Padron4KM (535) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours out clear amber, with a fluffy, two finger tan head that lasts and lasts. When it finaly does start to recede, it leaves rings of sticky lace.
Aroma is sweet malt up front, with some grapefruit and orange oil as it warms.
Flavor is lightly malty, around some citrusy hops.
Finish is mildly bitter.
Nicely balanced, will definately buy again.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop aftertaste that tastes good at room temp, thatís what makes a good product. I highly recommend this brewery.
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a beutiful orange colour, nice head i guess, good lacing though...has a awesome sweet hopped up smell, and a sweet taste, a good solid brew that has a good clean bitters
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus grapefruity hops and fuity sweet malt underneath. Malt at front and back, before the moderate sized bitter finish, with grapefruit rind running down the center. Medium bodied. Didnít expect this to be so good when I picked it up.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light brown with a nice white head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is full of hops with a great malty back to it. Full mouthfeel. Somewhat piney. A great IPA.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is unique. Itís not like itís west coast brothers...this IPA has a different malt profile and hop character than your typical west coast style IPA. Maybe this has more English IPA style to it...I need to try more of those. The aroma is malty with a bit of alcohol coming through. Taste is much the same...toasty malt and good hop flavor. These hops are all flavor and no bittering or aroma...to bad so sad. Still, this in an IPA thatís on my regular "BUY" rotation.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper color with a light head. Bit fizzy on the mouth. Nose has some prunes and lots and lots of hops. Mouth also very hoppy, bit bitter. Not very balanced, but as Iím a hop head, still quite good.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do like this beer. I cannot say what makes it more appealing the more i drink it. Maybe theyíre getting better all the time. Nice Hops... maybe just the right amount on some days. Wouldnít do on a heavy flow day though. Viva le hop!
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced but surprisingly small for a Lagunitas and surprisingly small for a west coast IPA. The right flavors are all there, but it lacks the intense bitterness, intense citrus, intense pine I expected ... but it looks great, with a wonderful creamy mouth. Enjoyable.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty orange with a nice head. Interesting flavors ranging form carmel to fruit. Has a great hoppy finish.