thornecb (4307) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Nice head leaves lacing. Grass, floral and spruce aromas. Very strange -- almost slick with little flavor and then a big bitter finish.
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very piney. Resinous and dry. Strong bitterness. Not extremely juicy, but there is a good bit of citrus from the hops. A bit empty up front, but some nice biscuity malt. Pretty full mouthfeel. Good example of what hops taste like, with a nice balance. Now if they just built up the front of it...
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Pours honey colored w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Aromas of citrus rind and pine w/ a slight maltiness. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Overall a very simple IPA. Very light yet w/ solid hops. Good yet not impressed.
JonMoore (1845) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle RFD, Washington DC. Iíve been in the US for 4 days and Iíve crossed some line or other, Iím finding beers described as "homicidally hoppy" on the bottle, quite well balanced! Clear amber with a slim white head. Hoppy aroma with some fruit. Very hoppy taste but some balancing malt components. Full bodied; excellent.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nice IPA that looks golden and amber with a nice head. This is a very hoppy IPA, flowery aroma and a bitter finish. It has a rich mouthfeel and is very pleasing on the palate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I have never had anything from this brewer before but being that I am a bit of a hophead I was looking forward to trying it. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a slightly hazy bronze color with a large tan head. The aroma is strong grapefruit and fruit cocktail. The mouthfeel is nice and fairly thick. The malt presence surprised me in such a hoppy beer. The flavor is strong full bore grapefruit and fruit cocktail. The beer is marvelously hoppy and pleasantly sweet with a goodly amount of malt despite the dominance of the hyper aggressive hops. Wonderful.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with a big thick beige head. Aroma of piney hops. Flavor also of piney hops with some sweet malt in the background. Even though this is all hops its not excessivly bitter.
Hulagai (14) - Myrtle Creek, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not often I can say this about a beer. But, this one will knock your sox off. Really delicious and what I have been long looking for in an IPA. The hops are pretty extreme. The body firm yet well balanced. A nice creamy sort of head and great aroma. If I had two suggestions it would be to include the IBU rating and ABW which are lacking on the label. In conclusion, I will be keeping my eyes open for more selections by Lagunitas and definitely be buying more of this truly great IPA.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad brew, smell was of mostly hops. Taste was a little more malt than I expected, but pleasant, and was followed by the hop explosion. Slightly bitter, but not bad.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.