rangerred (971) - 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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (926) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright gold with dirty sea-foam colored head 5mm thick, fades slowly, medium-fine. Guava, passion fruit, floral, sweet hay, Body is medium, oily, slightly gritty, carbonation is light and smooth blanket. Flavor is lemon, gauva, lightly sweet mixed citrus juice, touch of leafy deciduous forest. This is delicious!!! It should absolutely be labeled as an IPA though.
BierMeHoos (190) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big 32 oz In iPa glasses. Clear amber, really shines in the light. Light, fluffy head. Aroma of pine and orange, clean. Taste is sweet and smooth, with a hop bite on the finish. Damn good beer.
bergstaden (1430) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma with pine - good malt to support a hop flavour that has some fruits and pine with nice bitterness - Good hop bitter finish with some pine - This was good
MadShaolin (35) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Less onion, more citrus than hop stoopid. Hop bitterness is more elegant than stoopid. Lagunitas doesn't suck
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big offwhite head. Clear deep yellow body with carbonation. Resiny
orangey aroma with bread dough and raisins aroma. Sweetish resiny
orangey taste with syrupy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dryish resiny orangey aftertaste with spicy bready notes. Lovely,
drinkable, full of flavour, yet clear and fresh. (0.355l bottle, I
forget where from.)
dliberto (205) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. Aroma consists of floral notes, citrus, pine, resin, and cereal. Well balanced beer that does not overdo anything. The citrus, pine, malts, make a really nice beer that is not overly bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Excellent beer, especially for the price.
AndreasP (13) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There rises a little heavy malt scent up the glass, containing pine and resin. In the mouth also nicely mellow, with the alcohol present, on top of the almost sticky (not negative) taste of resin and malt. Almost like a double IPA. The bitter hops lasts well into the aftertaste but with no floral or spicy impression from the small green buds. Overall it seems almost like a cross between double IPA and barley wine. I think that it ends sympathetic although not well balanced, as I am sure the intention was.
WilleLW (203) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden colour with a white creamy head. Strong aroma with hops and fruits. Flavour of grassy hops with a sweet smell of elderflower, some toffee and sweet mandarin. Taste of toffee and some burnt sugar with a medium bitterness but with a sweeter after-taste. Orange and grapefruits.
Nordcore (1067) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a minimal white head. Fresh fruit aroma with some citrus and light caramel sence. Light bitter taste with a long fruity end..
monkeychugg55 (920) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guess I hadn’t rated this yet. Clear golden with a big, sticky head. The aroma is full on passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange, citrus zest, resin, and floral hops. There is also some slightly earthy malt, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is a little more malt forward, with a lot of residual fruity flavors. This stuff is fantastic, boy do they suck.