Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold. Thin to medium non-persistent white head, poor lacing. Nose is strawberries, light hops, spice, light stonefruit and pineapple, a bit earthy-smelling. Perhaps this is a bit old? Flavours are mildly bitter, with mandarins and nectarines, notes of tangerine as well. Citrus notes are joined by a light juniper flavour as well. Some tea and spice in the finish, as well as light ashiness andlight candy. Gentle.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ OTH.
golden, white head.
aroma/flavors, hoppy, citrus, and grapefruit, yeasty udnertones? sweet with nice caramel malt profile, bitterness is a little in the background, light palate, dry tingly spicy mouthfeel. Found the hop profile to be a little light.
Aquilo (560) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear bronze color with a thin white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, with a bit of grapefruit and pine, but much mellower than you would expect. Flavor is bitter and crisp, but again, mellow. It would have been hard to imagine Lagunitas making a mellow IPA, but they did it. They made a great summer ale.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear and the colour of honey with a tall white head. Great aroma lots of hops with a hint of strawberry. Very cool I have never smelled strawberry come from hops. Great flavour bold and hopy with a very smooth crisp fresh middle palate that gives way to an excellent lingering bitterness. Great IPA!!!
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hop aroma with a slick and very hoppy mouth feel. Flavor is hops with strong citrus (I think I taste Citra in there). Overall finish is clean with some mild biterness but overall quite dry. Pours a nice orange with decent head and nice lacing. Overall a fantastic beer!
Jakebra (22) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent aroma, but the performance haults there. One of Lagunitas’ largest let downs for a hoppy bitter beer. Overall not as full bodied or bitter as expected. Worth a try, but stick to the maximus.
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/8/10. On tap in a pint glass. Really nice hoppy aroma with citrus, some pine, etc. The flavor is sweet citrus hops and a hint of caramel backing with a big dry bitter kick in there. The breath out is full of pine. Pretty nice stuff, actually!
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral but not too hoppy. deffinatly has a lil sumpin’ sumpin’ very drinkable
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: light reddish gold; quite clear with long head stand with near white head
Aroma: smells like Gumballhead! Intense citrus; not much resin, pine, or bitterness
Flavor: high hop flavor; still predominantly citrus, but some piney resin and a little bitterness show up on the palate; medium-high bitterness; low malt; great balance; definite fruitiness
Palate: medium body; dry sensation
haddon90 (1557) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a decent lacing head. Aroma smells of citrus and grapefruit. Seems very acidic. Light IPA taste, with some hops and citrus in the background. Alcohol also seems masked. Would like my IPA’s to be a little more chewy, but still a decent beer from Lagunita’s.