jmohno (1478) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Medium/light yellow.Nice frothy creamy head with decending lacing.
Aroma in this is so nice, fruity floral some spice/sweet grain. Some dankness/resineyBut mainly a solid pronounced fresh clean sweet fresh tropical fruity hop.
Its in the taste as well and compliments this malt,its smooth almost oily medium-full bodied but has some tart bite and a crisp finish.Great drinkability but you dont want to drink it too fast to enjoy these hop flavors.
For an ipa(which i didnt realize it was) i would say its mildly bittered but its perfect for this beer.the bittering is a clean rifined citrus/spice like bittering,kind of grapefruit i guess but more smooth and subtle like.Finishes well with a nice soft smooth subtle sweetness also.
Another great beer from Lagunitas-of course.Of the 3-5 i tried everythhing they have is impressive.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
these guys know how to use their hops and hereís a great example of that.. lighter than average pour. aroma of pine and citrus. hops up front and in back. nice malt mix in there as well. good stuff!
mandzirm (4) - anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a surprise. The label didnít call it an IPA, but it is hoppier than most IPAs. A fine beer.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Rerating after second taste. Fantastic aroma. Typical pour and head. Taste is fairly standard IPA, nothing very exciting here. Not terribly bitter, but also not very outstanding in any way.
michcam8 (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aroma with a hazy golden appearance. Smooth, full-bodied IPA, with a grassy, citrus hop finish. Very good IPA. Very drinkable despite the high APV.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy Aromatic bombastic !
Thin foam. Gold colour.
Fantastic fruity (litchi) aromas to the nose.
A Cascade of Hop flavours.
Hint of acidity. Subtle bubble. Creamy texture and fruity profile.
Lack of complexity: citrus/litchi/bitterness, nothing more !
After taste very bitter but a very funny beer.
I like it.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondial de la BiŤre 2011, Strasbourg - clear golden beer with no foam left; sticky and chewy fruity aroma; medium to full-bodied; chewy palate; a late bitter tartness with long fruity chewy hoppy finish - interesting; did I say chewy ?
dinkle50 (1278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden blonde with a 2 finger head. Smell is fruity pebbles, and I love fruity pebbles. Taste is very hoppy, but not so much where it blows your brain. Fruity flavor to the hop bombing. Finish is fruity pebbles as well. Overall, this is a very drinkable 7% beer. Well done!
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím drinking this summer seasonal in october, and itís still working for me. Itís hoppy but not overwhelmingly so. Citrus notes and a smooth golden finish. Full flavored but not filling. Delightful.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle from Candia Road Convenience) Pours lightly hazy light golden amber with a couple of fingers of rocky-foamy off-white head. Big sweet grapefruit-citrus and pine aroma. Mouthfeel is big and smooth, no harsh aspects - outstanding for the style. Flavor of sweet grapefruit and pine over sweet, soft caramel and vanilla balanced with well-integrated bitterness.