ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a full, foamy, white head.
Smell: Pale maltiness along with notes of spice, pine, and ruby red grapefruit.
Taste: Lightly sweet pale malts with a hint of spent grain. Spicy, piney, citrusy hop flavors. Medium bitterness. A final taste of caramel. Finishes with a light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine little American IPA, it delivers pretty much what youíd expect from it.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good IPA that seems to have both floral and pine and citrus hops to it. It is bitter enough to be an IPA but not enough to be a particulaly brutal one. Very smooth like a good bitter. Pretty simple actually, but very good none the less.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty with caramel and pine/citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a good head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. I really like this one.
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent, the malts are nice but the hops kinda fall flat which is what they wanted to go on. still its some malts character with caramel flavor. enjoyable.
purduebacchus (39) - USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is amber, piney aroma that is the high point of this beer, after the first sip the beer becomes an amber ale, sweet and malty with a light hop flavor. relatively heavy mouthfeel
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is medium golden with long lasting white fluffy head. Aroma is of fresh crisp hops and some pine. Flavor is up front hoppy with some malt aftertaste. Iím guessing that with all of the different hops and malts used in this, it must have been made with all of the extra ingredients from the brewery. I canít see a reason to add that many ingredients to a beer. There is no possible way for someone to distinguish each flavor in the beer. It is actually a physical impossibility because our tongue is not that sensitive. Still a good beer. May buy again.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Map Room in Chicago. A pretty good IPA. nothing to write home about.
Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 A decent IPA. The aroma is really grassy even for an IPA. Overall I enjoyed it, but it didnít have the fully rounded taste that other IPAs like Stoneís has. A pretty plain, average IPA. Iíll probably stick to Stone and Dogfish Head.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber body with a short lived tan head. Not a pronounced aroma but a nice one. It is full of hop with pine and floral notes along with some caramel malt. A big tart hop bite nips the back of the throat at first sip but that quickly fades to a dry bitterness. Grapefruit, grass and floral flavors. 108 varieties of hop and malt?! A good IPA but not quite exceptional.
skeweredalive (5) - Danielson, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitas ipa is opaque amber in color and when poured into a shaker, yeilds a thick foamy head. It has scents of pine and citrus that entice your tongue. Once you finally taste it you find that the hops have a nice bitterness to them which continue to follow into the aftertaste. I am still new to reviewing beers but i found this to be one of the best ipaís i have tried so far.