BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from Specs in Austin. Pours a clear, light orange-ish body topped with a bit of off-white, sticky head that leaves good lacing. Aromas of of juicy citrus hops (tangerine/orange), rind fruit and some peaches or mango. Flavor is medium melon/citrus sweet with citrus hops up front and a bit of a floral finish. Malt is fairly well balanced IMO although I suspect some may find it a bit too sweet for their tastes. Mild, floral/citrus hop finish. As with most Lagunitas offerings, a very good product at a very good price point.
alexsdad06 (9437) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is lightly toasted pale malts with big fruity citrus and floral hop notes. There is an overall sweetness and minor hints of pine. The flavor has a moderately sweet pale malt base that is slightly toasted with a dash of caramel. There is a complex blend of hops that are floral, pine, earthy, and tangy citrus. This has an above average amount of bitterness throughout. Medium to medium-full bodied, sticky and slightly oily. There wasn’t anything that struck me as standout with this beer.
blankboy (7351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma of resiny, oily hops and tropical fruit. Flavour also of resiny hops along with a bit of spice, what I think might be hemp, and some citrus seed all backed by caramel malt. Alcohol’s well hidden. Average bodied. Pretty good stuff.
italianjohn (2929) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange pour off white head light lacing ... citrusy orange hop aroma with lots of fruit in the taste very citrusy and tart grapefruit, orange, and a hop bite with a spicy bittering hop finish ..... a tart and bitter brew definitely extra .... maybe too much? but overall a decent double ipa
Fred82 (2147) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle big thanks to bobsy.
Aroma : Lots of malt, grapefruity hops. Hints of honey. Some mango and passion fruits.
Taste : Grapefruits, citrusy hops. Malt and some passion fruits.
Overall : Wow this was amazing. The balance between malt and hops was close to perfection (to my taste). Nice fruity hops, not too sweet. Awesome beer. Thanks Rob !
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours medium yellow with thick white head, settles to a 1/4 inch cap. Piney aromas carry through to taste with additional citrus pith and some biscuity malt backing it up. This beer rounds out nicely, without leaving a puckering sensation of so many other high IBU beers
DocLock (10081) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Craft and Ron’s. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, tangerine, mango, cracked black pepper. Great aroma. Tastes caramel malty, with hefty tangerine, black pepper, mango, and with a very complex flavor, above average palate heft, and very well hidden alcohol. This one is outstanding.
patricks110 (2456) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This beer sat in my fridge for 4 months or so. Aroma is wow in your face citrus hops. Taste is very hoppy, with nice grapefruit aftertaste. Resinny and sticky mouthfeel. Quite a nice IIPA and very drinkable.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into a tulip glass. Aroma was big and hoppy; full of citrus and resin, though sweet malt presence is still detectable. The taste accentuated this balance; not quite as hoppy as I was expecting (though still a respectable amount) with a mellowing caramelly maltiness. Medium bodied. I enjoyed it.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2769-20100219] 1pt6floz bottle. Super orange hops aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Creamy orange bitter boozy flavour has lots of hoppy orange. Medium body. Great to sample.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)