3fourths (8100) - 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 (5833) - Aurora, 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.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Thank you Ron for the hop stoopid and Imperial Stout. One of my favorite breweries. The sumpin sumpin was something else. Delicious a warm IPA, great balance, nice hoppiness with a good amount of malts.
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Right down the road from the brewery and you can taste the freshness. Great aroma and well balanced hoppiness. Another great one from one of my favorite brewers.
blklab2007 (1984) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 bottle poured a light amber in color with a one finger white head that held a layer nicely. aroma has sweet grapefruit, citrus rind, pale malt, and light bitterness. nice and juicy. mouth feel coats well and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor has nice hop profile, citrus, grapefruit, pine, and resins. not over heavy on the sweetness and the malt level is done nicely allowing the hops to be highlighted.
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle. Light, golden color. Caramel, maple syrup aroma. Great carbonation -- smooth, with just enough fizz at the end. This is a solid IPA, one Iíll definitely be drinking again
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours mostly clear, with just a very light haze. The dark golden hued body is crowned with a small, fleeting head of off-white foam. The nose is bright and juicy, with a big grapefruit and orange hop profile showing atop a malt base of light toffee and toasted white bread. Flavors follow suit, sweet toffee and pale biscuit malt balanced well by spicy orange peel and bitter grapefruit hops. Some pepper comes through on the finish. Medium bodied, dry, and moderately carbonated, the palate fits well. Another good hoppy brew from Lagunitas.
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, melon and grapefruit rind. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit rind with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden color with a average sized white head. Tons of citrus flavors and floral hops on the nose! Slightly grassy. Flavor is similar with a little bit of malty backbone peeking through. Extremely smooth and refreshing - a perfect little sumpiní sumpiní for a hot summer afternoon.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite decent in IPA land. Huge orange nose and a load of citrus through the body (less pine than many IPAs). Very strong finish, building uncomfortably for me but still decent. A sweet edge makes it appealing in a DIPA kind of way. Drinkable.