beern (221) - Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2017 NeuroPliny (247) - Calgary, Alberta, - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 cc bottle. Pours clear orange with a generous yellow head. Nose is citrus, pine, caramel, honey, orange peel, and coriander. Flavour is light hoppy bitterness with sweet malts and tropical fruit (eg pineapple). Great easy drinking IPA perfect for a summer patio.
Pours orange, amber, golden with a white head and good retention with a nice aroma of citrus and hops. Tastes of malt and bitter hops with a citrus, lemon finish. It’s mostly dry with some booze. It’s also medium bodied with lively carbonation. Although the malt tastes dry, it’s caramel character balances well with the bitter hops. johancederholm (10) - - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Gröna dofter. Något besk och söt smak. Fyllig. Finns något åt lök-hållet här? Trevlig Öl! Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017
From Jul 2008 JaroMantic (51) - - NOV 25, 2017
This pours a clear gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Not exactly a big head of foam for a vigorous pour but it has some staying power and there's some nice lacing.
The smell is a nice balance of caramel malt and citrus and piney hops. Nice nose.
The taste is also balanced. Plenty of malt for the malt lovers, plenty of hoppiness from flavours of grapefruit and some pine for the hop lovers, and put them together and you have a finely balanced DIPA. There's also some fruitiness here. Very nice.
It borders on a full mouthfeel...silky smooth, and the alcohol is nicely hidden. It finishes on the sweet side but not overly so as there is a good kick of grapefruit right at the very end. Pretty easy drinking as well.
This is a very well made example of the style and I can recommend it with no qualms.
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki mitchclay2002 (8) - - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Pours cloudy dark amber with a small fluffy white head. Light aroma of caramel, hops and citrus. Taste is initially sweet: caramel and malts with sour lingonberry, pine and slight citric notes. Even a trace of oak barrel can be spotted. Sweetness eventually gives in to sturdy bitter hoppiness, with a surprisingly smooth long finish. Medium to full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very enjoyable Double IPA with kind of a special own flavor, building more upon caramel than citrus.
Nice hoppy IPA. Much more malty caramel and less citrus than many other IPAs, and can taste the 8% ABV.
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balkhawk (9) - - NOV 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Rotted unripe orange & rubbing alcohol. Apricot.
The fruit's failure to stand out and little-to-no maltiness leaves not much to stand in the way of the taste of alcohol.
As this is my first Lagunitas brew, and 8.2% and 72 ibu's is right in my wheelhouse, I truly wanted to like this one, but found nothing nice to say.
I reckon it'll get you drunk. nogva (86) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2017
Pours a deep amber with a modest head that leaves only a thin lacing. Aroma is fruity with lots of citrus (mainly orange), pine and grass. Medium body, slick feel, soft/avg. carbonation. Taste starts off dry with lots of hop resin, and rounds off with zesty citrus and some caramel. Long and bitter finish, but it's still nicely balanced with the alcohol really well hidden. TorbenH (1096) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2017
amber, hazy, white foam, resin, grass, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, mmmeinike (326) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2017
Drunk 1 year after tap. Nevalainen (846) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Golden almost amber with a light white head. Grapefruit, caramel, hoppy and piney aroma. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter (not a lot of bitterness) with notes of grass, caramel and som hopps and with a liqourish finish.
Clear orange color with long lasting white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango. Taste is sweetish with bitter notes and long lasting bitterish finish. Well balanced and easy to drink. Very good ipa.