Bronzan (121) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Right down the road from the brewery and you can taste the freshness. Great aroma and well balanced hoppiness. Another great one from one of my favorite brewers.
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 bottle poured a light amber in color with a one finger white head that held a layer nicely. aroma has sweet grapefruit, citrus rind, pale malt, and light bitterness. nice and juicy. mouth feel coats well and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor has nice hop profile, citrus, grapefruit, pine, and resins. not over heavy on the sweetness and the malt level is done nicely allowing the hops to be highlighted.
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle. Light, golden color. Caramel, maple syrup aroma. Great carbonation -- smooth, with just enough fizz at the end. This is a solid IPA, one I’ll definitely be drinking again
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours mostly clear, with just a very light haze. The dark golden hued body is crowned with a small, fleeting head of off-white foam. The nose is bright and juicy, with a big grapefruit and orange hop profile showing atop a malt base of light toffee and toasted white bread. Flavors follow suit, sweet toffee and pale biscuit malt balanced well by spicy orange peel and bitter grapefruit hops. Some pepper comes through on the finish. Medium bodied, dry, and moderately carbonated, the palate fits well. Another good hoppy brew from Lagunitas.
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, melon and grapefruit rind. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit rind with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
jmm635 (823) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden color with a average sized white head. Tons of citrus flavors and floral hops on the nose! Slightly grassy. Flavor is similar with a little bit of malty backbone peeking through. Extremely smooth and refreshing - a perfect little sumpin’ sumpin’ for a hot summer afternoon.
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite decent in IPA land. Huge orange nose and a load of citrus through the body (less pine than many IPAs). Very strong finish, building uncomfortably for me but still decent. A sweet edge makes it appealing in a DIPA kind of way. Drinkable.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap-Lures-Crownsville Md-Light golden/yellow color w/a slight white head. Floral hop aroma. Flavors of citrus/floral hops, a little grass, biscuit dough, & pine tar. Pretty dry w/a short finish. Solid brew, but nothing special
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Dark gold pour with a thick white head. Big citrus hop aroma. Crisp malt taste with a nice citrus floral bite. Really nice brew.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. The discreet aroma is of toffee and earthy, citrusy hops. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor bends just a touch toward the sweet side of balance. A huge caramel malt backbone outshines all kinds of citrusy, piney hop bitterness. Lengthy, bittersweet finish… the sweetness finally fades while the bitterness lingers on and on and even numbs my tongue a bit – like Novocain.