Lompoc Brewing Reviews




neepsntatties
3.8
Lompoc Derail Olde Ale
Bottle. Colour...golden amber with a thick white head. Nose...heavy rye with oaky notes and sweet spice. Palate...brusk, sharp and focused with a tremendous amount of rye flavour and what seems like incredibly hot, heady alcohol for a 5.6 ale. I canít help but wonder if the ABV labeling is a misprint. The entire palate is hot and tightly wound and the spiciness of the rye predominates. The finish is very long and heady. It would be interesting to see how this is in a year.
Monday, January 9, 2017

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.5
Lompoc Ainít Nuthin Ta Hop With Rye IPA
Tap at Imazato in Osaka. A deep reddish brown with a stone fruit and pine hop bouquet. Medium bodied, raspy mouthfeel and semi-dry finish. The taste is spicy rye malt, fruity hops and caramel. Solid.
Friday, December 2, 2016

luttonm
3.5
Lompoc Peachy Keen
SIBF 2016, Seattle. Reddish orange. No head. Round sweet peach. Clean, a little wax. Great sweet fruit, but not too fresh. Solid.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

malrubius
3
Lompoc C-Note
Bottle from Brewfest. Hazy caramel color with tan head and lace. Toasted caramel peachy cereal grainy sweetness with herbal piney woody bready finish with assertive lingering toasted caramel and woody bitterness. Medium body with a thin slick edge. I didnít know people still made IPAs like this. To all their own, I guess.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

pdxbeermeister
3.7
Lompoc C-Note
Good hoppy flavor, nice and strong ABV, a bit on the bitter side, full bodied
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

bpreo
4.2
Lompoc Monster Mash Porter
An average Porter, with the stand-out feature being the after-taste. Sampled at the Bier Stein.
Monday, October 31, 2016

KyotoLefty
3.3
Lompoc Cranberry Saison
Tap at Imazato. Lightly funky yeast nose, cranberry, bread. Deep orange-golden color with a low head. Nice tartness, a bit heavy on the malt, full. Yeast not so interesting.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.4
Lompoc Cranberry Saison
Tap at Imazato. A milky Amber orange with a medium body snd zesty carbonation. I get tartness, coriander, wheat dust, hon s of coriander. Not terribly saison or cranberry but itís alright though I expected more for a beer of which only one keg made it to Japan.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.7
Lompoc Monster Mash Porter
Iím pretty sure this is a bottle imported in the 2015 Halloween season. A dark black with a thick beige head. Itís got a really good roasty doughy chocolate bun aroma. Medium bodied, itís got a raspy carbonation and a rich roasty chocolate with nutty notes. A good fall brew with a Halloween name so a nice alternative to spicy pumpkin ales.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

altonbrownd
3.6
Lompoc Monster Mash Porter
[24/12/15] Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket in Portland, OR: Brown body with slight, mocha head. Nose is chocolate, alcy, vanilla. Taste is toasty, big malts, chocolate again. Hops come in there too. Decent finish. Nice one.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

altonbrownd
3.4
Lompoc C-Note
[24/12/15] Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket in Portland, OR: Copper body with medium head. Nose is hoppy for sure. Taste also hops up front, some citrus and then tapers off. Decent.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

5000
3
Lompoc / Fort George / Gigantic / Solera Donís Double Down Bitter
Bottle:   Reddish caramel in color, deep, sediment settling on the bottom of the glass, thin head and little lacing.   Biscuity nose to start.   Biscuity up front, minor twang, a little touch of citrus.   Not too much body in this one.   Very biscuity, light sweetness, but could use a bit more body.   Very faint ashtray.   Could stand to be a touch sweeter, otherwise decent.   Fairly middle of the road.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

5000
3.4
Lompoc Dark Side Porter - Bourbon Barrel
Bottle:   Black pour, moderate to large foamy light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Big bourbon nose.   Faint sweet airy roastiness.   Similar on the tongue, mainly bourbon.   The toasted malt aspect is light.   Lingering coconut and some vanilla.   Really light on the Porter.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Sweet bourbon, coconut, and vanilla on the finish.   Very soft toasted malts.   I expected it to be lactic, sour, and airy, but thankfully it was not.   However, it could stand to be more Porterish... or perhaps an Imperial Porter if its going to be aged this strongly.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

crispaire
3.4
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
Expected a bit more on the nose, but nice citrusy notes nonetheless. Hop forward mouthfeel with evident hops. Didnít really notice the real grapefruit juice addition though. The pink grapefruit comes through on the aftertaste. Decent citrus IPA.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

maekchu
3.5
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Bright nose of citrus zest, caramel, light grapefruit juice, and hop. Hazy amber/orange color, fluffy head which quickly diminishes into tiny cirrus clouds on the surface. Mild citrus, caramel, grapefruit juice and grapefruit rind. Medium body. Very fruity and citrusy IPA. Seems heavier and higher in alcohol than it really is. Must be the 70 IBUs.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

willisread
3
Lompoc C-Note
Bottle from Mitsuya Liquors. Pours a deep copper with a finger of head. Loads of caramel and orange in the nose, but the malt really takes over as it warms. I get malt candy (gobstoppers) all over the nose. Almost like a malt shake. Some light cardboard and light funkiness in the background (slight brett issue I assume). Probably not in the best condition honestly. Malty finish. Meh.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

seehaferb23
4
Lompoc Proletariat Red
A nice malty hoppy balance. A nice craft tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club with some pine cone taste. $4.50 from NW Growlers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DocLock
3.5
Lompoc C-Note
Shared at Craft. Hazy copper pour with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, resiny hops. Tasted rich, hoppy, with more resin and some fruity notes late.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Iznogud
3.6
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
On tap at PDX Taproom, Tokyo. Pours orange, small white head. Fruity, citrus, malty, grapefruit. Sweetish with bitter finish. Medium bodied. Decent IPA.
Friday, August 12, 2016

luttonm
3.1
Lompoc Kick Axe
Lompoc Lodge, Portland. Clear malty orange. Creamy head. Pale, juicy, modest amber. Kind of solid. Anonymous, mild.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Lompoc C-Note
This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a slight hazy burnt orange to off sort of brown color. Slim fingerís white foamy head starts and dissipates at a nice pace. Messy lace occurs as the head dissipates. The smell starts off with a sly citrus hoppiness. Subtle pine notes glide into a sweet malt base. Somewhat dry, with a sticky hoppiness coming in. The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned flavors sliding together sweetly. Bitterness shows a sly "oomph" slyly and riding on into the finish (kinda sticky). On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Fair sessionability to it. Sly carbonation. Overall, very nicely done AIPA, I could see myself coming back to this.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

hopdog
3.3
Lompoc C-Note
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Citrus, some fruitiness, and caramel.
Monday, July 25, 2016

hopdog
3.2
Lompoc Special Draft (LSD)
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Caramel, chocolate, some earth, and lighter fruitiness.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
4
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a glossy burnt orange color with a slim fingerís worth of white foamy head that dissipates to a thin cap of a head. Moderate trickling lacing. The smell takes a sweet lemon pulp and blends with a moderate burst of grapefruit pulp. Nice level of bitterness for the most part. Adequate pulpy sweetness. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas to round out in a bittersweet pulpy sort of way. Juiciness is somewhat there. Delicate malt underneath. Dry poignant grapefruity aftertaste and sly sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Nice balanced harshness hits all around. Overall, really good AIPA that I would have again.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

KyotoLefty
3.6
Lompoc Brutus Winter Warmer
Tap at Mugishutei. Dark brown, cloudy, with lace. Piny nose, caramel, chocolate. A bit roasty flavor, resiny, caramel and chocolate with a bitter finish. Decent.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

brucebruce81
2.9
Lompoc Proletariat Red
This was a hoppy red that hit upfront on the taste buds and really didn't finish to smooth. It kept its bitterness all the way through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 10, 2016

SudsMcDuff
3.6
Lompoc Cherry Bomb
cbc crosby .. . dark ruby .. medium foam, dies down, light lacing .. . cherry, mild wood, leather, cherry pits .. mild mouth, mild zip .. good but left wanting more .. . . you need ghost food?
Sunday, July 10, 2016

andrewje41
3.8
Lompoc Peachy Keen
Draft pour at Seattle beer fest. Hazy golden orange pour with no head. Sweet candy peach aroma. Flavor is low tart up front. Sugary peach response. Stronger sour finish. Sourness 6/10. Love the peach impressions. Solid sour.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Fatehunter
3.1
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw body. Aroma has candy lemon and pine. Taste has a long dry bitterness, a little lemon. Texture is crisp.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

slowrunner77
3.1
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
Nice blend of different citrusy hops and distinct grapefruit. Perhaps a touch past itís prime at nearly 12 weeks old. Moderate bitterness and malty backbone. Not a stand out.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

monk191
3.1
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
A nice IPA. Pours a not so nice orange with a white head. Smells of pine, citrus and pineapple. Taste is very citrusy and creamy, with a bit more pineapple. Had in the bottle.
Friday, June 10, 2016

seehaferb23
3.1
Lompoc Kick Axe
This Pale Ale seemed to be more on the malty side and a little flat when it came to pallet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.7
Lompoc Old Tavern Rat
Lompoc old tavern rat 9% on tap at Imazato. A deep red with a nice beige head of foam. The aroma is plums and rich raisins. Full malty mouthfeel with a rich chewy malt character, raisins, stone fruit and some caramel sweetness. Solid.
Friday, April 1, 2016

mkel07
3.5
Lompoc Proletariat Red
Bottle from Queens Plaza Beer & Wine 180316. First beer from this brewery and hopefully wonít be the last. Havenít seen Locpoc here in Australia before. This beer is all about the malt and it is very malt heavy. Looks good and tastes good as well.
Friday, March 25, 2016

a_sully
3.4
Lompoc Batch 69 Baltic Porter
Deep dark brown body with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste of coffee and nuts. Lovely overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
3
Lompoc Stout Out Loud
Deep dark brown body with a heavy tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma that is strong and alluring. Taste is similar to aroma but light and almost washed out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
3.2
Lompoc Special Draft (LSD)
Deep rich brown body with an off white head. Aroma is very light. Smokey taste leading into a liquorice taste and hitting with a strong chocolate aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
3.4
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
Hazy orange body with a white head. Fruity smell and taste. Strong hop flavour as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
3.2
Lompoc Proletariat Red
Light brown colour, light white head. Sweet metallic aroma. Sweet rich flavour with hints of fruit and cinnamon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
3
Lompoc Kick Axe
Light copper colour. Thin white head. Light floral head. Taste of citrus, pine and floral notes. Well rounded flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
2.4
Lompoc Fools Golden Ale
Clear yellow. Foamy white head. Almost no aroma.taste is grassy and light. Very little flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

a_sully
3.7
Lompoc C-Note
Hazy orange. Pine aroma. Taste of citrus hops and has a sweet toffee finish. Almost no head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Arayaga2
3.6
Lompoc Cimmerian - Port Barrel
Dark brown, with a bit of light brown head. Aroma and taste are mostly oxidized sugars, and there are raisiny notes, with some candi sugar cola notes and bread into the finish. $6/12 oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, March 18, 2016

shoulderbroken
3.8
Lompoc Jitter Brew Stout
Tap at PDX Taproom a while ago. Nice. Strong coffee grounds type flavour. Chocolate, toasty, light sweetness, bit nutty. Nice stuff. Feels like thereís a little bit of spice there too. Low carbonation.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Maris
3.5
Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA
From a 650ml bottle on 8/3/2016. Pours a darkish golden with a biggih white head. Has a light, spritzy citrus aroma. In the mouth, thereís light caramel malt, lots of sharp lemon, and a touch of grapefruit. The hops are pretty firm, with a bit of a salty note at the back. Full bodied with average carbonation. A decent IPA, but could be a bit better balanced for mine.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TimE
3.7
Lompoc Jitter Brew Stout
dark brown color with white head. Big dark chocolate and orange brandy nose. Tons of coffee with orange and dark chocolate. Nice lingering orange chocolate finish. Full body. Good stuff
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sarlacc83
2.7
Lompoc Oktoberfest
Tap. Cloudy brown with a thin white head. N: Grainy, light cracker, pine, earth, toffee. Some toast and oxidation. T: Lightly sweet. Not really bitter. M: Light body, soft carbonation, no alcohol. O: Itís fine. There really isnít much here though.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

mrjez
3.8
Lompoc C-Note
Shared growler. Pours a deep coppery-amber, nice aromas of fruitiness and pine, a touch a malt sweetness. The malt is more pronounced in the flavour, giving this a decent body, a little spicy kick, biscuity mixed with dank pine. Very enjoyable.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

luttonm
3.7
Lompoc Cimmerian - Port Barrel
Draft at BPPís 12th Anniversary. Darkest brown, clean ring head. A little malt warmth. Clean body, lots of barrel vanilla and dry-bitter caramel, coffee, dry finish. Sweet, a little too wazy-barrel. But tasty and a nice treat. Touch of oxidation.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.9
Lompoc Cimmerian - Port Barrel
Port Barrel Aged Cimmerian 8% Pint at Imazato. A cola black with ruby accents and a cherry coke, mild oak and malt aroma. Medium bodied. The flavor is sweet port, vanilla, mild oak and smooth with a bit of heat. This was very drinkable and as it warmed up became more flavorful but retained a wonderful balance.
Friday, January 15, 2016