sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden/bronze color with a white head, good lacing. Bready/ yeasty aroma. Medium body, malty, bready, not too bitter finish. This beer can be really magical depending on what food y you pair it with.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; a fusion done right. Poured a light amber with a big head. Aroma of yeast, earth, woods, zest and fruit. Balanced and profound flavor. Citrus, tang, yeast and earth. Gets better throughout. Another great value.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Old Chicago, Eden Prairie. Hazy light apricot pour, tons of carbonation (about 1/5 glass) and a good fruity and sweet/mellow citrus aroma. Flavor was sweet creamy malt, rich (but not sweet) oranges, nice balanced hops and finished pleasantly sweet and drinkable (was surprised this was close to 8%). Tasty beer and very well priced.
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Independent, St. Pete. Clear golden body. Off-white head, slowly diminishing. Hop aroma of citrus, orange and flowers. Notes of toasted grain, hay. Hint of clove. The flavor is lightly bitter and moderately sweet. It finishes lightly to moderate sweet and lightly to moderately bitter, a bitterness that grows and lingers on the tongue. Medium body, watery texture turning sticky, lively carbonation. An interesting beer with a nice balance created by the hop profile and the Belgian yeast. Citrus fruits dominate the aroma, but not the flavor.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at E Burger! Rating# 237. Crystal clear golden color with a nice fluffy off white head. Hippy aroma hard to get anything else really. Bitter flavor up front light sweetness, pretty good. (1423)
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with a thick, merengue-like head that sticks around for some time. Aroma is HUGE of pine, grapefruit, and lemon peel. Expecting more funk, but it wasn’t there. Quite floral and spicy on the nose as well. Taste is quite sweet, like carmelized hops and heavy malt. No funk on the palette at all, but slightly spicy and slight toffee notes. Finishes with a heavy bitterness and malt linger. Well balanced.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has been quite a while since I have the sumpin sumpin ale, but WOW this seems quite different, and quite a lot better. The aroma smells of cascade hops and the taste follows suit. The appearance is still a bit golden and clear but who cares when it tastes this good? The carbonation is right, the balance is spot-on. Very good beer!
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden/amber with thin white head and good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine hops with the slightest hint of spiciness from the yeast. Flavor is sweet on the front of the palate, with pine, grapefruit, and a pronounced hop bitterness throughout.
hayduke (3385) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange color with a foamy white head and moderate lacing. Nose of floral hops. Typical Lagunitas full body and oily mouthfeel. Favor is like a DIPA with lots of citrus and pine but there are some other subtle flavors in there that must come from the Belgian yeast,. Long bitter finish,. Great beer.
drjay44 (2670) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Per the label, OG 1.082, IBU 72.51,ABV 8.85%. Pours a thin short lived, white head, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body......nose is heavy grapefruit, pine, resin.....taste is light sweet to start, then heavy grapefruit, light pine, finishing with grapefruit bitterness.....mouth feel is medium, slightly sticky, carbonation medium. Final Gravity, calculated from ABV, comes out at 1.014-1.016. This explains the light sweet to start. I wonder if they used Simcoe as one of the hops given the strong grapefruit aromas and flavors. There were minimal spices apparent, which means either light phenolic production, or they were hidden by the high IBU. This is another interesting creation by Lagunitas, but it seems to be more of a DIPA/ IIPA than something with a Belgian yeast strain. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7