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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Specially Brewed For Samís Wines & Spirits


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet fruity with an emphasis on peach and floral. The flavor is much of the same with the addition of some pine and bready malts. There is nothing to set this apart from any other APA. Purchased at Samís and consumed 9/09 (from notes).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
In Green Bay for the game, we had this on Saturday night before going out. The beer was a little too warm for me. But other than that it had a nice APA balance of hops and malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2176) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Got this bottle at Samís in Chicago. And Iím glad I did, but only because itís another data point. Very average pale ale. Poured with a medium head and a little lace. Color is a hazy medium to gold amber. Aroma is malty, wet cardboard, hoppy, a bit of butterscotch, and a little bitter. Flavorís about the same. Finish is bitter. Not one of Lagunitaís finest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a clear glowing golden with a foamy off-white sudsy froth 3.5. Aroma is quite peachy, sweet and slightly tart, faint resin/pine. Wow, flavor is a surprise, slightly lactic, nice sharp tartness and hard-candy sweetness with lots of softer peachy hops on top and some light distant pine. Reminds me closely of FFF Apocalypse Cow. Medium bodied, nice hard candy feel without much stickiness, really nice, softer fizzy carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle, pours an orange huedamber with a wispy off-white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Some orange citrus aroma with grainy malt notes evident. Quite bitter with some floral and pine notes. A bit soapy. Medium bodied, signicant carbonation fizz. Lacks depth, with an unusual malt profile, but overall not bad hop juice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bought at Samís in Chicago. Nice sweet almost Hop Stoopid aroma. Citrus. Fruit. Pretty sweet overall. Lots of hops. A kind of toned down a tiny bit Alpha King/Hop Stoopid. Much love. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2780) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 22 oz. bottle in a shaker glass. Starts with a great smell. Citrusy pine, then a bit of mango. Cloudy orange pale ale body, fluffy head turns a bit rocky after a minute. Taste is no hop bomb, but there is plenty of citrus, especially grapefruit, and a faint pepper burn. I do detect a bit of a soapy aftertaste, but not too distracting. Once thereís room in the glass for my nose, I get a grainy smell like when I walk into a brewpub on brewday and the door to the works is wide open. Pretty nice. Malts to the edge of chewy. Great Lagunitas price of $4.99/bottle, often sale at Samís for even less.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3271) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Orangish pour with sticky, spotty white head. Citrus, fruity aroma. Thin flavor of tropical fruits and citrus and light toasted malt. Light mouthfeel with malty finish. Canít beat the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Nice APA. I love the cheap Lagunitas beers for Samís. Pours orange with nice off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, with other citrus. The flavor is a touch thin, but still some good bitterness from the hops. Decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2009
Twist-top bomber from the Samís in Downers Grove, Illinois: This pours a clear, light amber body with a tall, foamy head. Nicely balanced APA. The aroma is hoppy with grapefruit, citrus zest, and sharp grassy notes, and occasional whiff of sweet grainy malt coming through. The flavor is much the same, but the balance tips slightly towards the hop side. The finish is dry and moderately bitter. Pretty decent beer.


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