zvikar (4457) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom. Pours shiny yellow with a nice head, aroma of citra, litchi, melon and onion, flavor is bitter, not sweet, fresh, lemon, pine, medium bodied
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and earthiness. Taste is much of the same with a sweet malty backbone. Dry, slightly astringent finish.
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, hop forward and yummy. I wouldn't buy this in replacement of the regular IPA but it is good.
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Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 From the bottle. Pours a relatively light yellow with large white, puffy head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is very similar, with just a touch of malt backbone. Similar to many Lagunitas beers, but a little lighter in color and with slightly less malth backbone. Finishes dry and leaves you wanting more. Wish this was available year round.
re-rate from a fresh bottle in November 2014. upped the score from 7 to 8 on aroma, all else same.
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of grapefruit citrus in this one. The scent was citrus and so was the taste. The bitterness was spot on and I felt this was a solid brew.
This poured golden with some very noticeable carbonation bubbles.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop forward with strong citrus and pine tones. Has a nice and sweet malty backbone.
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jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a five plus finger white head that fades slowly leaving tons of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is hemlock/pine hops, flavor is caramel and hemlock. Light lingering bitter finish. Decent Imperial IPA. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.
86Moose (62) - - APR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer! One of Lagunitas best efforts. Golden in color. But, don’t let the lighter color fool you. This is a strong, flavorful beer with a earthy aroma & sweet taste. Strongly recommend this beer.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my honest opinion, this is a perfect beer. It’s balance like you’ve never seen and taste perfect. I would drink this everyday if I could. Great product, I loved it. Can’t wait to get down to Lagunitas.
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] Pours amber with a nice off-white head that quickly reduces to a thin, lingering film and some larger bubbles. Aroma is very vibrant, with mango, candied pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. Sort of a wood spiciness in there as well. The taste is quite bitter, lots of papaya and grapefruit, mild alcohol, and malt in the finish. Average mouthfeel, fairly smooth, lingering finish. Overall, a really solid beer that I hope Lagunitas makes one of their year-round offerings.