jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012 undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear deep golden with a small white head. Floral hop aroma with some bready malt. Taste is sweet up front with floral hops again with a touch of pine. Alcohol and some other off taste really comes through in the back.
Bottle. Thanks to bnielsen13. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Citrus, light hop, grassy flavors. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #26. Hazy brownish color with a fluffy off-white head. Mild pine aroma and a little cardboard. Flavor was similar, a little bit of citrus and just a hint of diacytyl and a mildly bitter aftertaste. (2496) theisti (4197) - Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
22 oz bomber purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is mostly clear copper golden with a one inch white head that fell fairly quick. The aroma is a nice resin character, along with sweet maltiness. As the beer warmed, the aroma picked up a bit of earthy herbal, along with signs of alcohol. The taste starts with the malt sweetness, some herbal floral to the sweet, along with a touch of the resin bitterness of the nose. The earthiness of the aroma gives way to a bit of a pepper vegetal that didn’t really work too well with the malt sweetness. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft natural carbonation and a dry mostly clean finish. The 9% is pretty well disguised. Decent enough. jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2012
First notice was the clarity of the beer. Mild amber body. Definite caramel aroma (heavy caramel malt). Mouthful of malt and some hops in terms of taste. For those who like a summer drink, from what I can tell with Lucid’s style they are more of a summer beer. Other than that, nothing overly special. tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Amber body with a thin white head. Citrus nose with pine and floral in the background. Perhaps a slight diacetyl note, very slight however. More diacetyl in the flavor, but oddly, it actually seems to improve the mouthfeel. According to the label, the smoothness of this beer camoflauges the harshness normally found in double IPA’s. I would agree with that. This is for sure a departure from most in the style, but I kind of like and appreciate that. Overall a pleasant surprise.
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours a murky medium orange. Stale hops, soap, citrus/grapefruit.. A common representation of the style, but subpar in comparison to its many rivals. Atom (2572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Had a few times now, on tap at HLBD, pours a copper amber with a small khaki head. Aroma of bready caramel malts, some citrus and slight hop. Taste is earthy but rather simple non-complex hops, with caramel malt. Not bad but certainly nothing special. EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Kind of strange, almost too complex for an IPA, lots of malt depth with a pretty sparing hoppiness. Not a bad beer, fairly drinkable, just little of the bright, refreshing bitterness and citrus I enjoy when in the mood for this style of beer. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Has a nice bitterness that fades nicely and hides the alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone deyholla (12189) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear amber gold with an off-white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains that combines with some pine and onion notes. Flavor again has pine and onion with a pretty strong sweet grain note.