Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter like an IPA should be: full of nice piney, grapefruity and aspirin notes. Sweet like a MW IPA - sweeter than your usual. Pours copper with thin head. Finish is sweet.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint @ RnH.Pours a hazed, orange-gold with off-white head atop. wheat, citrus and pine hops blended together to make one hell of a nose. wheat flavors with fresh hop taste of flowers, citrus fruits and pine. Medium-bodied. Best consumed slowly as a sipper. My favorite laguinitas by far.
aaronbr (126) - Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into a... Plastic cup. Sacrilege, I know. But this is a great beer. Lighter than I expected, an aroma of fruit and pine. Tastes like a great IPA should. A great beer for sipping.
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent straw-orange body, thin tight clumping head. Bright, rindy citrus nose with sugared grapefruit and pine. Sweet, bitter, and potent. The body has nice bite, dominated by citrus and pine, with light biscuity malts (nothing syrupy) and a big bitter finish. A power-packed, tasty IPA.
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, orange-gold body sporting a full inch of off-white foam. Light lacing on the descent.
Smell: A nose smelling of wheat fused with some fine hop notes, an aromatic blend of citrusy lemon and grapefruit, some floral orange blossoms, and a small hint of pine.
Taste: Lightly sweet, crisp, plainly crackery malted barley and wheat flavor in the fore. Fairly bold hop tastes of flowers, dried herbs, citrus fruits and even some pine. Moderately bitter. Small touch of alcohol in the mix. Finishes dry with a sparse amount of lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: To be honest, this one quietly slipped in under the radar as I hadnít heard so much as a peep about it before coming across it at the Brick Store Pub recently. A pleasant surprise and a pleasant combination of wheat and India Pale Ale qualities. Nice job, Lagunitas.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite too sure what happened with this one. Either iím drinking a different sumpin sumpin or my bottle was way off. Bottle pours gold in color with a thin off-white head. The aroma starts with decent floral hop/pine notes, but quickly gives way to a strange herbal sweat-like nose. Same thing goes for the flavor. The extreme wheatiness of the malt profile is standoffish, and does not pair well with the hop presence. I can tell what they were
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light copper color with a white head. Aroma is a touch of caramel, floral, piney, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is some caramel, floral, and a touch of citrus in the bitter finish.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 On tap at Rattle íNí Hum (NYC): Very sweet aroma almost like cherries. Immediately tastes fruity followed by a slightly mellow, hoppy flavor, yeast, and other faint, chewy candy flavors. Hints of lemon. Overall, a very sweet, delicious, refreshing, very tart (in a good way) beer. Iíll come back to this one. #058 on 11072009, DG.
3fourths (7888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweaty candy/sugar syrup hop nose, completely artificial and overly sweet but still somewhat nice. Herbal. Filmy, oily texture. when warm itís vegetal and corn-like. Sweaty, stenchy, weird.
TheAlum (5621) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 12 oz bottle courtesy of Sicilianoís (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a light golden amber, barely any haze, an eggshell yellow head, small and laces a bit, dies to a film. Aromas are floral hoppiness, grass and citrusy lemon are pretty strong. Good pale malts to balance, but fairly hop forward, with good citrus and gumball sweetness. Pretty nice. Initial is a flavorful pale ale, pale malts fall back behind citrusy lemon, grass, prety prominent bitterness with some gumball candy quality, almost wheaty malts mixed in with the pale malts. Finish is pleasantly bitter with mellow sweet pale malts, balanced well and hop forward. A very nice drinker, a very good APA style brew. EDIT - This is an IPA, eh? That makes sense, the brew has a huge Wheat element overall, making it tamer yet hold a higher ABV. It just felt very APA to me overall, aside from the ABV.