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 (6636) - 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 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, 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.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong drinkable ipa, nice label. not much head or great lacing. good balance of malt and hops, good bitter taste throughout.
Atom (1638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap pours golden/straw with medium white head. Aroma is overly sweet citrus with slight pine. Taste is overly bitter which over takes citrus and pine flavor, bitter rides until the end. Doesn’t do it for me. There is too much bitter which overpowers any other flavors, not well balanced.
DYCSoccer17 (3448) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased from Nugget, I think. This has a very fruity, citrus hop aroma with lots of mango present. Some light pine is also there along with some dank notes. Fairly sweet, but quaffable nonetheless. Transparent copper body with a strong, long-lasting off-yellowish head present. Starts rather sweet before the citrus mango hop flavors come through in the middle. This becomes quite fruity in the middle with lots of floral character as well. A little Crystal and a little Toasted also seems apparent. FInishes with a bit of a spicy, lightly bitter hop finish. Pretty drinkable. I would like to do a blind tasting with this beer, Racer 5, and Union Jack to see which one wins.