umpquabrewer (3) - Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2009 does not count
Poured from 22oz bottle into a thistle style glass (my favorite) leaving plenty of room for the four inch head!
Appearance - The color is golden orange with a creamy off white head of tightly packed bubbles that recede somewhat quickly leaving perfect lacing.
Smell - The first hint is of pine and grapefruit followed by tangerine and malt.
Taste - Strong hops that linger, sharp and crisp. The aftertaste is bitter, and sweet like grass.
Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is awesome. A lot like PTE although a little heaver.
Drinkability - Very drinkable! Like I said it’s a lot like PTE but more accessible. (I have to drive 80mi for the Pliny). I will most definitely buy it again... and again.
Great beer and at $3.99 at the local market how can I go wrong!? Good job Lagunitas!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Matt, at KW tasting (thanks Matt, I have been wanting to try this one!!!). Medium glowing yellow, small white head. Great hoppy aroma - piney heaven. Taste is a stunning balance of intense citrus hops and malt - wow, pulls off this balance at this IBU level really well. Nice dry hoppy linger in finish. I want more. Much more. highibus (821) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours a beautiful light carmel color. Thin white head dissapates quickly. Huge aroma of piney hops. Great palate, not overbearing but a real nice bit of resiny thickness. Sharp hop bite with some citrus. Clears quickly and just a light lingering os sweetness and hops. Good balance. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours a golden/copper body with moderate carbonation under a full and long lasting off-white head which leaves a frothy lace on the glass. Sharp, piney hops with floral and herbal notes are so intense that even my wife said "whoa" despite her sinus-clogging allergies. Flavor is again sharply hopped with pine and grapefruit, and its bitter bite lingers so long that I could still taste the hop-burn on my tongue after I had a cigarette. An intense brew, quite excellent if you are looking as I was for a harsh, satisfying DIPA. ~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 oz. bomber from Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL
barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
bomber from a trade with hobbesr. shared with the KW crew. bright orange pour with a small white head. great hoppy aroma with pale malt structure. same goes for flavours. nothing to complain about here. really well balanced and easy to drink. a great IIPA. thx for the bottle Riley.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
650mL bomber, KW tasting, matt7215’s bottle, thanks Matt! Not sure where ’farmhouse’ comes into this. Pours a very nice deep golden orange, small white head. The aroma here is just awesome! As much juicy American hops as you could ever want, cascade, amarillo, etc. but very well matched by the ample malts. It just smells so incredible I could sniff it for hours. Flavour doesn’t disappoint either. Very hop forward upfront, nice biting sensation on the palate, but there’s that strong malt backbone coming in to balance things out. Nice! Spritzy finish with tons of hop bitterness. I wish I could buy this locally. Strong yet refreshing. Thanks again Jeff! Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
In short: A extra-citrusy caramelized IPA. Simple but wonderfully effective.Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUN 26, 2009
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh immediately upon reception. Sent to me as a bonus by dmschefke, thanks a lot Dave.
The look: Glowing clear golden body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is citrusy to the max, I could smell that juicy hopping for hours. The straightforward taste offers juicy fruity caramel and a whole lot of citrus in the finish. The beer is obviously mega-hoppy but the bitterness is mild, this is not an intense brew. In the the first half of my bottle I thought it was fantastic. In the second half of the bottle the caramel sweetness started to stick to my palate and I realized that the juicy citrusy hopping with a mild bitterness wasn’t enough. Body is soft (too soft) and carbonation is smooth. To compare it to an old classic I’d describe it as a Dreadnaught-Light. And to be called a Dreadnaught-Light is a compliment. Fresh, smooth, real, it’s all here, be yourself and make it a Dreadnaugt Light.
Copper with a fairly large white head. Aroma is mostly hops. Flavor is also mostly hops, especially at first. Finish has a slight malt presence, but is mostly bitter. Despite that, it’s surprisingly drinkable and not overpowering. Maybe I’m a hophead, but I found it extremely pleasant. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Pours orange copper with a moderate white-ish head. Aroma is so much better than other Lagunitas beers it makes me laugh. Pine, grapefruit, orange, and a strong plant and herb presence; this is just wonderfully hopped. Flavor is a little more balanced with orange, sugar coated bread, toast, pine, and more fruity and less herbal than the nose. Finishes with a bit more pine, fading into, toast, and some burnt orangey dessert type thing. Moderately bitter. Medium bodied, drinkable, not QUITE as creamy as it could be. Great beer, very admirable and well made. I can’t help but not be in the mood for it though... kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is pure hops, sweet, floral, resinous, piney. Appears light amber with a soapy off-white head that laces in thick rings down the glass. Flavor is very hoppy, piney and floral. Thin with not much malt body but a very nice sweet hoppiness. Light bodied, but a faint hint of phenolic booze. Nice.