Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sprucy and orange aroma of hops. Pale amber color with white head. Taste is balanced and smooth. Strong pine taste with come caramel malt undertones. The bitterness is throughout but a definite lasting. I enjoy it.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light amber color/ ivory sheen. Pine, grassy, grapefruit, spicy caramel aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Pine sap, citrus, floral hoppy flavors in a spicy caramel, lightly sweet base brew, nicely bitter finish--good
williamherbert (1385) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tangerine, orange, citron, mint leaf in the nose. Very spicy rye bread, pepper, green onion. Sweet with a balanced base.
The appearance is pale yellow, with a big head and watery lace. A ton of carbonation.
The flavor is peppery rye malt, followed by spicy orange peel and grapefruit. Tea leaves, with a very bitter finish, but in a sweetly perfumey way.
The palate is slick, and thicker than you might think because it’s so smooth. A superior, citrusy ale with a beautiful balance. Terrific.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 12oz bottle.
Golden orange with a good amount of white head. Great nose of pine and resin - flavors of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Good amount of bitterness and nicely balanced. I hope they continue to brew this beer every year as I really enjoyec it.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma of spicy hops to the point it’s giving off some onion notes. Some malt in there as well. Malty and oniony flavor with a bit of booze and an apricot character before a grapefruit finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
they were right, this did suck. +++ Sampled on draft at the Headkeeper in Greensburg PA this beer poured a yellow-amber color with a medium sized foamy off white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was intensely strong catbox and windex with no redeeming features. The flavor redeemed itself a bit with semi-sweet pine, resin and lemon and moderate notes of perfume, windex and table sugar. The finish was long with mixed hops and turned a bit dry. Moderately full bodied.. Yep, it sucks.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer is major hop head, the aroma is pure citrus. lots of grapefruits. taste is straight forward hoppiness yet with very little astringent aftertaste. this beer is for the hardcore hop head.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is super hoppy with grass, pine, and citrus. There is also malt to balance but this one is all about hops. The appearance is golden with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this definitely doesn’t suck.
Beerman6686 (5344) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a bright darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots and lots of piney and fruity dank hops. They smell ridiculously fresh. Flavor was much the same except a little subdued and grainy. Not much in the way of malt at all, just straight hop water. Yum. Lagunitas, masters of hop extract.
dednok (11) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong grapefruit aroma. The pour from a 12oz bottle is a frothy white head with amber liquid. The taste is citrus with hop bitterness balanced by malty sweetness. Good carbonation. An excellent IPA from Lagunitas...I’m curious about their recipe.