ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pour is a light bronze with a small layer of quickly dissipating white head. Nose is hops, orange rinds, grass, and light caramel. Taste is Pine tar, hops, and citrus. The finish is a lingering bouquet of orange/citrus bitter. This wasn’t bad, but I would have enjoyed it more if it was a bit sweeter and had a slightly heavier body. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a clear, copper-bronze body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of creamy lacing. Aroma is mostly a boatload of grassy citrus with a light caramel sweetness. Flavor is exactly the same. Lots of grassy citrus hops with a medium bitterness and a light caramel malt keeping this just balanced enough. More grapefruit and lemon comes in during the finish before it dries with a long lingering taste of grassy citrus. Palate is relatively thin bodied. Overall, a pretty straightforward westcoast IPA. Tons of hop flavor and just enough caramel malt to balance. Damn tasty, however, and its about time Lagunitas came to KC. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a plastic cup (sacrelig... I know): Copper appearance, citrusy/hoppy/piney taste. Tastes a little watered down. Needs more malts, man. #096 on 22082009, DG. BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Light copper colour, nice fluffy white head. Fruity, citrus and slightly piney hop aroma, very nice. Light to medium bodied, with nice hop/malt balance. I expected a little more matliness though, more thickness on the palate. But a very nice, easy drinking Pale Ale. cgarvieuk (24454) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle at Cropredy ... copper ... big foam head ... sweet pale ale hop nose... soft toffee ... light hop fruit ... easy.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2009
22oz bomber shared with funkybrewster. Pours a lovely glowing orange amber with a nice sticky white foamy froth with great sticky lacing. Mmmmm fresh! what an aroma! super green oily sticky piney resiny hop pellets, some sweet sticky rich honey and caramel just underneath, beautiful! Flavor is also quite green, hop pellets, lots of hops, soo soo green tasting, a bit herbal, some med/light toasty caramel with a very bitter finish. Medium bodied, on the thinner side though, light stickiness. The greenness is amazing in the aroma, but of course it hurts the flavor a bit. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Not too shabby... nice fruity/citrus hop notes, but not as good as their crazy story, as usual. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle, shared by Taylor. Thanks dude. Golden orange with a small white head. Nice floral hoppy nose. Flavor is bitter- earth and pine, and a slight buffalo chicken wing thing. Really strange. Bitter finish. Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle @ GBBF ’09. Clear amber with thick lacing white head. Strong citrus, pine and floral aroma. Sweet toward a bitter dry end. Fruity. Medium bodied. bubbleflubber (2226) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Pours on draught a clear orange-amber, with a nice offwhite retentive head. Big floral aromas, with nice orange citrus upfront in the mouth. This is followed by solid rind and zest notes midway through, and a crisp pine needle hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is clean and almost fruity, with a medium body. Lingers appropriately, wi a nice hint of pepper in the back-palate, closing the pull very well. A nice offering.