jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Pours a darker amber orange color with a beige head. Big on hops on the nose and flavor. Piney citrus hops with some grapefruit and pineapple. Goes down surprisingly easy for 7.3%. Nice bitterness in the aftertaste.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of piney and resiny hops. Taste is pretty bitter and hoppy. Medium bodied, abrupt bitter finish. Good.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Nice hop nose, fruity and fresh with peach, apricot, and mango. Malty sweetness accenutates the hop aromas. Warm golden amber body with light haze and thin white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts malty sweet with mild wheat, tons of fruity and citrusy hops and a carbonic bite. Fruity hop flavors abound and it finishes with a nice bitterness that mellows into a dull dryness and remnants of peach and apricot nectar.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is bright ’five alive’: lemon/lime grapefruit. appearance is translucent lemon gold with good lacing, fine reducing head. flavor is prickly ruby red grapefruit with good pine, late lemon drop sweetness. substantial, lightly sticky mouthfeel.
Frank (3222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 There’s nothing like a nice IPA in the summertime and this is definitely a nice IPA. It’s not too attractive though. The golden orange color though the foamy white head doesn’t add much. The nose more than makes up for it. It smells like fresh hops in a bag, very deep and piny. The taste might be even better. It’s very light bodied and dry w/ just a nice sparkle of carbonation. This is definitely hop forward but not bitter to the point where it distracts from the lovely citrus and floral flavors. My only complaint--and a small one in this case--is I wish this clocked in more around six percent alcohol so I could drink more of it.
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet aroma, very reminiscent of Dogfishhead 90 minute. Flavor is also similar, but not as heavy and therefore actually almost sessionable. Really a great beer with tons of hops.
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour into St. Feuillien chalice. Very strong dry-hopped aroma. Not surprised to be slapped in the face with grapefruit and pine at first sip. It is smoothed out with some caramel sweetness. Damn glad I picked up a pack of this! Lagunitas always has a certain way about their IPAs. Definitely always grab a new Lagunitas when i see it.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, presumed fresh, from grape & gourmet. pours a light, clear orange with a thick, creamy white head leaving drips of lace. aroma is great with big, juicy, citrus hops notes of orange and white grapefruit with hints of peach syrup, pear juice, and toasted malts. flavor is very tasty as well with big citrus hops notes of orange, grapefruit juice, and lemon zest with a nice, prickly pine notes coming in late just ahead of the dry, crackery malts and light bitter, hoppy finish. palate is medium bodied with bright carbonation. overall, another solid ipa from lagunitas.
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, fizzy white head. Nose is big citrus - orange peel, orange rind and grapefruit juice. Taste is also big citrus-laden hops. Orange peel starts it off, then comes grapefruit juice and orange pulp. There’s a pleasant caramel and malt sweetness int he background as well. Body is medium and resinous with a fizzy carbonation. Ends like it began - big citrus and hops! More sweet malt and lighter caramel notes but the orange and grapefruit step up and go full throttle on this.
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is not screwing around. A very basic, refreshing, delicious IPA. Simple and nearly perfectly executed, quite possibly the best Lagunitas brew I’ve ever had.