dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An extremely sweet aroma. The flavor isnít quite as sweet as the aroma, which is good. A bit sticky sweet still, but some dry hops in the finish.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a clear reddish brown with some off-white head. Classic Lagunitas hop aromas of resin and grapefruit with lots of bready malt as well. Flavor is malty up front with a nice hop bite. Toffee, caramel, floral hops. My only complaint with this beer is it started to be a bit too sweet for me which made it difficult to get through the bomber.
pintbypint (2613) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Golden pour, clear. Small creamy white cap. Lots of sweetness in the aroma, deep caramel, brown sugar, also has citrusy hops. Flavour has a lot of malt sweetness, some toasty notes with a lot of caramel and toffee with cutting grapefruit bitterness. Some brown sugary, toffeeish malt in the finish with late acidic hops that linger. Some alcohol present. Medium body and average level of carbonation.
Reid (1905) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from "Habits" in S.Salem. $3.69
Clear and darkish golden beer with a huge,thick and frothy off white head.
Extremely pungent hop aromas,resiny and deeply herbal..some caramel malts also appear.
Taste is well balanced with a huge chewy caramel/toffee malt presense and an equally terrific dank resiny hop over load..a titanic clash!..hops win in the end though.
Ok on the palate..the two immense competitors meld well.
A good beer but not one of Lagunitas best.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Poured golden with a white head and some lace. Aroma was caramel, peach, and mango. Flavor is same as the nose with the malt and hops. Body was medium with medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Billed as an imperial alt...its not. Pours with a clear bronze to brown body with an off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aromas are hoppy, herbal, toasty, bready, brown sugar and marzipan. A bit sticky sweet. A hint of weed. Flavors are hoppy, fruity, and stale hops (that are a touch citrusy). Grainy, tea like, brown sugar. ASA feel, not an Alt for sure. Some alcohol, medium bubbles. Not a big fan to be honest. Messy.
SSSteve (3774) - - JUL 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. clear dark gold with small white head. nose is very biscuity and toasty with some burnt toffee. flavors of root beer hard candy and pinch of cinnamon. finally a non-hoppy beer from lagunitas!!..and itís fantastic! lightish body. mildly sweet and rightfully so. abv is hidden.
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-gold with big, flotsam, white head / Musty, skunky, nose of sour malt and citrus / Medium to full body, big malts somewhat offset by hopping with good, lightly bitter, finish / Subdued flavors of sour malt, resin, bread, lemon, mango, kiwi, caramel, and cardboard / Peculiar, although not without interest. My least favorite beer ever, though, by this great brewer. Almost seems like it wasnít test batched.
mcberko (6562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of crusty bread, yeast and sweet malts. Flavour of sweet bready malt, caramel, candied sugar, mild hop bitterness and some Belgian style yeast. Solid, though lacking depth / complexity. Nowhere near as good as the original Lucky 13.
degbert (1130) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-orange with a large-grained, elastic head. Nose is tropical -- pomelo, mango, kiwi, and lemon. Heavy hops bitterness on the open, with malt carrying it through to a crisp, bitter close. Finish is long and has a touch of sweetness, and the mouthfeel is surprisingly round and rich. Itís big, itís good, itís hoppy.