StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle - pours a deep orange shade with a small white head that leaves sticky lacing in the glass. Lots of little floaters in the glass. Smells great - full of fresh citrusy and piney hops (43 of them?!) that blend together perfectly against a solid malt (65 of them?!) background. Flavour is equally excellent - lots of chewy, fruity hops balanced very well with the malt. Bitterness comes through at the end with more of the earthier hop notes coming forward. Aftertaste however, is citrusy (grapefruit) again. Mouthfeel is sticky and creamy. This is an excellent, very drinkable IPA. Were it available in these parts I’d pick this up all the time as a perfect session beer.
rocbyter (1926) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong yeast aroma with mild floral hop aroma. Clear orange color with small white head, good lacing. Fizzy with a small amount of sediment. Starts off melllow finishing with a moderate hop bitterness. Good carbonation.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice red amber with a one finger head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is mild citrus and floral hops. Taste is bitter floral hops with little of the citrus in the nose. Not too oily which helps mouthfeel. Good typical IPA, but nothing spectacular.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Beatuiful tangerine-red color and clear. Minimal head. Aroma of straw-colored, dry grass. Flour taste I don’t really dig but with nice bitterness.
[tasted next to a Tyranena Stickin It To The Man]
Not really a good comparison. The Lagunitas is really nice but pretty one-dimensional next to the Tyranena. I like them both, guess it depends on what you’re looking for.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color, off-white head, rather sweet with a punch of floral, bittering hops at the end. Pretty good IPA - but, it doesn’t even come close to the good ones.
tilla (1) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy flowery scent that you can about taste but no lingering bitter flavors. An easy to find favorite and a real pleasure on tap.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. A very tasty beer with some industrial flavours...highly hopped, earthy and piney with sweet brown sugar notes and a great dry finish that’s not too bitter. A bit uneven but well-made.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured an amber tone with big white head which dissipated into some nice lacing. Malty and hoppy aroma, flavors of hops, barley malt, citrus fruits and sweet caramel like taste. Mild, crisp finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty with some citrus hops. Flavor is malty caramel with a moderate bitter hop finish.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 Deep clear copper body, topped by a creamy and dense off-white head. Looks inviting. Aroma: grapefruit/citrus, leafy. Flavor: some citrus presence, a little balancing sweetness, earthy bitterness and maybe something like pepper. Very traditional IPA.