Hilltop brewery () - - JUL 20, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful and clear copper color. There’s two fingers worth of off-white colored head, with okay retention and a soft texture. This head leaves behind nice lacing on the glass.
S: This starts off pretty malty. Once it warms up slightly, it develops a character of piny, grapefruity hops. The Lagunitas house character is pretty unmistakable - and as always, enjoyable. Their other beers show it off better, though.
T: The hop profile here is pretty mild: there’s only a slight flavor of grapefruit and pine. What there is, especially post-swallow, is a decent amount of bitterness. Normally, I’m not a fan of this approach to IPAs, but there’s just enough sweetness to balance out the finish. Since there isn’t much malt or hop flavor here, it’s mainly reliant on the house character of Lagunitas to provide the flavor - and while it doesn’t do a great job, it does just enough to make it solidly tasty.
M: While it’s a touch sweet, it has that clean, crisp feel I enjoy in IPAs. The dryness does a good job of counteracting it’s slightly full body. Carbonation isn’t much of a factor either way.
O: Solid, but not my favorite Lagunitas offering. Still, its great drinkability can’t be overlooked. It reeks of an old-school IPA with its prominent sweetness and generic hop bitterness - however, it’s good enough where I’d have no trouble putting it down again.
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 It’s a very good commercial beer. Very nice balance blariacum (127) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2017
Tap tijdens Vierdaagse Nijmegen, bierfeest Joris Ivens-plein. Lekkere doordrink IPA, niet overmatig sterk van smaak, maar wel veel bloemrijke smaakschakeringen. Prima nybol (2200) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2017
Humlet som en IPA, men den er lidt svag i afslutningen...................... seynie (408) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2017
Nice out of the bottle with a good foam head. Pretty standard IPA, but good quality. Balance of hops, herbs, malt, citrus. Very enjoyable lmojoh (776) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2017
0,4L tap på Hoffman i Ålesund. Aroma sitrus, aprikos, humle. Utseende tåkete gylden men kremet offwhite skum som varer. Smak sitrus, aprikos, ananas, noe karamell. En øl fruktig smak og aroma, men noe kort i smaken. Det er endel bitterhet. God øl
jamesie1857 (2150) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2017
355ml Bottle - Pours light amber, orange, clear with off-white head with good lacing. Fruity and fresh citrus aroma. Similar taste. Nothing to add of value to the 2664 other ratings really. Enjoyed.
sephyrott (131) - - JUL 7, 2017
Pint from tap at the Star and Anchor. Classic IPA, hoppy, a hint in the aroma to flowers, malty and slightly grassy to flavour. Always a good choice. michael_bb (121) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2017
Pretty average IPA with a weak aroma and quite simple taste. Also slightly thin bodied and a bit too much carbonation. stupre (344) - Nanterre, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2017
355cl bottle purchased @ Mondial de la bière Paris.Robe dorée à la fine mousse blanche. Au nez on est sur les fruits tropicaux. Attaque agréable sur la pêche de vigne et le sureau. Fin très sèche sur l’amertume. Jimbo2 (475) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
True classic. Hoppy, grassy, slightly orangey flavours. Solid aftertaste. Ejnoyed this for many years now.