gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange. Nose is plenty of citrus and pine hops. Resiny. Loads of sweet malt to balance it out. Flavor is a smooth floral and citrus combos nicely balanced my sweet malt and caramel. This beer is too drinkable. The "Sumpin" line is by far my favorite for Lagunitas.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from GBBF had at hoem with the boyz. Alround rating: Caramalt, honey sweetness, floral mandarine and lemon hops, fairly bitter. A bit on the sweetside for me, as i did it head to head with the ipa and the ipa won. Tasty stuff though.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Tom.
Darkish gold with a thin white film. Fantastic chewy hop aroma with the malt a little more upfront than usual. Huge mandarin in the flavour. A little card. Faint cereal. Was thinking this was going to be a whole lot better. The finish pulls it right back on track however. A big fruity smack in the mouth with just a perfect level of bitterness and a really faint hit of honey. Excellent bit could be so much better.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hzy copper color with a light head that is off white. Pine, resin, oranges, and citrus zest in the aroma. Light hop bitterness of the same pine and resin with a bit of citrus too. Reserved compared to their own and other IPAs. Slight yeast flavor.Bit of brown sugar and burnt sugar notes. Bitterness goes all the way through but does not overpower the body. Nice beer.
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours lightly hazy orange-golden with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, lots of apricot and grapefruit. Some grass, fat caramel malts to balance. Soft carbonation, great dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fat maltiness, sweet resiny fruity hops. Apricot, grapefruit, melon, red apples. Long, lingering bitterness. Very nice.
greggbevan (2) - USA - AUG 28, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer from Lagunitas, one of their best seasonals. Not seen it on tap yet but great in the bottle. Just the right hoppiness, not over the top. Very tasty. Not quite a session beer but you could have a few.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Shultzy’s, darkish golden color with a small head, the aroma was lightly hoppy and sweet, cereal and caramel notes. Taste was also lightly sweet, very smooth palate. Feels more like an amber, than an indian, but whatever, its good.
Gachupines (908) - USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is golden with a white head which lingers. Aroma is hops with a little bit of citrus. Flavor is also mostly hops, without being overpowering. A little sweet in the finish, but overall very pleasant, drinkable IPA.
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 100th IPA. 35,5cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours unclear golden with a fine creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet malty and hoppy. Citrus and caramel. Smooth and crisp. A bit of alcohol tickling the tongue. Again a quite malty dominated IPA from Lagunitas. A bit of peach, bread and yeast. Fine and tasty.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 Bottle: The aroma is slightly peachy along with citrus hops and faint caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor starts moderately peachy with some sweet orange notes. The finish has very mild citrus hops. Medium bodied with mild soft carbonation.