DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Slightly low fill. Clear red orange color. Good finger of khaki head, with good retention. Leaves great, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lightly crisp lighter carbonation. Good full mouthfeel, lightly creamy texture. Nice big spicy malt, light caramel, some bigger earthy hop. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Alcohol works alright, not bothersome here. Some chocolate notes in the finish. Good long resiny hoppy aftertaste. Nice light spiciness to the flavor.
hopwine (299) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy hop, floral, biscuit, alcohol heat nose. Flavor is pine, tangerine, mango, stone fruit, burnt sugar malty ness, doughy. Really good and a bargain as usual with lag
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expectation: Iíve been pleased with most of the Lagunitasí Iíve had; I expect a decent experience with this one.
Motivation: $5.99 a bomber!?! ka-ching...
Hardware: bomer from the past into La Petite Tulipe
Nose: grapefruit, alpha nonsense, malty backbone and paint stripper
Sip: nothing to add
Taste: fresh hop bomb like Alpha King. Gets boring with every sip.
Misc: strong and yet refreshing. Slight mash/rye aftertaste as well as mint
Conclusion: I expected this to be more like an Amber Ale, but clearly, this is stronger in every way. Iím quickly losing interest in this beer.
Bule (739) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours an amber color with a bit of frothy head. Lots of hops and malt. A little harshness at the end.
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->tulip. Dark copper with huge offwhite head. A: strong citrus hops, tropical fruit, caramel. T: pine hops, citrus, caramel malt. Xerostomic. Bittersweet. Bold.
MacBoost (1260) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, seems reasonably fresh from the initial swig.
Pours a copper color with a off white head that fades to a cap and sticks around a while. Aromas of caramel malt, with a 50/50 mix of pine and citrus hops. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of citrus peel fighting against pine sap all battered in a breading of caramel toffee. Pretty nice, but with a touch more of residual sweetness than Iíd like. All in all, a very decent drinkable beer at a very nice pricepoint. Love lagunitas.
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red pour with a big creamy head. Aroma is full of passion fruit. Light than expected mouth. Dry finish. Grapefruit flavor. Canít taste the high ABV at all. Lots of lace. Maybe a little pineapple in here, super flavorful.
superspak (2559) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/7/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine. pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial red ale. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
BeerFunGuy (629) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has an amazing copper color and pour with a thick head that lasts for days. This beer is exactly what I like about hops and none of what I don't. It is citrusy in the aroma and flavor. I like it a lot. Another big time win for Lagunitas.
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GoneDrinking (3) - - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a thick head and red-ish copper appearance. Smell has a slight hint of alcohol. The hops and malt balanced out and had a smooth finish.
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