tmoreau (2932) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle at John’s Buffet in Winfield, IL., and poured to fluted glassware showing a light gold, nearly straw color, with some fluffy to bubbly, white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was pungent & expressive white grapefruit, with some breadiness lightly backing it up. Light to medium bodied, with suitable carbonation, and medium expression to the rindy & citrusy hop bitterness. With some finishing dryness, a decent, palate cleansing APA.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from United Liquors (New Lenox, IL). I’ve been buying so much All Day, I figured I may as well try the competition. Pours a pale golden straww hue, lively carbonation through the body with frothy whitish head atop, dies to a mellow layer, sits atop small and laces ok. Mellow, brighter whiteness. a gentle golden honey hazed glow. Aromas are big juicy citrus rind and juice, lemon and bigger grapefruit vibe, rind oils, touches of florals, more lemonhead and gentle melon. Faint white grape, bready malt, gentle gumball and tropical fruit waft into more big grapefruit juice. A bit bready, grainy, but very assertive citrus hop presence is quite nice and fresh. Initial is lighter end of the fold showing more melon, fruit and decent citrus kick. Some lemon, kaffir lime and oranges. Some bready malt, white grape, and bready malts. Straw, some grainy cereal elements. Middle is a bit more citrusy, lemony and floral, touches of grass, more melon and some fruity elements. A bit more bready, fainy waft toasty as we move back. The hop bitterness seems to kick in a bit more. Some dryness, medium to decent bitterness. A bit of rind element, decent hopping hits the palate as we start to finish. Nice stuff, fresh, a bit fruity. The nose preaches some really strong citrus elements but tapers out into the beer itself which while still very approachable with a smaller body, is a touch sweet and fruity at times and not necessarily the bitter kick my palate looks for. Still that said this might be up others alley much more. Solid stuff, I’ll stick with All Day though.
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Oh my, this is tasty. Super citrusy...smells distinctly like orange peel with a hint of grapefruit. A friend says he hates grapefruit but this smells superb. Really light a big hop wallop. Great taste and depth of flavor given the low ABV. A home run for Lagunitas for sure.
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear yellow on tap with thin white head. Aroma of lemon and orange with a sweet fruitiness. Taste follows, like a sweet soapy citrus flavor. Meh, not for me.
wlajwl (4617) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dry pine and grassy hops. The flavor is citrus, light grapefruit, fruit, mild sugar sweetness, a hint of hop resin and a mild/medium grassy/bitter finish.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear bright straw golden, big fluffy white head.
Smell crisp, fresh cut grass, bit of citrus
Taste dirty earthy citrus and hop
Very light and crisp
Great session ipa
hershiser2 (1423) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours very light golden with a sewage froth head. Smells very yummy: strong hops - very pine rather than grapefruit. Tastes of lemon, pine, and water. A bit thin.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from my buddies Mike and Rachel- thanks for letting me steal this one from your fridge! Pours a clear, bright, pale gold with a small white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma begins with a burst of lemon citrus, then shows grass and herbs, and some balancing pale malts. The flavor is equally bright and lemony, with grass, herbs, and pale malts. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a crisp, dry, almost tart mouthfeel. Really nice session APA.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short, 12oz bottle. Clear, yellow color. White choppy foam. Aroma of those seductive Lagunitas hops oils. Very thin body. Light flavor, low ABV. Flavor of light pale malt syrup, resin hops. Thin flavor, not much left on the palate. This is the ultimate session ale. (3882)
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity dry hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.