rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a bit hoppy for its light color. There wasn’t much head to speak of, but the flavor and overall characteristics are very smooth. I enjoyed this beer and found it to be a good balance without being too overpowering in any one area.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear light amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, some bread/caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some catty, light bread/caramel. Medium body, some resin, crispness.
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours semi-cloudy gold. Nose and taste of hops, caramel malts and pine. Dryish finish.
rlgk (17128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SBWF 2010. Golden beer with a white head. Fruity aroma, orange, grapefruit, milky and creamy notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, citrus, grapefruit, sweet fruits, creamy notes.
Crit (3768) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber,white head,small bead.Light hop.sweet malt & cereal grain nose.Sweet start,soft carbo.Late arriving long hop bitter end. Too sweet, actually has too much malt in back.
Ungstrup (33790) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of hops combined with medium notes of malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of grass on a malty background, leaidng to a bitter finish.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of West Coast hops is noticeable though not too powerful. Taste is also a good mix between some citrusy hops with a nice bitter presence and a good malt backbone though wheat is hardly noticeable. Another easily drinkable beer from Lagunitas with not too much complexity.
Svesse (7699) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 9 Oct 2010) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, grapefruit and grainy malt. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit, hints of pine needles, a solid malt structure with some sweetness and a generous hoppy bite in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, sweetish and quite bitter. Well balanced and quite excellent, acutally.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge hop aroma. A blend of floral and citrus aromas. The aroma is all hops, not malt or alcohol. Pours a clear light amber color with large white head. Taste is hops with some sweet malt. The hop flavor works well. Somewhat bitter with a touch of hop oiliness. The oily hop flavor lingers in the aftertaste. I like this beer on the initial drink, but for me the aftertaste is not pleasant.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Pours clear gold with light head that goes quickly, but leaves nice lace. Aroma was deceiving; citrusy and almost a bit sweet. It was very pleasant, but the taste was far more on the bitter side. I love me some hoppy beers, but I could’ve stood a little better hop/malt balance. Still get citrus, but a bit earthy. I love Lagunitas and this is a good IPA, just doesn’t quite top my list.