AndyW68 (1194) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and mango. Taste follows nose with addition of zest. One of my favorites.
jjsint (1193) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Euston Tap. Hazy gold, tiny head with loads of white lacing. Aroma of candy sugar, peaches, dill, strawberry, a bit of maple and a tiny bit of hairspray. Taste is a sweetish bitter with a watercressy umami. Bitter herby/medicinal finish and aftertaste. Weird. And certainly good but maybe not worthy of the hero worship displayed in other rates. Smells a lot better than it tastes.
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again, another brew I've had my share of, but haven't rated. This stuff is unicorn jizz. Magical elixir.
thome50 (1182) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a vibrant golden orange with a light white head. Aroma is of citrus hops which I wasn’t expecting reading the description on this beer. Holy hell! The taste totally blows me away, this is one of my favorite new DIPAs of the year! "American Strong Ale"?! No way! Tons of grapefruit and citrus here, I love this stuff. Merry Christmas, this doesn’t suck!
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at alibi room in gas town Vancouver. Very citrusy. Very hoppy. A bit too boozy for my liking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured Pours a clear golden-orange with minimal white head. Smells surprisingly piney, though there’s not a ton of hops in the flavor. Lots of spice in it, very peppery. Pretty good, would definitely buy again.
esox (1168) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Light amber color, thin lacy head. Strong hoppy nose: cat pee, lots of flowers, apricots, orange, green grapes, water melon. Slightly caramelly malty, sweetis/sugary flavor. Pale dried fruits. Caramel malty finish, medium strong bitterness. Medium to full body, somewhat sugary texture. Nice hoppy aroma but too sweet.
Barreras (1166) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden yellow color that has a sparkle to it. Aroma is distinctly floral along with its taste. Notes of grass, herbs, and high amounts of malt are tasted in this beer. A decent IPA that was complex and made with quality.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge spruce nose - jumped out of the bottle and drop kicked my nose with a steel-toe boot. Big sweet malt body. Some herbal and floral qualities. Strong ripe fruit character. A bit of pepper on top of tropical notes. Really nice hop spice and citrus. This is Lagunitas bread-and-butter; a perfect example of their balls-out, straight-up muscle car horsepower, bull in the china shop approach that leaves little to the imagination but is dead center bulleye and every other cliche in the book.
Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Belmont Station. Purchased good and fresh.
A: Straw coloration drifting into orange. Clear with a good refraction through the glass. Fluffy almost white head. Aces.
N: Fever for the hops. Pine and earth are dominant with the pineapple and mango playing back up. It’s a deep full scent with that cracking, sweet nature I always attribute to a well done dry hopping. A deeper inhalation yields some clementine and passionfruit.
T: A taste that can only be referred to as dank. (Need to jazz that description up a bit.) Pine needles and evergreen forest floors. Bites and stings with lupulins. (Lupulins are sedatives. I will sleep well tonight.) Needs more citrus, though.
M: Scraping and filling. Alcohol’s second string.
O: This beer makes me verbose and lyrical. (Or pretentious? I don’t think Lagunitas has that aim, though.) This is an all star beer that I buy every time it comes out, which, now shouldn’t be a problem with the expansion in place. Lagunitas sucks, indeed.