BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was insane. A hop explosion, as well as lingering after taste that was damn near as good as taking a sip. I don’t even think I rated my inamorato, Two Hearted a 9 in the flavor section, but this is I think tied up with my home state hero. Had it on tap at the Box bar in plymouth michigan.
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orange-copper color with light white head and minimal lacing. Piney aroma is very prevalent upon pour, after it settles a bit, a grapefuit flavor emerges. Not as hoppy as expected but still nice, touched by a hint of malt. Very light on the palate and light to medium bodied. Pretty good brew.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of piney and floral hops, some citrus. Flavor an interesting concoction of all the luscious hop notes and some nicely rich caramel malt. Rich toffee notes really do wonders to accent all that pine. Maybe not as powerful as other IPA’s, but an interesting take that definitely floated my boat.
LilBeerDoctor (3702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a huge, creamy white head. Aroma and flavor of piney, bitter hops with some citrus, salt. Good, chill, and refreshing. This really hits the spot after 6 or so glasses of super sour lambics on a 90 degree day sitting outside in the heat. I would try it again in other conditions, of course.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitas India Pale Ale is a deep amber color with a perfectly formed orange head. The aroma is soft and mossy. The taste is very clean with a great bitter hop base and quick finish.
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Zum Biergarten, Copenhagen. Thin, white bubbly head over a brown-orange body. Malt-fruity aroma. Bitter orange tones in flavour with a bitter malty ending. Moderate palate. Good drinkability, but a bit one dimensional for an IPA (30.05.2008).
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice IPA with a lovely malt profile. The hoppy ending is less coating and crispy that I expected for an american IPA. Rather big flaked sediment blurred this and made the appearance less nice though. Refreshing IPA with a decent - or should I say "adequate" - alcohol burden.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample on 6/5/08, rating from notes. pours a golden color with a decent white head. huge hop profile on the nose... a little disappointed that this didn’t carry through all the way to the finish. however, it is a solid IPA that is very drinkable - and under 6% making this a great session beer. the palate is typical of a generic American IPA. Medium body, average carbonation... and a good bitter finish. Just wish those hops came through more.
can8ianben (1465) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A mild yet tasty offering. It’s not too overwhelming that a rookie IPA drinker couldn’t handle it. Mostly sweet, with a finishing bitterness that balances everything out. Orange in color, a thin white head.
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a full, foamy, white head.
Smell: Pale maltiness along with notes of spice, pine, and ruby red grapefruit.
Taste: Lightly sweet pale malts with a hint of spent grain. Spicy, piney, citrusy hop flavors. Medium bitterness. A final taste of caramel. Finishes with a light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine little American IPA, it delivers pretty much what you’d expect from it.