I have had the opportunity to visit Lone Tree Brewing Co. on a few occasions. Well worth the stop. My favorite craft beer that they brew is the Hoptree Imperial IPA. That will come as no surprise to my friends, although, the fact that I liked the aLTBier so much will surprise them. The Saison was a treat too and the IPL a pleasant surprise.
Lone Tree Brewing Hoptree Imperial IPA
Lone Tree Brewing's Hoptree Imperial IPA pours out orange in color with some haze and is topped with an off-white head that reduces almost all the way down leaving a slightly larger collar. Nice citrus aromas on the nose with a touch of sweetness. In the mouth, potent hop bitterness with some sweetness. Flavors of orange marmalade, pine and toffee. Good length on a bitter, dry finish. A very good DIPA with a nice helping of hop bitterness.
Lone Tree Brewing Crazy Cousin Willie's IPL (India Pale Lager)
I have not tried many India Pale Lagers but I like this one from Lone Tree. A lighter orange in color that their DIPA with good clarity and a one finger white head that reduces all the way down. The nose is somewhat mute but the flavor is there in the mouth. Honey, citrus and pine ride along with typical lager like flavors. Crisp in the mouth with a decent hop bite. Dry, medium length finish. Very refreshing on the warm day I drank this.
Lone Tree Brewing Summer's End Saison
The Summer's End Saison from Lone Tree Brewing pours out golden-orange in color with a light, fluffy, almost meringue like head that slowly reduces down all the way. Spicy and citrussy on the nose. In the mouth, good flavor with orange, lemon, banana, spice and a decent amount of bitterness. A light creaminess in the mouthfeel takes this just past light bodied. Good length on a slightly dry finish with the spice lasting to the end. An excellent saison-stlye craft brew.
Lone Tree Brewing Encyclopedia Brown Ale
Lone Tree's Encyclopedia Brown Ale pours out cola colored with a tan head that recedes all the way down leaving just a small collar. Dark bread, roast grain and nutty on the nose with just a hint of toffee. In the mouth, definitely malt forward with a good dose of dark bread, roasted nuts, lightly roasted grain, toffee, a hint of chocolate and coffee and what seems like a very faint licorice. Medium bodied and quite clean in the mouth. Slightly sweet on a medium length finish. A good brown ale that I'd buy again.
Lone Tree Brewing Toots Oatmeal Stout
The Toots Oatmeal Stout from Lone Tree Brewing pours out almost jet black in color with just a little light making it through on the edges and is topped with tan, evenly bubbled head that reduces down quickly. Deeply roast grain, coffee and a faint hint of molasses on the nose. In the mouth, good flavor but quite thin for an oatmeal stout. Flavors of deeply roast grain, dark bread, coffee, mild treacle and a little charcoal. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A good oatmeal stout, but one that I think would benefit from more body.
Lone Tree Brewing aLTBier
The aLTBier from Lone Tree Brewing pours out a coppery-amber in color with some cloud and is topped with a one finger white head that has pretty good retention. Fragrant on the nose with aromas of caramel, earth, bread dough and a hint of spice. Malty in the mouth with enough hops to add a bitter note. Flavors of caramel, bread, earth, grass and spice. Medium bodied and very drinkable. A solid offering from Lone Tree worth trying.