jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @Toronado-pours a rich off white head with trailing lace and hazy gold/amber color. Aroma is citrus/orange zest/grapefruit. Taste is sweet medium malt, citrus/orange zest/grapefruit/dank herbal hops bite.
bhensonb (9826) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Sacramento Brewers Showcase. Pours hazy dark gold with bubbles. Huge stone fruit and citrus nose. Med + body. Flavor is unexpectedly evergreen hoppy. This is extremely hoppy - tho not harsh. Amazing stuff.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Big grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with sweet caramel. A bit too much caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Lagunitas during SF Beer Week, what a week! It pours crystal clear copper with thin white head. The aroma offer up thick malt sweetened citrus like tangelo, grapefruit and a bit of mango blending into some spicy hops. Behind those notes are some resiny hops murmuring about. The taste has lots of spicy hops creating some fresh kitty liter box notes. The hops then move up in bitterness and become resiny with bitter pine hop notes to midway and into the finish. Very tasty IIPA that is just too easy going down. Damn good.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dear Joe, on tap at City Beer. Glad to be a part of Beer Advocate! Clear orange with a fizzy white head. Strong hoppy aroma and taste of grass and pine with a smooth caramel and citrus backbone.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Dear Joe, on tap at the release at Bobby G’s. Love your show. Clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Big skunky hops aroma and a sharp bitter taste with grassy notes and an earthy under sweet finish.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the 11th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/12/2011. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and citrusy, floral hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity, orange and sweet. The hops are floral and citrusy. Good carbonation. Nice balance between the hops and malt. Maybe a perfect balance with is really unusual for a Lagunitas beer. The bitterness lingers at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap as the SF Fusion, and as "Don’t Call it Frisco". Pours a clear bright orange copper with a nice thin lasting white head- some lace. Aroma is the typical big fresh dank big ctirsu fresh hoppy lagunitas twang to it- with slight fusel/tar/petro bite to it, but otherwise the big fresh orange kick is nice, a bit dank as well. Flavor is big fresh hops, citrus, dank, oily, zesty- almost spicy with the hops- medium malt sweetness, just a touch of honey- then mostly dry although sticky with hop resin- low malt backbone which is good- finish is hoppy as hell, but very good. Nice.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Toronado & Bistro’s IIPA Fest. Orange copper pour (really flat pour at Toronado) Big hop aroma. Good bitter hop flavor, touch of sweetness (Orange marmalade?). Good but not great in a den of all IIPA’s
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy dark golden color with a small white head. Typical Lagunitas aroma with some more interesting notes. Big orange/tangerine. Sweet malt base and a killer hop presence of orange, tangerine, and herbal notes. Medium-plus body with nice resins and good carbonation. Big fan of this one.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Lightly hazy burnt orange with a topping of cream. Nose is dank green herb, evergreen resin, citrus zest, caramel and a touch of cat piss. Taste is the same plus some more rounded fruit notes of papaya and mango. Light-medium body is well to the dry side and has medium-high carbonation, with nary a touch of the abv showing,