sailracer (398) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours a light gold with a medium head. The aroma is citrus hops. The flavor is hops- grapefruit, passion fruit. Very distinctive. Excellent overall.
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Commercial Taphouse. Pours a light orange, nice head. Aroma is a citrus hop bomb, and is pretty awesome. Flavor is a light malt body, followed by a blast of citrus hops, mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot. Although the malts are light, they have enough complexity to hold up to the hops. Sort of like an IIPA. Very good. Honestly prefer this over the usual Brown Shugga.
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange, almost amber. Fresh pine and citrus hop aroma. Minimal head. Very smooth, pine and citrus hops from start to finish. And an interesting malt character as well, almost a finishing sweetness.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney with a hint of citrus. The taste has a light molases note and a dry finish. This is a nice IPA style ale.
Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of rich pine hops, floral, & some citrus. Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, rye, citrus (notably grapefruit), and spice; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, more of an IPA - but pretty good.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Golden/orange pour w/a foamy white head. Aroma of pine hops. Strong pine needle hop flavor, w/some sugary sap, citrus, rye, yeast, & roasted malt. With this much going on, it had the potential to be a cluttered mess (like their Brown Shugga IMHO) but they were able to pull this off. Nice winter saesonal, enjoyable, maybe the lower alcohol made It easier to drink, but this was a good, solid brew.
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours amber with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, some caramel and bread malts, and a little light fruit. Flavor about the same, with lots of hops. Average texture. A really good beer, but something doesn’t blend well with the malts and hops.
michcam8 (288) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12 oz. bottle. Strong grapefruit and grassy aroma. Little carbination and lacing. Golden, slightly cloudy color with a white head. Taste is big hoppyiness and grapefruit with earthy overtones. Good IPA. Will purchase again.
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy light golden amber, with a off white head. Grapefruit, sweet fruity candy, cereal, moderate hopping, but not that bitter. It’s okay, too sweet.
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at long last i get round to this baby.
12 oz single from Fred Meyer, S.Salem $1.67
Clear orange body to the ale with a nice half inch sized white frothy head.
Big strong,dank,heavy resiny hop aromas,herbal
Again heavy hop taste but very well matched by the bready,caramel maltiness, but bright citric,lemon zest hops dominate in the end.
Good on the palate keeps this heavy brew moving
Another Lagunitas classic..to me though this is more a DIPA than an ASA