clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 Bottle. Pours a clear amber. When fresh this beer has a nice hop aroma, but I have noticed that this varies greatly with age. Pretty good flavor balance, just enough malt to carry the hops. Pretty common West Coast American IPA here. I like the style so I like the beer, but there are many out there that are better.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is of flowery hops. Clear amber hue with an off-white head. Flavor is watery, weak and finishes dry. Palate is watery soft. Much too weak in every category.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really good ipa, a bit too bitter. woody and a bit dry but still a satisfying beer.
bottle, mollie stoneís palo alto, ca
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Lagunita sales rep brought a keg of this to my local pub and had a beer tasting event.
Good IPA, nice smooth flavor and decent finish.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light piney aroma. Copper color. Flavor has some pine and a little citrus with some sweet malt balance. A balanced WC IPA. Extremely drinkable. Not too heavy. Rather sessionable. I drank a 6 pack before the Seahawks - Niners game! Very good.
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Cloudy amber color, flavor is dominated by pine, with some citrus hops, and some maltiness for balance, one of my favorite IPAs
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Green) Bottle 355 ml
Appearance : Clear standard amber , medium creamy top.
Nose : Good clan classic west coast hops . Well planned Ė citric mango like hops with greener backing. Harmonus.
Flavour/Palate : Medium soft bodied that goes well with hop-fruit character. Quiet balanced as IPA can go. Soft malty finish with clean refreshing end. Satisfying brew.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, liquorloft Tallahassee. Iím a big hop fan but i donít know if theres 43 hops in this beer. not complaining, the nose and taste of this beer scream hops. aroma is strong citrus, grapefruit. taste is a strong malt back bone with a heavy hoppping, citrus, pine and floral. fantastic bitter and hop follow up after swallowing. i prefer a bitter bite with my hops so this beer gives me everything i ask for.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 I shall preface: I am not an IPA person or lover of single-minded emphasis on hops (although, ironically, I do really like some IPAs & even Double IPAs); I instead like full-bodied, more malty beers like strong ales, barleywine, etc. Therefore, I am not necessarily a good indicator if this is a good IPA. That said, this is all grapefruit to me & while it is somewhat drinkable, I do not like this much at all. It is fairly pale amber with a good white head and decent lacing. It smells predominantly of grapefruit and little else. The aroma is not misleading: it tastes almost entirely of grapefruit, too. Itís taste at first is not overly bitter or hoppy, giving the briefest impression that it will be more balanced, but this almost instantly becomes all hops. While it is not exceedingly bitter or piney, this beerís entire character, taste, and aroma are of unsweetened grapefruit membrane. For some, I understand, this is great, but for me, I donít think this even tastes like beer.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured draft from Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, NY. Orange in color, light head. Smells of sweet hops, but not really overpowering. Just right. Nice, chewy mouthfeel, great IPA flavor. Comparable to Dogfishhead 60-minute IPA. This is an excellent example of the style.