bfellows (15) - California, USA - APR 28, 2012
The highlight of my trip to Agora. I loved this beer. Even moreso than the much more highly acclaimed Cheseboro, which i also reviewed.
Beautifully layered hoppiness that started bitter and ended surprisingly sweet. I’m glad I drank this before the DIPA, as that was a palate killer, and it liekly would have left me unable to enjoy this beauty. Hazlett_David (1) - - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
The Ladyface IPA is a very refreshing beer that satisfies the need for a good IPA without being overly hoppy. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Light orangish pour, white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy forward, some tropical fruit, mango, peach. Flavor is nice and citrusy, resin, tropical fruit, unripe stone fruit, light caramel. Nice! DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
Pours a hazed dark golden with light amber highlights from a 64oz. growler shared by iowaherkeye (thanks, Joey!) at the Stone Brewing Oakquinox event at their World Bistro and Gardens (Escondido, CA): Nose of effervescent citrus peel, mangos and perfumey floral hops backed up by some caramel malts. Flavors of soft pine, chewy dough, pink grapefruit meat, earthy bitters, caramel, tropical fruit, and light lemon zest. Really enjoyable. Nice. Drinkability: Impressively doesn’t try to reinvent the IPA style, but rather complements it. Pairing: Fried chicken. Comfort foods. Rebuy: Yeah. #419 on 20042010, DG. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Tap at Ladyface. Minimally hazed golden orange with a one finger off-white head, fading to a thin tattered film and thick clingy ring before long. Easily roused head, tattered lacing. Grapefruit and orange rind hop nose dominating with some sprucy pine tips following. Just a little biscuity malt noted, not much sweetness so far. Flavor actually adds a tinge of toasty malts with the biscuity backbone. Pretty dry with plenty of the aforementioned hops, mostly of the citrus variety. Bitterness peaked at a 5 in the dry finish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Very nice IPA, especially at 5.9% ABV.
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
On-tap at Ladyface
A: The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a finger or so of white head.
S: Actually not a bad hop nose to this. Nice citrus notes, a touch of sweet fruit, and some hints of pine. A nice mix of grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe a little bit on the sweet side, but very nice overall.
T: Flavor has a very bright, fresh grapefruit flavor that is just great. Tons of citrus, a bit of lemon peel, and a very light pineapple juice flavor. Not much in the way of malt, surprisingly. Just a bit of pine bitterness.
M: On the light side of medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Damn, was not expecting such a good beer from these guys. Really nice. AcctError131151 (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Amber/gold with a nice puffy head. Good lacing. Hop aromas are mostly dank and resinous, but some citrus was detected. Tasted resinous and piney. Big malt backbone balances things out well. This is pretty much everything I want in an IPA. Great beer. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 On tap at the source. Pours with a golden hued body and a foamy white head with good retention and lace. Aroma is a whole spectrum of hops: pine, tangerine, orange rind, mango, and a bit of the light stickiness I associate with crystal hops. Some caramel notes as well. Taste is pine up front, then a slightly herbal-earthy note, finished up with citrus and tropical fruits. Medium carbonation, well attenuated with a clean finish and little lingering bitterness. Very nice! SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Draugt at the brewpub. Hazy light amber with a sticky white head. Lots of fresh hops in the aroma, with a lot of pine and sap, and mint and mango. The flavor is softly piney and round with a smooth but strong bitterness in the finish. The malt is a little toasty with a touch of caramel but just a touch. Dry overall but with a nice medium body to support the hops. The works the dank and piney hops pretty well, with a bright tropical fruit underlay. I dig it. Ladyface has definitely impressed me so far, with an admittedly small but quality spread of beers. pushkinwow (2888) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
Sample tray. Amber with off white head. Hops, citrus, very well balanced, sweet and grapefruit, becomes bitter, huge dry and wacks you with hops at the end. Long tasty finish. Very good.