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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is not the original Pale Ale as brewed in far away 1993 in the back of the Old House of Richards Building in West Marin hamlet of Forest Knolls right next to little Lagunitas. It is way better. Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kerosene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your stomach into your gut...

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
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. Theres 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 ones 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 doesnt 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 theyre all really good-to-fantastic, who cares? A great lunch beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
So far my personal favourite pale ale. Crisp, smooth, perfectly balanced, orangey, bitterfresh, West Coast-tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (482) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2016
very faint malt aroma. golden and clear in color with fast fading head. well balanced in flavor, smooth finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thediceman666 (19) - - OCT 2, 2016
One of my favorite pale ales, nice hoppy aroma with a bit of citrus could drink this all day

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (245) - - OCT 2, 2016
Appears a translucent gold with a healthy, clean white head. The aroma is dank hops of the herbal and juicy orange and lemon. The taste provides a sweet cereal grain like Honey Nut Cheerios with a citrus twist. Friendly dry lemony finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from Bridgend Service Station. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Very faint lacing. Aroma of orange and hay. Flavour of tinned orange and bitter hops. Thin to medium body with a sharp, fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty solid, but not as distinctive as other Lagunitas beers Ive had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (628) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2016
Nez bien quilibr bien que lger. Trs port sur les agrumes. Petit fond vert trs agrable, trs frais. Bouche trs lgre, un peu trop. Aprs lquilibre est niquel entre un lger maltage, les agrumes, un petit fond vert/rsineux.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (810) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is clear, gold with nice sparkle, finger-width foamy white head with good retention and sticky sudsy lacing. Aroma is citrus, floral, light pine, over malt base. Taste is as aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with foamy texture, average carbonation and mix of bitter and sweet finish. Overall, solid all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1704) - Bod, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a golden colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, fruity hops, grass, pine and more tropical fruits. Similar flavour with more grapefruit, grassy hops and pine. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a medium to heavy bitterness. A hoppy and well balanced APA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenter2000 (70) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Yeah this one works for me. It smells great, feels refreshing. Slight minor sweet vague malt existence so if you have a complete aversion to that flavor in beer this might quietly nag at you. I keep my distance from malt these days and this amount is not too bad. Didnt realize this brewery was owned by Heineken. cant escape the long rude consuming reach of capitalism. soon there will be just one brewery: Budweiser.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2154) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Tap - good size foamy head, clear medium gold color, fairly big citrus and earthy hop aroma and flavor, mild bready may backbone, good dry finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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