tom10101 (4245) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12 oz). Clear golden/orange with a frothy off-white and good lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruits (grapefruits, mango, pineapple), piney notes and rye distinctive presence. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with a moderate resinous presence and slight tropical fruits notes. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very good IPA. Refreshing and drinkable.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle. Yellow with a white head. Aroma is heavy on the pine and oranges. Flavor is strong pine and orange, a well as some biscuit malt. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CBB. Very nice citrus fruit salad nose, orange, grapefruit, tropical stuff too. Deep gold with a tall, fine head. Fabulous hop flavor. Citrus, tropical fruit, stone fruit too. Nice sweetness without much caramel, Sprite, tangy, peppery finish but not overwhelmingly bitter. Excellent stuff, though just a bit too much like a soda pop.
AirForceHops (5029) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Lots of aromatic citrus hops with a touch of pine. Smells great! The taste is pine and resin upfront followed by grapefruit pith, peaches and touch of spiciness. Malty cracker or crystal malts added nicely to balance the brew. Bitterness only hangs for a short duration. The bitterness comes from pine. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture with active carbonation. 7.85 ABV isn’t anywhere to be found. It drinks like a 5% IPA. Overall for how widely available this brew is, I feel this is worth the price of a six pack. It’s a flavorful brew that is easy to drink and for the price it’s hard to match. Another nice offering from this brewery.
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a frothy white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Nose is grain and a bit of citrus. Flavor is nutty with a malty sweetness and there is a bit of a citrus hop component. A nice beer, but I don’t fully understand the hype with this one.
backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a nice frothy white head. Lacing is decent. Aroma is tropical grapefruit and pine. Taste is similar with a bit of sweetness from the grain. Not very bitter. Medium bodied with a dry finish. In general, I usually rave about Lagunitas; but this one leaves me wanting more. See eevryone in Chi town soon!
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Christmas beer that tastes like summer in a glass! Huge tropical fruit nose - sunshine beaming out of the glass. Light, but solid malt backbone giving the hop explosion ample room to work off. A great IPA - full on, balls to the walls hops in your crotch.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Golden colour, small off white head. Aroma is hoppy, tropical fruit and skunky. Lots of bitterness. Taste is less harsh, nice fruitiness with slight spicy maltiness, tangerine. Very nice but quite full on.
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
In my opinion I agree this beer reflects its name rhymes with bucks. Def not an ipa I would search and buy again. All round loser with so many wonderful ipas out there, hard to believe that it is limited edition, yikes!
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Strongly citric and fruity aroma, full of leafy hops, fresh and lightly sweet with notes of mango, lemon, grapefruit, pine and faint honey. Clear medium golden in color with a lasting, uneven, fine head. Flavor profile is strongly hoppy from beginning to end, with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit, more pine and resin to be found, along with a touch of pale malt sweetness that appears just before the finish, which is then easily dominated by a lasting hop bitterness, with more jammy fruit appearing late. Dry and moderately effervescent on the palate, which has some heft to it, body is medium-full. Very nice. Lagunitas sucks!