Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: clear, bronze, color, average carbonation, thin white head
A: floral, citrusy, clean, sweet, hoppy aromas with an almost sticky nose
T: dry, bitter, hoppiness, clean, a little fruit, orange/lemon; nose was deceiving, not as much taste as smell
O: a solid brew, lagunitas has made another good one. This beer is the opposite of "sucks." well balanced, tasty, starts sweet, goes bitter, finishes smooth
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good IPA. West Coast style, which I love. Better than most but a slight step below the Pliney/Heady Toppers of the world.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Very surprising beer. Great tropical hops on the nose and throughout the taste. Very smooth and extremely drink able
dogfishho (653) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
IPA love in a glass. Wonderfully pure expression of a classic west coast IPA. I’m not sure what it is about this beer that gets to me so much, but it has an innate balance that makes me not miss Brown Shugga whatsoever. I hope they "suck" every year.
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn, with Seth. Clear gold pour with a medium, off-white foam head. Sweaty pine hops in the nose, some grapes and other ripe fruits. Wet hay. Big sweet flavor, medium to strong bitterness, pine, ripe citrus, bread. Full bodied with average carbonation. Sticky, oily finish. Big hops all around, big sweetness. Pretty hefty stuff. I like.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Clear orange-brown body, thin buff head/ring. Big, juicy hops nose with tangeringe and tropical fruit, with bitter notes and alcohol warmth. Crisp, bitter, citrusy body with tangerine and papaya backed by toasty malts, sharpened by prickly alcohol notes. Strong but lean. Very nice.
douglas88 (6927) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet citrus with tropical fruit. The flavor is a simple and tasty hop forward brew; pineapple, citrus, lingering bitterness, a bit of biscuit. Very smooth. Insanely drinkable.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge spruce nose - jumped out of the bottle and drop kicked my nose with a steel-toe boot. Big sweet malt body. Some herbal and floral qualities. Strong ripe fruit character. A bit of pepper on top of tropical notes. Really nice hop spice and citrus. This is Lagunitas bread-and-butter; a perfect example of their balls-out, straight-up muscle car horsepower, bull in the china shop approach that leaves little to the imagination but is dead center bulleye and every other cliche in the book.
travita (4326) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange colored, very clear, and has a decent white head. The aromas are big tropical fruitiness, hops, pineapple, sugar, peach, floral, and great. The taste is medium light bitterness, sugary, resin, grass, hops, and good. Big bright and nice.
AdamJackson (3426) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired this in a trade from San Francisco. Very stoked! Poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Glass at 45 Degrees F.
A - Two finger crystal clear bubbly head. Light golden color with lots of carbonation floating around
S - Tons of pine like a Double IPA with very sweet notes and a hint of citrus. There’s some earthiness to it as well.
T - Wow. pine, earth tones and lots of brown sugar just come through so easily. Very drinkable like a toned down Pliny the elder but a whole lot sweeter. There’s a bit of citrus on the after taste
M - Huge carbonation explosion on the swish. Medium bodied and very drinkable
O - My expectations in this beer were met. I may not be drinking mine until February but I’m so happy this beer came to me even if it was a little past Christmas. Excellent beer and one I hope will return.