bax (1135) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 11/09-2011) Low white head, clear orange color, hoppy aroma, good bitterness, dry taste.
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow, lots of carbonation, with a small amount of off-white foam that never really dissipates -- keeps on coming. Aroma is hoppy and very fruity, smells like peaches. Taste as well is fruity and hoppy but more citrusy.
chrisv10 (11068) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, fruit, little peach, little pine and medium bitter.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Slightly burnished gold with nice stark white head and light lacing rings.
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine hop aroma, with some grainy malts.
Taste: Expected Lagunitas hop taste of grapefruit, tangerine and pine atop a bed of grainy, toasted, slightly sour malts. Ends with a decent level of spicy bitterness, with some more pine.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, nice dry finish.
Overall: Well balanced APA with the signature Lagunitas hops making their presence known. Still trying to decide if it is a positive or negative that most Lagunitas beers have a somewhat similar taste profile, but when they taste so good, I guess the answer should be obvious.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottled May 6, 2011. Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a decent white head that leaves a little lacing and holds a small cap.
Aroma starts with citrus, floral and grassy hops with a dash of pine and a good amount of fresh baked bread and toast. Very good strength.
Flavor is grassy, earthy hops, a touch of citrus up front, very nice bready component in the middle, balanced very well against the hops (although the hops do win the battle, this is Lagunitas after all...), mild sweetness and very good citrus bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, a little oily with good carbonation.
Damned tasty Pale Ale. Nice crisp hoppiness with a tasty bready backbone. Would definitely buy this again, especially if I come across a really fresh sample.
benfergy (199) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this pale ale is quite strong; it seems to have two layers of herbal hops and citrus hops. Upon sipping, the hops are strong but not overpowering; there is some biterness, but not too much. Overall, a truly excellent beer. Drink it if you get a chance.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle from Kihoskh, København. A finger of snowy white foam, over a bright yellow-orange body. Pleasant aroma of caramelly malts, nicely balanced by tropical fruity and citrussy hops. Flavor is fully balanced, too. A fresh and crisp, light caramel-accented malt body, backed by inviting citrus fruity hop flavors, and a clean and tight bitterness. Soft mouthfeel and quite filling. A top notch APA, enjoyed on the shore at sunny Sjællands Odde.
Vir4030 (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hoppy aroma, light amber. Fruity aroma. Harsh taste, like sand. Quick drink it and order something else.
aveclaudenum (31) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a white head, a bit of fruit in the aroma. Has a delicious bitter finish, very refreshing. Overall a great pale ale, but not mind blowing. Looking forward to trying more of Lagunitas’ brews.
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Voldby beerfest. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, hopppy with grapefruit, pine. Taste is malt, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 270811