mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep gold color and initially creates an attractive fluffy and pillowy white head. Unfortunately it fades to a light wisp of thin foam quickly. Simply delightful hop aromas right out of the gate with lush notes of citrus rinds, pine and flowers. Some light toasted malt aromas also sneak in. Mouthfeel was smooth and slightly slick, however slightly thin with an ample amount of carbonation. Flavors are much like the aroma profile with just a huge hop presence for an American PA. Clean, crisp and tangy hop flavors of grapefruit, orange, pine and spice are right up front; very IPA-like. Some subtle pleasant and balancing toasted malt sweetness can be perceived in the background. Overall this is one of the best valued APA’s you can find. Solid!!
mtu71 (62) - 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 (1158) - 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 (92) - 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 (833) - 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 (113) - 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 (8140) - 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 (2145) - 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!
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark gold with a huge fluffy white head. Pine and grapefruit aroma with bready/cracker malt. The taste follows. Soft mouthfeel. Standard pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BadAprilia1000 (272) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a perfectly clear golden yellow color with a very healthy head. Aroma is citrusy and piney hops with some grapefruit which fades to a good sweet, biscuit like malt. Taste is a light bitter to start with a fantastic biscuit malt middle, probably the best biscuit note I’ve had to date, finishing with another bitter grapefruit, hoppy note that makes your mouth water. Overall a fantastic beer, Lagunita’s should be proud of this one.