benpickens (448) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown with a frithy creamy head. Brown sugar and sour aromas...Good hop kick.
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz., extremely light in color, very light head, high percentage of alcohol with a smooth balance,bread, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, very hard to taste the alcohol!! 7.8%!!
Getbetter (985) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 22 bottle.Lemon Citrus,bread, herbs, Wow what a great lemon flavored IPA, so far the best out of the Frank Zappa series beer from Lagunitas.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Kill Ugly Radio--F.Z. And The Mothers Absolutely Free 40th Anniversary Release Ale--2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle--7.80%ABV--75 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--$3.50 Each. Clear thin bright gold color. Foamy thin mild lace head. Earthy mild hop front. ESB earthy crusty dry sweet smoky crisp mild citrus caramel body. Bitter dry hot hop spice end. Big Bitter ESB? Sampled 9/4/2007.
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is one of a kind. Dark yellow and clear. White head, mostly lasting. Creamy head. Real good aroma, hoppy, grapefruit, moderate malty. Light sweet flavor, finish heavy bitter. Dry texture. Light alcohol.
MeadMe (1513) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a nice golden yellow color with a nice frothy head. Sheet after sheet of lacing is left behind.
S: Nice citrus aroma. You could pass this one off as grapefruit juice on aroma alone. Deep beneath the grapefruit there is some peppery spice. A very nice smelling beer.
T: I love Maximus and Undercover, but this is my favorite Lagunitas brew to date. There is a huge grapefruit taste that is backed up by a very strong sweet malt character. This beer comes at you in waves. You are first hit by the bite of the hops which is overtaken by the malty sweetness. You are then left with a lasting bite of the hops.
M: On the thinner side of medium in body.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from beerguy101. He hooked me UP with some Lagunitas oldies. This one was a gusher. Only lost an ounce or two before I grabbed the proper glass. Hazy/cloudy peach amber with off white head. Strong lace and ring. Nose is lightly fruity, like raisin with citrus, with some light spice as well. Hints of cinnamon or clove? Taste is immediately light and high in the mouth, with yeast. Effervescent up high. Sweet fruitiness, ala grapefruit, comes out. The hoppiness is gone. If ya got one, drink it now, as itís past its prime. Iím happy to have got to try this, even if itís seen better days.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was a staple in my house this past summer. And while itís just now Iím getting around to input my thoughts on this beer, I still have several bottles and while they arenít as potent as they were in July, itís still really damned good.
The beer pours out a straighforward amber color with huge amounts of clingy head and intricate lace patterns left behind. A stunning fluffy, light tan/off-white head stays with you the entire pint. The beer oozes citrusy goodness with a floral angle that works really well for me. Slight notes of bread and caramel are also accounted for. Flavor has a stunning piney hop note, peppery with a helping dose of caramel to smooth things out nicely. Even now with the beer past itís price, itís still prickly enought to let you know that it was a solid IPA and still easy to drink.
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. bottle: Been saving this, hope not too long.
Pour: Orange-gold with a rich off-white cap, great retention and lacing.
Aroma: Peaches and biscuit malt some floral-citrus notes.
Good body, rich caramel malts in the front balanced with peachy esters and citrus-pine hop bite which goes bitter in the finish.
A great IPA and a tribute to a great man.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The looks is impeccably clear light orange. Large champagne bubbles. Golden with a big puffy head. Looks like a pilsner more than anything. Decent lace.
The smell is a magnificent, floral, citrusy hop aroma with a hint of pine. Like an explosion of flowers and citrus fruits. The aroma evolves with a deep inhale: flowers --> citrus --> pine. Phenomenal.
Hop flavor is much more woody than anything else. Bitter woody hops. Very strong with an oak finish. Not as subtle in the taste or complex as the smell. Overly hoppy and woody. Not as balanced as I would have liked, to be honest.
Feel has a thick, juice-like feel. Leaves a bitter oaky film. Overall itís strong and "extreeeme!" Hops are almost too much. Itís not a subtle brew. A bit disappointing in its extremity.