Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is obviouslly hoppy, with nutmeg, and pumpkin. Nice amber body, with lasting frothy white head. Not an overhopped IPA, pretty darn good, would be excellent if you have a cold (for some reasons IPA’s make me feel a lot better).
UrbaneCowboy (1) - USA - SEP 21, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Easily the best IPA available in Arizona. "Head" and shoulders better than the dull, mono-dimensional brews from Ale Smith and Stone that have better reviews. I can only assume that not many people have had the chance to enjoy this wonderful concoction.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orangey amber nadda on the head.But boy the nose of this brew is ohhh so nice.most IPA’s I it is like grapefruit but this offers something completely different.Sure you have the Grapefruit hop blast but then it is almost like the person sitting next to you is drinkingorange spice tea and to aroma from that mixes in.The falavors aren’t quite as intriquing but still a very nice blend of flavors vs the norm.Nice body and a lasting tasty finish.Thanks to loweredsixth for bringing this back to me.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a medium to dark amber with a large off white head. Some floaties. Strong aromas and tastes of pine, citris (oranges) and a little grassy. Nice bitter finish. Light malts. I liked this one.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy, lemony, slightly woody and caramel aroma. Some strange antiseptic hints. Orange color with a small tight white head and lively carbonation. Lagunitas is one of the few breweries that regularly has pieces of hops in its beer. I don’t know if this is meant to be or is a quality control issue but it doesn’t bother me a bit. I am more interested in flavor than esthetics. Sharp, slightly acidic flavor passes quickly over a mild malt middle to a bitter finish. Relatively complex, puckering hop flavor profile. Especially good for the price of less than $3 per bomber but somewhat unbalanced.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A plump malt cookie keeling over with an obvious alcohol breath...Green bitterness overwhelms the back of the orangey hop kiss and almost makes the tongue recoil...A little cream cannot add to the unidimensionality and stands there as the taster slowly gets acquainted with the quenching but punching hops...
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet orange, cookie-like yeast and marzipan in the aroma. Pale copper coloured with plenty of yeast in suspension. Off-white head recedes to thin cover. Agressively bitter and very strongly alcoholic. Seems like there’s not enough malt to balance. Smooth in the mouth but fairly simple. Low carbonation. A bit of a one-dimensional hop monster. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, lubiere, MartinT and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Murky amber, tons of floaties, nice 1cm head. Big aroma of herbal oranges. Light earth components and something lactic, not unlike meringous. Straightforward malt introduction, sweet, a bit maple-like, but then strikes the unforgiveable, harsh floral/grapefruity citric bitterness. Low to medium carbonation, medium bodied. Extreme stuff and I’m not huge on the style, but still one of lagunitas’ best by my standards.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color with lots of sediment, thin white head and few lacing. Aroma of piney, green, spicy hops with alcohol and citrus. Flavor of hops, spices, alcohol and citrus. Everlasting bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a glowing amber with a tall white head. Tons of citrus hops in the nose and a very well balanced smooth taste. Slightly sweet malt start finished off by a great citrusy bitter end with tons of hops.