Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Orange copper body with a bubbly thin top of off white clouds.
S: Super fruity and sweet. Grapefruit, blood orange, apricots, pomegranate, mango, honey dew and pineapple. Sweet candy malt and very subtle flower aroma.
T/M: Clementine oranges, ruby red grapefruit with sugar sprinkled on top, apricots, and melon. Crystallized sugar accompanied by bitter lemon/line peel and timid spices. Overall palate is big time fruity and sweet, opposed to a harsh bitterness. Sticky medium body with gentle carbonation and a smooth but dry finish.
O: All I can say is "I love this beer!" Hands down one of the best I gave had. Super excited to try the rest of the Lagunitas line up. Cheers!
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had been wanting to try this and was lucky enough to pickup a six pack and also a 64 oz growler. This review is based on the growler. Pours a golden/orange with a 2 finger white head and decent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and some pine. The hop spectrum is covered extremely well. Taste is sweet up front with tropical fruit flavors and then the bitter citrus kicks in. There is just enough malt presence to keep things balanced. Medium Medium-light bodied bodied with a clean and dry finish. I preferred Fusion XVIII (which isn’t a fair comparison since it is a 10% abv beer) but this beer is excellent.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Light golden with two fingers of tight bottle conditioned beige head. Aromas of pine, honey, lemon, berries, maybe some light tropical like pineapple or mango. Taste follows the nose nicely. A nice fairly easy drinking beer.
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been waiting awhile to try this. Pours a lighter golden shade with long lasting head and nice lacing. This is as dank and meaty smelling of an ale as I’ve ever smelled. Wow! Pretty amazing. You do get notes of lemon in here too. Flavors are malty at first.. Bit that intense meaty dank hop flavor confess through quickly with hints of citrus here and there. Awesome!
Mep3222 (1227) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity malty aroma. Taste is citrus and floral hop predominantly. Well balanced and full flavored. Really a solid beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
novice101 (308) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a dark gold color with a small white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smells of hops, very fruity, and malt sweetness. The taste starts out with some hops character, some citrus other tropical fruits and later is balanced by the malt character. Good beer
Bebum (747) - USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 Deep gold, hazy, explosive head.
Very full body, intense flavors, rich but refreshing mouthfeel, abundant carbonation, heat gives it a kick, long palate.
High bitterness disguised by plenty of sweet malty background, less so in the finish, good acidity and balance.
Simple in flavor, hoppy, citrus rind, passion fruit.
Good, not great.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Bernatbeer. Golden colour with white head. Hoppy, fruity, malty aroma. Hoppy, bitter, fruity and resinous taste, some sweetness and maltiness. Medium to full body, very drinkable.
luttonm (4527) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz in Seattle. Glad to finally get my hands on a sixer of this. Ruddy dark gold with big white head. Amazing aroma of fresh skunky hop and dark sugars. Big grapefruit and gym sock, I love it. Rich beer, good carbonation, a bit thin in the middle but this is damn tasty. Great nose on this.
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours clear toasted orange with 2 finger head. Nose is big tangy grapefruit and citrus. Taste is bitter grapefruit, tropical fruit, pineapple, resin, some oniony notes. Finish is lasting bitter lemony citrus with just enough malt to offset the bursting hops. Tons of flavor but still very clean and crisp. Really nice IPA.