hawthorne, 26/05/13. Clear blonde with a thin white covering. Nose is pale malt, cereals, touch of cirrus grassy, rather thin. Taste comprises more pale malt, grassy vibes, cereals crackers, grain, light lemon drizzle. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

mariuspoenari
4
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Orange-amber pour, huge head that lasts quite a while. Pine and citrus in the nose. The taste follows through, with citrus (bitter grapefruit, mostly) and pine easily identifiable, on top of a caramel-sweet backbone. Bitter-sweet finish, somewhat dry (which is a plus from me). Not a super complex beer, but I don’t think it should be.
Monday, December 14, 2015

BVery
2.9
Lucky Labrador Top Dog Extra Special Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy orange pour. White head. Soft citrus meat on the nose. Also soft texture. Slight hop bite late. Okay.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.3
Lucky Labrador Anchors Away California Common
Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour. Getting some armpit odor on the nose. Soft palate. Grainy and minerally.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.5
Lucky Labrador Reggies Red
Tap at the brewpub. Reddish orange pour. Sweet malt nose. More mineral and chemical, like the whole lineup. Meh.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.8
Lucky Labrador Stumptown Porter
Tap at the brewpub. Reddish brown pour. Caramel sweetness and nut on the nose. Slightly sweet on taste, mineral finish.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.7
Lucky Labrador Quality Rye
Tap at the brewpub. Clear golden pour with a minor white head. Very minimal aroma. Hint of rye in the taste and a soft palate. Not exciting.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
3.2
Lucky Labrador Byron’s Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Clear rich orange pour. Some tangerine notes. A little minerally late in the taste.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
3.2
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Tap at the brewpub. First drinkable beer of the 6 I’ve tried so far. Very overrated here, though. Nice citrusy nose. Medium palate. Finish is a touch unbalanced but not terrible.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
1.3
Lucky Labrador Summit IPA
Tap at the brewpub. My god, this is terrible. Cleaner, some stewed carrots, rough bitter finish.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.7
Lucky Labrador Hawthornes Best Bitter
Tap at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a tight white head. Grain and apple sweetness. Not sure where the bitter is. This is just okay.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.1
Lucky Labrador Scottish Holiday Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Amber pour, mostly clear. Dirty earthy, stale grass. Somewhat of a dry finish. Meh.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.6
Lucky Labrador Konigs Kolsch
Tap at the brewpub. Clear golden pour with a smaller white head. Grains - semi sweet. Lighter palate with a hint of hop bite. Okay.
Monday, November 09, 2015

BVery
2.2
Lucky Labrador Solar Flare Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow pour with a white head. Sweet perfumy. Grassy bitterness. Unbalanced. Not very good.
Monday, November 09, 2015

Bambam57
3.5
Lucky Labrador Stumptown Porter
Beaucoup de mousse, des notes de noisette, chocolaté mais légèrement, un peu trop de carbone a mon gout, style american porter. Satisfait (bottle 650mL)
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Low69caprice
3.9
Lucky Labrador Crazy Ludwigs Alt
Clear Amber to red pour off white head. Nice malt aroma. Good to an example of a martzen. Flavor slightly sweet. Finishes with no off taste. Majority biscuit malts. Good brew.
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Low69caprice
3.5
Lucky Labrador Black Lab Stout
God roast aroma not much head. Palate is lean porter like. Flavor toasty but watery not bad but would like more richness.
Thursday, September 03, 2015

commonmac
3.1
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Tap at Luc Lac in Portland. Skinny bowling pin glass. Deep coppery color with off white head and nice lacing. Aroma has bitter citrus characteristics with a piney hop presence. Taste follows suit leaning on a bitter citrus rind and hops. Almost overly bitter with minimal sweetness. Missing the rounded mouthfeel of other IPAs. Not one of my favorites but the location was awesome.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

UDBeernut
3.6
Lucky Labrador Triple Threat IPA
Golden opaque pour capped by an off white head. Perfumy nose. Ample bitterness accented by flowers. Light to medium body. . gold ole’ coldbrewky. U may be #1 crossroad ticker some day. But me longest #1 champion.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

mateuszk
3
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Bottle. Aroma of tropical fruits and resin, low intensive with solid malty back. In taste sweet with resiny flavours, medium bodied with grapefruit bitterness. Decent, as almost always with american beers would nice to get fresh one.
Friday, July 31, 2015

douglas88
3.5
Lucky Labrador 20 Year IPA
On tap at OBF. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet toast and citrus nose, light honey. Very bitter, toast, light citrus flavors. Pretty smooth. Easygoing. Decent.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

bhensonb
3.9
Lucky Labrador 20 Year IPA
Tap at OBF 2015. Pours coppery with a light beige head. Aroma is mixed hop and mild caramel. Med + body. Flavor is lots of mixed - mostly fruity? - hops - with earth, floral and who knows what else. Finished dry, and very smoothly bitter. Liked this a lot.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

fombe89
3.4
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
Botella. @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijón 04/07/2015 Color amarillo oscuro, espuma blanca, aroma frutal, sabor maltoso, toques oxidados.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

raphael
3.6
Lucky Labrador 20 Year IPA
Aromas of orange, caramel and resin. The flavor also keeps that sweet/bitter balance, with a slight nod to the sweet, Clear light orange wit thin white head. Overall good smooth stuff but nothing to distinguish it. Lucky Lab, staying solid and crisp for 20 years.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

UDBeernut
3.1
Lucky Labrador No Pity Pale
Copper pour, thin off white head, visible carbonation. No nose. Taste is balanced. Not much hop presence. Some light malt flavor. Light to medium body.
Monday, June 22, 2015

UDBeernut
3.5
Lucky Labrador 20 Year IPA
On tap at the publix house. Pours bet, translucent with light visible carbonation. Small head that leaves little lacing. Moderate bitterness wrapped in pine, some peach skins. Light to medium body.
Monday, June 22, 2015

UDBeernut
3.8
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
On tap at the pub, pours golden Amber with a decent foam head. Tropical upfront turns to slight darkness. Ample bitterness on top of pale malt. Light to medium body. Decent.
Monday, June 22, 2015

brokensail
2.3
Lucky Labrador Dog Day IPA
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Clear orange pour with a white head. Buttery nose. A bit of bread and some cracker. Not much in the way of hops either, particularly for an IPA. The flavor is full of buttered bread and sweet malts. No real bitterness or hop flavor. Maybe a little orange rind. Scroll past.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
2.9
Lucky Labrador The Chopper
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Hazed peach colored beer with a white head. Some popcorn, caramel, and bready malts. Slight stone fruit and citrus peels. Maybe a little tomato skins? Odd. The flavor is kind of sweet and citrusy. A little bit of peach and apricot. Fruit skin bitterness. Mild paper on the finish. 4/5/6/4/13-14
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
2.3
Lucky Labrador No Pity Pale
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Orange in color with a white head. Pretty herbal hop nose. Some bready malts and toasted grains. Maybe a hint of grass and citrus. There is a rally intense herbal and vegetal note. Sort of sweet and malty. Odd almost eucalyptus finish. Weird.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
3.8
Lucky Labrador Super Dog
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Light orange colored beer with a white head. There’s a bit of tropical fruit along with an intense citrus rind aroma. Tons of pine and grass as well. Minimal malt flavor and just a ton of juicy and citrusy hops. Pretty resinous finish. Nice peach and maybe some pineapple. Solid stuff.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
2.7
Lucky Labrador Goat Rocks Maibock
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Clear golden beer with a white head. Sugary, sweet, and sticky beer. The aroma is just huge white grape juice and table sugar. A lot of bread, too. The flavor is more of the same. Just overripe fruits and golden raisins all the live long. Too much for me.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
2.6
Lucky Labrador Moonlight Ale
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Slightly hazed golden pour with a white head. Pretty much a non-descript beer. Sweet grain and apple esters on the nose. A very mild hop bite. Not much to it. The flavor is a little sweet and also kind of watery. Lots of grain and maybe some soap. Meh.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
3.5
Lucky Labrador Crazy Ludwigs Alt
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Nice orange colored beer with a sticky white head. Sweet caramel and bread. A little on the grassy side in terms of the hop character. Sort of mild but not bad. The flavor is mostly on the sweet side. Just a bunch of bread, caramel, and toast. Kind of grainy and grassy bitterness on the back end. Not bad.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
3
Lucky Labrador Reggies Red
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Amber colored pour with a white head. Mostly caramel and brown sugar. Slight pool water thing to the nose. There’s a lot of grass, some apple peel, and creme brûlée. The flavor is quite sweet and sugar forward. A big time caramel and brown sugar thing. Slight hoppy bitterness, but not a whole lot of balance.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
3.1
Lucky Labrador Dark Dog Dunkel Rye
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Orange/Amber pour with a white head. Sweet caramel and toasted malts on the nose. Somewhat earthy and floral. Maybe some white grape? There’s a lot of just sugary and malty sweetness to the flavor. A ton of bread, caramel, and grape juice. Light grassy bitterness on the tongue.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
2.9
Lucky Labrador Solar Flare Ale
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Clear golden colored beer with a white head. A strong popcorn and crackery malt aroma. Grassy hops, some mild citrus, and a bit of a floral note. There’s kind of a perfumey thing to the flavor. Strong floral notes and grass. Too much popcorn for my liking. Meh.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
3.4
Lucky Labrador Black Lab Stout
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Black in color with a khaki head. Pretty ash forward and big on the roasted malts. A bunch of licorice, burnt coffee, and maybe some earthy hops. A lot of bitter roast and ash on the tongue. Heavy coffee grounds and bitter dark cocoa. A little on the woody side.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

brokensail
3.5
Lucky Labrador 20 Year IPA
On tap @ Lucky Labrador. Listed as "Anniversary IPA", but I believe this is correct. Clear orange pour with a white head. Nose is pretty pine and orange forward. A touch on the sweet side with some peach and caramel malts. There is a nice piney bitterness to the flavor and somewhat resinous. A touch of sweet gummy peach candy, bready malts, and grass. Not bad.
Sunday, June 21, 2015