Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice coppuer with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, pine, malt. Really digging the hop freshness in the aroma. Flavor is citrusy oily hops, malt, nice bitter citrusy grapefruity finish. Very fresh hop profile, realy diggin this one. Well done Lagunitas.
LinusStick (2700) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer by Lagunitas. I now understand the "soapy" adjective in beer. Aroma was very piney, citrus and soapy. Pour was a nice dark gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was very thin, but very bitter and warm. Soap, hard pine and lemony citrus with a Palmolive aftertaste. Tastes like Iím drinking an IPA from a glass that was still soapy and not rinsed out enough (which is not the case).
treadyroc (148) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dry and a bit overly bitter & coppery for my taste. Hazy dark yellow pour. A decent brew, but nothing extraordinary.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle Says 6.33 abv - Wouldnít call it an American Strong Ale -
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with an offwhite creamy head.
Aroma: Orange and grapefruit peel right off the bat. Also some sweet tangerine and pine notes as well.
Taste: Bitter, citrusy, and earthy hop notes. A modest level of crystal malt holds it together.
Mouthfeel: Thick, in that unique Lagunitas thick sorta way.
Overall: Tastey, bitter, citrusy 1.5 IPA. See, the bottle says it is not a Double IPA, just a good American beer. Iíll go with that.