riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper amber color. Go figure. the head goes away quickly with a few small bubble islands 5 minutes after pour. Aroma is a little bit of sweet caramel malt. A little roastiness and a little nuttiness too. Flavor is some citrus hops, a little biscuit, some caramel malt, some nuttiness, and a little alcohol. The hops pretty much take over the flavor of this beer though. They are not super strong, but the other flavors are ever so subtle. It does have that trademark Lagunitas taste as well. Rather drinkable for how much alcohol this supposedly has.
bpar73 (162) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin cream head. Aroma and taste is nutty and sweet caramel malt. Solid.
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Allow me to begin by saying that I feel the overall rating of 89 this beer receives is much too low given the blending of the many facets it showcases. It pours a gorgeous copper color, but the khaki head dissipates way too quickly. Otherwise, this would be an attractive pour. A bit of Chardonnay and dark fruit on the nose. The mouthfeel is extraordinary. The light oiliness blends well with the carbonation, avoiding localization of either. Cranberry and cherry emerge as the dominant flavors. Lightly bitter hoppiness presents seemlessly toward the finish. A magnificently engineered beer.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with clingy white head. Aroma of caramel malt and bread. Flavor is sweet caramel malt earthy hops and a hinto citrus. A sweet finish. Medium bodied and a reasonably smooth carbonation.
scooterbub (661) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle, but says 6.75% abv. Pours a nice red copper with a two inch beige head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, sugar, some and some hops. Similar malty aroma. Has a decent, wet body. The finish is mostlty clean and then a bitter and dry. Good, but not great.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full bodied, perfectly balanced and smooth on the palate. Has a nice hoppiness which is evenly backed up back just the right amount of malt. The finish is almost chewy. I was very surprised by this brew!
DeliveryDriver (103) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear copper color with a big, frothy, light tan head and a slight amount of carbonation. Good lacing left on the glass all the way down. Had aromas of butterscotch, a bit of syrup and vanilla, and malt. Was really sweet and malty all the way down. The mouthfeel was slick and sticky, and a butterscotch aftertaste lingered for a while. A must try for malt lovers!
djroehler (152) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper with thick white head that slinks away to lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, vanilla. Taste is roasted toasted caramel malt, slight resin bitterness, cereal sweetness, biscuit and toffee on the finish. Body is silky, slight crisp carbonation.
nealblind (74) - USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy head that won’t quit. Robust red brownish color. Smells piney citrusy. Tastes floral and cerealy carmel. A delicious exposition of hop flavor without turning harsh. Light to mid palate.
Cantabrian (381) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
These guys know how to make exciting beer. In addition to my two favourite US IPAs, they have this delicious Bitter. Lively, flavourful, not too mellow, not awfully hopped, just crisp and perfectly balanced. Funny, it does have a bit of a metallic taste, which is just fine. I love it!
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really malty biscuit toffee caramel body. Hops are in the back palate, with more caramel. Nice looking beer.