arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant orange gold. Aroma is tangy, with floral hops. Great bitterness - earthy and floral mix. Great malt backbone with some acidity. Great match of flavors. Residual bitterness. Smooth and light on the palate. Love this stuff.
haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear gold pour with lacing white head. Grassy aroma with hops and a hint of citrus. Grapefruit tart in the taste with a hint of hops. Kinda reminds me of a strong spring ale. Nice dry finish that leaves you wanting more. And again, I love Lagunitas. Another solid brew.
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear bubbly yellow with a thin white head. Nice piney hops aroma. Taste is initially slightly sweet malt but is rapidly dominated by bitter hops and finishes with a slight hint of sour yeasts. As you let it sit, you really notice the pils malts. This has a medium bubbly mouth feel appropriate to the style with a touch of alcohol on the front edges of the tongue. Overall, this is a good beer for anyone that likes hoppy beers and appreciates the sour finish. I tend to like my beers a little more balanced and would have appreciated additional complexity.
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy bright orange gold with a lively almond head that collapses into rocky flotsam. Floral citrus and caramel aroma. Delicious flavours of orange blossom, grapefruit, white grape juice, caramel. Quite floral. Nicely bitter finish with peppery accents. Awesome!
mattollila (2) - USA - DEC 17, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer seemed mildly flat, perhaps due to shelf life? There was a small white head resting on a light coppery soft orange. The nose is very fruity with a hint of pine. The beer seems very drinkable and leaves a very slight aftertaste of yeasty goodness.
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - DEC 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting foam! Clear orangy amber brew with a large bubbly white cap and plenty of lacing. Grapefruit, soft pine, peaches and Colton Orr just beat the piss out of Scortini. Light very light yeasty spice, sweat, oranges for aroma- that’s a lot. Tasty stuff - peaches and grapefruit sweetness dominate, richness, just enough belg style yeast to ensure I keep tasting the usual Lagunitas yumminess. Enough caramel to keep some balance, light pine, background yeast tartness and faint licorice. I really dig this beer. Smooth carbonation, incredibly easy to drink, I like the yeast here. Pretty much the standard awesomeness of Lagunitas (when applicable). Oh fuck, now I notice that is it 8.85%.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright copper tinged straw colored body with a voluminous frothy white head that lasts through the entire glass. Nose is very expressive with loads of grapefruit and fresh leafy hops along with spice and hay. Strong toasted bread malt body with caramel and light fruity sweetness. Some brown sugar notes and tart apple. Pine and more citrus. Smooth grainy finish. Really a fantastic drink.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good beer. Poured a light gold/orange with a big creamy white head, lacing and retained and all sorts of small carb bubbles. On the nose it is the belgian yeast and citrus hops (orange, lemon) over a sweet malt backing. Medium body with full carbonation, pricks the tongue, a most balanced finish just a little on the dry bitter side. The taste is complex and keeps coming at you. Oranges, lemons, and the associated hop bitterness along with a nice malt backbone (not big but nice) and that belgian yeast flavoring. wow.
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange brown with small head.
Aroma and flavor are piney hops.
Aroma more sweet, flavor more... odd.
Not very wild. Quite bitter. But not bad.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Patton Street Pub, Springfield MO. All afternoon Sunday happy hour, so this was a ridiculous $2.50 pint or there abouts. Shiny pale gold, coarse white head. Spicy tangerine nose with a warm oatmeal cookie backdrop. A bit of pithy quality to the bitterness, but not lingering or chewy...actually quite nice in this context. Barely a hint of the strength, slips down with just a faint peppery finish. Lingering marmalade note.