cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a nice dark amber, small head. Personally I found this too malty and sweet.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange brown with thin white head. Mostly malty aroma, some earthy hops. Overall this beer is heavy on the malts, sweet, lingering sticky (almost chalky) aftertaste; in many ways resembles a brown ale. Somewhat bland, while at the same time there is something unidentifiably appealing here in the finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild American hop nose with sweet and leathery malt aroma. Clear copper with shy white head that recedes immediately to ring. Fair, sweet malt flavour with some orange-like hop notes and a light bitterness though malt is certainly dominant. Dry, medium body with strong carbonation. Tulip glass, cellar temp. Bottle (Half Time, Mar. 2005).
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rich and malty with a dry hop hop finish, it is pretty dank but not skunky enough of an aroma to be truly chronic
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 OK, I like Lagunitas and I like the way they make IPAs, I like IPAs in general, and I like this one. Crisp and clear, light copper color, sweet, malty, and bitter. // I got another batch and it was nothing like my first impression. Just average in every way ... appearance, nose, flavor, mouthfeel. Enough hops, but nothing else to balance them out.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly hazy ruby copper color, that is topped by a light brown one finger thick head that. The aroma is thick with crystal malt, a bit of candy sweetness, toasted malts and a hint of herbal, perhaps spicy hops. The taste is sweet up front, and stays that way as it finishes with a heavy handed crystal malt caramel notes. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish that helps to balance this malt dominated brew. This beer has a medium full body contributed by the malt. The biggest problem with this beer is that it is a bit simplistic, though admittedly this is a pretty weak problem. This beer is pretty straight forward, and I almost think that a beer with this many malt & caramel notes would more fittingly be a low alcohol session brew.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malt and bread nose. good carbonation with some rasted malt notes. clean and easy drinking not bitter but somewhat earthy.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper boddy, with small particles in suspension. Small diminishing head, leaving a small ring of lace. Caramel, toffee, malt, candied nut, faint floral hops in the nose. These malty flavors follow through to the palate, as well as a rusty, tin, metallic flavor, light body, with a resinous, pine needle, grapefruit pith finish. Alcohol is hidden very well. This is sort of one dimensional as duff says.....but I do like the drinkability and the subtle nuances.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s OK. You can’t taste the alcohol. Wants to be an amber, but not hoppy enough. Kinda middle-of-the-road in a solid sort of way. Not carbonated enough.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet adn malty with a nice citrusy hopp note and a touch of pine. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a slight caramel note and a touch of citrusy, piney hops. Medium bodied, slightly dry and a touch warming.