jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 5/8/2009 (Bottle):
Pours a clear amber colored body, with an average sized off-white head, diminishing. Bitter, dry, extremely hoppy, sweet citrusy aroma. Sickly sweetness. Enticing. Hoppy taste, sweet. Some citrus. Not too bitter or caustic. Almost like a pale ale.
agl108 (898) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Teresa’s. Poured hazy orange in a snifter with fantastic lacing. Nice complex citrus flavor: orange, grapefruit, and some peach. Had a piney, resiny quality to it as well. This is exactly how I like my IIPAs, drinkable with a crisp hoppiness. Reminded me of the Elder Pliny.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber with Alaskanwarren. Copper, lacy off-white head. Knock-you-down fresh off the vine hop nose, reaches out and punches you in the nose before you can get your face up to the glass. Cold grapefruit, tom cat, intensely over-brewed green tea, brown sugar. Green resiny hop flavor, nettle, balsam, moth balls. Not at all overly bitter, just a juicy green hop party. Leans slightly toward the hop pellet character, but still a remarkably nice hop bomb.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. Pour is chill hazed copper golden with a thick one inch slightly off white head. Thick, sticky lacing. Aroma of giant, pine grassy resin hops. The hoppiness burst out of the bottle even while pouring. Some lemon peel in the back. Really not much malt to speak of. Taste is gritty, piney, resiney hop goodness straight forward and simple, this is a hop bomb, though the malt adds more to the backbone then the nose suggested. Malt is toasty and biscuity in the back. Finish is dry, bitter and nicely grassy. Palate is thin to medium, as mentioned bitter and dry. Hops were nice and clean in this one.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top 5 beer at beerfest this weekend. The hops were so dinstinct, that after 43 other beers I still longed to try this one again.
Jellobiafra (7) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle...Refreshing, not too strong tasting IPA with a wonderful hoppy taste. Just enough citrus and bitterness to leave yo wanting another bottle, and another...
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a great looking gold with thick off-white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Flavor is nicely balanced as well, lots of hop flavor, piney, citrus, malty, seems delicate as well, nice strong bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium high carbonation, it is a soft beer as well. Over all, not something to cringe at, very smooth and refreshing..........
Caskalefan (157) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful balance, creamy body, nice malt backbone, inviting citric/piny esters, long finish, soft carbonation, perfectly married flavors...this is Lagunitas’s best effort...I’ve definitely found my new favorite spring/summer ale!
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours mostly clear light copper with a medium sized fizzy head. It has a pleasant aroma of citrus and flower accented hops. The flavor is of good, fresh, strong, hops with citrus notes. A good malt backbone supports all that hops and the finish is the expected lingering bitterness. Well done.
Rerate from another Fort Wayne tasting - Grapefruit flavor and aroma is the only thing I have to add to my first rating. 8/4/8/4/15. Close enough. I’ll leave my rating as is.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wife picked this up in Wis. Good pine and citrus aroma. Copper body with off white head and good laceing left on pint glass. Some dry cirus vine resin in flavor along with some sugary citrus flavor. Cool and crisp on the palate little dry lingers afterward but good refreshment.