superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/19/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, and earthy hops. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, pine, floral, honey, grass, and herbal hop earthiness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zests, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, and herbal hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity, with a nice malt balance supporting the big hops; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. Great hop complexity with nice malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
champson (3) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on draft. It was the opposite of its name sake. The sweetness blended well with the hops and made me wish I had a DD to drink more. Solid beer that just became one of my more favorites.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light gold . Good lacing. Grapefruit nose that is really nice. Some pine in nose and taste. Hop forward with nice balance. Lingering bitter finish. Nice beer
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super nice. I loved. aroma is sweet, delicious, resinous hops and malty goodness. Appearance is crystal clear, golden amber, nice head and legs. Taste is sweet, malty brew crisp and the hops slide over the tongue and linger a bit along with some earthy spice. Overall great brew get it while ya can
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer. Hoppy but balanced by the malt. Has a sweet finish. This beer is very easy to drink. One of my favorites.
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Finhead (1324) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus mixed with spicy rye and mildly sweet malt. It has a light, watery texture with average carbonation. The taste is a little bland and finishes quickly to a dry, bitter end.
umich03jm (2706) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a huge bright white head that fades very slowly. Aroma is dank hops, mostly citrus and floral. Caramel malt comes through a bit too. Taste is heavy for an IPA and I’m enjoying it. Fresh hops dominate, reminds me of a harvest ale. Mostly citrus and floral. Finish is slightly dry and a little rye spiciness comes through. Mouthfeel is oily and fairly thick. A tad over-carbonated. Overall really good IPA with a couple minor flaws.
youdictategood (312) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle from Total Wine. Pours a clear copper with a decent sized white head. Good retention, spotty lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine hops, and fresh herbs. Big citrus and pine hops in the flavor, with some malt and a bright sweetness (honey, maybe) to balance it out. Finish is nice and spicy. Fairly thick for the style. Very good.
BuckeyeBoy (3531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a crisp gold topped with a small white head. Aroma fresh pine needles, caramel and some grass. Taste is more of the pine, lots of sweet caramel, with a nice bitter end. This is a tasty one.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with a fluffy one finger white head. Really great head retention and awesome lacing leaving a nearly unbroken wall down the side of the glass.
Aroma is full of tropical fruit as is typical with Lagunitas. Lots of pineapple, tangerine, and mango with just a hint of bready malt and alcohol underneath. Not extremely complex but the citrus is very mouth watering.
A very juicy tropical fruit character on the taste that carries for a very long time. Tons of tangerine, mango, orange, and pineapple all backed up by a little bit of alcohol and bread. Bitterness is fairly mild for a double IPA and is just enough to balance out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is really perfect without any of the residual sugar all too often found in this style.
Overall, a really amazing IIPA. Extremely drinkable it feels more like 5% abv. Love the tropical, almost minty, hop character and the moderate bitterness. Definitely one to stock up on this time of year and one of the best from Lagunitas.