Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color. One finger diminishing head. Aroma is lots of barley malts and citrus hops. Taste is hoppy as you’d expect from Lagunitas. This version is a great ale.
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy kind of brown. Decent, with a little roast complex. Some citrus. Pours clear mahogany with decent head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness. Average carbonation. Thanks to bmoosey! Bottle.
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and hint of yeast. Well-balanced flavor with grapefruit, rye, pine, and caramel with touch of hops. Great beer.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a bottle. Nice golden haze with a medium head. Aroma is well balanced with hops, citrus, grass, malt and a hint of yeast. Taste is very crisp and refreshing. Near perfect balance of citrus, grass, pine and hops. Palate is smooth, crisp, refreshing and dances through different varieties of hops. Probably my favorite beer Lagunitas makes!
Banksiz (89) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light grapefruit nose with a hint of tropical fruit and a bit of malt. Slightly brothy as it warmed up in the glass. Medium bitterness, a bit harsh and coarse, but with a pleasant bitter finish. A good beer, but the flavors didn’t quite hang together in the way that they do for great beers of this type.
Bule (1807) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
32oz bottle pours a pale amber color with a bit of head. Full hop flavor yet very mellow. Mild maltiness.
islay (2155) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. pour, on tap at Lucky’s 13 in Bloomington, MN. Consumed on 3-9-14. Weak aroma of light hops and cream. The smell is overwhelmed by my girlfriend’s nearby quesadillas. The beer doesn’t smell bad, but I get very little aroma at all. Pours a clear gold with a small to moderate amount of long-lasting, off-white/cream-colored head. Produces good lacing. Hoppy, tangy, piney, dry, and slightly sour taste. Very IPA-like taste. Tangyness from the rye. Grainy flavor. Medium body. Lively and soft in the palate. Overall, the beer tastes pretty good but I can barely smell it. I count it as quite the disappointment. One of the most overrated beers I’ve encountered recently, according to me.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange pour. Crystal clear. Thin white head. Aroma is knock your socks off fresh hop pellets, peach and apricot. Tangerine, bits of white grapefruit. Flavor is on the sweet side. Malt flavors are hidden behind fruity hops. About as juicy as an IPA gets. Canned peaches, dried apricots dominate the hop flavors. Bitterness is nowhere to be found. Definite focus on sweet and juicy character but still balanced. Nothin like an overtly sweet crystal bomb. Simple but absolutely mouth-watering.
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and mango. Taste follows nose with addition of zest. One of my favorites.
piscator34 (2312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Great aromas of mango, white grapefruit and guava. Very tropical hoppy in the mouth as well, but with a substantial herbal note too. There’s a lean grain element there too that’s hard to describe, but it definitely provides some balance. Substantial hop bitterness. Nicely done overall.