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RATINGS: 827   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zingao (15) - - MAY 29, 2013
Poured into glass. Really nice taste with nice hints of bread, citrus and with a slightly bitter finish. Smooth and nice. Looks appealing. Let it rest a bit after taking it out of the fridge.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a doughy and bready smell mixed with a moderately strong aroma of a light fruit nature of citrus and peach. These smells are rounded out by a bit of a floral and citrus hop smell, which add a nice balance to the other aromas. Taste – The taste begins with a mix of bready tastes and a little sweeter fruit and caramel flavor. The fruit is of a tropical and citrus base with mango and tangerine there as well as a bit of a more orange taste. Along with these tastes there is a lighter level of hop upfront again being of a citrus nature of bitter grapefruit. The grapefruit grows stronger as the taste advances and is joined by other flavors of a floral nature. With even more caramel coming to the tongue at the end and mixing nicely with the hop and bread, one is left with a very smooth and pleasant flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side for a pale ale of 6.2 % abv. For the smooth flavors of fruit, hop and malt the feel is quite nice and makes for an easy but flavorful drinker. Overall – This is a very enjoyable brew to drink with tons of flavor but still easy drinking for the pale ale style of the brew. Rather well done overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft sample pour avg gold . Nose pine and fruity hop. Taste bitter bite up front then dank and pine hop. Mid palate a bit flat. Light bitter finish

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a standard gold color with very little lacing and no head retention. Smells slightly sweet and floral with a bitter finish. A nice pale ale!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Tap. Amber pour with a big head. Citrus, spice, orange, oak. Medium body with spice and sweet citrus. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
33 cl bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Clear gold, thick head. Peppery citrus spruce aroma. Medium body. Sweet, some honey and green veg.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap at Stags head for Pats game. pours clear amber with fresh citrus hoppy nose. tastes of mandarin oranges, mango, tangerines, apricot, light pine, wood, and light spicy hops as well. mildly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, copper, nice off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits and hops mixed with some malts and caramel notes. Taste is hoppy, fruity, and malty (in that order); typical pale ale. Drinkable, enjoyable and quite good, another solid offering from Lagunitas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grubypawel (93) - - NOV 22, 2014
Pour clear golden with a rich white head. Tropical aromas with hints of resin and a lot of pine in the taste. A bit of caramel malt, too. Medium bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
11/20/2014. From bottle. Golden with a white head. Citrus, malt, light caramel. Fruity flavors, malt, caramel, hops with a light bitter finish. Nicely balanced.


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