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.
Andrew196 (1358) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2016 Golden with a very slight haze, small frothy white head, spotty lace. Deep aroma of caramel malts and resiny hops...a welcoming sweetness. Very refreshing yet big and balanced taste. Fruits and caramel throughout, some apple, orange, white grape peel, some spice yields to a lasting bittersweet finish. Boozy as it warms.
mariuspoenari (1331) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl bottle at De Paas. Clear pale orange with no head. Pine resin, caramel, grapefruit, citrus hops and subtle tropical fruit. Medium body, low to zero carbonation and a bitter-sweet aftertaste.
CraftBeerNick (1842) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Flying Saucer, 14th July 16. Pours golden, Aroma is pleasant, Taste is sweet, but bitter, grapefruit, citrus, pine. Not bad
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden beer. A lot of malt aromas, caramel and hay. Grass and herbal hops. Taste is sweet in the begining- bread, caramel, fruits. Then a hop dominated finish, spicy and herbal that leads to a bitter finish.
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Clear yelolow golden body. Sour apples lemon aroma. Dry fruity hoppy flavor. Low carbonation. Long dry and bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden by the bitterness.
JanosX (51) - - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first experience is the best. By no means is this a bad beer, in fact it is very good. It just feels like a let down as the best attribute is the aroma. It sets up a tropical fruit, new Zealand ish, ipa that it just doesn’t live up too. That being said is is a very smooth, easy drinking fruity (but balanced) beer.
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice clear golden, bit edging on amber. Beautiful creamy white foam, not too much of it but it is leaving some excellent lacings. Sweet and crisply hop-caramelly aroma, some fruits also there. Taste is full, you can feel the alcohol but it doesn’t really bother, more like helps this beer to stand up even better. Like a barley wine in some sense, at the same time generously hopped and not so sweet and sticky, so liking this quite a lot.
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell: fragrant, sweet citrus, fruity, pineapple. Taste: sweet malt, grapefruit juice, great mouth feel. Finish: orange rind, pleasant pine bitterness. Very well integrated alcohol - doesn’t feel boozy for the high 8%. (bottle code 033 6 2 0932 2012, tasted 04/13/16)
acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with thick creamy egg shell head, decent lacing, smells of brown sugar, malt and dried fruit apricot and prune, medium to heavy body, syrupy, some honey, resin pine and some spice, citrus, mango and grapefruit, overall good balance although a tad sweet
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Golden amber colour with big, frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of apricots, citrus (mandarin, orange peel), honey, lychee and fresh floral, citric hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, grapefruit, mandarin, honey, tropical fruit and lots of fresh citric, floral hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made, with a fresh, generous hop character. Very nice.