NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle. Copper in color, pute white head that rapidly faded. Aroma is floral, grapefruit notes, pine notes, yeasty bread. Flavor notes of citrus, cereal grain malts. Crisp and clean finish. obguthr (6538) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Fruity nose of grapefruit and rose hip, moderate intensity. Beautiful clear amber, medium white head, great lacing. Thin mouthfeel, light grapefruit and lime flavor, piney lemon zest finish. Nice transitions and fairly well balanced. bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Tap. Copper with small foamy head. Aroma is floral with grapefruit, biscuit, and pepper. Flavors of grapefruit, biscuit, pine, caramel, and pepper. Foamy mouthfeel with medium body. Quality. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2010
Clear orangey amber body with a short head. Nose is hoppy, citrus. Sweet marmalade in the taste, pine as well with good bitterness that lasts long. sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Pours orange with a thin head and thick lacing. Aroma is hops, slight vegetable notes. Flavor is big hops that get bigger, unbalanced caramel malts underneath with a pleasantly bitter finish. A slightly above average IPA, but not noteworthy.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours golden with a lasting rocky head. Fantastic aroma and flavour of citrus, grapefruit and pine, with a supportive malt backbone of caramel and biscuit. There’s moderate bitterness that shows right through to the finish. Perhaps a tad too sweet which would be my only flaw with this IPA. It’s quite sessionable though and enjoyed it. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, that signature Lagunitas sugary sweetness and some light caramel malt. Flavor is pretty sweet, once again that sugary sweetness that is common in a lot of Lagunitas beers, there is also a medium hop bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. Overall a decent IPA, bit sweet but good. Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours orange/amber with no head. Nose has caramel/toffee with heaps of citrus & pine. Palate translates well but doesn’t add a whole lot else. Still has a decent amount of hops but not overly robust, bit of a maltbomb at this point. Finishes with a touch of piney hops. Quite tasty but doesn’t really grab me, suspect it would be much better/hoppier fresh. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden orange body with a short-lived beige head. Hoppy nose has notes of citrus (particularly orange), pine and caramel. Similar flavour with some noticeable sweetness, light and smooth mouthfeel and a long mildly bitter finish. Easy drinking and flavoursome, this is a very nice IPA. strowlands8 (229) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Poured gold with a small white head that leaves some lacing. The beer has a nice upfront hop flavour with lots of citrus, mostly lemon, and some pine, but then there is not much to back it up and you are left with a bitter aftertaste. The flavour is nice but it’s just not very well balanced making it a good beer, but not great.