puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This IPA pours a gorgeous clear bright golden orange color with a good sized bone-white head on it that left spotting lacing on my glass. The nose on this beer is very unique and interesting for an IPA. I think mango is the strongest scent followed by passion fruit, peaches, lemon and orange zest, floral hops, and a slight pine bitterness as well. The smell on this beer is leaping from my glass, and it never left for the entire beer. The flavor profile is loaded with citrus fruits with grapefruit and tangerines being very dominant followed up with only a slight touch of caramel malt. The hops are extremely fresh and vibrant on this offering. The malt is only barely noticeable, but somehow supports the hops beautifully. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation that left a very dry finish on the back of my palate. The drinkability is superb on this beer, and is one of the best IPAs I’ve have ever had the pleasure of tasting
drfabulous (4525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic. Fruit tones. Grapefruit dominates taste and aroma. Lots of pine. Delicious IPA.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Bright amber with orange to it. Very cheerful happy color. The lace looks like something that sat on the counter in a half full glass for a week during the summer in fresno. It’s pretty thick. The nose is super piny hops. A bit of funkiness hides behind the Christmas tree. Taste is similar to the nose. Bright pine tree, some almost farmhouse funkiness ala Hop Stoopid, and bitter stickiness at the end. Not overly sweet at all. Damn fine IPA. More striking than some IIPAs I’ve had.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2009
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 This is the best beer in the world??????? Taste like a fresh cut lawn. Gross and unbalanced. Thin palate. Zero mouthfeel.
doubelknv3 (1028) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Golden, lasting white head...decent lacing. Pine, floral, apricot, lemon, and mild berry aroma. Pine, grapefruit, mild-sweet malt flavours. Full-bodied, balanced, with lasting bitterness. Refreshing and sessionable.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - thanks to weeheavySD for the trade; clear, orange and thin white head; such a tasty IPA and while not quite as good in the bottle as on draft, it still shines here; fruit, yeasty with oranges and lots of malty goodness; hops go more for the sweetness than bitterness, which works well here; nice and dry finish; a lovely IPA
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, here it is. Poured from bomber, light folder hue, off white foamy head appears. Aroma of grapefruits, malts and hops follow. Flavour is well balanced, hops and malts half way in the middle, giviving way to tropical fruits and pines. Extremely smooth, and dangerous. Tremendous beer, exceptional!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fairly pale golden yellow. Very clear with a nice moderate sized head and gobs of lacing.
Nose is dominated by c-hops, big and bright and fresh smelling.
Taste is pretty damn dry, very little sweetness, tons of hop bitterness, and a full range of hop flavor starting with a slightly harsh bitterness, then some floral flavors, and finishes huge on grapefruit and citrus.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle via Lagunitasfan (big big thanks!!). Pours an almost clear amber with an average white head. Nose is floral hop goodness. Taste is all about the floral/perfumy hops. A nice IPA with a big in your face hop profile, but not one i am crazy about.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful hop smell. Vigorous bitter taste that is too much for my palate.