dhunter151 (530) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer. Hoppy but balanced by the malt. Has a sweet finish. This beer is very easy to drink. One of my favorites.
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Finhead (1165) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus mixed with spicy rye and mildly sweet malt. It has a light, watery texture with average carbonation. The taste is a little bland and finishes quickly to a dry, bitter end.
umich03jm (1926) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a huge bright white head that fades very slowly. Aroma is dank hops, mostly citrus and floral. Caramel malt comes through a bit too. Taste is heavy for an IPA and I’m enjoying it. Fresh hops dominate, reminds me of a harvest ale. Mostly citrus and floral. Finish is slightly dry and a little rye spiciness comes through. Mouthfeel is oily and fairly thick. A tad over-carbonated. Overall really good IPA with a couple minor flaws.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle from Total Wine. Pours a clear copper with a decent sized white head. Good retention, spotty lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine hops, and fresh herbs. Big citrus and pine hops in the flavor, with some malt and a bright sweetness (honey, maybe) to balance it out. Finish is nice and spicy. Fairly thick for the style. Very good.
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a crisp gold topped with a small white head. Aroma fresh pine needles, caramel and some grass. Taste is more of the pine, lots of sweet caramel, with a nice bitter end. This is a tasty one.
rangerred (914) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with a fluffy one finger white head. Really great head retention and awesome lacing leaving a nearly unbroken wall down the side of the glass.
Aroma is full of tropical fruit as is typical with Lagunitas. Lots of pineapple, tangerine, and mango with just a hint of bready malt and alcohol underneath. Not extremely complex but the citrus is very mouth watering.
A very juicy tropical fruit character on the taste that carries for a very long time. Tons of tangerine, mango, orange, and pineapple all backed up by a little bit of alcohol and bread. Bitterness is fairly mild for a double IPA and is just enough to balance out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is really perfect without any of the residual sugar all too often found in this style.
Overall, a really amazing IIPA. Extremely drinkable it feels more like 5% abv. Love the tropical, almost minty, hop character and the moderate bitterness. Definitely one to stock up on this time of year and one of the best from Lagunitas.
Scipio (685) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright yet darker golden with a white head. Very appealing aroma. Fruity and full of citrus. Grapefruit, peach, strawberry, orange, and pine. Taste seems to be more similar to the aroma. The fruity elements seem to stand out the most here. I get a lot of peach and grapefruit. I don’t get much pine, and while they there is a good amount of grapefruit, I don’t get a whole lot of hops or bitterness. Medium in body. Good carbonation. This is very tasty. It would be hard not to like this.
RABinCO (1199) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Pours gold with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is fresh, crisp, citrus and grassy hops. Taste is very smooth, not overly bitter or sweet. Tinges of orange and bubblegum. Finishes crisp. Very drinkable.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours clear copper. All sorts of grapefruit and pine hops on the nose. Delicious mouthful of resin, as in their signature IPA style. Scrumptious. I could drink this all day, and I probably will. Their six packs of IPA have been off lately (at least in the Houston area), but this on-draft item is fresh and spot-on.
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a decent sized bone white head that leaves much stickage on the way down. Smells of hops in spades. Light green onion and garlic grow confidently under a shady pine tree while sipping on a hint of vodka. Light bready malt peaks through but barely musters the courage to stick around. The flavor is light cracker and bready malts with an onslaught of onion garlic and pine. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. This is a very nice IPA I’m glad I grabbed the six pack so I can enjoy this again.