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Old 05-08-2006, 06:17 AM   #1
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Finally got to try this after hearing so much good stuff about it.

I must say I was seriously disappointed.

It was pretty bad. It had a huge ice tea taste that totally overpowered the beer. I've tasted that ice tea flavor in a beer before--but not that bad. I'd kill to know what gives it that flavor? A base malt? I doubt it is yeast, but who knows.

Anyway, Lagunitas IPA = 1/5 (and that is being generous).

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Old 05-08-2006, 09:46 AM   #2
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Finally got to try this after hearing so much good stuff about it.

I must say I was seriously disappointed.

It was pretty bad. It had a huge ice tea taste that totally overpowered the beer. I've tasted that ice tea flavor in a beer before--but not that bad. I'd kill to know what gives it that flavor? A base malt? I doubt it is yeast, but who knows.

Anyway, Lagunitas IPA = 1/5 (and that is being generous).
That might not be a bad taste in a beer if done properly. Maybe it's a malt/hop combination that does it. I would bet that hops are involved in some way. I can see how too much of an iced tea character in beer would not be good.
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:41 PM   #3
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It has to be something tannic, perhaps from the hops or poor procedure with the mash.

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Old 05-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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That sucks! I LOVE their beers. Maybe you got a bad one...Where did ya get it?
ive only had them in cali, if you got one here in VA i wouldnt be suprised if it was mishandled...That beer got me into homebrewing.

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I'll vote on the bad bottle theory as well. Want me to send you one fresh from CA?

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Old 05-10-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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Finally got to try this after hearing so much good stuff about it.

I must say I was seriously disappointed.

It was pretty bad. It had a huge ice tea taste that totally overpowered the beer. I've tasted that ice tea flavor in a beer before--but not that bad. I'd kill to know what gives it that flavor? A base malt? I doubt it is yeast, but who knows.

Anyway, Lagunitas IPA = 1/5 (and that is being generous).
You know, I've been one of the faithful who swears by this stuff, and I had it recently for the first time in a few months, and it didn't strike me as being as good as I remembered it. I hear you on the tea flavor. I remember it as being much better. I wonder if they've changed something...
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You know, I've been one of the faithful who swears by this stuff, and I had it recently for the first time in a few months, and it didn't strike me as being as good as I remembered it. I hear you on the tea flavor. I remember it as being much better. I wonder if they've changed something...
I know one of my longtime favorite beers, Carolina Pale Ale, went through a period of about a year where I did not like it at all. It makes me wonder if certain recipes are more susceptible to the variation in barley and hop crops from year to year (much like a varietal wine, though probably to a lesser extent). In any case, it tastes pretty good again.
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I like their IPA, I'm in Texas. I bought one of their Maximus, ? a double IPA, but I haven't had a good opportunity to drink it yet.

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Just drank a Maximus IPA last night, A hearty HOPPY m----r f----r. If you have an ipa addiction this is the one 4 u. Their reg ipa is awsome , also got me into hbing. Try their brown shugga all I have to say is awsome.

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Can't imagine how anyone could dislike Lagunitas flagship brew...I'm in support of this "bad bottle" theory out in the East Coast.

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