greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with orange highlights. Aroma is light grapefruit. Taste is nice on the tounge. very nice IPA and the price is nice.
uhclem (417) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Here is a DIPA for the ages! Everything about this ale is superb, from the citrus aroma to the perfectly balanced aftertaste. In between are a nice copper/orange color, a beautiful off-white head with excellent lacing and a taste that tells you itís a DIPA - not by its strength but by its depth. Mouthfeel is opulent. All this combines to perfectly integrate the higher alcohol content. Definitely a keeper.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I might not be the worldís biggest Lagunitas, but I gotta call it like I taste it and this is one tasty DIPA. Quite excellent really in every phase, and easily one of the top 25 DIPAís out there I think. Aroma is a really nice 1-2 punch of piney and citrusy hop goodness, but itís more than just that. There a lingering perfumey character that is really noticeable and a touch of malty sweetness. Appearance is a solidy, hazy medium orange in color with a beautiful, thick and creamy off-white head that had some great staying power. Looked quite beautiful the entire time with suprising lacing after every sip. Mouthfeel was sily smooth. No harshness here, no overcarbonation. Flavors were well integrated with a pleasant hop/malt combo that was neither overwhelming or too subtle. I think this was about as balanced as I like my DIPAís to be and still have enough hop profile to please me. Orange, tangerine, and grapefruit are really at the forefront with this beer. Very nice and I think this is something that I know I can go to on a regular basis now. If you see it, donít expect to be blasted by a ton of hoppage. What you get with this one is a signifigant difference than some DIPAís, which is to say itís balanced. Highly recommended.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised to find I hadnít rated this one. Nice amber color with a medium head. Aroma is very citrus-hop centric with a nice bit of malty sweetness coming through. Flavor is a nice grapefruit/citrus/sweet bready malt combo that works well all around. Nice tingly, hoppy mouthfeel. More like a stronger IPA than a DIPA, but who cares? Similar to Kill Ugly Radio in many ways. Solid DIPA!
StefanSD (2308) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a rich copper color with a one finger white head that has good retention time. The aroma is ripe with citrus--mostly grapefruit and oranges--and a touch of caramel. The flavor mirrors the aroma with a fair amount of biter hops added. The hops dominate but are not overbearing, as there are plenty of superbly balanced sweet caramel malts. The mouthfeel is smooth, silky and full with perfect carbonation. The finish is short and clean. The alcohol is well integrated. Overall: This is one of the great IPAís. Recommended
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear with a firm head. Aroma is huge cascade, with some hints of crystal malt.
Flavor is big hops upfront but with a strong malt backing, lots of crystal, yet fairly light body. Alcohol is apparent, but not aggressive or overwhelming.
Definitely one of the top IPAs out there.
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
More of an IPA than a DIPA, but a fine tasting brew nonetheless. Nice balance, wonderful hop aroma escapes the glass, taste is balanced between bitterness and sweet malt. Super balance, and a great IPA.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold with a pillow of white head formation on top. The aroma is gorgeously strong of flowery fresh hops with a layer of citrus hiding behind. It delightfully adds to the anticipation of tasting the beer bellow. The flavor is surprisingly light on bitter hoppiness upfront. While the hops are clearly noticeable, the bitterness is well masked by the citrus and sweetness. The body is easy to cut through and the alcohol is deceptively tame making this a dangerous IPA in the wrong hands. I could drink this all night.
gunnfryd (13867) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Golden / orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, hop, citrus. flavour is sweet, hop, citrus, hay. nice beer.
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours honey-colored, off-white head. Nose is hops, resin, citrus, and pine. Flavor is surpirsingly sweet, with hop resin, grapefruit, and pine notes. Finishes with a nice hop bite. Sticky mouthfeel.