AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light amber color with ivory sheen. Dank skunk cabbage, spicy, cat spray, earthy, grassy hop aromas. medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Spicy, fruity, pine hop flavors with a pale malt base--a bit light on the flavor side but still good.
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow color with a nice fizzy head Grassy aroma with some lemon zest. Some hops in there as well. Really light taste with some hops and a dry finish. Very delightful. Not as potent as other Lagunitas beers, but a very good brew.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a clear golden appearance worn an off white head. Spicy, light onion, herbal hoppy, lemon citrusy aroma. Fairly light, lemon, a bit floral, herbal flavor. A bit bland and watery.
TimE (3466) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light golden color. Looks like pee in a glass. Frothy white head. Very heady nose of fresh bag of weed, tropical fruit, grass, oats, light hoppy body. Heady, very enjoyable. Moderate bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11278) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-tight retaining white-yellow. A-lemon/orange zest, then floral as it warms. T-dry biting floral, lemon zest, some lt malt. 9/4/5/3/12-3.3 Another day, another bottle 9/4/7/4/13=3.7
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, intense piney and meaty hops, rose water perfume, very nice. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with piney hops, nice and balanced. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma is a nice combination of mango, melon, pine, floral notes, and a touch of lemon peel. It pours a transparent gold with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. There is some spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass.The flavor starts with a good dose of mango and melon. The finish has moderate pine with light lemon and some floral notes. Itís light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a very easy drinking IPA. Iíll be picking up more than just a single the next time I see it.
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle a friend grabbed for me at some store in Florida, 12/18/12
Aroma: The nose is fruity hops, with some grapefruit, and some other tropical and citrus fruits.
Beyond that thereís some light toasted malts, and some pine/resin hops as well.
Appearance: It pours a slightly unclear golden-orange color with a rim of white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste has a clean bitterness and a good, though on the light side, sweetness for balance
Palate: It drinks lighter, though not watery at all, with a clean feel, average carb, and tons of drinkability
I was quite excited for this one when it came out, but then I couldnít find it anywhere, so big thanks to Jordan who saw this in a store over his Thanksgiving trip to Florida and grabbed me one!! Beyond that, this one really delivers what it promises. It really is a clean, easy drinking, session IPA. It turned out great, and I was excited the hops werenít dead, because I donít know how long this bottle sat on the shelf, but it must have been a while, because it was purchased in the end of November. Anyway, I could drink a ton of this. Leave it to Lagunitas to basically invent and master the Light IPA style. I really have no complaints other then the scarcity. Put this in a can and sell it in 6 packs for about $8 and this would be a perfect beach/tailgate beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a clear light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of super grassy and garlicky hops, some pot too. Flavor Of sweet pot with garlicky hops in the finish. Light, bitter, and hoppy. Good stuff!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tylerís, Durham. Great to see so many quality craft breweries putting thought into well-balanced session beers, and this is one of the finer examples. Nice light orange pour, billowy carbonation. Dry hops and citrus in the nose, giving an impression of overall crispness. Certainly borne out in the light, elegant flavors. Plenty of depth and complexity though, all the traits of an IPA at sub-5%. Kudos.