mandzirm (4) - anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a surprise. The label didnít call it an IPA, but it is hoppier than most IPAs. A fine beer.
michaelinwa (630) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Rerating after second taste. Fantastic aroma. Typical pour and head. Taste is fairly standard IPA, nothing very exciting here. Not terribly bitter, but also not very outstanding in any way.
michcam8 (368) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aroma with a hazy golden appearance. Smooth, full-bodied IPA, with a grassy, citrus hop finish. Very good IPA. Very drinkable despite the high APV.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy Aromatic bombastic !
Thin foam. Gold colour.
Fantastic fruity (litchi) aromas to the nose.
A Cascade of Hop flavours.
Hint of acidity. Subtle bubble. Creamy texture and fruity profile.
Lack of complexity: citrus/litchi/bitterness, nothing more !
After taste very bitter but a very funny beer.
I like it.
Bov (10370) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondial de la BiŤre 2011, Strasbourg - clear golden beer with no foam left; sticky and chewy fruity aroma; medium to full-bodied; chewy palate; a late bitter tartness with long fruity chewy hoppy finish - interesting; did I say chewy ?
dinkle50 (1119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden blonde with a 2 finger head. Smell is fruity pebbles, and I love fruity pebbles. Taste is very hoppy, but not so much where it blows your brain. Fruity flavor to the hop bombing. Finish is fruity pebbles as well. Overall, this is a very drinkable 7% beer. Well done!
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím drinking this summer seasonal in october, and itís still working for me. Itís hoppy but not overwhelmingly so. Citrus notes and a smooth golden finish. Full flavored but not filling. Delightful.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle from Candia Road Convenience) Pours lightly hazy light golden amber with a couple of fingers of rocky-foamy off-white head. Big sweet grapefruit-citrus and pine aroma. Mouthfeel is big and smooth, no harsh aspects - outstanding for the style. Flavor of sweet grapefruit and pine over sweet, soft caramel and vanilla balanced with well-integrated bitterness.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Poured a glowing auburn color with thin layer of fluffy foam head. Aroma is perfect olfaction of half and half combination of toasty malts and piney west coast hops. The flavor gives a dirty earth and grainy toasted malt. The background also allows for a sweet taste of honey and a bitter hop bite. This at least meets the grade since Lagunitaís has been making mediocre beers lately.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle(s). Pours a cloudy golden copper with foamy off-white head that lasts a while. Nice mango grapefruit aroma. Flavor is citrus hops but also a bit sweet. Medium bodied, slightly sticky, very refreshing. Average lingering piney bitterness. This was the perfect beer for the 95 degree heat that swept through here today; thanks again, Lagunitas.