A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale

22 oz bomber from Green’s, Atlanta, GA, USA.
What I like about Lagunitas is their simple adherence to style and the great value that one usual gets, especially in the bomber size.
Pour is a bright, golden, clear body with a high, bubbly head. The head leaves some superb, sticky lace which is exactly what I am looking for in a big ‘ol American DIPA. For me the sticky nature of the lace is a VERY important feature of an American DIPA.
Nose gives plenty of sinus clearing, sweetened grapefuit, resinous hop notes. Tastes are very much in the same vein but the bitterness is absent in huge quantities, rather we get a sweet hoppy beer with just about as balanced a beer as one can hope for in this style (OF COURSE, it’s NOT balanced at ALL, but that’s the nature of the style!)
Surprisingly smooth, creamy mouthfeel and some nice, simple aftertastes that shy away from palate abuse!
In summary very drinkable and a beer that is just about as abalanced as one can expect given the style. As I say it isn’t balanced per se, but it is a beer with significant malts to back up the hop profile. A subtle as the style will ever get!

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09/05/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.7 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.3
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