RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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 Orlison’s 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, Orlison’s 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, Orlison’s IPL, is a sessionable beer perfect for lager lovers who know the difference between real flavor and overdoing it.

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3.8
Reid (2536) - 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!

3.7
Bill Becker (1034) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Served cellar temperature from a 12 ounce can. it pours a clear red with an ample had a foam about two fingers worth. The smell has a kind of a spicy hop aroma with a solid malt backbone. I would describe the hop aroma is a piney like with slight grapefruit. The taste well it’s very hoppy, pine with a low level of grapefruit, spicy hops permeate the flavors. The malt comes across as caramel malt sweetness some grain. The flavor from the hops create a really bitter note that last right through to finish. The mouth feel borders on full with adequate carbonation on. This certainly is a full flavored India pale lager that can fill you up pretty quickly so the drinkability is not off the charts but it’s very good.

3.6
dfearnley (2140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Can to pint glass Consummation: Sweet hoppy plum. Adjunct: Hazy amber with a short lived voluminous white head; sweet and fruity aroma;

3.5
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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.

3.5
douglas88 (9177) - 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.

3.4
crackedmachine (481) - 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 it’s no more sessionable than a standard IPA.

3.4
DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap @ F.X. McRory’s, Seattle. Tawny amber with a thin off-white head. Toasty grains with soft fruity undertones, pleasantly full bodied. Better than expected.

3.3
Dogbrick (13010) - 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.

3.3
cstuartj (1020) - 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.

3.3
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, 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: I’m confused by this whole ipl classification I’ve seen around. I’m sure one of these days I’ll have one that nails it and it will all become clear.


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