v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrusy with a bit of pine. Beer pours very yellow with slight head. It is very transparent. 1st sip reveals nice hop spiciness with rich fruit and pine flavors. Finishes with flavorful fruit esters, almost like apple juice. Yum
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: Nice orange body, lively carbonation. 1/2 finger white head. Smell: Apricots, citrus (lemon grass, tangerine), mild mango, tobacco, wheat/ straw notes. Taste: Apricots, flowery citrus, pine needles, biscuit sweetness, fossil alcohol before the bitter finish. Feel: Medium-light body nice active carbonation. Overall: This reminds me of a more alcoholic Sculpin, (I’m not complaining). The aroma shines bright. The alcohol flavor dampens the hops in the flavor for me. Yet it is still highly drinkable at almost 8% ABV. This brew is worthy.
Tortman18 (150) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden with a very thin cap of head that dissipates quickly. Decent amount of carbonation that runs off quickly. Nose is awesome. Very citrusy and sweet with grapefruit, tangerine and sour apple notes. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy with a slight maltiness. Surprised to see only 60 IBU’s. Citrus notes, mainly grapefruit, shine through again. A strong finish that leaves a slight stickiness in your mouth. An awesome IPA. My favorite beer from Lagunitas.
Bjshades (149) - Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours. Light golden color with citrus aroma, very nice mouthfeel with nice balance of hops and citrus notes, please keep screwing up!
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden color. Slightly cloudy. Very floral and fruity hop forward aroma. Medium body. Clean flavor with noticable bitternes. Long lasting fruit hop flavor in the finish.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly malty,citrusy aroma. Same with the favors, but weaker. This is a few months old, so I’m not surprised.
RolkaNation (140) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into pint. Appealing golden, orange color...very clear. Ample soapy head that retains fairly well. Brilliant aroma. Crisp, clean, complex. Full of pine, citrus, pineapple, apricot, orange marmalade, slight caramel. Full bodied and slightly sticky on the palate. Pretty bitter all the way thru before a lingering dry finish. Similar flavor notes as in the aroma plus a nice boozey touch. More caramel and resin than in the nose and less of the citrus. An excellent IPA, one of the best ones I"ve had in a while. Great value, as well! Wonderful beer...
starewich (137) - - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Major hops: lemon and resin. But very smooth. Sticky feel. Best IPA (borders on imperial) yet from Lagunitas; shame it’s limited.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now a year round beer, we can erase the Holiday Ale part! Appearance is a dark golden color with a nice 1 finger white head. On the nose you get hit hard with lemon and grapefruit followed by some earthy/grass notes. On the palate there is a nice citrus taste followed by some grass and hay and finishing with the nice hop bite, nothing too over powering. Mouthfeel is light with mellow carbonation. I believe the aroma is what makes this beer so satisfying to many.
RyanK (131) - Rhode Island, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice clear amber with a medium sized frothy head that dissipates after a minute and a half. Smells strongly of pine hops and citrus, particularly grapefruit and pineapple. Ale is 7.85%abv and well hid by a nice mixture of light hops and heavy malt. Beer taste mostly as it smells with malt has some caramel, I’m not tasting brown sugar if I’m supposed to. Finishes bitter, not try. Nice, well balanced, complex, all around ale.