rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SBWF 2010. Golden beer with a white head. Fruity aroma, orange, grapefruit, milky and creamy notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, citrus, grapefruit, sweet fruits, creamy notes.
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber,white head,small bead.Light hop.sweet malt & cereal grain nose.Sweet start,soft carbo.Late arriving long hop bitter end. Too sweet, actually has too much malt in back.
Ungstrup (30784) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of hops combined with medium notes of malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of grass on a malty background, leaidng to a bitter finish.
Boutip (5215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of West Coast hops is noticeable though not too powerful. Taste is also a good mix between some citrusy hops with a nice bitter presence and a good malt backbone though wheat is hardly noticeable. Another easily drinkable beer from Lagunitas with not too much complexity.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 9 Oct 2010) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, grapefruit and grainy malt. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit, hints of pine needles, a solid malt structure with some sweetness and a generous hoppy bite in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, sweetish and quite bitter. Well balanced and quite excellent, acutally.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge hop aroma. A blend of floral and citrus aromas. The aroma is all hops, not malt or alcohol. Pours a clear light amber color with large white head. Taste is hops with some sweet malt. The hop flavor works well. Somewhat bitter with a touch of hop oiliness. The oily hop flavor lingers in the aftertaste. I like this beer on the initial drink, but for me the aftertaste is not pleasant.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Pours clear gold with light head that goes quickly, but leaves nice lace. Aroma was deceiving; citrusy and almost a bit sweet. It was very pleasant, but the taste was far more on the bitter side. I love me some hoppy beers, but I could’ve stood a little better hop/malt balance. Still get citrus, but a bit earthy. I love Lagunitas and this is a good IPA, just doesn’t quite top my list.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from 12oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. Pours clear bright orange with a thick, frothy white head that leaves heavy lace after a slow recession. The nose is fresh orange citrus with a green hops aroma and a solid brown sugar and caramel malt and bread aroma. The flavor is sweet with the brown sugar and caramel first, moving into a very nicely integrated orange and lemon hops flavor, and finishing with the bread and bitterness. The body is medium with a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long brown sugar and bitter hops finish.
dj4u2no (13) - Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Get it! The perfect IPA. Smooth mouth feel and taste is incredible. Perfect balance of hops and malt. The best Lagunitas I’ve tried. 7.5% abv not noticable.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a light pale golden with a small foamy White head. Aroma is fresh and grassy hops. Some citric fruit and a touch of funk. A good grainy caramel back. Flavor is again mostly fresh citric hops with a bit of pine and floral notes. Finishes bitter but not overpowering with a smooth malty lInger. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Good ipa