crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden body with a thin white coating for a head which did not last long. A slight presence of carbonation. Aroma had a nice toasted malt note to it hops were slightly bitter and slightly grassy. Flavor had a nice mild malt base, mostly cereal grains hops were bitter which at times seemed astringent. Mostly soft flavors Carbonation was slightly elevated. Decent beer
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo: Poured a crystal clear golden liquid with a frothy topping of head. Nose is decked with oily green hops and smells as if this was meant to be a wet hop IPA. The same can’t be said about the flavor though since it is less tame than the aroma lead me to believe with only a pinch of hops. The malts and the hops do balance each other making this somewhat tasty session ale.
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean sharp yellow pour with one finger of wispy white head. Nose is very nice, pungent and hoppy with notes of garlic and onion followed up by fresh hop cones and ’dankness’. Some resin comes through, lightly peppery too. Grassy flavor with a lightly peppery quality, not as much of the fine/delicate hop character here. Light body, not too dry or astringent. Cool
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a small, frothy white head. Nose and flavor are marked by slight sauvin-style cat piss, hints of apricot and orange, candied sugars, and lovely lemongrass. Really nice complex hop profile for such a low alcohol brew. I’m definitely a fan.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Lagunitas shaker pint glass. Pours a clear straw color with a good head and plenty of lacing. Nose has a nice backing citrus and tropical aroma. Very light grain. Flavor is quite nice with light tropical notes. Moderately bitter. Light body and extremely drinkable.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of earthiness, , lemons and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of,earthiness, lemon and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate grain and roasted for the malt, heavy pine for the hops, moderate soap for the yeast, with hints of pineapple, ginger and pepper. Head is average sized, frothy white with excellent thick lacing and is fully lasting. Color is sparkling clear light yellow. Flavor is faintly sweet and moderately acidic to start, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a lively to fizzy carbonation. Looks like a pilsener, but the aroma of this American Pale Ale is very IPA-ish. Great beer.
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Really good beer. I wish it was a little less alchol but it has awesome aroma and taste. the lacing is great. Orange color with white fluffy head. If this was about 3% I could drink this all day but its still a bit high to drink tons of it. Very nice Job.
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white head thats short lived with very little lace to speak of.Slight chill haze to this urine,straw colored brew. Nose is nicely piney and floral, quaint fruitiness. Body is light, almost watery, under carbonated and a bit juicy. Tame hop flavors of pine, citrus, lil pissy with a hint of grainy malts lazin about. Dry finish with a crisp bite. Glad to see it got re-catagorized to an APA because thats what it is and not one of the better ones i,ve had. Still a quaffable brew at a fair price. 6er from statelineliquors.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa. Where has this beer been all my life? A sub-5%, dry, well-attenuated, sessionable IPA that is widely distributed and under $10 for a 6-pack? Home run Lagunitas. Home-freaking-run. The pour yields a crystal clear, deep golden body with a taught, dense head of barely off-white froth. Skinny streaks of lace mark the glass. The nose explodes with juicy hops, showing notes of pineapple and clementine, with secondary waves of pine and a bit of dank grass. Underlying malts are softly toasted, kind of white-bready really, and they mostly stay out of the way. Flavors are perfectly balanced. Quite hoppy at nearly 60 IBU, the citrus and pine show plenty of crisp bite, but the deliciously toasted, clean malt base adds just enough roundness. The palate begs for gulp after gulp, plenty light but still hearty enough to satisfy. Carbonation is spot on and crisp. Excellent beer. Get it fresh and drink it by the gallon – or just leave it all for me. That’d be cool too. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to execute in such volume, but they really nailed it on this one.