Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass and it pours an amber color. It has a very nice head that disapates about half way down the glass. It is consistant and well balanced through out. There are strong hop notes in the flavor and the aroma. The malt backbone helps mellow the hoppiness and makes it a bit sweet. It doesn’t sit well on the palate in the long run but it is good drinker none the less.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with creamy off-white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with hints of earthy and piney spice . Pretty mellow flavor with an IPA. Obvious hoppiness but really mellowed out by caramel maltiness. A nice smooth IPA that almost seems more like an Am. Pale Ale.
rds (230) - USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Small white head sits atop a clear dark golden brew; not too strong on the hoppy side or the malt side. A real nice IPA.
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 From standard 12oz bottle-> Nice IPA, quality beer here, great hop aftertaste like a casacade of goodness flowing through your mouth. Makes me happy.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive IPA. Tons of hops. Makes it sharp bitter, but the abundance of malts balances and saves this one from the junk pile. Good. Not great, could be better. Add some spcies and fruit and you got the money.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden pour, small offwhite pour that . wonderful citrusy, light grapefruit sharp hop aroma. light but good mouthfeel, lemony, slightly floral, lots goin on here, yet it remains simple somehow. very refreshing and drinkable. quite enjoyable
Quevillon (2864) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 355 ml bu au Beer Bistro (Toronto), le 11/7/08. Jaune ambrée, petit collet. Arome d’houblon un peu amère, des notes de pêches. Goût d’houblon pas très fort, un peu amère et légèrement fruité. Un IPA simple et plaisant!
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a sharp hop aroma. Citrus, pine, and herbal. Flavor is bitter hops with some light malt backing. The aftertaste just doesn’t sit right. Light to medium body. A decent IPA but doesn’t stand up to the Big Boys.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured copper in color with a beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and sweet floral hops, with a caramel malt backbone. Tastes of grapefruit, floral hops, caramel, lemongrass, and a little metallic hop taste in the finish. Its a very drinkable IPA.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... poured into my finally-aquired Lag pint glass. Clear, light copper color with not much of a head. Aromas underwhelm... some floral earthy hop notes blend with sweet caramel. Flavors start with light citrus and floral hop notes. Some orange peels, lemon zest, and grassy notes. Backbone holds up nicely with a not-overly-sweet toasted caramel bread malt flavor. A bit of a metallic twang in there. A bit thin on the palate, with a bit of hop bitterness sticking around. I’m a big Lagunitas fan, but I can’t say I’d necessarily recommend this IPA over some others available in the area.