Lagunitas has been available in Maine for less than a year and I have only tried a few of their beers but overall I have enjoyed their offerings. This one is a pale ale but is very close to being an IPA.
Appearance is nothing special with a decent copper color and thin white head. Leaves a bit of lacing on the glass but again nothing to get too excited about. Aroma has lots of floral hops and is very pleasing. The taste has a bit more citrus than the nose but is balanced well with plenty of bready malts. Hops are definitely dominant in this one and for me that is not a bad thing.
The beer is quite refreshing and very easy to drink for a 7.5% ABV beer. A nice pale ale that nearly crosses the line to an IPA.
Pros: Floral aroma, easy to drink
Cons: Very hoppy for a pale ale
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Lagunitas Brewing
Brewers Description: Sneaky Smooth with a Touch of What We Call Wheatly-esque-ish-ness. Crispy Wheat and Pale Malt flavors with a Big Round & Juicy Hop Finish. Everyone Needs A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Sometimes. You Can Get It All Year Now… in a Six-Pack!