JustDrinkIt (257) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangy pour with white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and stone fruit. Flavor is lemony citrus, mild hops, and subtle sweetness.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Nice aroma of orange peel, spice and hop resin. Bitter orange peel, spice, bready yeast and tropical fruit hops. Interesting combination of flavors...
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fresh N Easy: Aroma is fruity and floral with a spicy whiff of hops while the spice is then multiplied by additional spicing from Belgian yeast. Liquid was a golden elixir with a soapy textured head. The drink has a delicate spicing that is started by the Belgian yeast but pairs nicely with the carbonation levels. Decent beer that plays well off the Belgian influence and still taste heavy bodied as do most Lagunitas beers.
marv3mania (176) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. RateBeer calls it a Belgian, so I poured it into a trappist glass. Appearance is a pale golden color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is very interesting, like a Belgian ale mixed with a west coast IPA. There are citrus and pine scents along with banana, bread, and Belgian yeast. Delightful. The taste has a Belgian front and IPA back, with plenty of hops bitterness. Lagunitas is the master of west coast hops, but I didn’t think they could make them work in a Belgian. I am pleasantly surprised.
AirForceHops (2953) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Mostly clear gold with an orange hue, lasting head in the snifter. Aromas of fruity yeast, citrus and wheat. Flavors are much the same, citrus hops up front with caramel malt holding down the base of the beer. Some moderate bitterness that I can only call citrus pith. The Belgian yeast the brewer speaks of is very subdued. Lots of fruit and plenty of bitterness. I need to take a trip the the west coast and drink some of these fresh from the source, it seems like this brew is just missing something. It doesn’t remind me of a Belgian strong ale at all. Good but nothing about it makes me want to drink it again.
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is a pure hazy golden with a medium white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends Belgian ale yeast with floral and citrus hops. The taste is nicely blended with a mild bitterness, slight sweetness, and a touch of sourness, and the superb palate fuses a medium body, slightly bitter finish, slick texture, and soft carbonation.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
mmm.. Aroma is peach candy and brown sugar. There is a pleasant basement-funk aroma also. The first cold sip is bitter with nice notes of citrus. It is very dry and has hints of hop flavors: pine cones, citrus, fresh cut grass. It is sweet, but very dry and earthy. Very nice complex beer on a Sunday afternoon.
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: A vivacious beautiful clear golden hue graced with a bountiful milky cap of off white tinted head. Great retention with thick intricate lacing. Reminds me of lace topped stockings that start the excitement just before getting to the sweet nectar.
S: Soapy citrus hop oils, lemon grass, grains of paradise, fresh cracked grain, pilsner malt and fragrant dry Belgian yeast.
T/M: Big time yeast strain. Dry and citrusy with a slight sting of grain alcohol in the back. Orange rind, grapefruit, peppery spice and sweet tarts. Medium body with delicate carbonation and a super dry finish of lingering yeast.
O: This is money! Nice simplicity with the citrus hops and a balanced yeast strain that just explodes in greatness. Not overly complex but well blended flavor profiles create a delicious BIPA that I would purchase frequently. Cheers!
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured by Ryan on a tour of the Lagunitas Brewery. From notes, July 30, 2012.
A: Delightful floral/citrus hops. Plenty of hops in here. Sweet light malt.
A: Pours a very nice deep golden color with about two fingers almost white head.
T: Sweet lemon citrus notes, caramel, molasses biscuity malt backbone. Pine-y crisp finish. Very bright colors, definitely a summer brew. Even a hint of alcohol heat. Some peppery notes in there too. More pale ale than wheat.
P: Clean, crisp, good carbonation and medium body, finished razor sharp.
O: Nice hybrid style here; very refreshing.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold Color, Medium Foamy Head, Decent Lacing. Nice Fruity, Grapefruit, Pine, Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Pine, Grapefruit, Modest Bitter Sweet Finish. Did Not Get Any OF Belgian Yeast. More Like IPA or West Coast Pale Ale... Really Smooth Drinker. Hides High ABV Real Well. Enjoyed It. Recommended