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RATINGS: 840   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Aroma is full of fresh hop aroma, so much it dominates the aroma, but somewhat sweet. Color is pale but a bit orange like an IPA. Taste is also like fresh hop and sweet, complete with bitterness. Palate is frothy and bitter.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (803) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours bright orangish copper with medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is clean chewy medium caramel malt, lightly spicy and dry hop flavor on the back. Really pleasant clean and balanced pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (115) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Medium aroma with citrus and sweet malts. Light golden color with medium, natural white head. Lightly hazy liquid. Medium, fresh taste with citrus, malts and pine. Some bitterness and hops. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium, malty and slightly hoppy aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overally good performing, balanced beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours orange with a big fluffy head. Aroma is lemony/citrus and bready malt. Medium body. Citrus hops bitterness. Finishes dry and clean. Nice. Not quite a sessionable beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (469) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear pale golden, small white head. Aroma: Hops, citrus, spice, herbs. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.02.14. A: See through yellow. S: Pine, grapefruit, citrus. T: Grapefruit, pine, malt. O: This was my first beer from Lagunitas and it was a good one. It’s an everyday, solid APA.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 10, 2015
Look: pours a dark orange color. White head. Very clear. Smell: citrus fruit. Grapefruit. Orange. Dank. Taste: grapefruit. Bitter. Citrus. Orange. Tangerine. Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation. Leaves a thick film in the mouth. Overall: nice beer. Good flavor. Great aroma. First drank: home 1/10/15 Vintage: 2014

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2015
This poured a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma was of tropical and citrusy hops. Flavor was similar, moderate mild grain, and fruity. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (851) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Gold with creamy white head. Floral hop aroma. Taste is fresh and floral. Notes of of herbal earthy hops and some mellow fruity and citrus notes. Light biscuity malt balances. This is a tasty easy drinking APA. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Rated on 12-28-2014 at 800 Degrees Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer presents a small beige head with a long retention, amber transparent body, no visible carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is citrus, pine hops, grassy, herbal, grapefruit, bitter, and malt. The flavor is citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, herbal, grassy, moderately bitter, and toasted malt. This beer is medium bodied. This is a quaffable APA that is quite bitter tasting and a beer for hop heads.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (176) - Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Strong aroma for a pale ale. Pine hops and a grass/woodsy scent. Standard golden color with a massive white head of large bubbles. Tiny bubbles of carbonation rising from the bottom. Good refreshing taste, although a little more bitter than most lagunitas beers. Palate is slightly watery. Not bad, but lagunitas has set the bar high with all of their great IPA's. I prefer any lagunitas IPA to this pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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