MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Chewy cereals are surrounded by citrus fruit, flowers and ginger connotations in this fashionable, refreshing Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sits atop the misty golden.
-Mouthfeel is quite prickly and more chewy than expected.
-The bitterness is moderate, with a few sandy resins.
-The hop fruitiness is also reminiscent of gooseberries.
RichieBoy (59) - Getzville, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma of fruity hops. Taste was hops but not as much as you'd expect from the aroma. Not very bitter and actually a bit on the lighter tasting side. Lots of carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WABeerFiend (383) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a tumbler on 05.31.14.
A: 2 finger fluffy white head. Crystal clear straw yellow body.
S: Strong grapefruit and malt sweetness.
T: Grapefruit and sweet malt dominate. Flower and pine are subtle.
M: Creamy. Perfect carbonation.
O: This is a fantastic session IPA. It somehow manages to have complexity and it has a perfect balance. The grapefruit flavor isnít as strong as in other Lagunitas beers, but again, it is a session beer.
luttonm (4524) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Seattle. Very pale yellow, soapy foam. Perfumey fruity hop. Apricots. Sweet and fruity beer, mild body, sparkling carbonation. nice beer
patrick767 (3985) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours gold with a one finger head and a rich citrus hop aroma. The flavor is of crisp, aggressively bitter hops, citrus, and toasted malt. Itís easy drinking and quite tasty, maybe the best of the session IPAs Iíve tried so far.
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours clear gold yellow with a finger of head. Nose is bright citrus, pear, orange, pineapple, grassy with a touch of round cracker malt. Taste is similar to nose with some nice grassy pine and soft resin, light (but not thin) body, medium bitterness, and clean light malt. Finish is balanced bitteness, lemon, grassy orange, pear, citrus. Excellent.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is sappy and citrus with bread. Taste is a little bitter, bready, and citrus. Nice finish.
commonmac (1029) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Elevated. Consumed with commonshawn in a Belgian snifter glass. Very light golden color with a noticeable amount of head. Lemony, citrus aroma. Quite vibrant. Grassy notes come to the forefront at the initial taste. Bitter characteristics pick up as the sip moves forward finishing light and bitter. The flavor is bright but the bitterness kind of overwhelms. Sessionable with the hoppy Lagunitas stamp. Probably made for a hot summer day not a winter afternoon in Mpls. Not one of my favorites.
commonshawn (1026) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with commonmac. Light gold with frothy white head that doesnít last long. Pine hop and a bit of citrus nose. Bitter spice, sharp, and crisp. Heavy citrus peel hop bitterness throughout. Tastes like an ipa version of this style, which is not surprising. Good beer, but I like the night version better.
mjmoen (311) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden straw color with white head. Fruity hops on the nose. Slightly sour.