Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a clear golden orange with a very thin, non-lasting white head. Not much aroma but there was a little sweet malt, and slight hops. Taste starts sweet, for just a moment. It then goes to a citrus hop flavor with some good bitterness. Finish is bitter. An alright IPA but not something to rave about. trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice yellow golden color and a large white head. The aroma is all hops, and the taste follows. Pretty nice balance, nice malt body and big hop feel. The only knock is a thinner palate. Overall, a nice deal and a nice IPA. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2009
I thought I had rated this before? Oh well. Anyways, good looking IPA. NIce fluffy head that doesn’t fade away quickly. Orange/caramel brown in color. Looks pretty good. An awkward hop aroma. This pisses me off. I have had a few IPAs that had a tea flavor. This is one of them. The Hoppin Frog Imperial/Double IPA was just like this! An almost tea-like aroma. There are some hops, but there is this sweet flavor that improperly balances the beer out. A very sweet caramel taste. Just lacking in hops. A semi-smooth beer, but overall, a beer that doesn’t come close to Lagunita’s standards. What happened with this one? mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Folks this is your standard well made LIGHT IPA. Nothing impressive but none the less an IPA. WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Pours a hazy orange color with thin white head. Faint aroma with notes flowers and apricots. Flavor is lots of citrus hops that give way to a ridiculous amount of bittering hops in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. OK, but nothing more than that.
italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Draft. Poured a deep copper with ample thick head. Smells very hoppy. This one taught how great an IPA can be when it’s fresh! Bitter hops, pine, and malt flavors. Bitterness is not overdone and just about perfect. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a creamy offwhite head. leaves some lace on the glass. notes of sweet malts, caramel, some grassy hops. Well balanced. I liked it. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Tap. Orange/yellow pour, plenty of carbonation and aroma of fresh hops. Flavor was that of your standard everyday solid IPA, plenty of in your face hops, citrus and a good bitter bite on the finish. Not a fan of all Lagunita’s beer, but this one was solid and I will be buying a sixer of this sometime soon. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2009
pours copper. grapefruit, citrus hops. Sweet malt. Flavor is hoppy citrus, bitter, sweet candy malts. caramel. JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours copper orange with a beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and apricot, as well as grass and pine...it is what it is...