ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
pictoman (671) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with subtle orange hue and white head. Slight grapefruit, tropical, pine hops with mild funk and subtle caramel malt.
undercurrent25 (1521) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden colour. Taste is very hoppy and dry. Too strong and too hoppy for a session. Good beer though
SG111 (233) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at St. Mazieís. Pours a golden pale color, small white creamy head. Aroma is orange, citrus, Floral notes, malt biscuit balance. Flavor is caramel, orange, lemon, really really balanced. Not overly hoppy at all. Not dank. Very fresh. Awesome balance here. Not too much carbonation. Great IPA.
Sammyw1986 (3) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on tap at Lucha Cantina in a shaker glass. Good start and finish-the flavor lingers for a bit but it is a delicious IPA, probably my number one go to out and about.
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Tap Appearance: orange color with a white head. Aroma: Floral, lime, spice, grass. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation.
WABeerFiend (271) - - 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 (354) - 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 (637) - 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 (200) - 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 (1088) - 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.