BEER4GIVESALL (3) - USA - OCT 23, 2009 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz bottle Malty bold hoppish sweet tasting. Finishes with a citrusy and kind a biiter bite for me. Dark copper color.
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured 22oz bomber in a tulip glass. Beautiful mahogany color with nice release of the carbonation into bubbly vanilla head and excellent lacing. Fabulous balance of hops and malt flavors with medium to full body and slightly creamy texture. Light finish with lingering sweetness.
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear brownish orange with a small off-white head. The aroma was an excellent blend of grass, malt, hops and citrus. The taste was an excellent melding of citrus, malt and hops. One of the best beers I have had in months. Outstanding.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Pours a dark amber color w/ a tall lasting head. Sticky lacing w/ a fluffy ring and partial canopy. Strong aromas of citrus rind. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. Nice! Strict hops balance a sturdy malt body creating a superlative sense of equilibrium within this specimen’s overall makeup. It’s beautiful I tell you. For extreme red this one pulls off the unexpected balancing act w/ only a mild sweetness factor. The hop component really digs in and scars the user like aspirin. Caramel, leather, and citrus interwoven perfectly. The finish is long w/ gobs of asprin hop fulfillment. Highly recommended.
thebeeve (6) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grapefruit is what comes to mind. Nice frothy med white head, good balance of hops and malts. Great copper color. At 3.99 per 22 oz bomber, this is a very good value.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice head. Perfectly clear. Nice golden color. Fruity and happy nose. Some sweetness. Medium high carbonation. Very smooth. Slightly malt flavor. Very hoppy and citrussy. Malt flavor in the finish with slight sweetness.
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dark amber-brown, it pours with a thin but persistent head. Aroma is very hoppy and makes one think of an evergreen tree. Taste is outrageously hoppy - a must for any hop fanatic! The flavor is like the way a pine tree smells, but there is minimal bitterness. This is a beer to be sipped and savored. Even with all its hoppiness, it is smooth and pleasant to drink.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 We haaave a winnerrrr!!! I haven’t had a beer this drinkable in recent memory. Doesn’t overpower you with ridiculous hop content, doesn’t load you down with head-hurt "buzz" like with a Barley Wine, it’s just a classic strong Red with ample hints of rye. An interesting aroma of rye accented by chipotly-ey peppery something; the point is that it’s accented with a sharpness that I rarely get in an aroma. The point is that it’s interesting and keeps you sniffing out of the bottle, but of course you get impatient and pour. Long story short, much like this Delius I’m listening to ("A Song of Summer," segueing into "Irmelin Prelude"), its understated subtlety brings forth a sweet beauty. An outstanding offering from Lagunitas at just over $3/bomber. Why does it have to be only seasonal?
bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tantilizing lemon/orange-esque aroma upon pour. Little head retention. Color is a medium orange. Thought it was going to be darker. Poured from a pounder bottle.
Taste is succulent and reminds me a bit of Blue Moon. This would be a summer beer for me. I am impressed with the overall floral and fruit smell. The beer is definitely high quality and deserves a spot in most everyone’s beer cooler.
With this high ABV, I like the mild drinkability of this brew. Not overly hoppy and good malt flavorings.
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours red-amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, mango, & tropical fruits. Taste is beautiful sweet tropical fruits fading to light malts and a very easy and agreeable hop bitterness. Best Lagunitas by far!!