IndianaRed (2323) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a clear deep red amber with a large frothy off-white head. Sticky blocky lacing. Aroma is sweet malted grain with a slight metallic note as well. Flavor is quite hoppy but also fairly sweet. Brown sugar lots of maltiness, and caramel maybe. Even at nearly %8 the ABV is hidden well. Fairly strong bitter hops at the end but not very powering. Good old american strong ale.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2006 2004 bottle. Copper-amber pour, clear and filtered, with a small off-white head. Aroma of English hops, grainy, earthy, a bit sweaty, with some honey, caramel and light alcohol. Flavor begins with a not-too-sweet caramel flavor, with plenty of good base malt character. Lightly bitter hops on the finish provide a pleasing balance, while the body is medium, with little to no thinning. Moderately carbonated texture. Very homogenous beer, with a well-melded malt flavor and a smooth hops transition on the finish. Very drinkable, had no idea it was this high alcohol. Favorite Lagunitas yet.
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a rather interesting beer. It has a flavor that is a rich, dry malt, with a touch of hops for balance. I would say that this is a nice solid beer. It isn’t something special, but you wouldn’t really be disapointed if you had a six pack at a bar b que.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from 73st, orange /red white head that went away malty sweet aroma,soomth malty flava with a lil bit o hops at the end seems pretty blanced i could drink this all day long
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish copper ale with a collapsing white head, rich caramel aroma with wonderful floral hops, resinous, and orangey! Rich rich sweet vinous malt with the right balance of floral C-hops and smooth grapefruits in finish. Just light alcohol notes in beginning. Excellent. Bought in San Francisco, summer 2004.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper body. Sweet caramel aroma. Very smooth with delicious rich malt caramel like sweetness with some bitter hops. Body is beautifully smooth. A great beer.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taken from notes made during a business trip to San Francisco: Pours a copper color with no head and sticky lace. Heavy malt aroma, sweet malt. Flavor is a bit bland and maybe sweet but it has a decent hop balance. Nice finish. Dry. A very drinkable ale.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper/amberous color. Small white head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is hoppy with alcohol, cherries, citrus fruits, and malt. Palate is smooth and the overall effect is very nice. Thanks to Beerguy101 for this one
SDalkoholic (2135) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma that is faintly hoppy. Thin fluff head, and tea like color. Not as big flavored as the hairy eyeball ale but certainly more hopped. Mainly a mild bitter hops flavor with some citrus and some malt character. Not bad but not good enough to be drank often.
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker gold colour. 1"+ head. Interesting hop notes in the aroma. Rich malty body. A warm soothing session beer except for the higher alcohol. A weird flavour that I cannot identify seems quite prominent.