HughConway (658) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Pours golden amber with decent head. Nicely floral hop aroma, decent hop ale body, nice finish. Solid brew.
elihapa (1487) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, so excited I finally get to try this before it disappears entirely! Pours clear and golden, with a medium sized white head. Good lasting lacing. Aroma has a fruity, floral tint, with grapefruit and lemon zest notable. Flaor holds a firm lemony sway, with pale and crystal malt. Nice hoppy accents without much sweetness, which is a change for sweet ASA-specialist Lagunitas. Finish is dry, with citrus flavors and a clean bitterness. This is quite nice, actually, sort of like a toned-down Hop Stoopid. It stays light throughout, masking alcohol as well as minimizing distracting sweetness. Hops are in focus, and made easily quaffable.
ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Bottle - Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head...aroma is a bit dusty, caramel malt and slight hop florals...not great, expecting the worst...flavour is incredibly light, hops have faded greatly, but itís still got a nice pitchy bitterness...the malt, coincidently, too is fainter than earlier, which was interesting in itself given the void created by the lack of hops...just great fresh, and just kinda blah now...my fault...
VerticalBaconStrips (1899) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange gold brew with a huge off white fluffy crown, endless large bubbs floating up and the dirtiest glass that Iíve seen in a while. The aroma is awesome as it is very fruity: lechee, tangerines, grapefruit. Lots of bready malt, a hint of caramel? as well and there is also a mild pine smell. Seems thick too. The flavour here is great - nothing over the top...no insane hop-hammer. Iíve found that the flavour does not veer from the aroma much. The pine from the hops is more prevalent thought as is the caramel, but itís still mild. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel and nice carbonation. A bit thick but that seems perfect with this beer. Medium strength bitterness for west coast stuff. Pine and pepper lingering finish. 4.3? Probally too high but I think this is exactly the beer I was in the mood for...plus, since it was Lagunitas, I did not expect this quality. Hands down the best Lagunitas beer Iíve ever had.
Cirrhosis (1074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Now this was a bad pour I poured the entire 650ml bottle into schooner and it has four inches of beer and ten inches of foam. As the cap slowly settles out extremely large creators are forming on the top of the crown, the body appears to be cloudy brownish orange I can compare it to the color of peach iced tea. Nice candied grape fruit aroma lots of caramel malts and fuzzy peach chewy candy combine to make this relatively simple but yummy aroma. Thatís a wickedly bitter taste the flavour seems mild and held back why? Pine, peach and caramel malt make up most of the taste whereís the rest of it this seems way to simple and mild. Nice mouth feel smooth and refreshing with a slightly sweet bitter after taste. Brew is very drinkable and the high 7.8% alcohol is completely hidden but the taste seems to be lacking however I would have no problem drinking this again. "
Gregis (1270) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of daknole. Pours a pale amber with a loose, frothy, off-white head that diminishes to a thin, creamy cap that laces fairly well. The nose is of fruity/citric hops with a sweet honey-on-toast note in support. Fairly light-bodied for an IPA, it has a a lightly creamy and slick mouthfeel and concludes with a solidly bitter, yet balanced, finish. Sweet, slightly bready pale malt with a solid, yet subtle, "hit" of citric and slightly resinous hops that linger into a pleasant aftertaste. This is one of those "sum is greater than the parts" beers. I would love to have tried it a bit younger, but it was still pretty enjoyable with a bit of age on it. Thanks again Dakine.
Kodos (200) - USA - APR 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep orange on the pour with a big head. Grapefruit citrus and piney hops in the nose. Shockingly smooth for an ipa. Finishes slightly bittr with a slight alcohol burn. VERY nice
tomhenderson (163) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from PHX trip 10/07, so this has a bit of age on it. Wonderful typical IPA aroma with citrus hops and crystal malts. Color is pretty light, slightly hazy for an IPA. Thin head persists despite a gushing bottle when opened. Age has definitely calmed down the hops as this beer is certainly bittered well but lacks the expected hop flavor. Still, itís a great beer. Alcohol is present though not "hot." A very nice beer as I would expect from Lagunitas.
Adam77 (426) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
High drinkability and cheap. Love lagunitas for that. Citrus flavor. Dry finish.
Lubiere (8247) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden ale with a thin lacing white head. A classy c-hops aroma with mandarin pulp^and grapefruit. In mouth, a sweet doughy malt with c-hops, grapefruits, medium bodied. A good IPA. Tasted Nov. 21 2008.