tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a style I’ve come to appreciate a lot more. The aroma is very hoppy, specifically citrusy hops. Some pitch pine odors mixed in. The flavor is very hoppy, and has strong notes of grapefruit. Very refreshing. Thin mouthfeel, and a citrus/hoppy palate that fades relatively quickly.Good overall. (i’m drinking this on the Long Island Railroad, and everybody should be wasted if they ride the LIRR!!)
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ho hum. Poured a copperish color with big head lots of noticiable yeasts in there. Aroma was very yeasty and light pine/citrus hops. Flavor was much hoppier then the aroma lots of grapefruit and yeast, just an average IPA.
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery orange, small white head. Great aroma - resin, pine, sticky hops. Flavor is, as one might guess, dominated by hops - resiny and sticky, but also nice notes of grapefruit and, uh, more grapefruit? Really hop dominated, and I really liked it. WBF, Raleigh.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Had on tap at McCray’s. Poured to a yellowish gold color, unlike the orange copper I was expecting. The anticipated citrusy nose and flavor were there, but slightly muted, as was the bitterness of the mouthfeel. This all led to a medium length, slightly bitter flavor which was nice and smooth. Not a bad beer at all, but still below other Lagunitas offerings.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice straightforward IPA. Rich hop flavor and aroma. I like their Maximus IPA a little more, but I suppose that’s neither here nor there--good beer!
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. A slight unclear deep golden colored beer with a fully diminishing near-white head. Fresh fruity and hoppy aroma; sweet grapefruit, tangerines and tropical. Grassy, light piney hops. Notes of peppermint and sweet nutty malts.Taste is not that complex, but has fine distinct bitterness and leaves some likeable flavors of citrus and refined malts. Lasting fruity-bitter finish. Loveable.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light copper fluffy white head a some slight spotted lace. Pine and yeast on the nose. Lots of citrus hops with a clean bitter finish
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: smells marvellous, pine, fresh as hell, lovely. Raspberry, pineapple, sweet malt. Dominated by fresh sourish superpiny exotic hops.
Flavour: nice, sourish, fruity, malty backbone. Pleasant hopbitterness, brackish.
Appearance: nice, clear orange body with fluffy & lathery white head.
Palate: harsh, acrid but smooth. Seems alkalic.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2008-04-19. Pours hazy, orange with white head. Aroma: Sweet, toffee. Flavour: sweet, very bitter. Very tasty. Me likes!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
20080413 Bomber. Mostly clear golden color with sticky, lasting, small white head. Aroma is mild citrus, some earthy/grassy notes, and tea. The body is thinner than I’d like, almost zero astringency, some decent finishing bitterness. Flavors of iced tea with lemon, mildly grassy/pithy hops, lightly solvent. Compared to the other CA IPA standards like Stone, Pelican, Bear Repub, Alpine, Sierra nevada, and on and on and on , this one doesn’t hold a candle. Meh, I’m probably overrating.