TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium straw, with a white head.
Hoppy, resiny aroma, spruce, grapefruit peel, grass, lemon, apricot, almost a light smokiness.
Dry, medium body, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, resin, spruce, grapefruit peel, grass, malt.
Lots of taste for a low ABV, a bit over-bitter for the slim body, though. (2012-10-19)
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man! What a great sessionable beer! Not sure how Lagunitas packed that much hop flavor in a beer so light, but they did. Aroma was delicious. Grassy hops, hay and even notes of pollen. Pour was a nice light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and and a one finger white head. Taste was bursting with hop flavor. The grassy and hay flavor was joined by mango and and melon flavors. Very light sticky and prickly malt backbone. Nice carbonation round this beer out. Great beer that I will seek out again.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale golden body with a thick lasting white head. Aroma and flavour are guided by lovely bold tropical fruit hop character, lots of guava and passionfruit. Underlying malts are light, but the hops here are so aromatically pleasant that it doesn’t matter. This IPA may be light on ABV, but it doesn’t scrimp on flavour. Another great brew from Lagunitas.
monkeychugg55 (860) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden body with a small white head. The aroma is Amarillo-esque with some biscuit and toasted notes. The flavor is similar, maltier than it looks. Finishes crisp with light bitterness. Pretty good.
Christpuncher (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked this beer. It has a real light taste with a just a hint of hops. Laguniitas has an outstanding beer line and I would recommend their beers to everyone.
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pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. pours out a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, light tropical fruits and a little bit of crisp, toasty malt notes in there. Taste is lightly bready/toasted grain malt notes, light fruit, acidic hop notes, citrus and light grassy notes in there as well. Definitely a nice session.
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 6 pk. Color is light yellow. White head. Aroma is really hoppy and grass. Taste is slightly hops at start with a slight bitter finish. Good IPA for 4.7%
Billybarool (4) - Northeast, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great session IPA! Big citrusy nose and flavor with a nice bready malt character to balance it out! Very tasty!
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rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a one finger white head fading to a thin layer of bubbles. Ok lacing.
Aroma is full of citrus hops. Lots of passion fruit and grapefruit. A tiny bit of pale malt is evident but hops really dominate.
This carries over into the flavor. Moderate to high bitterness begins immediately and tropical fruit flows across the tongue. A very tiny bit of pale malt and toast is in the background but hops really dominate. Mouthfeel is on the watery side as can be expected from a beer of this strength (or lack thereof).
Overall, this is a very tasty session beer that packs great flavor in a small package. Mouthfeel does suffer but it is a small price to pay for having a tasty light beer. Other brewers really need to explore this type of beer.
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden beer with a white head. Lively carbonation gives this beer a very effervescent look. Aromas are of powerful hops, smells of fresh cut grass. Tastes of fresh cut grass, lots of spruce, pine hops, very forest-like flavors. Decent malt backbone works with the hops in harmony. There is a tiny hint of grapefruit in the finish, but the finish is mostly of bitter hops. Very tasty, and drinkable. I recommend this to anyone looking for an IPA with some bite without the high ABV.