ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013jh773 (302) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Reviewed 3/7/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a one finger white shade not too out of the ordinary for the style - lowish retention, nice creaminess, good bit of lacing on the glass.
S: It smells like a Lagunitas beer: grapefruity and herbal Simcoe hops abound. No, not nearly as much as Sucks, but still enough to wake the nostrils up. There’s also a lemony component here, too. As it sits in the glass, it actually becomes reasonably malty, with biscuit and bread notes.
T: An initial salvo of grapefruit, lemongrass, pine, and sourdough bread counterbalancing suggest this one’s actually full of Centennial. Maltiness surges upwards on the finish, with a faint lemon zest bitterness to it. This one is all about balance without any craziness - too often, I find a lot of Centennial-hopped beers to be somewhat harsh (Founders Centennial IPA being a good example), but this one is really pleasant.
M: Crisp and light, which is a feature I always love in pale ales. A mild syrupy linger accumulates after many sips; luckily it doesn’t weigh down the palate excessively. Carbonation is about what I expect.
O: Lost in Sucksamania is this rock-solid pale ale. Yes, it tastes like many other hoppy offerings from Lagunitas - but when they’re all really good-to-fantastic, who cares? A great ’lunch’ beer.
Clear gold with a big pillowy head. Not much aroma. Taste is beer. Really don’t know how to rate this when there are no distinguishing characteristics at all. I give it a 7/10. Humlehuet (16) - Også Hønefoss, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2017
0.33 Bottle from Swedish alc shop.A good paleale.Quite hoppy.Crispy.Refreshing.
Thunderverb (24) - Visby, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2017
Pours light gold with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and maybe apricot. Taste of grapefruit and herbs. jobe977 (62) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget (6,2%). Clear light yellow with small white head. Aroma is citrus and floral. Taste is hops and bitter. nogva (81) - NORWAY - JUN 3, 2017
Pours clear golden with a modest head that quickly fades to a thin layer. Aroma is malty with citrus and some hops. Medium body, slick feel, average carbonation. Taste of grass, pine and hop resin with a bitter and quite dry finish. Maybe I just have a stuffy nose, but I’m missing some balance and fruityness(?).
Ronritter (665) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz bottle pours clear straw color with fast fading white head aroma is citrus taste is citrus and pine jmgreenuk (9326) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 10, 2017
Tap at the Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is malt, fruity citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a smooth watery melon tropical fruit, light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. mariuszek (1359) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 27, 2017
Clear, golden, medium head. A lot of resin and hops granulate, almost sulphuric notes in aroma. Dry, thus not much body to balance very resin bitter taste. LLaurin (468) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
Golden colour with small head and hoppy nose. Taste is hoppy and light fruity with some malts on the top. Palate is short but also with hops. Nurmis (635) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with white head. Really fruity, with at least citrus and mango. Nice bitter finish, one of the freshest and best APA’s I have tasted.