uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to tulip. Pours a hazy amber with a two finger beige head. Smells of bread, caramel, and hops but also slightly sour. Tastes much of the same with the hops more predominant but the sour sweet malts coming through. MF is lighter with soft carbonation. Overall this is a decent DIPA that is definitely worth a try.
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a thin head and virtually no lacing. Aroma is malty caramel and the taste is the same on the front end. For an 8.2% ABV, this doesnít taste very alcoholic. At the back end on the tongue, the caramel and maltiness dissipates and a nice grapefruit with small amounts of citrus finishes the beer. Very enjoyable.
epiphyte707 (65) - eureka, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! 6 pac, pours dark amber with medium white suds which trace the glass nicely. Smells of fruit and candied pecans. Tastes like medium malty body with hints of honey with mild hoppy aftertaste.
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say, Lagunitas has got a good roster. From Stouts to Ales they make great beer...
ipamonger (64) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very slightly hazy light copper, with an effevescent off white head. Hoppy grapefruit citrus - including peel - and malt aroma, with spice notes and... vanilla? Nice robust bitter and light caramel sweetness, with the malt coming through a bit more than through just the aroma. Lingering bitter finish. Low carbonation, but really helps amplify this beer. Iím loving this one.
PacNWDad (64) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber-copper color. Head dissipates quickly. Very little lace on the side, perhaps due to the large amount of hops. Very floral and piney notes, with some butterscotch. First apparent is the sweetness of the malt. Honey and some licorice. Nice bitter finish from the hops. Solid beer. Not much carbonation. Oily and resiny due to the hops. Very enjoyable beer. Itís really a pleasure to drink and remarkably refreshing given the amount of hops.
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Golden orange color with nice head that stick to the edge of the glass. Hoppy Aroma. Taste of caramel and alcool rounded with citrus hops. Bitterness ok but not as powerfull as other double IPA I have tasted. Overall it is well balance and pleasent to drink.
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as hoppy as Stoneís Ruination or Avery Maharajah... Iíd recommend this first to anybody moving into DIPA territory. Iíd say itís in-between a normal IPA and a double.
Orange to amber in glass. Decent amount of sticky head.
Taste is comparable more to pine sap than pine needles (for a change). Mid-level carbonation.
Sour aftertaste and long finish.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Real clear, dark orange pour. Nice hoppy, spruce pine aroma typical of IPAs, which sweetened with some swishing. I expected much more bitterness, but what I got was ground up kiwi seeds. There was a hidden fruit in the body, like a fig of sorts. Other than these minute standouts, this was a pretty typical IPA. Not terribly different. The finish is merely bitter and doesnít grow into anything else of interest. This only gets a 3.5 because Iím a big fan of IPAs.
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice copper color minimal head, hoppy citrus aroma, flavor has lots of piney hops with some citrus on the finish. decent