CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2009
12 oz. 6-pack. Picked up at Greens on Ponce De Leon. Lovely copper orange in color. Fluffy head looks like it is going to fade away, but this beers looks like a great IPA. Even with a few minutes the head is slowly fading away. VERY pungent IPA. Very sharp citrus and pine hop aroma. A must say this beer is pretty damn delicious smelling. I think this is on the level of an imperial/double aroma. Very nice pungent aroma. Nice touch of sweet malt that mixes in with the poignant citrus and pine aroma. AHH delicious smelling. A lovely upfront in your face citrus hop taste that just lingers. The hop flavor actually develops. It is not overly bitter for no reason, or just because it can be. This beer finds a way to give all of that bitter taste without offeding your tastebuds. The sweet taste also balances out the hops. The palate could use some improvement, but I must say, this is one of, if not, my favorite IPA. Simply a masterpiece from Lagunitas. Hopefully, this one doesn’t produce the "bad batch" ever. I would love to have this as a weekly treat. IrishBoy (4254) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
12 oz bottle from Bevmo, Salinas. Nice and hoppy with a nose of pine and ivy with a touch of background caramel. Amber-orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is pure moderate bitterness lasting a long time. Excellent new IPA! Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Nice amber with a off white head. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus, light caramel. Taste is a nice fresh hop taste, with a more modest bitterness which comes across nice, light caramel, faint alcohol. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Mostly clear slightly dark straw color with a tight white head. Citric hoppiness that is very much reminds me of fresh cut navel oranges. The taste is sweeter than most Lagunitas IPAs, but still has a slightly peppery finish. Not a bad session IPA. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of pineapple, tangerine, caramel, and pink grapefruit. Flavor of hops (citrus, floral, pine, grass) and caramel malt.
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a fluffy 2 finger thick off white head that left some great lacing. Lots of lemon and grapefruit as well as grass, resin and slightly sweet malts on the nose. Flavor is very citrusy and bright. Finishes with good hop bitterness, light-medium in body. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at Stone. Orange in the glass with a thick head and lace. Creamy and sweet hoppiness on the nose. Taste is caramel and fruity sweet that gets usurped by hops. Interesting mix of flavors and/or styles. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
12oz bottle. I have issues with this beer. On the one hand, it has some good lemon and tangerine flavors going on, with a great balance of malt and bitterness. On the other hand, there is this hop character that it shares with hop stupid that just seems processed and bland. It is very drinkable stuff, with a great fruity touch, but there is just something about that Lagunitas house flavor that always hits me a little strangely. The verdict is out; I need more. The bitterness is restrained, yet it cleans up the finish perfectly. I feel like the brewers nailed this beer, but I just don’t know if I like what they were going for in the beginning. But it is somewhat delicious. How about that. cathcacr (649) - Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2009
This was damn delicious and downed so quickly I’m rating after it’s already been drank! Yeah, it carried a bit of summer lightness but this had plenty of substance and went down like smooth creamy butter. I would most definitely have this again, quite enjoyable. Hoppy, a little fruity, drinkable as fuck. [:14] WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. A medium golden color body with two fingers of fluffy white head, some jagged lacing,medum carbonation. Aroma is very nice , very hoppy and bright , lemon grass and grapefruit. Flavor starts bitter with some lemon and grapefruit, a hint of resin , maybe a hint of grass, finishes ever so slightly sweet , and the bitterness does not seem to linger long , begging another sip, a very fresh tasting smooth drinker , and I assume to be highly sessional .