backdaft (286) - 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 (2418) - 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 (3448) - 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!
Awktoberfest (362) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a winner...strong pine aroma comes through.. It's like smelling the business end of a pine comb...has a super smooth taste... Piney there too.. You do suck lags! Wow really smooth drinking a great ipa!
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Brewbie (471) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. cloudy gold, fluffy white head. very piney resin aroma. pine and citrus taste, a little sweetness just behind that seems a little out of place. different but enjoyable
Gruvmunkey (5) - - APR 21, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, spruce, leaves, good stuff, really liked it, will buy again!medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
bisuketto (2) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like your typically heavy IPA, then took a sip and it has a heavy hop mouthful, but with this weird sweetness. Not bitter like I was expecting. Not the best, but not bad either. 12 oz bottle in tulip.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden body with a frothy, white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of grapefruit and resin and notes of toasted grain, citrus. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Lots of grapefruit and resin in the taste with a touch of raw grain in the finish. It’s not offensive. There’s just not a lot going on in this beer. So, yes, Lagunitas does suck for not making a more creative IPA for its holiday ale.