Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Portsmouth.
Golden pour with a filmy white head. Aroma is light floral hops, with some citrus twang. Mouthfeel is nice, crisp. Flavor is sweet floral hop with a bit of resinous bitterness on the finish. Nothing extraordinary, but certainly drinkable and refreshing, a good go to ipa.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Expecting what most American IPA ’s that are weak or lighter. The aroma was very weak, as there was no hoppy smell to it, but the taste was a good mix of floral hops and malt with some fruit sweetness. Some hints of lemon and possibly grapefruit. This is a well-balanced IPA; good hop taste but not overwhelming as I would enjoy. It is an easy drinking beer. Still, it is slightly lighter than a true IPA.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hops and malts were balanced, offering a solid IPA with hints of floral.
woodychevy (361) - - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Had it on tap at Chs. Beer Works- they ran out of Coast HopArt and replaced tap with this. Really good- malty, hoppy and really well balanced. Good head with staying power. Perfect IPA color that makes your mouth water. Not as spectacular or memorable as the HopStoopid, but would defintely look for it again.
had on tap again labor day weekend 2013 at mezzaluna in h’ville. in honour of jennifer’s first trip to west coast. better than I remember- kind of perfectly sweet, malty, hoppy all in one taste. server brought a sample of st. teresa’s pale....not even a fair comparison. lagunitas a solid ipa. one of my favorites for overall balance and drinkability.
bierslaaf (105) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: crystal clear golden pour with small lasting head leaving ample lacing. Nice citrus and resign hop in the aroma. Good balanced taste with lots of hop flavor and bitterness in the finish.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great beer by one of my favorite breweries. i wish i would have taken a tour while i was out in cali a couple years ago.
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light color, pleasant hoppy aroma. A strong but balanced hop flavor, very refreshing and tasty. Definitely a good session IPA, had a few of these on tap.
falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at Lagunitas. Golden, slight head that lingered. Lots of citrus, especially grapefruit or pomelo. Pine resin. malt, bit of caramel. Very tasty.
Ratman197 (9824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lagunitas poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange, tropical fruit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange, pink grapefruit, tropical fruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter fruity finish.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pretty golden orange with no head. On cask. Good strong grapefruit pineapple pine and spruce aroma and taste with adirty cereal grain flavor dominating up front and a caramel and pineapple finish. Interesting.