ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful and clear copper color. Thereís two fingers worth of off-white colored head, with okay retention and a soft texture. This head leaves behind nice lacing on the glass.
S: This starts off pretty malty. Once it warms up slightly, it develops a character of piny, grapefruity hops. The Lagunitas house character is pretty unmistakable - and as always, enjoyable. Their other beers show it off better, though.
T: The hop profile here is pretty mild: thereís only a slight flavor of grapefruit and pine. What there is, especially post-swallow, is a decent amount of bitterness. Normally, Iím not a fan of this approach to IPAs, but thereís just enough sweetness to balance out the finish. Since there isnít much malt or hop flavor here, itís mainly reliant on the house character of Lagunitas to provide the flavor - and while it doesnít do a great job, it does just enough to make it solidly tasty.
M: While itís a touch sweet, it has that clean, crisp feel I enjoy in IPAs. The dryness does a good job of counteracting itís slightly full body. Carbonation isnít much of a factor either way.
O: Solid, but not my favorite Lagunitas offering. Still, its great drinkability canít be overlooked. It reeks of an old-school IPA with its prominent sweetness and generic hop bitterness - however, itís good enough where Iíd have no trouble putting it down again.
Hopman1 (28) - apple valley, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA is actually really pleasant, you definitely know youíre drinking a hoppy brew with a nice bouquet of a varietal of hops giving this brew a nice aroma of fruit and floral notes and even a little grass. It has a nice apple juice color to it with carbonation and light silky head. The flavor is very light with little to no bitterness, very easy to drink. I just cant stop sniffing this brew! Cheers.
Yonny (16) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Mtc Office. Nice aroma, although a bit too fruity for an IPA. Taste is pleasant with little bitterness. For IPA, very drinkable, although low "hopiness".
johnnymusky (102) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 very tasty india pale ale....fruity and hoppy ....big head....nice lacing....good stuff!
Sebilinz (357) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is citrus fruits with some malt. Taste is fruity and malty. Aftertaste is bitter with some malt. Very nice.
Butters (3685) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with fair sticky white head. Clean but a little skunky bud aroma. Flavor is citrus and grassy hop. Very bitter, but not overly harsh. Good solid IPA.
matty (155) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a clear dark gold color with a nice white head. Aroma is a balance of malt and hop although it leans a bit more to the citrus & pine hop side. Taste is the same - nicely balanced, the malt and hops work well together. Finish is a touch dry, very good. Excellent!
wihlan (128) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Humlig doft och angenäm beska. Något söt, kanske inte så balanserad som man hade kunnat önska.
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Marstonlad (331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. A color of clear golden with a little-sized but lasting white head. Aroma of pronounced tropical fruitiness, peach and apricot feature. Taste is medium bitter with lots of fruitiness. Peach and grapefruit feature, aromatic hoppiness. Palate is medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Very aromatic, tropical IPA.
threedap (10) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a bottle. Clear light amber in appearance with a nice frothy white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus and fruits, flavor is much of the same with a pleasant lasting bitterness. A perfectly balanced beer
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