Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
INFORMATION: 12oz bottle with no freshness date. I know that Lagunitas usually puts a code on the bottle from which you can determine what day of the year that it was brewed, but there is no such code here. This bottle is from this Springís batch, so itís pretty fresh. 64 IBUs....7.5% ABV.
APPEARANCE: Pours a pale yellow-orange color with a good two fingers worth of off-white colored head floating on top. Plenty of carbonation bubbles visible within the glass. Pretty good clarity for a wheat beer. Impressive lacing sticking to the inside of the glass with each sip.
NOSE: Orange, lemon, mango, juicy fruit gum, musk melon! This beer is fruiTy with a capital T! Behind the wall of citrus lies subtle hints of this being a wheat beer.
TASTE: Good light wheat flavor up front, but itís short lived. Fruity flavors come rushing in just as the aroma suggest. Thereís a touch of hop bitterness towards the middle, but this beer is big on the citrus, and not so much on the bitterness. The flavor of the wheat shows itself again towards the back end. Soft fruity finish begs for you to take another sip.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with a soft carbonation.
OVERALL: The best of the best where wheat beers are concerned.
Moreyís Bottom Line: The first time that I had this, I was floored. Iíve had it several times since, and nothingís changed. If you see this, by all means....grab a six pack!
GenkiGonzo (612) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Devil Craft. Pale gold with decent lacing. Some hop aroma with quite a lot of wheat. Very smooth.
adamnowek (645) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapefruit aroma. Tastes a little bit like an orange popsicle. Grassy and hoppy.
topherone (10) - Los Angeles, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer! Aroma is off the chart, Sweet on the tongue. I have never met a Lagunitas beer I did not like!! These guys rip!
Geoff55 (1) - Portland, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight golden in colour with a white head that unfortunately does not last.
Hops and slight orange citrus to the nose with a very slight malt note underlying.
Hops to the front with apricot, malty, grassy flavours carrying through to the back of the palate
The lingering sweetness is a little sticky however the hops help balance this.
This is a style I like and i will return
Nie (35) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 Bottle to pint glass. Sweet apricot nose. Malty wheat with a sweet apricot fruit essence. Clean yet slightly bitter sweet finish.
Dorkenstein (116) - - JUL 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange creamsicle and grapefruit aroma. Taste is of grapefruit and candied oranges. A little peppery bread like in the malts.
Edward104 (38) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, pleasant nose with strong pine notes and some sweet malts. White pillowy head that laces the glass. Watery mouthful, nice carbonation. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, balanced with a nice malty slightly sweet finish.
Spike531 (7) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 This beer smells great. It has a standard IPA golden color with a lot of head, and a medium head retention. Good IPA flavor; bitter, but not overwhelmingly. The hops provide some floral and subtle citrus notes, however it is far from the most interesting. A little to carbonated but good mouth feel.
redtechnj (257) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Clear golden with a thick fluffy white head, nice lacing.
Aroma- Very sweet, honey, citrus, hops, malts
Flavor- nice bitter hoppy bite, citrus, pineapple, pretty heavy on the sweet side
Augdraught1981 (201) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden ale with a thick, pure white head and hoppy aromas of lemon, citrus & grapefruit. Very smooth body with a slightly sour bitterness and sweet flavor. Very well made IPA!