Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love everything about this beer. Itís just a flawless, fresh, bottled IPA to consume on a day off, one after another. I love itís ABV. Great mouthfeel. Excellent malt backbone. Tasty, lemony hops. Big Hops. Please make more.
drpimento (2021) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn, Lagunitas hits it again with this brew! Served with a nice sized foamy, cream-colored head that slowly settles to a light cover and lots of lace. Color is a clear, pale gold with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a very pleasing and aromatic blend of hop, malt, caramel, fruit, citrus, with a bit of pine. Flavorís like nose, sweet/bitter/carbonic tang all perfectly balanced. Body is perhaps a trifle thin, carbonation is great. Finish is like flavor, average length, and superbly drinkable.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reviewed 10/14. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a medium straw color with fantastic clarity. Iíd say it looks like a pilsner, but not many pilsners Iíve seen featured the kind of frothy, thick head this one does. The two finger eggshell colored head retains acceptably.
S: This has the smell Iím accustomed to from Lagunitas IPAs, with a combination of herbal ígreen-nessí and grapefruit peel. Just a faint hint of sweetness abounds, as well.
T: The malts here are very neutral and crackery, and are seemingly only there to provide a canvas for the hops to shine. Speaking of, the hops start out as being slightly piny and herbal, before gradually transitioning to a citrusy finish. This has a combination of lightness and balance, which equals massive drinkability.
M: Clean, dry, and refreshing. There are some accumulating hop oils after a while, but hardly enough to ruin drinkability. Itís not íwateryí per se, but it goes down like hop-flavored water.
O: Iím not normally this much above the rAvg on one of my reviews, and even less normally willing to give out 20ís, but this has everything I look for in an IPA. Itís light, crisp, juicy, somewhat inexpensive, and even slightly complex. Put simply, I could buy this stuff by the case and never get tired of it.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crystal clear light golden yellow. Aroma is awesome, very floral and citrusy, lots of pineapple, crisp malt body. One of the best Iíve had in a long time.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong aroma of lilles and grapefruit, approaching that of pine needles, despite it being several months old. Clear amber, medium head, sticky lacing. Nice floral hoppping with just light citrus compliment. Lillies in the finish. Light mouthfeel. Immensely sessionable, quaffable, and flavorful. Fantastic crafting.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a straw gold with a modest soapy cap of white foam. Holding it up to the light, you will notice some very active rising bubbles in the clear body.
Aroma: Beautiful big citrusy danky nose, fresh grass. Pretty close to opening a pack of hop pellets. Some candied orange too as it warms.
Taste: A punch of citrusy hops, very dry pale malt, a little earthy hop bitterness that finishes very clean. Medium duration for the lingering hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thin and on the high side in terms of carbonation.
Overall: Amazingly tasty and drinkable. A beer this small can show some flaws, and Iím glad to report there are none.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. pours a pale yellow with a nice white head. big floral / citrus hop nose. med body with big citrus notes, a light lemon tartness and some bread notes. big bitter finish. this one delivers!
maxwelldeux (2699) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with very little head. Nose if very floral and hoppy, but inviting. Taste is somewhat hoppy, but balanced well so as not to be all that bitter. VERY light and easy on the palate. Good brew.
DocJitsu (589) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very clear, light golden color with a nearly white, short head. Very grape fruity citrus nose. Wet, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Finishes with a little mild carbonation scrub. Grapefruit from start to finish. A little juicy at the end. This brew is in my wheelhouse. Love it!!
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
perfect balance of bitter and aromatic hop expresssion. lean dry body with minimal malt contribution clean and non estery with light cereals and biscuit. dank, cannabis aromas, some tropical fruit. A ballsy beer that hits the target square. Still lots of texture and without sweetness or flabby body. KUDOS!