sunevdj (3501) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from joergen at Theis and Mette’s. Pours a clear golden with a small white head and lacings. Smells of hops and Belgian yeast. Sweet with lots of fruity hops aromas. Also aromas of Belgian yeasts and hints of fresh dates. Medium to full bodied. Softish carbonation. Sweet finish with more hops and yeast esters.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured clear, lighter golden with a sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest, grapefruit, and peppery yeast upfront, with soft bready malts supporting.. juicy and well-balanced, with an interesting accent from the yeast. The flavor found bready and honey sweetness at the core.. dry pepper and clovey yeast laced throughout.. hoppy too, with grapefruit and pine resin leading.. a lot of residual sweetness and some warmth at the end, but it sure was tasty. Medium-bodied with a slow, almost syrupy flow across the palate.. very solid brew overall.
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome hop beast from Lagunitas, I get super pumped every time they churn out business like this. Presents like a Belgian IPA, even if not classified as such. Fairly malty with a noticeable but not massive Belgian twang. Hops are more prominent in the nose than the flavor, but both exhibit great balance. Definitely one of the most unique offerings from Lagunitas, and one of the best ones as well.
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. First, a huge kick in the nuts to the jackass who wrote the virus code that has infected my laptop. This is an iPhone rating because of technical issues. I hope you die a slow and painful death, bastard. Alright, so this beer is a pretty clean gold, unlike the filthy scum of cyberland. Head is small and aromas are adequately interesting. Quite a mix of light fruit, honey and citrus. Flavor is sweeter than expected. A mix of pear and peach that has a little twang of wildness to it and a citrusy bite in the finish. I like it... I hope the hacking asshats who messed up my computer never get to try it.
DerWeg (1564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Drank from a glass tho. Kinda orange, dense and clear with white foamy layer. Smells a bit like a saison or sumpin. Great hop aromas, go America. Taste is also very go America, the hop and boombastic delicious fat malts of a pale-ish conspiracy. Prickly feel! Whencetofore is also herbal, grassy with lemon and slightly funky. If this were a 4oz sample I’d stop at that, but it’s sumpin good. And the bomber lives in the fridge, with airtight stopper, pending furtherance of consumption.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange with a thin off white head. Full floral and sweet citrus nose. More flowers in the flavor with some hop citrus bitterness. A bit of yeast as well. Medium mouthfeel.
trevor211 (1440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. Very much like the regular Sumpin Sumpin, with a bit more of a yeasty/malty note, especially in the aroma. The hops really come through in the flavor, and it actually finishes pretty bitter. Nice, though - another great effort from Lagunitas.
Floback (541) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a golden effervescent orange-hued body. Cascading, tight lacing. A white fluffy head recedes slightly. Tempting nose of sour yeast and citrus. The mouth displays dough, coriander, tangerine, and subtle metal in the finish followed by a bite of piney hops. High carbonation, medium/full body. Excellent.
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with tan, foamy head and consistent carbonation. Wonderful aroma with malt, pine, and banana notes. Very complex, and enjoyable taste. Well balanced- starts quite sweet and then quickly transitions to lasting bitter finish. Has bit of an alcohol finish, too. Feels light in the mouth and is drinkable, but a little syrupy. A very drinkable, fun, strong beer.
Sledutah (6103) - Utah, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 22oz bottle from BevMo in Vacaville
Appearance: Crystal clear golden with a huge frothy white head and lots of sticky lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Sweet malts, honey, spices, citrus
Taste: Sweet malts, Belgian yeast, pine and spices
Very nice beer. I really enjoyed this one.