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.
jc1762 (256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a taster showing well filtered clear dark yellow with half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose is bursting with pine and cannabis.
The palate is well carbonated and medium bodied. The first flavors show juicy citric fruit forward tartness with the middle balanced out with some dry malt flavors. Pilsner bitter finish at the end.
GenkiGonzo (670) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Great copper with decent lacing. Huge orange aroma. Strong beer from a behemoth...
Nische (1225) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 2112. Hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, malty, sweet with quite a lot of resin. Taste is soothingly sweet, good malt body, pines, resin and moderately bitter finish.
Savage_Night (150) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper orange with a nice white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: pineapple, earthy funk, malty, caramel, herbs, citrus, grassy, yeast esters, herbal hops, tangerines, lime zest, molasses, pine bitterness and spice. TASTE: malty bitterness, hop spice, pineapple, molasses, pine bitterness, caramel, herbs, citrus, grass bitterness, earthy, alcohol, lime zest, spice, tropical fruit tart, yeasty, peppercorn, chili and leaves. AFTER TASTE: malty bitterness, citrus, hop spice and molasses with an oily finish and mild alcohol warmth.
arn8897 (159) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of hops. Taste the same with some citrus. Nice strong ale with little to no alcohol taste.
rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Very nice aroma and taste. Very complex taste, kind of a mix between IP, tripel and barley wine. Good!
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into tulip glass. Orange, translucent, moderate carbonation, big fluffy cloudy white head. Nose is grainy, sweet, cereal, bready, biscuit, fruity, orange, maybe even a little spicy. Fuller bodied, creamy, smooth, a little hops stickiness on the end. I can definitely see the oats. A more complex body than most beers, but it works. Taste is sweet, biscuity, bready, a little fruity, mango, orange, a little rye spice on the end, a hint of alcohol. Really interesting and really good, though distinctly on the sweet side.
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Slightly hazy golden amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, pine, tropical fruits and malts. Taste of sweet malts, peach, apricot, grapefruit, pine, caramel and syrupy hops. Full bodied, lower carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel and a hoppy finish to smooth out the sweetness. A little cloying in the middle but good beer nonetheless.
mstrcrwly (701) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured into a snifter..golden hue with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,caramel,florals..tastes of mango,apricot,caramel,pine..nice finish..more of a DIPA than a strong ale but excellent nonetheless.
Dorkenstein (146) - - AUG 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice peach and mango aroma with some cereal sweet malts, pine needles, and caramel. Taste is very much like the aroma: grapefruit and pine, tropical fruits, with some sort of spice and caramel in the finish.