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.
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint on-tap at Euston Tap, London:
Another excellent Lagunitas beer, not as hoppy as I’d expected with sweet malts taking the front seat but some did feature & the balance was a good one. The beer proved to be quite an easy one to drink as well, despite the strength. One well worth seeking out if you can find it.
ttoadee (921) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium gold pour, 2 finger meringue "substitutes" for a head, leaving some decent lace. Nose is steady, but not overpowering, pine cones. Bitter, with a serious objection from malt. Middle starts light caramel, alcohol shows itself, mango, papaya (green) and sweet malt come together. Finish drips pine resin...for awhile. WOW!
Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of if not my favorite of the beers I tried for the first time this year. The sweetness of the beer is subtle, but it’s there and makes this a delicious beer. It’s especially great on a hot day and it has become one of the regulars in my fridge
JonMoore (2011) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Euston Tap, London. Golden amber with slim white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy, juicy fruity hops. Lots of citrusy hops in the taste, orange peel, pine. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, long and big bitter finish. Very good.
Poolieo (37) - Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funny premise. It's a good medium body almost IPA. I know they made it in 2011 so it has aged well. Also comes in a fun 1 quart size.
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Austin_Ripper (45) - Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells slightly sweet and a little grassy from the hops, pours a gold color with a small nice white head, taste is sweet with a bit of a bitter bite at the end of it. The only thing that sucks about this beer is I don’t have any more of it.
SinH4 (926) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, malty, sweet. Taste is soothingly sweet, good malt body, pines, moderately bitter. Good beer, good complexity.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
32 oz bottle. Poured golden with light white head. Aroma was of fruity hops. Taste was citrus, orange peel, floral, pine, pale malts. Goes down pretty nicely, not too much alcohol in the taste.
Criz (206) - - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft after drinking a Lagunitas IPA. Taste is eerily similar. Pours a thick golden color. Aromas of cutrus, heavy floral, and dank. Flavored line up the same. Medium carbonation, medium high hopped, bitter dry finish.
delnoche (477) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Sparkling gold with a tall fluffy white head. Aroma is flowery hops. Flavor is pretty hoppy, fruity, and delicious but finishes with a mustiness that isn't entirely pleasant. Overall, not bad.
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