jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a white head. A delicious citrus (grapefruit and orange) aroma. This one packs a tight punch and finishes strong but remains a beer that you could "accidentally" drink 4 of them and not get palate fatigue.
ttoadee (1173) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Draft Shack. Dark gold pour, Bitter. Middle is ripe melon, orange zest, creamy malt, charred wood. Finish is warm, long, and boozy. Powerful Beer.
Cubatobaco (11) - Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another classic! I could drink this beer everyday for the rest of my. Boozy, but balanced very well. Caramel malt-like taste lingers while a resinous, bitter hop profile coats your mouth. It’s rind fruit galore with harmony!
Darwenus (813) - Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I loved this beer. I really, really loved it. It pours a very hazy golden color. The head fades to a reluctant rim ring. The aroma is warm, citrus hops and strong, boozy malt. Like a good rye whiskey, this beer unapologetically invades your nose. The flavor is a combination of grapefruit juice, booze, beer, and thick, dank, oily hop aggression. On the exhale there is this burst of ABV vapor that seems like it ought to be something you can actually see. But it isn’t medicinal. It isn’t overdone, and it never gets old. I’d have gladly opened the next bottle after finishing any one of these, but I’m trying to ration them out. I don’t know how much of this I’ll be able to find.
rjplumer (936) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet resiny fruit aroma. Clear deep copper body topped with a thin bubbly head. Bold bitter bite. A resin fruit sweet malt taste. Warms the palate a lot. Definitely want to sip this one as it grabs you with it’s intensity.
Zeswaft (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of weed and syrup. Flavor is distilled hops. If IHOP made a hop syrup this is what it would taste like. Tropical hoppiness without limits.
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely huge double IPA on draft at the Bistro on Bridge. The beer poured an amber color with ample off-white head. The head left some decent lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was big, well-balanced and very inviting. The body was full and a little boozy. I tasted some wine, grapes, whiskey, dank and wet hops, sweet malts, grass, earth and lemon.
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a delicious beer. In fact, after consuming a lot this beer over the past several weeks, I’m left wondering if there is a double- or even triple-IPA, receiving its level of distribution, that comes even close. I believe I just purchased the last couple of sixers on the shelf in my neck of the woods, and I’m going to miss this lovely monster. One good sign, for me, of an excellent IPA is when aroma hits me as soon as I uncap a bottle, and I’m smacked in the face with a good dark and dank hoppy one every time with Waldos. Beyond the aroma, there’s plenty of taste to enjoy--bread-like, a little hay, and resin and flowery beyond belief. The ABV is evident in every sip, but in a kind and welcoming way. Don’t pass this up. Or do, and leave that much more for me, please.
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Whoa, this was on freaking bitter beer and I didn’t care for it. Deep gold in color and no head. Aroma was mostly grapefruit peels and pine needles. Taste was the strangest ipa I’ve ever had. Malty and hoppy to the max.
HoppityHop (195) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Giant citrus nose and quite bitter. Even more bitter as it warms in my glass. Great triple IPA, even if it’s not my favorite style........should have taken points off for the ridiculous deScriptions Lagunitas likes to put on the label.
Hey Lagunitas owners, stop smoking so much pot! SERIOUSLY.