jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF-on tap-pours an offwhite head with orange/gold color. Taste is balanced hops with a bite and medium malt-sweet.
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with light red hue. Thin white head. Nice malt and pine hop aroma. Nearly balanced mix of malts and hops. Some mild caramel malts give way to piney hop bitterness that run up the flavor. This beer isnít too hoppy but just about right for a standard IPA.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was amber gold, lots of foamy off white head. Nose was hops, lemon citrus pine grapefruit. Lots of floral and pine meddles into some grounding malts, finish is hops, grapefruit, very juicy, Very nice IPA. Thanks to my new friend Mark from liqouroutletwine cellars.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totally thought I had rated this....then went to check my ratings and shockingly saw I hadenít. One of my favorite IPAs. Wonderful flower and pine notes that folds into that great malty taste. End with grapefruit and other citrus. Very nice. I think Iíll have another sip.
datebeer (23) - brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light in color, and aroma. On the palate lemon zest and hops. slightly bitter finish, but classic brew. would drink again!
chicagobears (414) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-pink, really...white lacing head, carbonated. Floral and piney aromas. Somewhat sweet malty and still a good floral hop presence. A mellow IPA...taste like Freak Outs! little bro. Good, but nothing Iíll hoorah about.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz. bomber with a blurb along the right side of label, no freshness date.
Poured a cloudy orangey, golden hued amber with a foamy, fluffy off-white head that settled in a thin bubbly lacing.
Aromas of grain and caramel, a soft hoppiness, floral, citric, pine and a light leafiness.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Overall, a balanced taste, sweet caramel malts and a light graininess, mildly piney, citric hops with a little tobacco leafiness, the hops have a soft, rolling bitterness in the palate, a subtle taste of alcohol towards the end and a dry hoppy and caramel finish.
A tasty and balanced IPA, very quaffable on a Friday night, hoppy, but not a over hopped bomb, nice, easy drinkability.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great beer from Lagunitas. I am so glad that their beers are now available in GA. This one has a nice hop bitterness and a smooth finish. Well rounded and balanced.
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has been a while since I have come across a moderate alcohol IPA that has been this good. Pours copper with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma has lots of hops with pine being the prevalent aspect - there is also some woody traits. Overall very floral as well. Medium body with a good amount of soft carbonation. Starts with some light malt that has pale and caramel traits and some spicy hops. The finish has lots of spicy hops with some woody hops as well. The malt is not as apparent in the finish. Very will done IPA.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was a little surprised by the numbers on this IPA, at 1.059 and 45 IBUs its undersized and underpowered, but Iíve been happy with Lagunitas beers Iíve had before. It pours a medium tan, thin head. Pleasing orange grapefruit aroma. Average PA flavor. A solid beer, but loses point for calling itself an "IPA"...this is a PA in every sense. Although its kinda cool they make it with 43 hops, thatís like every hop you can get. In fact, Iím calling BS. Same with the 65 malts.