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This is not the original Pale Ale as brewed in far away 1993 in the back of the Old House of Richards Building in West Marin hamlet of Forest Knolls right next to little Lagunitas. It is way better. Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kerosene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your stomach into your gut...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1135) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
(Bottle 11/09-2011) Low white head, clear orange color, hoppy aroma, good bitterness, dry taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11068) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, fruit, little peach, little pine and medium bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (199) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2011
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.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vir4030 (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Hoppy aroma, light amber. Fruity aroma. Harsh taste, like sand. Quick drink it and order something else.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aveclaudenum (31) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
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


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