fauskie (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2008
I really liked this beer a lot! The aroma was citrusy, yet piney at the same time. Nice bronze color to the beer and poured me a thinner than expected head. The taste was surprisingly refreshing and the citrus aroma actually translated to a citrus taste from the hops. Finish was very crisp, I enjoyed this beer thoroughly.......... JohnCoyne (73) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Nice wet citrus smell balanced by a malt undertone. A nice orange to copper tone in the glass, topped by a thick khaki colored head. Abnormaly malty flavor for an IPA but not bad. Citrus followed closely by sweet malt and a slight bitterness at the end. Clean mouthfeel. With a 60/40 ration of hops to malt this is an interesting flavor for an IPA but lacking that sharp grapefruit bite due to the heavy malt presence. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Copper-orange pour with a small frothy white head. Wet fresh citrus and pine aroma. Nice citrus hop flavor upfront fading to a sweet malt and pine finish. Surprisingly clean finish for a strong IPA too. It almost has a slight lager like character in the finish. Medium body with soft but plentiful carbonation. paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2008 does not count
I’m an IPA fan and this is an excellent example (at least on my palate). I had it in a bottle, cold, and accompanied by spicy food (a perfect balance to the citrus, sweet and bitterness of IPAs).
I found it to be similar in malt sweetness and hop bitterness to Boulder Brewing Co.’s Mojo IPA, and Sierra Nevadas’ excellent Fresh Hop Harvest Ale.
It has a nice piney and citrusy hop aroma. A distinct yet subtle maltines, followed by a not-to-harsh fresh hop bitterness and grapefruitiness. It finishes with a sweet + bitter taste that wow’ed me. One of my TOP 10 for sure (and I’ve tried hundreds). mansquito (6427) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Off-white head and an orange/amber body. Piny hops aroma. Really aggressive hop flavor right at the front. Little bit of astringency. Nice finish that goes off on the sweet side.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber color, not much of a head but has decent lacing. Aroma is more malty than hops. The mouth feel is very malty also . Not much hop bite in flavor, nor in the aftertaste. Not a great representative of an IPA compared to the other great ones out there. verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Pours a cloudy orange with a healthy off white head. Very sweet citrus up front with a mild hop finish. Pretty good beer, but not what I expect from an IPA. (Will have to try this again on a night when I haven’t already had a Hopslam.) hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 gold-copper with medium orange head, leaves lacing. Citrisy and fruity hop aroma, bitter taste but not extraordinarily so for an IPA, some malt sweetness with a long dry finish. creamy mouthfeel. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Poured a copper-orange color with medium head. Citrus flavors matched the color for a very balanced Pale. IPA’s aren’t normally my thing, but Laguinitas make a hell of a beer. It was very smooth and drinkable. DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2013 Pours an orange color with the smell of citrus. Although not my favorite type of beer I’ll try to be objective. Very hoppy and the taste of citrus orange was the most prevalent flavor. Very bitter, but not bad for an IPA