Nail (11) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the best of this years summer seasonals! Great color, an aroma of wonderful fresh hops, nice head with good lacing, a very well balanced easily drinkable beer with just the right amount of bitterness.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze colored with light head and not a whisper of the advertised wheat essence through out. For all intents and purposes this is a standard, but solid west coast IPA. Chinook and citrusy hops fill the nose and translate similar to the flavor profile with pronounced Chinook bitterness on the finish. Slight off-tastes of sourness and soap, but mostly clean. On the downside, this lacks complexity--pretty much a one note brew.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Distinct amarillo hops aroma. Crisp hoppy and amarillo fruity hoppy flavoured. Fruity and crisp bitter finish.
raphael (804) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mickey Finns. Perfect on this hot day. Aroma of grapefuit, lemon and honey. approaching yellow, crystal clear. modest white head. Light & summery in the mouth. A bit of grapefruit rind joins the flavors, which adds dimension as the grapefruit tastes a little pinkish. Fairly clean finish.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear enough to read through the glass. Single finger head, but it relaxes slowly. The color is neutral amber.
Lots of classic pine needle hop aroma--like an IPA.
The flavor matches the aroma. Noteworthy alcohol feel and flavor. Lots of hop bite almost from the beginning. The body is rich and gives an element of rounded malt tastes. I donít really note any wheat in this one, but itís still a very good pale ale.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->tulip: Pours a huge, frothy, off-white head atop a murky orange body. Aroma of light malt, herbs, and citrus. The body is light and the texture is alcoholic, with some soft carbonation, all finishing astringently. Lightly sweet, acidic, and bitter. I like Lagunitas and this one, while not my favorite did not cease to impress--especially considering what most summer beers end up being.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thank you Lindsey, appreciate the bottle.. . grapefruit, honey hop, pine wheat in the full aroma ... íbreast milk beer?í ... . dark rust color on pour .. . medium lacing .. . quite damn hoppy, some slight muddled things in the finish .. . good stuff .. . damn brio kids and their pink socks...
Plovmand (6022) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Hopy aroma with notes of melon, peach, caramel and raspberry. Nice. Lovely flavour of bitter grassy hops with lots of fruit like peach, and mango. Nice and refreshing IPA.
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled as part of a sixer. A IPA that seems pretty similar to their normal IPA. Has a bit more of a wheaty taste but primarily just another IPA. Still, a really nice brew, traditional Lagunitas.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I had heard this had some sort of wheat component but to be honest it tasted a lot like Hop Stoopid and Correction Ale. Bright orange color, great head, and an aroma of juicy hop resin. The taste is citrusy and the mouthfeel is really the big difference between this and Correction Ale, this feels thicker. This was way to easy to drink and for the price I paid ($10.50 per sixer) it was worth it. Cheers to Lagunitas for producing seriously hoppy beers that donít break my wallet.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-17-2009 15:38:28