thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Poured from the bottle, I think they hit the nail on the head of what they tried to brew, I’ve looked for this all summer, a light ipa! Love it! Aroma indicates citrusy hops. Flavour as well. Palate its thinner than a pale ale. Its not to style, but it’s what they tried to brew and it’s great! Looking forward to trying ’Night Time.’ Aquilo (660) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Clear straw color with very little head. Aroma is lightly floral. Flavor is mildly bitter. Very crisp and refreshing palate. A good beer all around. It’s a bit weaker than what I expect from Lagunitas, but on the other hand, it is very clean, crisp, and refreshing. Wittales (884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Appearance was pale gold with creamy lasting whitish 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are inline with IPA style of citrusy spicey hops, slight sweetnees of pale malts. No alcohol present with clean yeasts. Taste are citrus fruits of grapefruit, lemon, grass, pine and hints of resin, soft sweet light malt backbone. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with light-meduim body, then soft citrusy lasting length finish. Good session IPA west coast style... HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
12oz bottle from a 6er. Pours golden, white head. Citrus aroma, clean crisp taste, not much body. Refreshing daytime beer. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
The pour is a golden orange with a white head. Really bright, fresh citrus qualities to the nose. Tons of grapefruit zest and fruit, a bit of a floral note, and nice tropical fruitiness. The light cracker malt base allows the hops to really come through. The flavor is crisp, dry, and hoppy. Very refreshing. Excellent citrus/grapefruit flavor, a touch of tangerine, and some light tropical and pine notes. Lightly bitter on the finish.
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2012
bottle. clear yellow, white head. Smells hoppy, kiinda like pee though. Tastes better than it smells, sprucey, a little resin in the aftertaste. Definitely some fruitiness going on, peach juice or something strange. Light to medium body. Definitely an interesting beer. Better tasting than smelling. Interesting, I think it’s one that will grow on me. sickassmick (229) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
I’ll preface this by saying this is one of my favorite brewerys. I’ll also say that I’m a little taken back by an IPA light. What I am expecting is a really hoppy light pale ale. pour is clear yellow, one finger fine head. looks refreshing. fair amount of lacing. smell is strong citrus hops, grapefruit for days. not much malt scent in there at all. i mean this stuff smells really bitter. well. mouthfeel is very thin and bity. seltzery almost. There is not much in the malt section except maybe some burnt taste, but that probably comes from the hops. This is almost like a grapefruit soda without any sugar. Not one of my favorites. Dry finish, so i’ll take another, but not something i’m going to buy again. there are pale ales that are much better rounded. I’m not sure where they were headed with this. it’s awsome when you first try craft beer to taste hops. but the hop thing is getting a little crazy. I think i would actually like this better with a lager yeast. strange beer for sure. Doesn’t taste bad, but just not balanced very well. 3fourths (9381) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 bottle. clear pale gold body with a medium-sized white head. strongly dry-hopped nose is considerably leafy, grassy and raw (in a good "rubbing your hands in a bag of hops" way) with a good dose of simcoe-like lemon juice / pine with citra-like cattiness and nearly-noble spiciness. okay, so the nose is quite nice, very enticing and salivating, making me eager to have a good gulp. I go in for it, and I get brash and sharp astringency from over-hopping relative to the low final gravity combined with that typical grain huskiness of Lagunitas malt, all of this flavored with cat urine, dried mint, thyme / oregano and shallot / onion / garlic (is it simcoe? it’s very pee-like, so I have to assume). god damnit, this actually had the lively hop expression (though not the same aroma) as the Little Dog Fred from Alan Sprints, which was a MAGICAL session beer experience. the Lagunitas? totally ruined by the excessive hop rate on top of a dried out and husky body. I guess I can at least enjoy smelling the rest of my six pack. Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Basically a less concentrated, more elegant version of the powerful west coast styled IPA's. Consider this a 'West Coast IPA' lite. Delicate aromas and flavors of pine, skunky herbs, lemongrass, and citrus. Palate is substantially less concentrated and light. Definitely easy to drink. Fine, prickly carbonation. A good beer.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me... iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 12oz bottle, $1.99 from Olive Tree Market in OB. Crystal clear straw with a small white head. Fresh grassy dry hop nose, nice orange and sprucy hops. Flavor follows suit, adds some non-sweet biscuit malts,, touch of honey. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 3-4, not all that bitter, thankfully. Doesn’t have the house yeast character that annoys me sometimes with Lagunitas IPAs. Light prickly carbonation with a light body. Damn fine. Time to pick up a sixer while I can.