bytemesis (2177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botte @Lagunitas tasting at Artisan Wine Depot. Pours clear light amber with a small white head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is surprisingly malty with forward notes of caramel and bread with a pine/citrus backing. Flavor is about the same, medium to quite sweet, light to medium bitter and a bit grassy on the finish. Way to malty for me.
johanjacobsson (15) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Åh, Lagunitas. Var jag inte ett fan av er förut (och det var jag) så är jag ett fan av er nu. Så här ska en IPA smaka om jag får bestämma; mycket men samtidigt balanserat. Och, om en extra bonus, är Lagunitas Maximus ett mycket vackert öl i all sin simmiga beigehet. Stor kärlek.
PotjeBier (1308) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple, shared by Martinus. Clear golden blonde color, white head. Aroma’s: caramel, biscuity malts, piney & citrussy hops. More malt and less hop retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet & moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes with a solid bitterness. Perhaps a bit past its prime.
SamTheBarrel (166) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Appearance is clear amber with floaties with a medium sized foamy beige head with good retention. Aroma of pine, orange and lemon peels. Taste of grapefruit, orange peels, maple syrup and caramel. Light sweetness and medium-heavy bitterness. Medium body, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation.
JulienHuxley (2161) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BeerTemple. Crystal clear gold pour with white head. Biscuity aroma, quite piney, nice american C-hop, light caramel notes. Taste is malty, biscuity, maybe falling off a little freshness-wise, hop flavor is still quite enjoyable, piney character. Palate is med-full bodied with med carbonation. Good.
harrymel (930) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled about 120 days ago.
copper with a finger of fleeting white foam. Some spotty lace. The malts have come through on this one, and they are nice and fruity, apricot fruity. Some hints of grassy and resiny hops. A little hint of citric essence.
Bitter and malty with a spicy tone. I like the fruitiness of the malt backbone here. I feel compelled to find a more fresh bottle so I can dig on the take with the hops. This is a thin brew with moderate carb and wet finish.
I like how the beer comes together being about four months old. I appreciate that the hops are still complimentary, but are subdued revealing a truly appreciable malt profile.
Serving type: bottle
wnoble (1100) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is citrus and earthy and some flowery hops. Herbal and citrus hop flavor with noticeable sweet malt. a touch on the sweet finish side. meh
mstrcrwly (27) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well hopped but balanced DIPA from Lagunitas..nice copper color, aromatic with fruit, pine..really liked the dry finish..started on the palate longer than I expected..went out and got the Little Sumpin Sumpin too..which is also a winner.
k0mpsa (765) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from safeway, san francisco. Clear light copper color, white head. Nice hoppy and fruity aroma, fresh hops. Nice malty body with fresh hops. Nicely dry, not too sweet.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good IPA, but its no hop stoopid. A little too astringent though I like the resinous hoppiness.
EdInSaltLake (441) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus, resin, lightly sweet aroma. Tangerine citrus hops, and light caramel malt, sweet, doughy malt flavors. Some resinous flavor. moderate bitterness. Sweeter aftertaste.