boFNjackson (4127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 Bottle... Poured clear orange with a thick white head, beautiful lacing and retention. Aroma of hops, citrus-like fruit -- grapefruit. Dry, foamy, medium carbonation, but a thick body. Malt backing to support the floral hops, but not bitter, a tea leaf earthiness to it. Really well balanced a refreshing.
tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
citrusy,very well balanced hops/aroma - very little bitterness. What a surprise - really enjoyed this on tap at 1702 in Tucson
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Clear amber with a small head. Lovely piney and citrussy hops blending with rich caramel aroma. Tastes very balanced with caramel and raisins offsetting piney and grapefruity bitterness. This is sumping of a beer.
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 (1961) - 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 (235) - 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 (3009) - 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 (1710) - 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.