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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.74%
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Limited Release, 72.51 I.B.U., OG 1.082


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2009
On tap at Naked City. Pours clear amber with a nice head and tons of lace. Grapefruit/pine aroma with some biscuity malts in the taste. Finish is nice and bitter- too bad I had this one after Union Jack rather than before.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (168) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2014
New beer of month at work....this one is solid....pine citrus hops....a fruitiness ...crisp and clean.....lagunitas rules....love all their beers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
backdaft (200) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold color. Thick head dissapate quickly and leaves substantial lacing. Very similar to sumpin sumpin. Lots of big piney notes and tropical fruits in aroma and taste. Definitely not too sweet with the malts; which I like. Finishes dry and crisp with a bit of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schlitzfaced (52) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Poured from 12oz. bottle into pint glass. Pours a yellow/golden color with a thick head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is Hoppy. Taste is very good with the citrus up front.. smooth finish. slight alcohol after taste. A nice Drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egg (62) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle on 7/8/14. Pours a clear honey color, dark dark, with a thin and loose white head. Nose is grapefruit, hops, pine. Taste is grapefruit juice, grass, sweet, a little bit of toasted malt, some alcohol. A bit dry. Overall solid but not amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (119) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap @ The Tap in Bloomington. Pours very clear golden amber. The aroma is wonderfully piney and crisp. The taste is a great balance of malt and hops with just the perfect amount of bitterness. Great brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Lagunitas makes lot of hoppy strong ales. A damned lot. I wonder sometimes why they donít just be like, "Hey, these are all great but letís pick the best one and just brew that. Maybe we could make a normal-ass brown ale or something w/o a ton of hops in the time it saves us." That is just not how Lagunitas thinks though and, love it or hate it, you cannot say their strategy hasnít been successful. In any event, this beer in particular could make a pretty good case for itself as Lagunitas best IIPA. It really doesnít taste terribly different that regular Sumpiní Sumpiní and itís a good bit stronger. Itís clear orange in color w/ a head of fine white bublbles and big patches of lace. It has a big, piny, resiny hop nose with some pineapple around the edges. This is really a hop dominated beer and maintains this by not falling into the trap a lot of IIPAs do by being all kinds of sweet too. This is rather dry, esp. for the strength, and what little sweetness their is highlights a softer mandarin orange citrus note than what you get in the nose. This is a full bodied beer but fine carbonation keeps it light across the palate. It finishes w/ a very firm but not harsh resinous bitterness and a lingering touch of honey sweetness on the tongue. Honestly, I get quite tired of brewers making tons of different beers seemingly for the sake of it but in Lagunitas case, I have a hard time faulting them for just doing what they do well over and over again. Some breweries might seem stuck in a rut if they did that but Lagunitas is just playing to its strengths.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (22) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
West coast hop aroma, thin perfect white head, totally clear. Low bitterness, good body, great flavor. Love it, will buy more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12 oz bottle, from 6 pack. Dark yellow color. Very bitter grapefruit is the primary aroma and flavor. Slight sourness to the grapefruit. Strong bitter finish but not really lingering. At 8.5% this is more on the high end for a single IPA, but at $12 a 6er the price is nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12oz bottle pours a light gold with an off white head. Pine and tropical fruit taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12oz bottle into a plastic 9oz cup - nose is pine and resin. Sip adds strong citrus notes with the malty backbone. Quite bitter. Easy to drink.


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