sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle Whole Foods. Light golden; smaller white frothy head dissipates to a very sparse covering with a medium ring; light lacing. Aroma pineapple, pine, tropical fruit, bread, caramel. Flavor has less of the tropical fruit than I expected and exhibits more pine and bread as is more typical of the style (and, sorry Ratebeer, but this is an IPA, not an American strong), but there is definitely a pineapple vibe throughout; piney bitter finish is really well balanced, as 60+ IBU’s is nothing to scoff at but it’s certainly not out of place in here. Medium body, frothy carbonation, barely sticky. I’ll take Brown Shugga over this any day but that’s just personal preference, I suppose. Definitely bears resemblance to Lagunitas’ Daytime with the pineapple aroma, just much bigger. Good stuff.
barn0216 (403) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 New review - see below for old one. Clear orange, lots of foam but no lacing once it dissipates. Sprucey resin aroma. Strongly bitter flavor with the same resinous character and a touch of citrus. Bit of an unpleasant chemical aftertaste. Much much better than my first bottle. Clearly there was something wrong with that one.
Old review starts here: Bottle. Cloudy orange, no head or lacing. Cat piss aroma with some citrus and Christmas-tree pine. Very bitter, a bit of skunk-like flavor, acrid in its sharpness on the palate. I love very hoppy beers but this is just foul. Vile. I can?t fathom how anyone could like this beer. Lagunitas sucks indeed.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, skunk bud, pink grapefruit, pine and tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of strawe, pine resin, grapefruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering pine finish.
asmall (15) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops on Hops! Resin,floral abound! Major after taste.Dry hops.Overall a great IPA!
ozarkspops (361) - - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat hazy golden pour. Thick white head with lots of lacing. Aroma is mostly hop. Spicy, floral, somewhat dank. Not a lot of malt in the aroma. Hop forward flavor as well, but more balanced than the aroma. Dry finish.
---Rated via iPhone
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is mango, pineapple, and hop resin. Appearance is bright orange with a fluffy white head. Taste follows aroma but adds a bite of rye spiciness. Excellent brew.
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Belmont Station. Purchased good and fresh.
A: Straw coloration drifting into orange. Clear with a good refraction through the glass. Fluffy almost white head. Aces.
N: Fever for the hops. Pine and earth are dominant with the pineapple and mango playing back up. It’s a deep full scent with that cracking, sweet nature I always attribute to a well done dry hopping. A deeper inhalation yields some clementine and passionfruit.
T: A taste that can only be referred to as dank. (Need to jazz that description up a bit.) Pine needles and evergreen forest floors. Bites and stings with lupulins. (Lupulins are sedatives. I will sleep well tonight.) Needs more citrus, though.
M: Scraping and filling. Alcohol’s second string.
O: This beer makes me verbose and lyrical. (Or pretentious? I don’t think Lagunitas has that aim, though.) This is an all star beer that I buy every time it comes out, which, now shouldn’t be a problem with the expansion in place. Lagunitas sucks, indeed.
mikem409 (1486) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow giant foamy head. Aroma of floral hops. Taste is citrus grass crisp and clean finish. Drinks like a IPA.
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Last time I had one of these it had sat too long and was not as good as I remembered. Man I'm glad they brought this to west michigan this year. Very clear straw/faint orange pour with a few inches of bright white head. Strong delicious juicy citrus hop aroma, grapefruit and orange, and resinous pine tar. Light mouth feel with surprisingly low carbonation. Tastes like hoppy fresh orange juice. Finish is wet and only slightly bitter, not overdone at all. I prefer this over brown shugga any day.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beaver (1294) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is some bready malts and a little sweet fruit with a ton of piney, resiny and slightly dank hops.
The flavor is sweet watery / washed out malts with a good sized piney, dank and tropical fruity hop bitterness (not as much as expected from the nose though). The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a bit watery.
Overall, a very fine resiny, dank, fruity IPA - a little watery though.