lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
From an admittedly old bottle, pours a clear yellow-orange, white cover. Aroma is a floral bouquet, lighty fruity, crisp malt. Taste is nice, a bit of bitter finish, toast, bready malt, fruity hops. Good stuff that withstood my neglect in the fridge for several months, I will definitely look for a fresher example. User134089 (1644) - - NOV 16, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was yellow golden. Probably an inch of head or so. Nice bit of lacing on the top that lasted throughout. There was also sporadic film on the sides.
Absolutely loved this smell. I got floral hops first, followed by citrus hops, mainly grapefruit and tangerine. Really, really good mix.
Tasted very similar to the smell, which I was hoping for. Once again, the floral hops came in first, while the citrus hops came in after. Left a bitter finish, but left me wanting to come back for more.
Medium body. Lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish that stayed good throughout.
I liked this beer a lot, definitely the best I’ve had in awhile. There really wasn’t a weakness in the beer. Liked it a lot. joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Served in a mason jar, this beer is mostly a standard IPA with a wheaty/barley texture that pairs well with the hops. Not too heavy, but nothing too distinguishing. Solid beer. MarkSachon (1037) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Poured from the bottle to the glass, immediate greetings of heavy hops and effervescence. Rich amber colors and smooth through the mouth all the way down. Pleasing in all ways. jmohno (1640) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Medium/light yellow.Nice frothy creamy head with decending lacing.
Aroma in this is so nice, fruity floral some spice/sweet grain. Some dankness/resineyBut mainly a solid pronounced fresh clean sweet fresh tropical fruity hop.
Its in the taste as well and compliments this malt,its smooth almost oily medium-full bodied but has some tart bite and a crisp finish.Great drinkability but you dont want to drink it too fast to enjoy these hop flavors.
For an ipa(which i didnt realize it was) i would say its mildly bittered but its perfect for this beer.the bittering is a clean rifined citrus/spice like bittering,kind of grapefruit i guess but more smooth and subtle like.Finishes well with a nice soft smooth subtle sweetness also.
Another great beer from Lagunitas-of course.Of the 3-5 i tried everythhing they have is impressive.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
these guys know how to use their hops and here’s a great example of that.. lighter than average pour. aroma of pine and citrus. hops up front and in back. nice malt mix in there as well. good stuff!
mandzirm (5) - Saint Augustine, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
What a surprise. The label didn’t call it an IPA, but it is hoppier than most IPAs. A fine beer. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Rerating after second taste. Fantastic aroma. Typical pour and head. Taste is fairly standard IPA, nothing very exciting here. Not terribly bitter, but also not very outstanding in any way. michcam8 (571) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Hoppy aroma with a hazy golden appearance. Smooth, full-bodied IPA, with a grassy, citrus hop finish. Very good IPA. Very drinkable despite the high APV. JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2011
Hoppy Aromatic bombastic !
Thin foam. Gold colour.
Fantastic fruity (litchi) aromas to the nose.
A Cascade of Hop flavours.
Hint of acidity. Subtle bubble. Creamy texture and fruity profile.
Lack of complexity: citrus/litchi/bitterness, nothing more !
After taste very bitter but a very funny beer.
I like it.