bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 I’m not a fan of super hoppy beers and tend to shy away from IPA’s, but this is a great beer. This is pleasant drinkable IPA.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - Nothing better than the smell of a solid IPA. Lagunitas is a very good brewing company and considering I can find it all the way on the opposite coast of the US says alot about it. Ranks right up there with the Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale I just drank although not nearly as bitter. Good IPA
JoeZasada (308) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red amber colour... medium white head... good malt flavour, with an outstanding strong balance of hops... definitely one of the best american IPA beers you will ever have....
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crisp, clear amber with a medium off-white head. Wonderfully sweet aroma of hops, orange, caramel malts. The initial sweetness is fantastic, but the hop finish is just off. the bitterness isn’t really there and and the taste falls off into something a little bland. But the body is smooth and the caramel malts shine through.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured orange/red with a medium sized foamy white head. It smells of fruit, citrus, a little bit of hops. Taste is not very bitter, kind of an earthy hop taste. The aftertaste doesn’t linger long and this would make a good session beer. It seems like it missing something that could make it even better.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper orange with a one finger creamy light yellow head. The nose was very resinous and hoppy, sweet, citrusy, lightly piny and earthy, spicy, mandarin orange. The flavor is mostly earthy herbal hops, lightly citrusy, some pink grapefruit. The mouthfeel could have been more substantial.
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a thin off-white head. Has a sweet fruity aroma. Nice flavor that has a little more malt than I expected for this IPA, but the hops balance out these malts nicely and leave you with a bitter finish.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a copper amber with mild head, light hop citrus aroma. Light on the palate and bitterness, citrus on the back, good stuff.
drjay44 (3369) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice head, pleasant golden copper color, nose of spice, bit of pine, with malt overtones, initial tastes of spice, then hop bitterness.
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 Bottle pours clear amber with thin white head. Aroma is sweet malt. First taste is sweet fruit and malt with slight hops bitterness which balances out. There is a mild citruis hops finish and the carbonation is perfect.