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Kill Ugly Radio - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Kill Ugly RadioKill Ugly Radio

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BA SCORE
89
very good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 242
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: unklesyd on 08-17-2007)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bomber is for sharing and was aged about a year in my cellar. A very hoppy beer, hoppy but balanced aroma, great head with lace. This doubles up to soften the mouthfeel and the hop lead bitterness and mintiness stays on the palate in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 03:29:55 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows."

--Frank Zappa

Sun-splashed golden orange with bumblebee yellow trim. It looks like the brewery decided to favor the pale side of the spectrum when it came time to design the malt bill. Good. The aged parchment colored cap isn't spectacular, but it gets the job done. It's also sticky enough to grace the glass with a fair amount of sudsy lace.

Like the color, the aroma is impressively bright. It's full of citrusy top notes of lemon peel and grapefruit zest. Maybe even a little herbal-earthy ganja. Nothing else reaches my nose (malt for instance), but then an American IPA doesn't need anything other than hops to get the job done. I'm pretty sure this is going to be better beer than Freak Out.

Kill Ugly Radio is an IPA just like I like 'em. It's pale malt dominant (sugar cookies), with just enough heft to barely support the hops and no more. Ain't no way this beer is a double IPA. The stars of the show, just as it should be, are a trio of citric hops that taste great together. Two high alpha acid varieties (Summit and Horizon) and good ol' Cascade.

The flavor profile is a near equal mix of lemon, tangerine and white grapefruit. If you love straightforward American citric hops that don't have to fight through a caramel onslaught to be appreciated, then KUR should be right up your alley. The finish is incredibly clean, crisp and drying. Who says that all beer needs to be complex to be good?

Thanks to the relative scarcity of malt, the body/mouthfeel is on the light side (for an IPA). I've rewarded it, though, because it doesn't come close to deteriorating on the swallow, because it matches the flavor profile very well and because it makes the beer a cinch to drink.

I like what Lagunitas has done with Kill Ugly Radio. They've hit all the right notes in what has turned out to be a classic, immensely drinkable, Left Coast IPA. Zappa was an impressively prolific musician, so there should be plenty of inspiration for the future. Here's hoping that every one of the forthcoming tribute beers is as good as this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 15:40:51 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into several Pint Glasses

A – Poured a very nice and light bright amber with a good three finger towering head of foamy and sticky white lace across the top. Nice slow fade left behind lots of concentric side glass rings. There was a good deal of carbonation that was present and kept replenishing the layer of lace that formed on the top. Very nice overall color and clarity on this one.

S – The smell was very fresh and highly hopped with a good deal of citrus flare to it. It was a very bright citrus, sharp with a big cutoff of grapefruit or even lemon. Really could clear the senses, but it laced that big sugar pushes you usually see associated with these. This was more of a big fresh bitter west coast IPA type of smell, very nice.

T – The flavor was very light which was actually quite surprising and it had a really nice long lasting finish. The big players here again were defiantly the grapefruit and a touch of lemon on the finish that made you pucker up just a touch. Not a lot of depth as this was straightforward hop assault. Well I can take that back there was depth just not a lot of balance. What else was there was a nice light grain that seemed to just mix itself into the foreground enough to let you know it was there then go back into hiding. This was just up my alley, love the hops and this was all about them.

M – The feel was nice and light, nothing really big and filling about this as the nice bright flavor profile really lended itself well to the overall feel. Great carbonation really kept it up and let the flavor speak for itself. This was almost refreshing it was so light. Very well done.

D – This was perfect here. I could have had this forever it seemed like. Very light feel and great carbonation combined with a really nice bright hop character and just the right amount of bitter in the finish lended this to be session ale, well at least to me. No hint of the BAV at all which could sneak up on you I suppose, but this was nice.

Overall I was not sure what to expect when I started this but was very happy to find a nice west coast hop monster. It was refreshing and light with a big enough palate to keep me satisfied. Really a fine job here and to be honest of the best I have had from them. I was glad I picked up a few as I will be enjoying this one again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2007 01:17:44 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange color with a white head. Still surprisingly hoppy. Good citrus notes, mostly citrus peel, as well as some pine and floral hop aromas. A bit of sweet and bready malt. The flavor is moderately sweet, but some of that is sweet citrus hop flavor. A bit of orange peel and some pine bitterness. Light floral and grass flavors as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:36:03 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a very nice head that caps the beer all the way down the pint glass while splashing a variety of lace patterns

Smell: Lemons and grapefruit but also an earthy element

Taste: Opens with plenty of hops as the malt element of this beer is low; citrusy and earthy (although I suspect the latter character has to do with the beer's age); after the swallow, it mellows out but retains its hoppy character

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; moderate carbonation

Drinkability: DIPA? Hardly. More like a lite IPA; but still enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 23:28:25 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Unclemattie: Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium foamy head with minimal lacing. Aroma of cascade hops with some medium bitterness. Taste consists of medium caramel malt with some traces of c-hops bitterness and light floral notes. Body is about average with some good carbonation. Very average overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 21:10:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Perfumy aroma of wet, leafy hops with notes of sugar-crusted grapefruit.

Taste: Light maltiness upfront, with a taste of toasted grains and only a hint of sweetness. Strong grapefruit rind flavor. Plenty of bitterness, but never too much to stray far from the light malt base. Finishes dry, with a lightly lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's a decent brew that walks the line between IPA and Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 17:04:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To be hones Iam really not all that familiar with Frank Zappas music a friend of mine back in the day had some of his stuff I only remember the "workin in a gas stations" song and found it a bit odd well anyways enough of that.This new DIPA from one of my favorite breweries pours a clear light to medium golden with a thinner white head leaving no lace as it settled very quickly,fresh hop aromas somewhat piney and resiny with a bit of caramel ,biscuity sweetness as well.Big hop profile obviously on the palate quite resiny and piney with a bit herb there is a hefty caramel doughy malt sweetness underneath that holds up well to the hops (not sure if thats a good thing) but the hops when out in the lingering finish.Another hoppy gem from Lagunitas I wanna get their whole line here in the Buffalo area.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2007 20:59:51 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't know what to expect from Lagunitas' "Kill Ugly Radio", but I wasn't expecting much based on the last Zappa beer that I had from them (I have no idea how many they've made). The label was great though. It actually reminded me of the cover of "The Essential Jimi Hendrix", but it still did the job in conveying a sense of time and period.

Upon pouring the beer I was surprised to see that it was light colored and golden. I was expecting something darker and "bigger". In the glass it was clear, and amber in color beneath a short head of frothy white foam. The head retention was fair, and it left some nice splatters, smears, and splashes behind.

The aroma is what changed my conceptions of the beer, flicking on a light bulb above my head that said "It's hoppy! Oh, yes, Lagu-fuckin-itas ... of course, that makes sense". It was pungent, piney, and "herbal" (how do they get that? I found the same thing in The Kronic).

I was prepared for the first sip to be a bit lighter in the mouth than I'd originally expected based on the color, and I thought it was a decent I.P.A. backed by a firm, biscuity maltiness. I didn't notice the strength at all until I was about 4 ounces into it - partially because it's well hidden, partially because it's only 7.8%, and partially because the beer needed to warm up a bit. I also found a nice touch of grassiness to it, along with the piney, herbaceous, and resiny hops. And even a little bit of yeast fruitiness! It was crisp and bright, and easily drinkable and refreshing.

So getting back to the Zappa thing, I think that Frank would have been proud of this one. It's got an edge to it, and there's clearly strength behind it. It's clear and concise with confidence. It's not flabby at all. It hits you straight up-front with guts, undulates and sways a little bit, and then smoothly fades into a lingering finish that wavers in-and-out without ever really going anywhere until you're left with just a snap of bitter resin at the back of the throat.

Nicely done! Somewhat abrassive but kind of conservative - kind of like Frank himself. Very drinkable. Beautiful hop presentation. I can easily imagine sitting on a deck overlooking the ocean with a few good friends, a few bottles of this, and some great conversation until everyone gets so f'd up that you just crash and worry about the rest of your life in the morning. Kind of like Zappa himself? Maybe, maybe not... he was kind of stiff despite how loose he seemed to be. Kind of like listening to Zappa? Right on!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 00:48:05 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Biright orange, huge white head.

Loud aromatics, spills out all over, vibrant, bright, shining out the full force of a pure, unadulterated hop attack. Pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and all the needles on the pine forest floor.
Gorgeous!

There it is again in the taste, a sheer blast of bitterness. Pelting the palate with bitter hops, but also juicy fruit,...just enough malt to make it bearably, but this is an unabashed double IPA, a no-holds-barred, ball bruiser.
Apart from the bitter blast, fairly smooth and creamy, not so far from drinkable, either.

There's something that creeps into the back of the throat that's a bit unpleasant, a litter after-...something. A little drawback, that, I little drag away from delicious.

But the big hop flavor I do enjoy, I do, I do. I'm really liking this...not as raw as the Hopslam I had earlier, less punishing.

Cheers, to LAgunitas!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 11:08:24 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma hits with a strong burst of citrus, along with a good amount of piney hops and a little caramelized malt.

T: The taste is pretty much consists of a strong and fruity citrus sweetness and a floral hops bitterness that compliment each other very well. There's a little bit of caramel in the background and the malt character is on the thin side for the style. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, nice kick, good representation of style, definitely one of your prototype West Coast IPA's, this is a good beer that I could drink for a very long time.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 03:10:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an effervescent golden/bronze with 4+ fingers of meringue-like pearl colored head. Sheets & sheets of lacing & insane head retention

S: Citrus hops. honey malt & breadyness (once this warms)

T: Grapefruitty & piney hops, plus honey malt up front. Bready notes along with lemony & grapefruitty hops as this warms, plus just a touch of nectarine. Finishes so juicy & so crisp & lemony with great bready/crackery notes & a bit of boozey warmth

MF: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, some oily slickness & great balance & very crisp for the ABV

Drinks too damn easy, this hit all the right notes for me, even though I'd say this is more an IPA than a DIPA. Probably would've been across the board 5 or damn near as an IPA to me.

I guess Frank would've approved, but a could've swore I heard him state he was a teetotaler. Hard to believe that from someone who gave us "tittys & beer"!

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 06:12:58 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a wonderful pale malt and hop aroma. The hops are explosive with loads of citrus scents. The malt aroma is primarily derived from pale and Carapils malts. It's light and simplistic which really showcases the hop content. The taste is good. It has a smooth pale malt flavor with a very bitter hop blast. It goes down smooth with some bisquity notes, but the hops really take center stage. It's a bit lopsided. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer, but it could be so much better. First it lacks malt complexity. Second, it lacks body. It seems a bit light for this type of beer. I love the hops, but I need more balance, IMO. Overall, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 00:17:12 | More by WesWes
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very thin head with a wispy, ring-like head, that is quite a pale white head. The beer is brilliantly clear with a bright, copper color. Quite a fruit focused hop aroma with ample notes of apricot and tropical fruit character. Underneath this is a solid pine like note, a touch of menthol character and a distinct, though not overly strong, marijuana like aroma. While the fruit was the first aromatic note noticed, the rank, herbaceous note almost is at the same contributing level after I get used to the aromatic components.

Quite hoppy flavored; it is quite fruity, yet is nicely balanced by an herbaceous character and a solid, yet actually light for a hop focused beer, bitterness. The hops contribute flavors of apricot, candied tangelo, lychee, menthol, an almost garlic-like note, and a big herbal note that does lean towards the previously mentioned rank note mentioned in the aroma. As the beer warms a touch of soda cracker like, toasty malt flavors start to come through.

This is quite a simplistic beer in its hop focus. There is just enough malt to keep the hops from being overwhelming, but it is almost not noticeable as a flavor contributor in and of itself. This will be quite enjoyed by the hop heads out there. This would actually be better if there was some more malt character (mostly the caramel / sweet malt notes); actually more malt would even accentuate the hop character a bit more too.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 17:18:06 | More by Gueuzedude
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep golden with nice clarity and a white head that thins and hangs around.

The smell is citric - grapefruity, lemon, orange, with slight pine and some tea-like leafiness. Sweet malt way in the back. Awesomely complex aroma.

The taste follows the nose - hoppy - citric and piney. Bitter with a sweet carmelized undertone. Alcohol very well-hidden. Slightly understated compared to the aroma, but not by much. A wallop of juicy hops with some sweetness in the background.

Full-bodied and pretty chewy. Rich and smooth.

Dangerously drinkable. Slightly imbalanced? Perhaps - but isn't that a fitting tribute? A tasty, complex brew!

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 15:55:25 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a heavy orange hue to it. Off white/crème head with some pretty good staying power. Nose is oh so piney with that sticky sweet tar kind of residue just jumping out at my nose. Flavor is almost of two sides. One side of my mouth (literally) gets the double IPA action, and the other side almost feels like soda water. It mellows out a bit with a few more sips, but still isn't meshing all that well. Just falls off a bit too quickly. Feel is decent on the liquid and the carbonation is good. I feel like the liquid could have a bit more body though. The verdict on this one is just an okay DIPA. There are much better examples out there, and I certainly expected more coming from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 03:31:33 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a bright penny sunshine bright penny copper hue with a slight haze about it, large foaming white head bright. Aromatics are big on citric hops and light clean biscuit malts, pretty simple but definitely a hopped up brew. Flavor is up front with citrus and floral hop highlights, awesome stuff flows evenly very crisp and refreshing mellow pale malt biscuit sweetness detectable. Alcohol takes a mild effect on the overall flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with oily hop textures making it nice and slick. Drinkability is absolutely effortless and from what I hear they are reformulating one of the standard beers with a similar hop profile to this one, not so much a DIPA for me but definitely a great zesty hop filled brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 16:32:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear yellowish orange color with a fluffy one finger head. Mild lacing paints the glass.

Smell: floral bitterness and some grapefruit slices are easily detectable.

Taste: loads of caramel along with some grapefruit, lemon zest, tart apples, and a strong and dry bitterness level. Well balanced and a bit hearty.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Crisp and dry throughout. Relatively short aftertaste despite the strong flavor profile.

Drinkability: one bomber bottle was more than enough in one session for me. Very tasty and worth picking up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 12:32:26 | More by Gavage
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Impressive three finger head with some real lasting power--rocky remnants after four minutes. Dark gold color with a touch of haze.

Raw grapefruit smelling hop bitterness--reminiscent of pine needles.

This is a very thin beer for the style. This is a heavily hopped beer with a strong bitterness that lasts long after the swallow. Strong sour citrus flavors from the hop. Great hop aftertaste.

This beer tastes good, but does not have the mouthfeel of a superior IPA. For hop heads, this is an easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 18:28:54 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a beautiful clear orange, with a nice, white head, which accentuates the beer's features. Very nice looking beer.

S: Very fragrant, full of citrus and grapefruit, very floral.

T: The grapefruit dominates, but it is more subtle than in a typical Double IPA, not a hop bomb, very sweet tasting, it's well balanced with the malt, a nice, easy to drink beer, with a good flavour.

M: Quite good, the hop oil gives it a bit of a syrupy quality, quite chewy and resiny as well, but refreshing, a good feel for a Double IPA.

D: I really liked this beer, it's a Double IPA that doesn't have to have a huge hop attack to be effective, definitely one of Lagunitas's better brews and IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 18:43:52 | More by Halcyondays
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden-orangish color with some good carbonation, great white fluffy head that stuck around. Nose is some malts, piney hops and smelled dry. Taste was disappointing. It was very bitter and hoppy on the taste and the finsih was the same. A little citrus on the finish too. I have had better Imperials for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 03:37:05 | More by barleywinefiend
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks great with thick lacing running all the way down my pint glass, There's a big, killer aroma too with big tropical fruit hops with a harsh citrus rind ground into it. Sadly, the flavor doesn't match. There's a decent finishing bitterness, but it feels thin and neither big hops or malt flavors come up in here. It might be more appropriate it call it and Imperial Extra Pale Ale... No, that'd just be silly.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2007 18:49:15 | More by tempest
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Billolick

New York

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle, pours clear mediu/lighter amber, just a few lazy bubbles rising to the top, off white head, showing a nice loose and retentive head. Everything dissolves to a medium film and keeps leaving stringy late lacing. Nose is all grapefruit. NIce well hopped ale, more citric hops, more grapefruit notes...some malty sweetness just adds to the easy drinking pleasure going on here. Nice offering from Lag. A very approachable DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 01:26:21 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear deep golden yellow body with a rocky snow-white bubbly film of head. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles that support the head for a brief bit.

S- The smell of big green grassy hops is followed by a soft note of sweet ripe pineapple. The hops get greener and more pungent as the beer warms.

T- This beer has a big musty green bitter hops with the taste of cat pee. There is a very light sweetness of pale malt that can only be tasted after the hops numb the taste buds. There are notes of iced tea and club soda in the hops flavor and the big grassy flavor comes back to finish the beer. The bitterness lingers after each sip for a good while.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat.

D- This is a big bitter hop monster with everything else buried underneath. I liked the big taste but it is not a beer I could drink more than one of in a session.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 20:21:53 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zorro

California

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brilliantly clear copper colored beer with a good white colored head.

The smell is light and a little sweet with a very fresh hop scent. Medium strong C type hop aroma doesn't completely overwhelm the malt component; this has a bit of honey smell. Grapefruit, pine, eucalyptus, menthol, mint and some bitter willow tree scent are all components of the Hops but this really smells like a fresh crushed hop bud shoved up your nose.

The taste begins neutral to bitter and dry in the mouth. Medium bitter at first this is somewhere in the gray area between AIPA and IIPA in hop power. Not real complex this is all strong clean hop flavor without any nuance.

The mouthfeel is good.

Always a subjective topic but I find this to be very drinkable. Not very complex at all this is like Metallica music, loud and simple without trying to make any profound statement. This will be enjoyed by anyone who like a strong flavored hoppy beer at the upper limits of the regular AIPA spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 03:40:33 | More by Zorro
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Kill Ugly Radio from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.