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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2010
bomber compliments of NORMS in vienna, my closest refuge to Jrs back in sunny deygo... Pours a translucent copper coated orange with a decent head. the aroma is light, some flowery notes a pinch of citrus hops but nothing over powering.. initial hit to the palate is smooth and inviting with a contingency of maltiness followed by a quick poke of citrus hops.. a coated aftertaste but non potent.. some sugary side affects with the following sips.. surprisingly smooth with not a heavy ETOH or syrupy overtone. Its like a nice SUnday afternoon, almost pleasant enough to mak you forget you have to work the next day.. Another solid brew from lah goo knee tas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Super fresh bomber, consumed the day it hit the Orlando market. Clear bodied, with a dark golden hue, this brew is strewn with streams of effervescing bubbles that feed an excellently retained head of smooth, off-white foam. Sticky, feathered bands and tall, fat flares of lacing cling hard to the glass. Aromas start out with sharp, citrusy, pithy orange peel hoppiness, centering on grapefruit and grass, but also showing some sticky pine. A very clean base of light toffee and bread malts are kept sufficiently dry by a crackery baking yeast contingent. Flavors follow suit, coming across fairly dry and hoppy, just like I like ’em. Pithy citrus again is the centerpoint, accentuated by dry, lightly fruity Belgian yeast (think hoppy, low-grav tripel) and a fairly neutral, light bread and toffee malt profile. On the palate, a surprisingly big body comes across a little sugary, despite the good work that the yeast has done in drying things out. Moderate carbonation ushers in a peppery, resinous finish. Overall, this is a very good Belgian style IPA. A fine, dangerously quaffable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1289) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
The aroma is beautiful flowery hops, with just a hint of spicy funk. White wine. Perfume is intoxicating. Grass, a touch of vanilla and bubblegum. The appearance is dark yellow, lots of sediment. Huge head, smattering of lace. Flavor is grassy with a perfumey rose-petal finish. Some strongly metallic, funky Belgian hint comes in too; a tad plastic. Mint and pink pubblegum. Touch of banana and gin. Fizzy and prickly on the tongue. Very sweet with a funky little finish. Flowry and sweet but also metallic and astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle shared with maniac at cap ale downtown. Pours a hazy golden amber with faint traces of whitish lacing. Flavors of orange citrus and belgian, almost orvaly, yeast. Dry and crisp and highly carbonated. Big bold hop finish dries out the mouth. Nice brew, and a good price, but I’d prefer the regular versions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2010 Bottle picked up at SL. I wasnt expecting an IPA.... I guess I was expecting a brett beer.....but this was a nice hoppy surprise. Good hoppy aroma, fruity and piney. I couldnt see the color because I was handing out candy (halloween) but had a decent head. Nice bitter sweet taste, intially a fruity bitterness with a candy sweetness in the after taste. Not overlly sweet at all. Medium body, easy to drink. Overall a nice beer by Lagunitas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2010
So, The Bride takes a sip and says "That was NOT what I was expecting!". She has a point - this really doesn’t have the "wildness" that I was looking for. It’s an IPA, and a very tasty one, but not really Belgian. There are some nice funky notes there, but in the background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4052) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Many times the name of a beer is very misleading, like this one. I bought it thinking I was going to get some kind of wild, slightly tart ale. Forget about that. Its simply an IPA in diguise; bitter hoppy IPA all the way including the finish. How rude. Should be listed as an IPA style, go figure. And now I see why all the other ratebeerians rate it so high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is slightly hazy golden brown with a small lacing white head. The aromas are mildly intense hops, biscuits. The flavors are pretty complex. Lots of wheaty bready notes, some English hops, a bit of a white pepper note. The mouth is medium to full bodied with a sticky feel. I though there would be a little sour/wild flavors based on the name but I would be wrong. Still a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
22oz bottle from BevMo in L.A. Pours a crystal clear amber into the glass with a nice white head that is fluffy at first and then fades a bit. Aroma is nice citrusy hops joined by a spicy Belgian character. Flavour is a nice citrusy bitterness with some sweeter malt and a bit of Belgian flare. Finish lingers well and overall the beer is a very solid Belgian/IPA hybrid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a head that subsides to a thin film of white.

Aroma: Sweet vanilla, spicy yeast, lemon bars and danky hops..

Taste: Spicy yeast, big citrus hops, sweet malt..

Mouthfeel: Sticky with modest carbonation..

Overall: Pretty tasty. A little sweet, but still really enjoyable for me.

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