ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 3/7/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a one finger white shade not too out of the ordinary for the style - lowish retention, nice creaminess, good bit of lacing on the glass.
S: It smells like a Lagunitas beer: grapefruity and herbal Simcoe hops abound. No, not nearly as much as Sucks, but still enough to wake the nostrils up. There’s also a lemony component here, too. As it sits in the glass, it actually becomes reasonably malty, with biscuit and bread notes.
T: An initial salvo of grapefruit, lemongrass, pine, and sourdough bread counterbalancing suggest this one’s actually full of Centennial. Maltiness surges upwards on the finish, with a faint lemon zest bitterness to it. This one is all about balance without any craziness - too often, I find a lot of Centennial-hopped beers to be somewhat harsh (Founders Centennial IPA being a good example), but this one is really pleasant.
M: Crisp and light, which is a feature I always love in pale ales. A mild syrupy linger accumulates after many sips; luckily it doesn’t weigh down the palate excessively. Carbonation is about what I expect.
O: Lost in Sucksamania is this rock-solid pale ale. Yes, it tastes like many other hoppy offerings from Lagunitas - but when they’re all really good-to-fantastic, who cares? A great ’lunch’ beer.
Vighals (1167) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lys brun klar med kremete fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Ananas, grapefrukt, nøtter og litt vaniljelukt. Bitter smak fra starten, også søtlig karamell. lang stram bitter ettersmak.
andysando (18) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it! Nice color, nice head, nice carbonation, nice aroma, nice taste. Just nice!!!
mtu71 (64) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Small bubbled ivory head lasts long, much lace. Clear pale gold. Plenty of fruits and hops on aroma. Big hops, plenty of citric fruits and bitterness, pepper and herbs. Complex and balanced. Good APA
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bärnstensfärgad öl med ett givmilt vitt skum. Doften är komplex med både citrus, tallbarr och söt maltighet. Även smaken är mycket balanserad mellan en söt småkakemaltighet och olika typer av humleprofiler. Kraftig som en bra IPA men riktigt fint balanserad.
TattooJack (95) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lagunitas Chicago tap room served in the signature jar looking glass. Very hoppy with a nice spiciness at the end. Works great for washing down the outstanding barbacoa nachos with jalapenos.
sinfull (838) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color , medium , white head. Aroma of pine and caramel malt . Pine and citrus in bittersweet taste. Medium body and carbonation. Good beer.
RafeAU (115) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best pale ale I’ve had. Even though I had to drink it from the bottle! just delicious. bottle on the san francisco bay.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Hazy orange color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours glowing gold with a tiny head but tons of lacing. Big dry pine and grassy nose. Bright bold hop attack with a carps finish with hints of malt.
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a taster - nose is piny cat urine. Malty backbone with strong citrus notes. Solid and makes me express my satisfaction with inarticulatable sounds. Perfect combination of sweet and bitter. Standout!