rangerred (784) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (5295) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 01/12/13, thanks to an IP with Dadmond - cheers James!
Lively pourings - clear golden amber with a mahoosive off white head. This fella looks the bollocks !
Nose is caramel malt, hop presence, carmalised pineapple, brown sugar, biscuit crumble, waft of booze.
Taste comprises sweet candied sugars, bitter tropicals notes, rich caramel fudge, candied orange peel, sweet stuff mild sugar rush.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, bitter sweet finish.
Decent American strong, a little sweet in places but drinkable stuff.
abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a faint white head.Sweet citrus hop aroma. Great caramel balance with a bite in finish.
beertholomeus (367) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light golden amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, wheat, pine and sugar aroma. Hop, mango, orange, pine, lemon, honey, floral, malt and caramel flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Sweet mouth feel, almost a slight tart. Citrus and mild bitter finish.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 oz bottle shared with as friend as suggested. Floral rose and sugary aroma. Golden amber in color with a mid sized shore head. Hoppy and light malt start with a slightly drying citrus finish. Awesome.
deaconmike (247) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Found this one left over from a 4 pack in my basement. It’s well past it’s prime, but drank some fresh ones back in the day, but never rated - so some of this will have to be from memory. Pours hazy orange/gold amber with foamy off-white head; disipates to a thin cap and leaves some splotchy lacing. Aroma is hoppy, but also filled with caramel malt. Also a nice dose of honey and tropical fruit. Taste is moderately sweet followed by mild bitterness (I recalled this being more bitey when fresh). Nice smooth beer with medium body and some tingly carbonation. Enjoyable beer; I look forward to getting some fresh ones this year.
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One Good Note: I let this beer sit for 5 minutes to let it warm up and there were still lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom.
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Great Foamy Head, Great Lacing
S: Piney, Floral
T: Piney, Hybiscus, Oily
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Dry, Bitter, Crisp
Overall, a decent DIPA with a nice floral/piney flavor that lingers around.
Passthebeer (13) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice white head that lingers, dry crisp finish, and a palate full of hop flavor. Nose reminds me of citrus and hints of mango/pineapple. You truly do suck for not making this year round.
norcalbeerfan (2) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite beer. The floral hops are perfectly balanced by the malt and the finsih is dry in spite of a notable initial sweetness on the palate.
ModeEngage (29) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus on the nose, bombarded with pine and citrus on the palate. Balanced, malty finish with lingering hop bitterness. Nice IPA, love the hop balance.
pkrath84 (7) - Yorba Linda, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Definitely in my top 3 IPAs. Pours amber with a 2 finger head. Plenty of lacing. Lots of floral hop aroma, huge malt backbone with tons of hops too balance it out. My kind of IPA.