jeremytoni (2889) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured amber with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orange color, nice white head, thin lacing. Nose of pine and grapefruit, sweet and pleasant. The flavor is dry and hoppy, nice balance with a basic pale malt body. Zesty citrusy finish. Lightly bitter, creamy, balanced. Great west coast pale ale.
jredmond (4874) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Tony. Pours a clear amber bod. Aroma is great hop (pine and citrus) aroma. Taste is clean fresh pine hop.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour, nose is sweet malts and orange oils. FRESH cascade(?) flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Excellently balanced.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rich golden with white head. wonderful aroma with rich pine and citrus as well as a solid malt undertone. Flavor is a beautiful balance of malt, bitterness and hop flavor. Rich, but not lingering with the bitterness cutting though. The medium high carbonation adds to the experience helping the malt come out as well as accentuating the hops. A really great APA and what the style should be about; balance.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sheffields. Pours a nice golden color, white head. Nose is standard Lagunitas dank. Resiny and floral. Taste is very well balanced, leaning a bit towards the hops. Very nice.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Aroma is fruity and hops. Hoppy taste with floral notes. Dry mouth feel.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Redlight. Light amber/straw color, thin white head. Nice strong citric hop aroma, quite strong for a pale. Smooth taste, nice crisp finish, delivers a lot of hops for a pale.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Nice citrus and pine hop aroma with some caramel malts. Flavor is decently hoppy at first with some sweet caramel malt in the middle and a decent bitter finish.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz screwtop bottle. For some reason I found the Lagunitas IPA to be just average so I wasn’t expecting much from their pale ale but geesh, this is pretty good. In fact it could almost be considered an IPA as it has a such a good mix of pine and hop taste to it. Really good pale ale. I think I may need to retry their IPA.