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. There’s 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: there’s only a slight flavor of grapefruit and pine. What there is, especially post-swallow, is a decent amount of bitterness. Normally, I’m not a fan of this approach to IPAs, but there’s just enough sweetness to balance out the finish. Since there isn’t much malt or hop flavor here, it’s mainly reliant on the house character of Lagunitas to provide the flavor - and while it doesn’t do a great job, it does just enough to make it solidly tasty.
M: While it’s a touch sweet, it has that clean, crisp feel I enjoy in IPAs. The dryness does a good job of counteracting it’s slightly full body. Carbonation isn’t much of a factor either way.
O: Solid, but not my favorite Lagunitas offering. Still, its great drinkability can’t be overlooked. It reeks of an old-school IPA with its prominent sweetness and generic hop bitterness - however, it’s good enough where I’d have no trouble putting it down again.
doradobotella (163) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apariencia: De color ambar y aspecto muy limpio, esta coronada por una duradera espuma blanca.
Aroma: Agradable a malta, caramelo, naranja y con algunas notas que recuerdan a pino.
Sabor: Amargor es moderado y muy buen equilibrio, encontramos cítricos, melocotón y caramelo.
graham_murphy (452) - - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
So that’s what 43 different hops tastes like! To be fair, not bad at all. Classic American IPA. Plenty of citrusey, piney bitterness with a little exotic fruit to match the sweet malt. Good stuff.
madchemist83 (172) - USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid ipa, had it too many times. Got some good aromas and balanced very well. Nothing special though, but nevertheless good beer.
Gonzin (26) - ARGENTINA - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probada en The Meatball Shop, Lower East Side, NYC. La IPA por excelencia.
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Cirrhosis (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t believe I’ve never reviewed this before..... I’ve drank the shit out of this all summer and in the past. Looks like beer. Aroma is nice but mild, malty aroma, caramel, some pine, finishes with astringent. Taste is way better. Lemon, smooth, good stinging carbonation, bitter lingers. Love this beer it has tons of flavor and so easy to drink.
jinroh (802) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden, nice white foam. Aroma is fresh. Grassy and herbal. Taste is also aggressively herbal and grassy, hopped up. Feels quite light and not very alcoholic. Classic sample of West Coast IPA.
Scottishchris (453) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Ox184. Yellow pour, slight haze, white head. Hoppy citrus nose. Medium body, sharpish fizz. Bitter and citrusy. Always good.
lbianchi66 (123) - FRANCE - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe blonde et limpide. Mousse peu.
Très résineuse. Zeste d’agrume et pamplemousse. Herbale. Arrière goût de marmelade.
Longue en bouche.
Une très bonne IPA.
klaing (126) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the movie theater. Times are a changing. Lovely Ipa, balanced and does not overstay its welcome. Lively carbonation. Better than the movie.
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GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ’Spoons so, naturally, its probably 10 years old. Pours an amber colour with a slight head which soon recedes. Aroma is malty and earthy. Taste is earthy, malty, slight spruce, some herbs, caramel and medium bitterness.