olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Very hoppy smell with citrus, pine and grapefruit. Similar hoppy taste with a cookie-like maltbase. Nice strong bitterness. phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
I thought I liked this a lot but last time I had this it just didn’t do it. The aroma is inviting typical lagunitas bouquet but I assume its the different grains in the flavor. Didn’t blend well with the hops. Too bad because a 32 ounce bomber of this is a nice price BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a faintly hazy golden color with a great pillowy head. Aroma is hoppy, acidic, resin, pine, grapefruit rind, floral, herby, faint sweet malt at the end. Taste is huge malt backbone, grapefruit rind, an almost onion note(not bad by any means), spices, none of the 4 grains used stand out over another. Overall a good beer, not my favorite from Lagunitas though due to their high standards. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2015 "i’ll start by saying this does nothing to make it stand out as a holiday/winter offering, especially when you consider the pethora of ipas lagunitas puts out. that said, it’s pretty damn good as a nice, fresh, flavorful ipa. highly aromatic, spicy, piney, floral. lighter in body than expected, but super smooth, tasty, with a nice bittersweet finish. they stick to their strong point, which isn’t anything new, but i like it better than the beer it temporarily replaced."
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from quart(!) bottle into tulip. Translucent golden yellow with foamy white head that sticks around. Scent has some floral hops and earthy grains. Flavor is a balance of sweet-ish grainy malt and fresh earthy floral hops. Feel is smooth and wet and creamy all at once. This is a great beer, perfect balance, great flavors.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a beautifull golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is strange. Some slight onion and garlic with pine and hints of citrus. Also notes of tropical fruit and stone fruit like apricot or nectarines. Notes of strawberry as well. Definitely sweet on the nose. Taste is slight pine up front with milder citrus fruit, orange, lemon/lime. Sweet malt, hidden alcohol, finish is mild but lingering and works well. Not an offensive beer at all, super sessionable. Grains don’t shine in this one, but it works. Body on this is tremendous for 8%. popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Love the quart bottle and the golden beer that followed. Aroma of bread yeast and spice. Taste of bitter hop melded with malt for a cereal everspice with hint of liquorice. Medium length finish. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
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It pours golden in color with a light peach colored head. it leaves lacing as the head retreats. It is hoppy with aromas of rye, oats, citrus, and a whiff of barley. There is strong flavors of rye, citrus, and a combination of oats and barley. It goes down well in a way that is fully complimentary of the burst of complex flavors. bubblehouse (1531) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014
I really liked this one. Pours a light gold color with a lot of pronounced aromas. Good price.