keanex (1655) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled February 29, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a perfectly clear golden amber hued with a tall and dense light tan head rising on the pour and staying for quite a bit. When it finally settles there’s an opaque coating with a few big bubbles on the edges.
Aroma: The aroma is fruity, hinting at pineapple and mango with a floral presence and a grapefruit bitterness. The malts are shy, perhaps a hint of nuttiness and caramel, but mostly hops in the aroma.
Taste: This is a clean imperial IPA, balanced bitterness with a bitter orange/pink grapefruit overlying flavor. The malt base is generic malt sweetness, hints of nuttiness mostly towards the back. The finish lingers with a splash of malty sweetness and grapefruit.
Palate: Crisp bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid imperial IPA and a great value in the land of bombers. I enjoy this for the balance and drinkability it has, even if nothing really jumps out.
smroush (156) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma dominated by the hops, primarily grapefruit aromas. Some bready malt aromas in the background.
Color is a a clear, light amber. Small off-white head.
Mild sweetness, strong hop bitterness.
Medium body; distinctly crisp on the palate; medium carbonation; long finish with carbonation first, then grapefruit hops and finally a little sweet bready malt.
Overall a good IPA. Personally I prefer somewhat more balance from the malt. While this has some malt presence, the hops really dominate.
weordie (569) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a head that just keeps growing. Has that really piney aroma that first pulled me in to US IPA’s. It’s a ton of piney hops in the flavour with a delicate bitter finish but it feels a bit watery and oily at the same time.
rosskyle (318) - - JAN 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clear orange color with a white head. Orange citrus hops aroma. Medium body. Hops orange citrus pine flavor. Nice balance.
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sjohnny (451) - - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong pine resin aroma. Pours clear effervescent light gold with a thick foamy bright white head that fades very slowly leaving foam on the glass. Soft mouthfeel with strong pine and citrus flavors and a grassy hint. Strong hops bitterness but is better balanced than the aroma would lead one to believe.
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally managed to get this again after many years.Raw balanced sweet bitter citrus perfume
Golden to amber colour.
Super big slick rocky off white head.
Bitter juniper mega dry on the palate with a measured buzz of acidity.
Pretty amazing really.
Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber color, medium white head. Huge grapefruit aroma. Taste starts sweet and fruity, then bitter citrus finish. Tasty.
Enno101 (29) - - JAN 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden amber with a long lasting head. Has that unique Lagunitas aroma. Sweet malt. Lots of earthy, spicy hop aromas. Really nice refreshing, crisp, clean taste. Really prominent malt backbone, hoppy taste, and a nice bitter finish with a little alcohol at the end. Great balance. This drink really comes together and Lagunitas shows us that it really knows how to put a DIPA together without going overboard on hops, sweetness or ABV.
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle on 31-Dec-2015, purchased in New York City in Oct-2015. Clear deep golden amber colour with a fluffy white head. Rich aroma of malt, tropical fruit and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Bitterness up front you really notice the 102 IBU rating. Grapefruit, malt, caramel and heavily hopped. Light sweetness with a bitter finish.
stungunjones (1) - HONG KONG - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hay, golden, amber, very bitter, lightly sour, salty, medium sweetness, medium body, sticky, lively, bitter,
tsd08460 (510) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: hay, citrus, caramel, pine
Appearance: clear golden, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky feel, average carbonation, bitter finish,