changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a decent initial head and a pretty good amount of lacing ends up on the glass. The aroma is quite mild. It consists of citrus fruits with hints of caramel and malt but hardly any hops. Upon further examination I get a small grapefruit hop presence but not enough. Maybe it was my desire for hops that created it. A semi spiced malt characteristic comes out first in the flavor followed by a sour hoppy grapefruit flavor. Caramel mixed in. A slightly sour grapefruit flavor lingers a bit. A wet finish for an IPA. As the beer warms a little it starts to somewhat resemble more of a traditional IPA (at least the one’s I’ve had) with a sour hop flavor. Interesting mix of malts and hops but not necessarily what I look for in an IPA. Decent enough beer but I probably won’t get it again.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
have had in bottle and on tap, various occasions. this golden, aromatic, and wonderfully bitter brew meets or exceeds all the requirements for a good west coast ipa, as you can see from many other ratings. I would like to note, however, that the lagunitas ipa lacks a certain individuality, or strength of character. this makes it less memorable than it should be. perhaps because they blend so many types of malts and hops, it leaves a vague impression.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on the ferry from SF to Sausalito. Great IPA. Nice piney aroma. Medium bodied with a nice balanced hoppy character. Very nice overall.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 Bottle. Pour was a deep gold. Head was beige with heavy lacing. Aroma was very big with fruit, citrus and some light pine. Taste is pretty hoppy with a decent malt backing. Some light bread flavor mixes in with the hops and malt. Overall, a pretty good balance. A good mix of hops, and a nice malt accompaniment. Finish is nicely bitter. Body is medium with a good bit of carbonation.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
what a great beer!!! great aroma, fantastic flavor. very citrusy/floral, almost a little grassy, but truely a great ipa.
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Excellent true to character IPA. Slightly orange head, cloudy orange golden color. Smells of orange of pine. The 43 hops make this one incredibly rich. Tastes like a traditional IPA. Cheers!
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was another classic IPA and very good indeed with hints of citrus and malts and very easy to drink smooth as silk a nice frothy head and a classic look to it .CHEERS!
desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, bright gold with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of mild citrusy hops. Flavor is rich but rather mild, with a thick, doughy malt bill offset by grapefruit, pine and peppery hops. Neither side of the equation dominates; this is a superbly drinkable, well-balanced beer, even if it is weak by the American IPA standard.
popdoggy (100) - USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I saw the rating, I was shocked. This is rated rather low, but I enjoyed these.
Although the aroma was very weak, I thought that this was an excellent IPA, High in drinkability, and the hops were very apparent but not overbearing.
Hmm.... Oh well I liked this and will drink it again, and again, and then maybe again.
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Pours a see through reddish orange colour with small head.
~ Nice bitter hop scent. Floral with some sweet notes.
~ Smooth bitter taste. small bite.
~Abrupt bitter finish.
~ Enjoyable IPA, seems a bit watered down. I look forward to a long lasting bitterness from an IPA and this seems to be lacking. Still very enjoyable.