dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a gold yellow with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is of floral and herbal hops, resin, bread, and a earthy character. Flavor matches well and is similar to a strong malt backbone pale ale, but with a lot of complexity. Very solid and surprisingly different.
mkgrenwel (567) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange pour. Crystal clear. Thin white head. Aroma is knock your socks off fresh hop pellets, peach and apricot. Tangerine, bits of white grapefruit. Flavor is on the sweet side. Malt flavors are hidden behind fruity hops. About as juicy as an IPA gets. Canned peaches, dried apricots dominate the hop flavors. Bitterness is nowhere to be found. Definite focus on sweet and juicy character but still balanced. Nothin like an overtly sweet crystal bomb. Simple but absolutely mouth-watering.
joshwoodward (566) - - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint on tap at Ashley’s. Quite hoppy, a slight sweet edge on the finish. Solid, not my style.
Tinco (566) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange with nice compact white head. Aroma: big hoppy aroma, fruits, lots of citrus and tropical fruits . smells really fresh! Taste: big bitterness with a grapefruit note at the end, a lot of fruits and a slight dankiness, a small bready bisquity note in there. Really nice stuff!
wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE: Pour is golden. Aroma of rye, earth and citrus. Taste of rye, earth, citrus, and maybe even flowers.
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange. The aroma is intoxicating. Sticky sweet malts and citrusy hops. The taste is better than the aroma. This is a seriously fantastic IPA that took my by complete surprise. This cannot be a one time offering. Lagunitas needs to brew this thing around the clock.
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a sudsy white head. Aroma is fresh tropical essence with floral hops, pine, and a clean and fresh essence. Taste is tropical fruit, pine, floral hops, lemon zest, and orange. Light with champagne qualities.
bigtaster (551) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, white head, clear yellow body. Nose is citrus and mango. Body is light, slightly dry on the finish. Mostly citrus and grass flavors. Nice beer.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PW. Clear gold pour with a short, persistent white head leaving heavy lace. Fresh hop nose with maybe some seasonal spices in there? Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Pine, caramel, resin, tropical fruits, ganja and toast. Finish is nicely balanced between bitter, sweet and umami and leaves you wanting more. I’ve followed the sad tale of the Lagunitas shipping ’disaster’ (being a relative term) and loved the Brown Shugga last year, but am very pleased with this substitute, which I earnestly hope becomes an annual brew. Slightly bettered by Lukcy Basartd, but not by much.
Darwenus (549) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a brief head with continual lacing. The aroma is huge on hops, mostly pine notes, but some floral qualities, too. The flavor is great. Hoppy and bitter through and through, but a rich malt in the background and some caramel and molasses. This is one of the best brews I’ve had form Lagunitas.