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.
Tommynh (52) - - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I had this before on draft but this seems different, better, it has a nice nose, hoppy and malty, no bad aftertaste, very good
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MadShaolin (50) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First brewed in 94' and still relevant for a reason. Citrusy and malty with that distinct spring onion characteristic. Malty sweet and biscuity on the palate, hop bitterness is high with some lingering retronasal citrus. Crushable
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R4N5H (164) - SINGAPORE - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle at The White House, Scraptoft (JDW) poured into a tulip glass. Small white head which quickly disappears. Clear golden colour with light carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of passion fruit and pine. Bitter to the taste - grapefruit, oranges and tropical fruit. Medium hopped. Nice fruity IPA.
smallfry (119) - - FEB 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) A very mediocre ipa. Nothing really stands out here but I could drink it, especially on a hot day.
DrinkyCrow (59) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. This is a popular IPA and I donít quite understand why, or why I keep agreeing to pitchers of it. Clear golden appearance. Not hoppy or particularly bitter. Somewhat soapy taste. An IPA for people who donít like IPAs?
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Mandalay Bay. Beautiful moderate heavy hop aromas - pine needles, citrus (lime, orange), malty caramel nom nom. Moderately sweet, moderate heavy bitter, oily, average carbonation. Very nice
jamesewelch (99) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22 oz bottle, cap has a dog that looks like Spuds McKenzie
Aroma: loads of citrus hops, flora hops
Appearance: Amber, clear, tan head
Taste: light sweet, medium bitter
Palate: really nice dry finish, sticky texture, average carbonation
Overall: Really enjoying this IPA. Good price, I think around $3 for 22oz, slightly more than SN Torpedo. Really nice finish. Very nice hop bouquet. Solid IPA.
ThirstyBird (1868) - DŁsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow with an off white head. The smell is citrus, mild pine, light malt sweetness. The taste is light malt sweetness up front followed by citrus and a dry slightly bitter end. Light body with mild carbonation.
elbernays (698) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from mchughs. Aroma is citrus, spruce, orange, pine. Flavour is big caramel malt, grass with low carbonation bitter finish. Great balance. Nice.
Towey1989 (114) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit, pine and resin. Taste is malty with a punch of citrus with grapefruit, orange peel and resinous hops. Medium carbonation, oily texture and a long, dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Really nice IPA.