IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden, slightly hazy. Head is fairly white and thin. Both large and small carbonation. Nose has hoppy fresh notes but that’s about all. Taste is hoppy, bready yeasty. Pretty much tastes like it’s avertised. An ale with a few wheat notes and bretty from the yeast strain. Slightly more complex than a pale ale. Slight alcohol notes. Slightly lacking in the flavor depth and a little on the thin side. Fairly strong at 8.8%. Nice well made summery ale.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Something a little different from Lagunitas. I would call this an IPA or a heavily hopped Trippel. Luminous bronze body with a lush, fluffy cream head. Hoppy, floral nose with intriguing and mysterious perfume of yeast and musky hope co-humulone. Hoppy and musky body with caramel and fruit doing a foxtrot on the palate. Belgian Candi sugar seems evident as well. Pleasing complexity and broadly appealing.
joergen (22443) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of spices with notes of hops, pine needles and yeast.
Fruity flavour of carmel, spices amd hops with notes of pine needles and yeast.
presario (4797) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Name makes me look fro Brett. He’s not home, or maybe that’s Dave, or both. Crisp amber with a thick head and sticky lacing. Big entrancing hop nose. Depending on what you’ve been drinking in the past couple of days the flavour ranges from freakin’ tasty to amazing and shockingly hoppy and tasty. Very drinkable with quiet sneaky alcohol. Light malt and body for big hoppy ABV. At first it seems like the wrong malt choice but it grows on you and multiple bottles in a few days become more and more enticing. Flavour is light delicate malt with strong cloud of citrusy juicy hops.
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Bottle at home - thanks Joergen. Clear golde/amber - white head. Fruity. Nice bitterness. High dryness. Citrus. Abricot. Cactus. Toasted. OK hoppy. Light phenols. Light yeasty. High Fruity. OK.
sunevdj (3352) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from joergen at Theis and Mette’s. Pours a clear golden with a small white head and lacings. Smells of hops and Belgian yeast. Sweet with lots of fruity hops aromas. Also aromas of Belgian yeasts and hints of fresh dates. Medium to full bodied. Softish carbonation. Sweet finish with more hops and yeast esters.
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured clear, lighter golden with a sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest, grapefruit, and peppery yeast upfront, with soft bready malts supporting.. juicy and well-balanced, with an interesting accent from the yeast. The flavor found bready and honey sweetness at the core.. dry pepper and clovey yeast laced throughout.. hoppy too, with grapefruit and pine resin leading.. a lot of residual sweetness and some warmth at the end, but it sure was tasty. Medium-bodied with a slow, almost syrupy flow across the palate.. very solid brew overall.
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome hop beast from Lagunitas, I get super pumped every time they churn out business like this. Presents like a Belgian IPA, even if not classified as such. Fairly malty with a noticeable but not massive Belgian twang. Hops are more prominent in the nose than the flavor, but both exhibit great balance. Definitely one of the most unique offerings from Lagunitas, and one of the best ones as well.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. First, a huge kick in the nuts to the jackass who wrote the virus code that has infected my laptop. This is an iPhone rating because of technical issues. I hope you die a slow and painful death, bastard. Alright, so this beer is a pretty clean gold, unlike the filthy scum of cyberland. Head is small and aromas are adequately interesting. Quite a mix of light fruit, honey and citrus. Flavor is sweeter than expected. A mix of pear and peach that has a little twang of wildness to it and a citrusy bite in the finish. I like it... I hope the hacking asshats who messed up my computer never get to try it.
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Drank from a glass tho. Kinda orange, dense and clear with white foamy layer. Smells a bit like a saison or sumpin. Great hop aromas, go America. Taste is also very go America, the hop and boombastic delicious fat malts of a pale-ish conspiracy. Prickly feel! Whencetofore is also herbal, grassy with lemon and slightly funky. If this were a 4oz sample I’d stop at that, but it’s sumpin good. And the bomber lives in the fridge, with airtight stopper, pending furtherance of consumption.