KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It poured a nice light to medium yellow with a slight orange hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that lasted only a short while leaving behind some nice spotty residue that pretty much lasted throughout thus producing some good sticky lacing.
The aroma was a tad sweet and rather hoppy with a mix of floral and citrus hops, a nice sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with definite notes of citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) and maybe a little peach.
Now the taste was unique and had a mild malty sweetness to it with a nice touch of bitterness and a strong hint of fruit initially, and pretty much had the same flavor characteristics throughout with a slightly stronger citrus hoppy presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a decent amount of time leaving behind a nice hoppy aftertaste which lasted well after the swallow.
The mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and had a mild dry yet syrupy texture with a nice soft relaxing carbonation.
Overall an IPA that is just a little sweeter than the norm, which was rather appealing and possessed a nice fruitiness yet still ended with the hoppiness that you get from a really good IPA.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer almost drinks itself. Really well bodied and tastes like it is full of life.
bartzluke (96) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a hazy gold with a giant fluffy white head. Good carbonation. Nose is malts, flowers, and grass. Mouthfeel is medium-to-creamy. Taste is subtle and bitter-sweet citrus with a solid biscuity malt backbone. A little lime and maybe a hint of pineapple
ZacM612 (274) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold, slightly hazy with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine and citrus. Bitter flavor, well balanced with a nice citrus finish. Good one.
pet3rman (352) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real nice IPA. Light gold pour with lacing white head. Evident hops on the nose. Refreshing, crisp, sweet, citrusy. Really does taste like summer. Nice bitterness. Well balanced.
CopterScott (177) - Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear, dark gold color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, and bread. Flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and some grass and pine hops.
SK0RL0RD (8) - Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, one-finger of head (that's what SHE said). First thing that hit me was the aroma, which I've only experience in Hopslam (at $19 per sixer). The 7.5 ABV is discreetly hidden under the perfect blend of hops and malt. I was expecting more "hoppy" bite, based on other ratings, but this finishes easier (no bitterness). Grapefruit, lime, honey, nutty flavors. First bottle lasted 4 gulps. I'm ashamed of myself. Good thing I've got 5 more :)
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DWestrick (461) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. very fine IPA - smooth and crisp and packs a punch at 7.5%. Enjoyed
swillguzzler99 (135) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12 ounce bottle. Pours a straw-gold color, mild turbidity and lightly carbonated. Nose is piney hops. Mild bitter for an IPA, pleasant slimy mouth feel with a tad of citrus. Alcohol is somewhat tastable. This beer is a near perfect harmony of its elements. Everything is "just right." Do yourself a favor and try one.
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12pz bottle into pint glass. Minneapolis.
Pours golden, transparent, full offwhite head.
Aroma is citrus, a little sweaty, some earthy aromas. Cereal undertones.
Taste is light sweetness. Bitter throughout.
Medium body. Lively carbonation. Medium finish.
Decent. Lacks body and flavor.
yourilevesque (172) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une très belle ale légèrement trouble à forte effervescence. La mousse, bien qu’éphémère dépose sur les parois du verre un témoignage affirmé de son passage. Tout cela est très beau! Les flaveurs d’épinette et d’agrumes s’accordent parfaitement aux arômes de noisettes que nous offre le malt. Le corps de cette bière est moyen et la faible effervescence contribue à ajouter un poids à cette ale qui aurait souffert d’une trop grande légèreté sous une gazéification plus abondante. Cette bière serait un accord parfait avec du blé d’inde rôti sur le BBQ. Encore une belle ale offerte par Lagunita’s qui encore une fois offre un produit équilibré et savoureux à prix plus qu’abordable!