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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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...


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokestereo (10) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Pours golden with a thin line of white head. The aroma are hop, citrus, grapefruit, caramel and a pinch of lemon grass. A hoppy fruitiness flavour with grass and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (453) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Citrus and pine. Medium body, light sweetness and some caramel. Soft fizz. More citrus and hops. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
konungen (178) - - AUG 12, 2015
Tycker denna öl är bättre än många verkar tycka, speciellt med tanke på priset. Den har det jag tycker gör en bra öl: malt, humle, fruktighet, sötma, viss fräschör, schysst beska. Men det är ingen wow-öl utan snarare än riktigt bra öl man kan och gärna dricker flera av. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduamon (29) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2015
Herbal, piney smell, full , ambar body, refreshing and goes down easily. Quite a good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6753) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft to pint. Looks good; a Transparent golden orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells of juicy and bitter hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A touch of grain on the tongue as well. Enjoyable, and supporting a great cause in Pints for Paws.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear golden amber, nose is toffee, grassy, crystal malt, salty, taste is similar, little grassy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
From tap. Clear golden orange color with white head. Hoppy aroma, floral, citrusy fruity, grassy, light caramel malty. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
@Beertemple, gouden met witte kraag, aroma is lekker hoppig, den, gras, citrus, zoet, mout. Smaken zijn zacht/glad, citrus op frisse lichthoppige body, zwak zoet, dun, ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Clear golden ambery color with lots of thin pored foam. Piny hoppy nose. Bitter tart With a metallic tart finish and a dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Golden color with white head. Pine needles and grapefruit, intense smell. Taste is more grapefruit and pine needles, not too strong. Bitter finish, oily mouthfeel. A nice West Coast APA!


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