AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled 1/9/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon peel, floral, and some herbal spiciness. Very nice and well balanced aromas; with good strength. Taste of big pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, herbal spiciness, pine, tropical fruits, honey-like sweetness, and some breadiness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, citrus, herbal, pine, and some tropical fruits. Fantastic balance of bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Quite drinkable at 8%, with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish present. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding and drinkable DIPA. Big fruitiness, with great balance, and smooth drinking. Glad I knew that this was a fresh one thanks to my regular store.
A fantastic DIPA, especially since it was freshly bottled. Lagunitas bottle codes their beer now, and I will definitely be picking up some more to retry because of that fact.