hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really mean IPA and one of my old favorites. Always nice to see it pop up around here, not something that happens very often. This is absolutely as good as mid-grade IPAs come in general, and I tend to gravitate toward those that toe the line between regular and imperial (such as this), so itís right up my alley. Awesome copper semi-transparent color and dense beige head. Nose and flavor are identical: big time resin bomb, medium-heavy hop presence. Extremely robust flavor that keys the hops in perfectly. Outstanding brew and a great value as well especially if youíre on the west coast.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - Floral hops
Appearance - Clear medium amber, very light head
Taste - Medium malt and hops. Smooth but not light
Palate - Medium body; slight bitter finish
Overall - Not quite as smooth and as malty as most Imperial IPAs, but smoother and lighter than a typical IPA. Could get into trouble with this one...
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
barely qualifying as a double, and therefore a very drinkable brew. strong hops nose not much body, long bitter tail.
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a small head. Dried apricot, honeyed-malt-sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is similar. Malt and hops intertwine. Nice hop presence.
jimvy (131) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper with a thick, creamy off-white head that last and laces the glass. Aroma is a blend of citrus, pine and resiny, with a hint of malty sweetness. Palate is medium, carbonation is medium, with very fine bubbles adding a light prickly sensation. Flavor is a very good balance of hoppiness and malty sweetness. For an imperial, you could complain that itís not hoppy enough, but I find the balance very pleasing, much like that of DFHís 90 minute IPA. Good hoppiness, but not overly bitter or astringent. Overall, a very enjoyable beer, one of the better ones Iíve had from Lagunitas. Definitely recommend.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice to see this one in six packs now. Great aroma. Along with Victory Hop Wallop, this is one of the best DIPA aromas Iíve smelled from the bottle. Smells like lots of Centennial hops to me. Very light, golden color. Great SRM for a DIPA. A slight bit more heavy in the mouthfeel than I would want for a full pint. Just a little more attenuation would make this closer to perfect. good 8oz pour of this is excellent. A very nice brew.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
only moderately hoppy compared with other IPAs Iíve had as of late. flavors of alchohol and light malt - a fairly robust beer. floral nose. balanced on the dry side. good beer.
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours light amber with a white head. aroma is sub par.. tastes piney, citrusy, pretty much like a regular IPA but a little stronger. I can think of many other ipaís iíd rather have, but this is still pretty good. far from the "raging mouthfull of hops" that it claims
AKORN (127) - Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney scent with malt, yeast and some florals. Nice pour with little head. Sweet, light citrus and some bitters. Good beer.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-orange with a nice fluffy creamy head. Pleasant piney grapefruit aroma. Nice hoppy kick, but drinks pretty smoothly. Decent beer.