rangerred (971) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pous a clear medium copper with a one finger white head that fades away rather quickly leaving a thin cap and a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma has the typical Lagunitas tropical fruit character. A touch of pine with a backing of bread and caramel albeit on the light side. Hops really dominate.
The passionfruit and pine carried over into the flavor with Tons of tropical fruit up front. This is followed by a little bit of yeasty banana and a flash of ethanol. Bitterness is moderate to high leading to a dry, almost chalky, mouthfeel. Not much malt in the flavor maybe just a touch of bread. The body is a little bit thin which aids drinkability but somewhat subtracts from the overall experience.
Overall, this is an ok beer but middle of the road as far as IIPA’s go. The body is a little too dry and this isn’t too much different from their standard IPA. Hop Stoopid is better and I probably won’t seek this one out again.
JBPortland (967) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours clear amber with 2 finger head. Nose is malty orange, grapefruit and some sticky pine resin and a bit of toasted bread. Taste is malt heavy, sweet round caramel and malty fruit with sticky orange, resin, and piney grapefrut, bitter. Finish is bitter, malty orange, some toast, resin. A bit too malty for my liking.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.03.14.
A: See through amber/orange body. 2 1/2 finger white head. Fantastic lacing.
S: Lots of grapefruit. It also has burnt caramel/brown sugar.
T: Grapefruit and burnt caramel dominate. Flower and hop resin are subtle.
O: This was good, but it was more malt forward than I like. Maybe the bottle was old and the hops faded though.
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Clear amber, medium white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, caramel. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation.
grubypawel (126) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a think cream head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit with hint of alcohol and butter :( This drinks like an IPA, but offers a richer aroma and a decent bitter finish. Would be perfect if not for the diacetyl.
DW78715816 (76) - Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color w/a nice head. Aroma is pine citrus and malt. Taste is initially sweet with a good hop bitterness. Has a very clean taste in his easy drinking. Very solid beer.
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snoworsummer (2616) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours clear amber with a thick frothy off white head. Tastes like sweet citrus, caramel, light booze, dry malt, and earthy hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, nutty, booze, and citrus hops.
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliant orange color with a large creamy white head. Notes of pine needles, apricots, and sunflower seeds, with a nice toasty caramel finish. Great beer really well balanced and not overly hoppy.
FMP (9) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Doftar fruktträdsblomster, ananas och honungsbröd. Smaken är en härlig kombination av sötma och beska. Sötman är exotiska växter, så ananasen. Någon blommighet finna också i smaken, svenska sommaråkrar tänker jag på. Fantastisk öl!
Torrefacto (698) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cobrizo limpio y uniforme con espuma marfil. Aromas de miel, frutas tropicales y alcohol. Cuerpo medio-alto con textura melosa, inicio dulce medio muy afrutado, miel y final de amargor moderado ligeramente resinoso.
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours golden with a slight off white head. It has an aroma of caramel, tropical fruits and , citrus, It has flavors of tropical fruits, pineapple, and caramel. It has a sweet and mildly bitter finish.