hotstuff (4643) - 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 .... i’m drinking this one at about 60 deg F ... probably a little better at 45-50 ..... I love this brewery
PilsnerPeter (3034) - 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 I’m 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 (674) - 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.
bigtaster (876) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium hop aroma and flavor. Good malt flavor to balance the bitterness. Overall very drinkable and good IPA.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy head on an orange body. This is an IPA, very hoppy, very fulfilling. Now I call this a beer! It brings joy and satisfaction. This brew is well-suited for almost any occasion.
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love this stuff! Great drinking ale, has supplanted SNPA for me in the best commonly available beer here (CA, that is) Very Californian, solid hops and malt balance, with long finish. Not for the hedonist, but for the drinker.
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid IPA. It pours the deep copper color with a hoppy & grapefruity aroma. The hops bite at first sip just like they should. The only negative for me was the finish. This beer has a dry finish that left a bad taste.