xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from party shoppe on alpine, grand rapids. Clear amber with creamy, medium white head. Aroma is big pine, caramel and dough. Flavor is pine and citrus with light grapefruit, medium sweet caramel, some dough, toast. Medium and creamy body. Nice.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Ritz, Leeds. Oh yeah, belter alert ! This is one tasty momma fo’ sho. Poured an orangey gold colour with a good lookin’ dissipating white head. Enticing aroma of citrus fruit and piney hop with a trace of malt for good measure. Seriously fruity flavour that initially hits you with a hearty citrus dose of orange/pineapple then follows up with a load of bittering hops. Bloody luverly. Smooth and pleasantly sweet. Really enjoyed this. California dreamin’......
Scouser (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice light gold colour. nice hoppy aroma, very floral. great balance between the hops and malt. Really well brewed beer, and easy to drink beer, i like this one!
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden color with white head. Grapefruit rind aroma. Flavor is sweet up front with grapefruit and hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body with average carbonation.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange. Nose is plenty of citrus and pine hops. Resiny. Loads of sweet malt to balance it out. Flavor is a smooth floral and citrus combos nicely balanced my sweet malt and caramel. This beer is too drinkable. The "Sumpin" line is by far my favorite for Lagunitas.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from GBBF had at hoem with the boyz. Alround rating: Caramalt, honey sweetness, floral mandarine and lemon hops, fairly bitter. A bit on the sweetside for me, as i did it head to head with the ipa and the ipa won. Tasty stuff though.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Tom.
Darkish gold with a thin white film. Fantastic chewy hop aroma with the malt a little more upfront than usual. Huge mandarin in the flavour. A little card. Faint cereal. Was thinking this was going to be a whole lot better. The finish pulls it right back on track however. A big fruity smack in the mouth with just a perfect level of bitterness and a really faint hit of honey. Excellent bit could be so much better.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hzy copper color with a light head that is off white. Pine, resin, oranges, and citrus zest in the aroma. Light hop bitterness of the same pine and resin with a bit of citrus too. Reserved compared to their own and other IPAs. Slight yeast flavor.Bit of brown sugar and burnt sugar notes. Bitterness goes all the way through but does not overpower the body. Nice beer.
thewolf (10695) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours lightly hazy orange-golden with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, lots of apricot and grapefruit. Some grass, fat caramel malts to balance. Soft carbonation, great dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fat maltiness, sweet resiny fruity hops. Apricot, grapefruit, melon, red apples. Long, lingering bitterness. Very nice.
greggbevan (2) - USA - AUG 28, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer from Lagunitas, one of their best seasonals. Not seen it on tap yet but great in the bottle. Just the right hoppiness, not over the top. Very tasty. Not quite a session beer but you could have a few.