Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SD Brew Co. They’ve got 30 taps or so but I kept hittin’ this one because i don’t know when I’ll see it again. Nose is sweet hops and that Lagunitas malt profile. Thick head with sticky lace. Hint of funk and leather on the nose. Taste light grape sweetness. Alcohol to honey to hay. Interesting mix.
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Hops hit quick with this one, but overall an excellent beer. Good stuff. Amber beer with a reddish tint w/ white head. Flavor is quite full, and has almost an IPA taste with a fruity kick that is not grapefruit. Different, and I enjoy it a lot. Thank you flying saucer San Antonio
PorterPounder (6227) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Dark copper pour, sticky off white head that leaves nice lacing. Fresh sprucey aroma, some floral hints as well. Patented Lagunitas citrusy hoppy flavor. Some malty, caramel-like sweetness balances it out. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Another solid entry from Lagunitas - I swear if I did a blind taste test of their beers - I would not be able to tell any difference - but I still like them.
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pale bording on gold with a white head of fine bubbles. Ample lacing and a smooth mouth feel. Floral hop aroma with a hint of sweet white grapes. Fruity and bitter with a bit of spiciness. A very well rounded beer with a nice unique flavor.
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a nice golden orange color with a surprisingly small white head and some minimal lacing.
S: A big burst of citrus hop aroma up front gives this one much more of an IPA feel. With a little warming up, some of the yeast esters come through and I pick up some bubblegum, pepper, and spicy yeast esters. That said, the hops are still dominant.
T: Fairly heavy on the spices (yeast contributions) with some great fruitiness. Tangerine and grapefruit are the biggest fruit notes I get, and the bitterness is there, but does not overwhelm the beer.
M: The body is medium with a carbonation that borders medium and high--not over-carbonated, however.
D: I wasn’t exactly sure what the "wild" character of this beer was upon drinking it, though some research has shown this beer did spend some time with Brett. At this point, it’s like most of the other good Lagunitas beers: hoppy.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Local Option: Pours a clear golden with modest white head. Aroma is at first distinctly Lagunitas hops with a hint of mineral sweetness. Taste is initially quite bitter and mouthfeel is a little chewy. Flavors are a little belgian yeast, Lagunitas hops, caramel malt sweetness with a touch of earthiness. Nice brew.
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with off white head. Grapefruit rind aroma. Sweet and slightly tart grapefruit flavor with some doughy tastes. Medium body with average carbonation. Another solid offering from Lagunitas.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent brass color with a small white head that soon fades to a fine ring. The aroma is medium in strength with bready yeasts, malts, mild nutty hops and sour white fruits. The flavor is slightly sour with grapes, grains, rye and hazelnuts. The palate is full and malty with prickly carbonation. The finish is long and dry with lingering biter hops. Overall: A very wicked little concoction, well done lagunitas.
jazz88 (2607) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Bottle. A dark golden color with an off white head. A sweet, floral and candied aroma and flavor. A nice warm finish.
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours clear copper with white head. Aromas of citrus hops, banana, and bready malts. Flavor of banana, bready malts, muted citrus, and good amount of hop bitterness. Basically a belgain IPA. Was hoping for something tart and sour, but did not get it.