yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed by its lonesome in a pint glass, late night paired with some Demetri Martin standup on TV.
On first pour, you get a strong whiff of the brown sugar, then when you get closer, you get that old familiar Lagunitas-blast of hops. Itís one of those perfect-pour beers; just throw it down the middle, and it will perfectly sort out two fingers of foam atop a caramel-colored body. Upon first taste, it seems a bit sweet, but the more you have, the more the lingering hops begin to dominate the profile, giving you a terrific malt/hop combination of flavors. For so much flavor, itís easy to gulp it down, but it deserves to be savored.
Jerm719 (119) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown.. Big balanced.. Medium roasted coffee, mild plum, earthy hops to balance... Mild plum brandy... The hops keep it balanced... nice big brew! Wait till next year... This brew rock!!
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, flight. Pours amber crystal. Great nose, malty, boozey. Warm inviting attack, malts, yeast, alcohol. lingering slow finish.
sjohnny (395) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resiny, piney, grassy aroma. Pours a clear dark copper with a thick light tan head that fades very slowly leaving a thin coating on the glass. Pine, orange. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a sharp finish. Boozy finish.
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very interesting brew. Doesnít smell or taste like anything iíve had before. The brown sugar is definitely there, not sure what to think of this one just yet.
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn great stuff from Lagunitas. This is somewhere inbetween Sucks and NightTime. Malt forward, without getting bready. Sweet, without getting cloying. Caramel, sugar. Hop forward, great balanced carbonation. Pours a beautiful brown-red.
Itís one of the tastiest seasonals around. Lagunitas are really spectacular!
hfmejias (816) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, brown, nice off white head. Aroma of caramel , grain some hops and some malts. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of booze, some caramel and some malts. Very interesting, very enjoyable, but definitely a sipper. Nice beer.
alliance100 (799) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logans Alley - pours copper with very thin white head . Soft floral aroma . Sweet brown sugar and mild citrus hops . Nice offering .
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bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweetness is there but this one is still a blast of hoppiness. If you like Sumpiní Extra youíll like this one too, I still prefer Sumpiní Wild.
John25 (684) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bright red with tight tan head. Burnt floral aroma. Sweet brown sugar in the taste with the signature lagunitas hop bitterness. Also notes of caramel, and warm booze. Medium body, average carb. A great winter seasonal brew.
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz. Aroma is slightly floral. Flavor is somewhat sweet and hoppy. It has a resinous, biscuit flavor...but not overwhelming with brown sugar. Definitely has a sweet aftertaste. Not bad!