coachd (119) - Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Signature Lagunitas aroma that lets the hops take center stage while still maintaining a significant malt backdrop. Wonderful dark red color with big white foamy head. Tastes of pine hops with a creamy aftertaste and a short strong finish. Well balanced. Palate is a bit watery but smooth. This could become one of my go to beers.
gyllenbock (4863) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Clear reddish copper with a thick medium head. Aroma and taste of hops, citrus, hay, some light licorice and toffee. Sweet and wiith a medium bitter finish.
smokinggun91 (1) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sprucey/piney hops add a slight bitterness at the beginning leading into the sweet, delicious middle consisting of darker fruits such as cherry and caramel malt (which is where the beer gets its beautiful color). Then, at the end, the imperial nature of this red ale comes back for the main punch of the hops, leaving you with a nice bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm the palate and settles into a nice creamy bitter mixture. With a nice full body and tall head of foam on the pour, this beer is a pleasure for all the senses.
thorongil2 (1276) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) bright orange amber colour with a tall brown head; aroma of tropcal fruit, stewed fruit; rich flavour, starts with a slight sour note and morphs into a long, light bitter finish; slightly creamy palate; very nice
LearninBeer (380) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is hoppy, spruce and grass and a little malt, caramel. Pours a clear copper amber/brown, with a big off white head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good.
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Redish copper with a meium head.
Grassy flowery hops in the aroma along with notes of liquorice.
Medium to high bitterness.
Sweet flavour with salmiak, liquorice and grassy hops.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"similar to red rocket (bear republic) in that this can be a really full flavored, super hoppy (and really good) ale...if it’s not spoiled. inconsistencies have led me to pass this one up on the shelf lately. it can be really tasty, though."
Lilja (1682) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft humle, malt, karamell, smörkola, citrus, honung, röda bär, brunt socker. Lagom söt, fruktig, rund och len, välbalanserad med fin beska. Riktigt, riktigt gott.
FunkyF (31) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Ljusbrun med lite skum. Blommig doft med toner av karamell. Söt, blommig smak med liten beska som dröjer sig kvar.
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is delicious. Super dank and hoppy aromas. Nice fruity flavors with a dank hop bitterness. Very smooth and flavorful. Excellent.
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Pours dark copper with a rocky white head. Aromas are Caramel, pine, citrus and dark fruit. Flavors are upfront hops that give way to caramel, stone fruits, bitter citrus...a slight herbal tone...and a touch of biscuit. Slight booziness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Delicious brew. Another triumph from Lagunitas!