Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap. I found this to be mediocre for a west coast IPA. Although I do like other offerings from Lagunitas.
Dark amber in color, thin head and no lacing. Smell is very malty with only a hint of hops here. Flavor is fairly blanaced with a moderate bitterness and spicy hop note. Light to medium bodied. I’ll pass on this one in the future, there are so many other better options for the style.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this one is very bitter.(not saying its a bad thing)but it is bitter.overall not a bad i.p.a. at a very good price.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Good west coast IPA. Lots of bitter citrus and grapefruit hops in the aroma. Cascade hops dominate the taste, nice and citrus/grapefruity yet crisp taste. The caramel malt provides a consistent base to the high levels of hops. Not amazing, but a very solid example of this style.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at the Great Arizona Beer Festival in Phoenix. Very nicely hopped and likely one of the better beers I had that day.
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a big off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with a few other fruits thrown in. Malt/caramel backbone with a grapefruity flavor. Bitterness tingles at the end. Medium body. Dry finish.
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from the bottle into the duvel tulip glass / thanks kevin! / this is weird. a little bit soapy, floral, big biscuity sweetness with a little lemon twang. a great sample, but nothing more. better than stone ipa, i think it is. i wish had a bar with just a bunch of IPAs on tap. yum!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured amber with a thin white head...smelled very sweet and floral, almost soapy too...tasted very sweet with strong aggressive hops on the back end...mouthfeel was thin...not bad, but not good...
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark orange into the PBR sniffer glass. The smell is off, it smells like wet laundry hosed down with Orange Clean. It tastes flat with only a slight amount of bitterness. Its mostly sour and has a sort of chalky aftertaste. The palate is a bit thin on this. Not too impressed.
Kevin (2048) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours an amber witha light tan head. very sweet malty aroma that has hints of hops. this is a nice pale ale, but the hops are understated. leaves a sweeter malt flavor. finish is also sweet with just a hint of hop flavor. if this was labeled as a pale ale it would be great, but as an IPA it is mediocre at best.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) Amber with off white head. Mild hops aroma. Bitter. Hops flavor in the finish. As it warmed the finish became a bit sweeter with more citrus.