fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of orange zest, apricot and hops. Incredibly light on the palate, offering a blast of intense stone fruit and citrus, bready yeast complexity, and a finish of well-balanced, spicy hops that linger long and cover the ABV well. Sessionable, with a never ending finish. They should probably just keep making this one....
dresden (812) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow terrific beer! Pours a dark gold with a small white head. Overwhelming aroma of pine and pineapple. Tastes like resinous hops, lots of citrus and sugar. Sticky mouthfeel. Amazing beer.
monk191 (806) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty basic Lagunitas. Great color, but falls short a bit. Nice hoppy background, just seems to be missing something. Aroma and taste have notes of honey.
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BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass: Mason jar
From: Ciro’s Pizza
Misc.: As part of Lagunitas Tap Takeover Night at Ciro’s Pizza; Got to keep the Lagunitas mason jar
Poured a golden orange color with one finger of white head when I got it. Good circular lacing on the sides all the way down. Average-to-above average retention on the top.
Holy bitter hops on the nose! Got healthy doses of pine, citrus (grapefruit, lemon) and floral hops. Also some resin. Very flavorful, definitely the best part of the beer.
Tasted bitter grapefruit hops right from the beginning, but not too lingering. Sweet floral taste as well. Also orange pulp. Reminded me a lot of the Daytime IPA.
Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
I really, really liked this beer. Nice and smooth and would love to have it again. Well done Lagunitas.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Gold in color with an aroma of floral hoppiness. Typical Lagunitas brew with slight bitterness and some sweet suguary goodness. Better than average, but just not as good as the brew it was supposed to replace.
vikingguy (797) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey gold color. Wonderful fruity, floral aroma. Taste - also very fruity and floral with pleasant citrus and biscuit flavors. Has a long bitter grapefruity hop finish. Surprised how much I like this. Very good!
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sfontain (795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle Whole Foods. Light golden; smaller white frothy head dissipates to a very sparse covering with a medium ring; light lacing. Aroma pineapple, pine, tropical fruit, bread, caramel. Flavor has less of the tropical fruit than I expected and exhibits more pine and bread as is more typical of the style (and, sorry Ratebeer, but this is an IPA, not an American strong), but there is definitely a pineapple vibe throughout; piney bitter finish is really well balanced, as 60+ IBU’s is nothing to scoff at but it’s certainly not out of place in here. Medium body, frothy carbonation, barely sticky. I’ll take Brown Shugga over this any day but that’s just personal preference, I suppose. Definitely bears resemblance to Lagunitas’ Daytime with the pineapple aroma, just much bigger. Good stuff.
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark golden to light copper color. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, brown sugar, honey. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, caramel. Not a tremendous amount of complexity to the aroma or flavor, but damn it’s good.
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with frothy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma definite pink grapefruit, yeasty bread dough and pepper. Flavor is citrusy grapefruit, mild raisin, earthy florals. Body is light with a lot of carbonation. Yummy.
Johnsense (763) - - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold pour with a finger of head. Gobs of white lace. Pine hops in the aroma - fairly bitter. Papaya and Mango as well. Taste of pine, An assortment of citrus fruit, guava, mango, papaya, grapefruit rinds. solid. Medium body. Resiny aftertaste. everything integrates well. Very easy drinking.