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.
Larry_Duffman (5) - - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had it on tap. This was an average IPA. It wasn?t super hoppy. It had average head and lacing. There was decent hop taste, but it felt like something was missing.
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Euston Tap, London - UK. Color: clear pale blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: resin and hoppy. Notes of grass. Taste: hoppy blast with good caramel balance. Notes of hops. Aftertaste: caramel and grassy finish. Resin hops. Bitterness attack.
eRock_2013 (315) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle, this pours a flawless appearance of deep copper orange with a foamy long-lasting head, classic IPA. A little more rustic tarnish to it than others perhaps, all the more appetizing. Aroma is strong on citrus hops, strikingly reminiscent of mandarin orange. On the tongue, this brew comes on as a strong bitter piney and resiny rendition, with a sudden warm caramel maltiness in the finish. Some interesting sweet mango citrus notes on the hoppy side too. Too much bitter resin for me, seems a bit out of balance with the malt. I do love the aroma and appearance, but it's harsher on the palate than others. Probably would pair well with dinner rather than solo, I'll give it a second chance.
seehaferb23 (45) - - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arrived early at Oakland. Enjoying a popular beer from Pataluma until I depart. Definitely airport prices here. Ouch!! Hope everyone had a good weekend and has a good week.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a frothy one finger beige head that left lots of sticky lace. The nose is bright and piney with some citrus and caramel malt. The flavor is rather bitter and brash with loads of piney hops and just enough malt to keep it somewhat balanced. It actually finished a bit sweet, but not terribly so. Medium bodied with a slight resiny cling with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty solid stuff.
Ktwse (2560) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, light resin, mango and apricot. Taste is medium resin bitter with mild fruit sweet finish. Light, oily body with soft carbonation.
espenra (911) - Kurland, NORWAY - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Coppery golden colour with a medium big white head. Aroma is sweet malty with hoppy notes. Some hints of pine and caramel. Flavour is lightly bitter. Malty at first but hops and caramel soon became apparent. Some pine and toffee. Medium long aftertaste.
mtu71 (210) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Medium ivory head, filigran lace. Chrystal clear amber. Malty and grainy aroma. Bready, hoppy, pine woods, resin. Balanced set of flavours.
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Mjp12 (639) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great example of an ipa, full of hop aroma and tastes, and not too much abv.
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at J B Dawsonís - VERY good IPA. Nice hop flavor and aroma. Very drinkable - good stuff!