dalekliz (874) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a huge bubbly white head that leaves a lot of lacing behind. Aroma is big, sweet and hoppy, of brown sugar, malt, pine hope, and a hint of candied citrus. Rich taste, of candied citrus, malt, sugar, toffee, then picks up a big hoppy bite. Lingering sweet hops. Very tasty.
Joakgust (872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Semi hazy golden amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, peaches, citrus and pine needles. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, peaches and pine needles. Great balance.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Bell’s Tulip.
A: Pours a clear peach with some straw colored hues around the edges. A 1 finger white head forms on the pour and subsides to a nice ring. Nice sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: Bursts of citrus and sweet fruits. Grapefruit, apple and mango are some of the great smells coming out. A very slight pine is on the backend.
T: The citrus just pops in your mouth. Grapefruit and orange citrus with a faint hint of sweet mango. Some light biscuit malts show themselves as well. The finish is a slight bitter pine.
M: Lively mouth with great carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a subtle sticky feel to it. Highly drinkable.
O: Just like everyone else, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised by this guy. The citrus bursts in your mouth and the malts and slight pine bitterness really balance it out. The drinkability is off the charts.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-2011
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
you know what, this is actually a good beer. its big, spicy, hoppy, malty, sweet and bitter, its tasty. pours very light, drinks very hoppy and light more like a iipa or something. theres a lot of tropical, soay and astringent hops in here, all very nice. drinks well, not sure how it will age, but it seems like a celebration type beer in the aging potential category.
Staffan47 (871) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blindprovning med Gambrinus Uppsala (vad som visar sig vara en Lagunitasprovning). Första tanken är att alla fyra bärs är samma öl!. Dominerade husprofil? När värmen stiger i glasen så blir dock skillnaderna tydligare. Gyllene och klar. Bra humlad och lite örtigt. Aningen spretig ihängande beska men bäst av de fyra Lagunitas för kvällen.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
The pour is a mostly transparent, full golden yellow color with straw edges. A regal off white froth bellows up from the beer upon pouring. Levels of lace remain where the beer rested during my glass.
The biggest compliment I can pay to the complexity of this beer is that it seems nearly impossible to identify all of the aromas and flavors, so I am reduced to using general descriptors to do the best I can. The aroma has a spicy pine hop base, with a nice amount of grapefruit, apricot, and tangerine as well. As the sweetness comes through, I get some light pale malts, honey, and some caramel.
The flavor blend nicely together and roll in complexity. Up front, biscuity bread and honey, some light caramel notes, and then a nice wave of hops that never goes off the bitter end. Spicy pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, apricot, and assorted other citrus notes roll on the tongue as the sip concludes.
The hops are strong, but not totally overwhelming. The oil residue mostly clears away from the mouth after each sip, and the hoppy flavor and crisp carbonation mean it scrubs the tongue clean after sip. The overall feel is simple, clean, crisp, and refreshing.
Not an absolute hop bomb, but this was quite enjoyable.
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, grapefruit, and pine resin in the aroma. Bitter, fruity pine flavor with a little lingering fruit sweetness and some alcohol in the finish. More of an IPA than a pale ale, but still really tasty.
Thisis12ptfont (836) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma contains strong hops and pines with a heavy grapefruit and citrus. Appearance is a light gold with a medium foam. Taste is balanced hops, pines, grapefruit and citrus. Nice piney/herby finish. Overall, a strong, full flavor. Nice bitter and hoppy flavor. I’d give this an A rating
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
No idea what to expect, but wonderful aroma... like walking through an orange grove. Citrusy hops lead to smooth taste that finishes just right. Nothing seasonal about it in my opinion, but a great beer. Somewhat similar to the westbrook citra-based IPA.
dresden (829) - 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.