jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with thin white head. †Aroma of floral hops. †Taste has grapefruit and citrus hops. †Nice resin in the finish. †Easy drinking. †Great session IPA. †Reminds me of a hoppery Two Hearted.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz into a pint glass. Pours nice golden amber with a whitish head. Aromas of pine and malt with maybe some floral notes. The taste is hoppy for sure, but well balanced. The hops provide some nice pine flavors with slightly harsh bitterness. Not sure which hops produce this profile, but they must use the same ones in Great Divide, as they remind me of each other. Overall a nice IPA.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ōlbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Aroma has a lot of citrus and some caramel. Pours a yellow golden with a high white foam. Taste is medium bitter and medium sour. Well balanced but I donít really care for the sour part of this IPA. Mouthfeel is nice, low to medium carbonation.
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium coarseish offwhite head. Faintly hazy amber body with very
light carbonation. Tropical fruit, resin, and straw aroma with
mealy dusty notes. Dry-sweet mealy pineapple and alcohol taste
with resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Dry earthy resiny aftertaste with
funky grassy fruity notes. Nice, but a little alcoholic and
harsh. (0.355l bottle from some licquor store in San Francisco.)
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ sweet spot. Honey colored small white head, ring, rings and dots of lace. Big fruity, floral hop nose. Medium body, foamy Carb and a dry finished. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity hops, pineapple, pine, honey. Really good fresh!
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As light and smooth as this is, believe it or not this is actually a 64IBU IPA. Sure, on the lighter end of the style but despite its easiness on the palate itís also bold. When I first drank this I had no idea it was an IPA... it felt to me like a smooth, earthy pale ale. Letís just say this is one beer, as the brewer suggests, thatís great for welcoming in the summer. Although in Texas we tend to dread the coming of summer, I always look forward to the refreshment that beer brings - and this tops the list. This is a great beer to satisfy your hop cravings while keeping you refreshed - and without sacrificing body. It has a full, thick, dense, frothy off-white head with a clear, pale golden/yellow color and slow, steady carbonation. In the nose... amazing. The aroma is probably the best feature of this beer. It smells extremely fresh and floral (and a little citrusy) - like youíre shoving your nose in a bag of hops. A beautiful nose. In the mouth you get more of the same hop character as experienced form the aroma. Full-bodied and creamy, but smooth and light. Hops are definitely taking the stage with this beer, but the malt foundation is also quite succulent - a great balance in my opinion. Alot of local Texas IPAs that are light, sufficiently hopped, and refreshing, Iíll tag them as a good Texas summer beer... but if a Texas brewer could make an IPA like Little Sumpiní Sumpiní Iíd have to recalibrate my standards. It does have a slight earthy, almost biscuity character with a finish thatís thinly bitter with hops dominating. As much as Iím talking about hops, this is actually incredibly easy and smooth. Iím very impresed with this beer. This definitely tops my list of Lagunitas IPAs.
BenDover (228) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light orange, with a half inch of dense, creamy white foam. Aroma is wonderful -- light and hoppy and flowery, with a bit of citrusy fruit. Taste is floral and hoppy with some fruit, and just a tad bitter on the end with a noticable taste of alcohol.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice. lots of citrus and earthy malt. sweetness reminds me of a DIPA. very flavorful while still being balanced. really big for a single IPA but goes down easily enough. seems higher than 65 IBUs. seriously tasty stuff
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy yet smooth IPA with a clean finish. Drank out of bottle so couldnít fully rate but looking forward to having more!
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thoughts: Smelled like most Lagunitas, but tasted unlike most Lagunitas beers. It was way less extra sweet and packed with darker malts than normal There was tons of hop flavor without extreme bitterness. Very light in color for an IPA. Decent.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. The label on my beer clearly stated 7.5 not 7.3% ABV. Poured a clear, medium to dark golden yellow with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma was light to moderate pale malts and lighter caramel malts; moderate to heavy pine, resin and orange among other citrus hops; apricots and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with a little longer than average duration. There was ale malt, a hint of honey, citrus hops, slight caramel, and orange rind. The just about medium body was slightly syrupy with fizzy carbonation and an ever so slightly metalic finish.