Nejhleader (1057) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really smooth, has a nice mild pine hop aroma, a good body with a nice spice taste blended in. Nice brew
SlackerMads (528) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear yellow/orange with a medium sized good lacing white head. Bread, biscuit and caramel in the aroma along with citrus and pine. Taste is light/medium sweet and bitter. Pretty crisp and long lasting fresh mouthfeel ending in a light bitter and dry finish. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Brewdork (56) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with creamy white head. Great citrusy-hop aroma. Bright hoppy flavor with signature Lagunitas notes. I find a lot of their beers to have similar characteristics, but luckily I like those characteristics.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
A monstrous off-white head fills up the top half of my tulip with an initial pour. I may not have poured it that gently, but the head is proud and robust. A sheet of lace sticks to the glass as the head recedes to a 3 cm froth after a few minutes and leaves more lacing as I drink it. The beer itself is a transparent golden straw color.
The nose is fairly sweet, with honey, wheat, and pale malt notes blending with juicy hop notes, with the sweetness emerging as the victor. The combination gives off a little bit of a cotton candy note.
There is some pale malt sweetness and a bit of honey at the beginning of the sip. Right between the initial malt presence and a tidal wave of hops is a nice, uncut wheat flavor. It is a very nice segue between the malt sweetness and the lightness it entails and the acidity of the juicy hops. From then on, candied grapefruit, lemon, and apricot flavored hops rip through my taste buds. Somehow the hops seem to race for finish line and then stop on a dime for a crisp, clean finish. There is just a bit of residual bitterness that reminds me to take my next sip.
The carbonation is smooth and creamy, with a body that feels light and fluffy but with enough substance for the ABV as well. A nice juicy acidity closes out each sip, but there is not much of a residue after the sip is over.
This is an interesting combination of styles, and one that I would be happy to have a few times over the course of a day.
charule (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pitts Doggin it. Poured yellow orange with monster headlace. Lightly sweet pine aroma some citrus. Very smooth and easy to drink. Mildly bitter. Long after taste.
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OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours dark blonde with big frothy 2 finger white head.
S - Fresh grapefruit and orange off the top. Pale malts and some fruit-strawberries and pineapple.
T - Green citrus hops wrap around a great pale malt. Hints of grain and lemon. Finished very crisp and clean.
M - Moderate carbonation, medium body, clean and zesty.
With all the citrus this would be a fantastic thirst qeuncher in the heat of the summer. I would have never known this was an American Pale.
Serving type: bottle
spacemonster (20) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a really great take on the IPA style by Lagunitas. Iíll just say this...The amora and taste all go together with the palate. Sweetly chosen hops with wonderful malts. very very tasty.
coreyc1221 (59) - USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pine scent! first off at least. White head but I was surprised by how little head stuck around. cooled down pretty quick. Hop attack at first taste with citrus and floral after tones. Bright then mellow feel overall. Like the description says kinda wheaty but not too much.
ACHops (282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light orange amber with thin lacy head. Aroma is juicy mild hops. Taste is medium minimally sweet caramel body with flavorful but not particularly agressive hops. Pine, grass, and mild citrus notes. Pretty restrained for a Lagunitas IPA, though in fairness my expectations have probably been ruined by the Sucks which is pure fresh hops. Still, bolder than the regular IPA and easily better than whatever passes for average these days.
jbdpsu82 (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter pour. Deep amber color with thick head that lingers. Strong floral, hoppy aroma. Similar taste. Good beer