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 Ė or just leave it all for me. Thatíd be cool too. Iím sure it wasnít easy to execute in such volume, but they really nailed it on this one.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange, mainly yellow with nice fluffy lasting white head. Aroma brought notes of big dank pine, sweet orange, grapefruit, some slight garlic notes but not much, hints of simcoe cat pee as well, touch of biscuit and bready notes. Taste is a mix of orange peel, grapefruit, pine, touch of biscuit, some slight cat pee, hints of vanilla, grass and pine, finishing very bitter, almost too much. Very refreshing, and nice to drink at only around 4.5%
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear and golden. Has that great, distinct Lagunitas aroma that I enjoy. Lacks the punch of Lagunitas IPA... which is pretty much the idea of this beer. Itís good.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 On tap at Lagunitas. Clear gold hued pour with a white head. Aromas are fruity, hoppy, and grainy. Nice citrus hop character, low ester. Flavors are grainy, toasty and dry. Good fruity hop character, light esters, medium bitterness. Lively bubbles, dry and a bit thin.
Bottle rerate: crystal clear yellow pour with a fully retentive large white head. All hops on the aroma: mango, grassy, tangerine, tropical fruit, pine. All hops. Flavors are great. Bready to crackery malt, light ester, medium bitterness. Grassy, tangerine and mango like hop flavors. Excellent. Light dry and crisp, lower carbonation than I would like.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
yellow straw color, aroma of grain, bread, grass, pine, flavors are the same, very light and easy to drink, lots of flavors for such a small beer
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral aroma. Sweet taste with a little pine. A little too floral for me. This one isnít overly interesting, but could be an all day drinker for sure.
baraciisch (1887) - USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange in color... Aroma of floral and piney hops... Flavor is light caramel malt body with nice piney and citrus hop finish... Solid but not memorable
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too malty, slightly sugar cookie in the malt delivery. Hops arenít over the top but enough to enjoy this lighter IPA.
kdm1984 (664) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
WAY too pine-forward for me. I like much of Lagunitasí stuff, but this was very imbalanced - basically piney hops and little else. Not much of a malt backbone or anything else to keep it interesting. Disappointed.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and bubbly light yellow pour with a thick fluffy white head. Hops dominate the nose and tongue. Very funky, sticky, weedy, and resinous. At first seemed a bit watery, unbalanced, and overly bitter. The malt came through with a light sweetness as it warmed up. Overall, an enjoyable beer.