POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy flavor from the American hop. Good citrus taste with fine bitterness. Tastes like an IPA.
Hammy78 (818) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at the Wegman’s in Niagara Falls New York. Pours a pure copper colour with a fair sized white head that leaves behind these tiers of lacing like rings. Smells fresh and almost caramel. Tastes sweet and a little bitter (which hits the back of the tongue). Nice underlining of maltiness.
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 Pours orange brown. A delightful aroma of malts and some light citrus. A really smooth taste of hops and some burnt malts. Super hoppy, lightly carbonated pale ale.
rjplumer (566) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit and pine hop aroma. A clear mild amber color. Mild bitterness. Sweet grapefruit sourness. Refreshing but the sourness kind of lingers in the finish.
wlajwl (4257) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Biscuit-like malts and citrus in aroma. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, malts and a hint of hop resin. The malts and hops in this were balanced well, a very good APA.
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured into a pint glass.
A: light tan amber color with a foamy 2 finger head, gobs of head retention and lacing rings
S: slight citrus hop aroma, light caramel
T: grapefruit and slight orange molds well with a caramel malt base. Very nice
M&d: medium mouth feel, well carbonated. Not drying like some pale ales. Very easy to drink. I think this beer would make a good beer for changing of seasons from hot to cool or visa versa.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, malt. The aroma invites you to take a sip. It is niocely balanced. A little fruity, nice malt backbone. Nice aftertaste and lacing.
Hermod (3767) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Deep golden with next to no head. fruity, leathery, sticky aroma. Flavor is sweet malt bitter hops, slight harshness. Might be a bit old perhaps.
nathan30533 (817) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great pale ale. sweet caramel hints in the aroma with a little floral hop. Good smoothness and great finish. little lacing. Good golden color. great brew.
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale, fairly clear. A bit like apple juice or very dehydrated urine. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Nice lacing on the top with some circular bubbles, that lasted throughout. Foamy head on the sides, pretty sporadic.
The first smell was citrus hops, which was a pleasant surprise. Kind of a mixture of lemon and grapefruit, probably more grapefruit. Also got a small whiff of caramel sweetness, but very minimal.
The taste wasn’t as much like the nose as I would have hoped. Definitely more pale notes than the hoppy taste. Grainy and wheaty. Pretty smooth.
Light body. Thin texture. Soft-to-average carbonation. Bitter, but somewhat smooth finish.
Overall a decent beer. I guess I was secretly hoping for something a bit better since it’s Lagunitas, but I’d have it again.