RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured amber with orange hues, medium off-white head, and notable lacing. Huge citrus aroma emerges from the bottle followed by resin and floral hop notes and hints of tropical fruit. Taste similarly begins with big citrus and caramel malt followed by a wave of palatable hop bitterness leading to a smooth finish. Wonderful citrus flavors linger on the palate after each sip. Very drinkable, well-balanced IPA that hopped near the top of my list. Well done.
jdjuice (304) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy rich gold, white head. Aroma of fruity and floral hops. A touch of sweetness and some interesting flavors that I think are coming from the addition of multiple grains. Hops dominate though and are more citrus than the nose. Hop character lasts for the long, pleasantly evolving finish. An interesting little twist on a hop-forward American IPA.
rumproasts (2000) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. This is an absolutely glorious IPA. Huge fruity flavor with a major hop punch. Awesome. One of my favorite beers ever.
Cachobrewski (3) - MEXICO - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It has beautiful color and a big, creamy head... Aroma is intensely hoppy; I find it to be dominated by floral/spiciness, herbs, some faint bread, very earthy. Taste is less bitter than other IPAs but extremely flavorful, balanced sweetness with a dry finish that always makes it hard to appreciate the beer at higher temperatures.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear orange with a golden tint. Fresh examples show strong, dank hops. Bright, juicy citrus hop flavors lead to some resinous notes on the back of the palate. Crisp, dry & refreshing. Very easy to drink. Hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate & it is nearly impossible to stop reaching for the glass. A benchmark IPA.
Bacterial (1054) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden pour with a nice white head and nice white lacing. Hoppy citrus and slight pine nose. Very hop aggressive taste without much bitterness.
Crompt (90) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
How have I not had this before!?! By far the best Lagunitas beer I’ve had and one of my new top 5 IPAs I’ve had so far. Heavy on the citrus and tropical fruit notes which I love in an easy drinking IPA. Can’t wait until next year’s release!
ReeceG (10) - Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a tulip, pour a clear copper color and had a slight wheat and hoppy nose, the tast is excellent it starts out with a simple hop forward taste, then goes has a wheat/oat body and finishes with a clean hoppy aftertaste. that lingers. overall at 7.8% its insanely drinkable and enjoyable
HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good beer. I was a bit let down. Wish it had a hoppier taste. Thanks Kevy. Maybe their best beer.
iguanodon (74) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold/orange with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus, a little pine and straw. Taste is... well, think a little sumpin sumpin but a bit stronger, with more malt, a bit sweeter.
dlihcsnatas (216) - Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Other than being a very clear golden brew it smells and tastes like grapefruit juice. It has that sweetness that is followed by the acidic bitterness, just about like drinking grapefruit juice. So while yes that is the initial reaction after a few drinks there is more to it but it is not a major contribution to the overall taste. Luckily I like grapefruit juice so it’s a pretty good brew in my book.