jumipo (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a growler of this from Chuck’s Hop Shop (Seattle), let it sit for 3 months and hit it with my phatty brother-in-law in from Sydney. It was special. Aroma downgraded to a 7 but mainly because of time in growler I suspect. Beautiful clear honey golden colour with enough head but not a great deal (again, time away from shelf and in growler.) It was however, still well carbonated and an absolute pleasure to imbibe. Pretty full and resinous MF with hints of bitter but well balanced with medium sweet to round out this bad boy and make that 9.2% sing like a 6.5%. Overall fantastic IIPA.
emacgee (3809) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted with JCB. Pours a clean soft golden with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is super resinous, pine resin and citrus oil. Super oily/heady. Piney for sure. Oily mouthfeel with a medium bitterness.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a mostly clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, balanced by doughy malt - nice and bitter on the nose. Flavour of piney and resinous hops as well, well-hopped as most Lagunitas IPAs are, balanced by just enough doughy malt. Excellently made with a very highly-hopped body, without being shittily stringent. Delicious.
Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub June 2012-Hmm, so im sitting here at the brewpub patio, enjoying the nice weather and hot ladies here. However, the service sucked and i just got here after my awesome experience at Russian River. To me, the beer sucked here, maybe because I had just come from RR. however, this beer pours deep brown with a small tan head. nose is nutty unrefined husks musty lite grains lite piney hops and un balanced. lots of dark malts piney hops and some medicinal qualities. man, this beer sucks compared to RR
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couple mason jars with emacgee at Tyler’s, Durham. Unlike a lot of Lag’s other West Coast IPAs, this one has a straightforward piney, pungent, bitter thing happening. Yes, yes, 420. But it works reasonably well, with a nice bitter palate and some tropical/citrus coming along in the taste to give just a bit of relief to the weed. Proceed the Hessian.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange pour with small head. Mild pine-citrus with hoppy notes. Pretty refreshing... Give it a try.
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at SIBF 2012. Transparent golden pour, with a lacy head. Skunky citrus hops on the nose. Big, juicy, similarly skunky hops follow in the flavor -- not much more to this one, but I didn’t mind one bit. A pretty standard big IPA from Lagunitas. Definitely tasty!
luttonm (2049) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SIBF. Pale golden, sweet hop. Medium body DIPA, bit indistinct, but clean and balanced. soapy notes, nice.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at surf taco. Pour was a nice golden amber color with little to no head. Fruity grapefruit hop nose with some pine in there too. Taste is very fruity but the earthy bitterness keeps it in check. Palate is very easy going with that perfect balance indicative of lagunitas. Very excited to have tried this. Very solid cheers.
ACHops (569) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours slightly cloudy dark yellow. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is light malt with strong hops: grapefruit, pine, and floral. Probably the best IPA I’ve had from Lagunitas, and that’s saying something.