ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 3/1/2012: Had this again last night at Gold Nugget. Awesome. It’s unfortunate mattyb83 had such a negative experience, because with only 6 ratings his 1.7 rating is unfairly weighing down the mean. Especially considering from his review it sounds like the glass he had perhaps wasn’t properly cleaned. I had a Deschutes Hop Henge afterwards, another beer I am a fan of, and I distinctly preferred the Camo. 2/8/2012: Tap at Gold Nugget. Sweet hop aroma. Mostly clear amber body without any visible carbonation. Some early lace. Really well balanced, strong with hops. Two lucid beers down and two winners. You have to get your hands on this beer.
fbenz (23) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the first beer I’ve had from Lucid. Citrus hop aromas, with hits of malt sweetness. Mild citrus hop flavor, not very hoppy for an imperial IPA but it is well balanced. Overall I eally like this beer you don’t notice the alcohol is so high, it comes off very drinkable.
tennisjoel (1304) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body with a thin white head. Citrus nose with pine and floral in the background. Perhaps a slight diacetyl note, very slight however. More diacetyl in the flavor, but oddly, it actually seems to improve the mouthfeel. According to the label, the smoothness of this beer camoflauges the harshness normally found in double IPA’s. I would agree with that. This is for sure a departure from most in the style, but I kind of like and appreciate that. Overall a pleasant surprise.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Has a nice bitterness that fades nicely and hides the alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap, Winterfest 2012. Clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel and pine notes, hints of slight fruity grapefruit and orange in there, slightly spicy as well.. Taste was not quite as good and pretty harshly bitter, some slight pine and grass with sweet biscuit and caramel notes, again with the biter finish. No sign of alcohol though.
BVery (9178) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Groveland Tap in St. Paul, MN. Golden pour with a white head. Nice floral aroma, medium palate. Taste was floral and citrus hops, just a touch of pine. Tasty DIPA, the 9% ABV was pretty well hidden. Good stuff.
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A. Pours a golden blonde color, 2mm head with some light bulbes, fades quickly
S. Smells of strong citrus, fragrent hops and some orange.
T. Tastes of tart grapefruit, sweet hops, and bitter ornage peel.
M. Medium body, thick and chewy feeling, high carbonation
O. A pretty good beer. Well flavored, that seems like it would die quickly with age.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pizza Luce.
Clear amber orange with a film of white head. Nose of caramel and bready malts with some floral hops. Flavors of citrus and resin with a bitter finish.
bookman10 (844) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, copper-gold with smallish, quickly-dissipating head. Rather muted floral, hop aroma. Flavor is also a bit understated. There is the expected bitter hops and citrus combination, though not as intense as one might expect from a beer like this. It finishes quite cleanly--not bitter on the palate. It’s a promising start, but I wish they’d up the ante a bit and really go for the flavor...
theisti (3718) - Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is mostly clear copper golden with a one inch white head that fell fairly quick. The aroma is a nice resin character, along with sweet maltiness. As the beer warmed, the aroma picked up a bit of earthy herbal, along with signs of alcohol. The taste starts with the malt sweetness, some herbal floral to the sweet, along with a touch of the resin bitterness of the nose. The earthiness of the aroma gives way to a bit of a pepper vegetal that didn’t really work too well with the malt sweetness. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft natural carbonation and a dry mostly clean finish. The 9% is pretty well disguised. Decent enough.