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RATINGS: 2436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet youíre on.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (227) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Many, many bottles in many, many different places. How have I not reviewed this beer before? Itís a very middle-of-the-road American IPA, which means itís got a moderately-high hop aroma and firm bitterness, some malt but not too much, and a pretty clean fermentation. I honestly canít fathom why they make it with "43 different hopsí and í65 various maltsí (??), but that sounds complicated for no reason, so good for them and their logistics team. Overall -- not a bad choice if you see it on a grocery store shelf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
6 pack from LCBO. Kills me kinda to buy six but the things we will do for a rating. Had their pilsner in Florida (liked it) & their more hop forward ipa in Columbus, Ohio (really, really liked it) but this ... Is just your run of the mill, table ipa. A review below suggests this brew is a good middle of the road export beer & thatís why Heinken hoovered this up. Makes sense to me. Hops seem old & muted, malts are forward but offer little in the way of complexity, bitterness is whatever, really lets be honest I feel I could write anything here ... No one is reading, no one is listening, Iím Kafka stuck in a beer rating website, drinking too much & getting raged by the machine. But yeah anyways decent beer to pound after you drink something more local & more interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdvardMunch (6) - - JAN 30, 2016 does not count
Wonderfully fresh taste with a distinct hoppyness. Balanced and mature. Will try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1113) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons. Fresh zesty citrus hoppy aroma with subtle malty notes. Nice looking golden colour with a nice white head thatís lasting well. Midweight, nice clean hoppy flavours, lasting well on the long finish, again subtle malt in the background. A cracking beer! :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle, acquired from Morrisons, drunk at home. 16/01/2016 For quaffing a good clean IPA this is really a go-to beer. Itís got a load of hop extract and I always find it strangely consistent which is why Heineken decided to stump up the cash Iím sure. The quality is second-to-none. Unlike most hop-forward US IPAís this one stands up to export. The malt balance is very good. The malt they have used is excellent. Super clean beer. Super sessionable. Cheap and easy. No messing around and a classic I can go to again and again an d not be disappointed by. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear medium amber with a full head of white foam. Pine resin aroma with a hint of citrus. Not too strong but noticeable. Medium body. Mostly bitter citrus rind flavor on the roof of the mouth. Not too harsh with a fairly smooth finish. A little lingering bitterness but most of the flavor disappears fairly quickly. Somewhat refreshing but a little too bitter for me. OK but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a bottle at Animal Kingdom. Pours clear bright gold with a creamy, bubbly off white head. Tastes like sweet grapefruit, caramel malt, bready, and tropical citrus hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like bready and caramel malt, citrus hops, grapeftuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (260) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Pours copper with nice head. Aroma is of malt, citrus and pine. Taste: pretty malty and a nice bitter palate. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from morrisons small thin head nice color loads of fruit flavours going on pineapple magi lychee kiwi decent stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (530) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Drank from bottle. Find this brewery to be good, but slightly over hyped. Good ipa, not great.

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