WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 05.31.14.
A: 2 finger fluffy white head. See through caramel body.
S: Grapefruit with sweet malt. Also some daffodil.
T: Malt and brown sugar dominate. Spices are subtle.
M: Creamy. Somewhat chewy.
O: This was a strange experience. A Lagunitas beer that is malt forward? Maybe I bought an old bottle. The hops were barely there and only on the back end. There was some bitterness but not much. This did not seem like an IPA. If the bottle was ok, this was a rare miss for Lagunitas. EDIT: Since early 2014, Iíve had more of this and the flavor is the same. It just doesnít seem to be very hop forward.
Abrakarl (372) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice IPA Iíve had several times before. Seemed fresh and tropical hoppy. Nicely balanced.
sturmthis (760) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Amber color with one finger white head. Tropical aroma. Taste is bigger than the aroma. Tropical fruit and some pine. Delicious.
Gbgbrouge (273) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle, pale amber with medium head. Aroma with notes of bread, caramel, pine and some citrus. Taste mildly bitter and somewhat sweet. After taste lingering bitterness.
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. pours clear amber with cream coloured head. aroma is pine, dry citrus fruits, hops and grass. quite dry. sharp hops and lots of citrus.
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Clear deep gold color. Not much head but glass was cold. Average to below average carbonation visible. Little retention
S: Forward strong hops but a very noticeable malty sweetness in back. Great balance on the nose.
T: Hop bite first but with a quick follow up of malt biscuit flavor. The slightest nuttiness Bitter but short hop finish. Again, well balanced in my opinion.
M: Not much out of the ordinary. Light body with a good clean finish. Very good level of carbonation though. Not too fizzy, not too flat. I like it and could knock back several.
O: Impressive in its simplicity, this is a good, nicely balanced IPA that I could drink regularly as it is not a hop "bomb" which I donít care for. Well made beer that I would buy again.
Hopmaestro (326) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a bitch slap of hops. The taste garssy, hoppy and absolutelt perfect. A flower cloud raining life and happiness over you.
VeinAle (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of pine and citrus. Tastes of hops and a little malt. Looks like an IPA and has strong lacing against the glass. There is a prevalence of grain in the taste. Good all around, not overly distributed in my area. Was glad to give it a whirl.
Erasmus_ro (1632) - Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bredog Helsinki, thanks bluus. Pours orange with a small, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy piney, light citrus. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, caramel, pine. More caramel. Surprisingly light, good carbonation. Tried in London a couple of years back, much better and fresher there.
tricksta_p (1588) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of slightly sweet malt, caramel, tropical fruits, pine, resin, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter finish. Not a fruity hop-bomb, but a nice IPA regardless.