chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer is tangerine orange color with a deep cream-colored head. Excelllent lacing and retention. The bear is slightly cloudy.
The aroma is nicely hoppy; with a orange peel dominating. The yeast and malt aromas are muted with the yeast slightly more noticeable than the malt. A hint of clove adds some complexity to the hop character.
The beer is lightly sweet with an ample citrusy hop fruitiness up front. But the complexity of this beer is a wonder. As the palate settles, I find juicy fruit bubble gum and bread. The finish has just a hint of clove and other spices.
Body is bordering on heavy. Texture is sticky and oily.
This beer is immensely drinkable. The complexity of the finish brings me back to the glass again and again. Although the texture is substantial, it is in no way overbearing. The beer reminds me of the Stone Begi-Calique with a reduced yeast profile. I liked that beer quite a bit as well, if I remember correctly. This beer is excellent. It combines two of my favorite styles: American IPA and Strong Belgian ales. Good job Lagunitas.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taze. Nice nose with mix of spicy-herbal fresh hops and light wildish funk. Dry. Golden amber with light haze, topped with white fluffy creamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts and stays dry with carbonic fizz. Big hop flavor but not too bitter. Nice wild funky notes with big bitter finish and smooth after. Tasty.
rouhlas (1132) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Ambeer orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, yeasty, spicy, fruity citrusy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
njager246 (585) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, aroma is malts and pine with some citrus, taste is well balanced malts and citrus and earthy hops, seems more along the lines of an ipa... nice
jc1762 (226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to a teku showing light amber and moderate filtration with sparse white foam.
The nose shows a mix of mango with hints of bananas and intermittent sweet bread/yeast notes.
The palate is full bodied with even carbonation but not a lot on the palate. A slight bitterness at the end reminiscent of a lager and sharp notes of an IPA. Spicy notes at the end on the palate but in terms of the first impression, there isn’t a lot going on here.
Oldschool_Mike (180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into tulip glass. Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet with a little sourness not getting much bitterness for 72 ibu’s. This is a truly wild brew.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SJ. Some nice lemony notes, caramel, grapefruit, hop and bread. Medium body with a big biscuit finish.
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bleachers Taproom inside Whole Foods. The pour is a pretty clear orangey gold with a thin white head and some great lace. The aroma is a little malty with a light belgian yeast character to it. There is a little hop at the end, and it doesn't strike me as a belgian. The flavor is more belgian. There is a strong malt and funkiness to it from the yeast, but it remains a bit bitter and solid. The mouth feel is a touch light, but it is well carbonated with a lingeringly malty aftertaste and a little funk. Not too bad
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MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a clean white head. Aromas of musty yeast, muted hop presence. Touch of funk underneath. A little stale. Hops have been lost. Decent, not
Mind blowing. Waxed.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En tirador.@zeitgeist .aromas a levadura belga,con buena retención y trago fácil.distinta e interesante
edwardbass (645) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a big Belgian strong ale fan, but this is enjoyable. Lots of carbonation, the yeast is relatively mild. I get lemon and clove along with the mild sourness. Nice combo with the hops bitterness. The ABV isn’t as apparent as I expected. Pretty tasty.