imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper/amber pour with white head. Strong aromas of hops, pine, and citrus. Hops and citrus to taste overall. Very solid IPA from Lag. I could drink this one all night long.
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with off white head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. The flavor starts sweet and hoppy and finishes malty. A decent IPA.
asedzie (736) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with moderate dense beige head, some lacing. Aroma has mild pine, very slight tropical fruit - esp. mango, sticky toffee. Flavor is bombarded with hops - fruity, flora, mild pinel, lightly peppery, moderately bitter. Distinctive Lagunitas toffee malt flavor throughout. Bitterness lingers long in finish. Archetypal west coast IPA.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAP@ Maxies? in Ithica. I like this IPA. Itís tasty and pretty true to style. Lagunitas beer has a distinctive taste to it somewhat like DFH. Itís one of those breweries where you could recognize most of their beers if you were blindfolded. Dogfish Head is like that for me too. Does that make sense?? Does anybody else feel that way about any beers? Anyways, this is a good IPA that is easily found here in NY.
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small ivory fizzy head that mostly diminished, spotty amount of lacing, mostly transparent, and visible carbonation. Nose was mildly malty, sweet, and citrus hops. Flavor was malty, some caramel, hoppy but not overly so, citrus-grapefruit. Fairly smooth mouthfeel and light-mediumm body. A nicely balanced IPA and one that I enjoyed because it was not over-the-top hops since I am not a hophead. Would drink this one in the future and worthy of a try.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber pour .... sweet smell of hops ... grapefruit and citrus .... bitter start with sweet in the middle followed by a bitter finish ... best of both worlds sweet grapefruit and pine resin .... hops are not overpowering .... nice and smooth ... drinkability is high for this one .... iím drinking this one at about 60 deg F ... probably a little better at 45-50 ..... I love this brewery
PilsnerPeter (3032) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Took no notes so Iím writing based on memory. Deep orange pour with a wispy off-white head. The aroma shows some mild fruitiness of oranges and a light peach touch, but the hops seem restrained. The body is light with a restrained hop character as well. Not much bitterness at all. Reminds me of a watered down, less bitter Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It seems the wide distribution has given it a "macro IPA" feel to it.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours from bottle a copper color with off-white head. Aroma of floral hoppiness with a little grapefruit. The flavor starts with a hint of sweetness but quickly the floral hop bitterness takes hold. It is not overly bitter, just enough to balance the beer. There are hints of grass, gratefruit and maybe a twinge of caramel. This is a very nice drinkable IPA.
Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitas IPA is a standard around northern california. Full bodiedd with great aromatic hops, a well rounded IPA. I enjoy it every time
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild 2008 Strong Beer Fest, on February 17, at the Mesa Amphitheatre.