OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now a year round beer, we can erase the Holiday Ale part! Appearance is a dark golden color with a nice 1 finger white head. On the nose you get hit hard with lemon and grapefruit followed by some earthy/grass notes. On the palate there is a nice citrus taste followed by some grass and hay and finishing with the nice hop bite, nothing too over powering. Mouthfeel is light with mellow carbonation. I believe the aroma is what makes this beer so satisfying to many.
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft; clear pale orange with small off-white head; aroma-grapefruit, lemon, rasberry, sweet; taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter. Great beee
starewich (168) - - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Major hops: lemon and resin. But very smooth. Sticky feel. Best IPA (borders on imperial) yet from Lagunitas; shame it’s limited.
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: This is the best smelling IPA I have ever happened upon. Heavy citrus, tropical fruit, and some catty undertones. Malt takes a complete backseat.
A: Pretty average looking IPA; miniscule head and only moderate lacing. However, lastnight I saw this leave a ridiculous amount of lacing on another glass, so maybe I poured it wrong or the glass is different.
T: Heavily hop forward. A lot of tropical fruit and citrus as well as some cattiness/skunkiness. Good stuff!
P: Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. This aspect showcases the malt presence of this beer--truly a spectacular convergence of malt body and hop aggresiveness.
O: This is porbably the most unique IPA I have had in a long time; however, it showcases a completely different side of the hop spectrum.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Bottle. Pours clear golden with moderate white head. Aroma is super piney with notes of citrus and tropical fruit and a hint of funk. Flavors of pine with notes of fresh cut grass. Light to medium body with bitter finish. Very good.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh 2012 bottling. Delicious. Big, balanced, complex aromas and flavors of stonefruit, peach, mango, pine, skunky onion, florals and mild citrus. Wonderful, mildly bitter, lemon rind, ruby red grapefruit, citrus notes linger on the palate. Refreshing, yet full-bodied. Reminiscent of a DIPA and definitely hoppy, as the malt takes a backseat to the hops at this time. Tastes very fresh... as a new batch should. Dare I compare it to Stone Enjoy by 12.21.12... A good brew, which I wish was year-round.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitas Sucks pours a cloudy yellow-amber with a one-finger white head. Scent is tropical: tons of peaches and mangoes, as well as earthy, citrus hops. Taste is lemon and red grapefruit with a cereal malt backbone. Very well balanced. Palate is medium, with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall a great offering from Lagunitas that should be year-round.
Bottled 12/17/12. Rated 12/22/12
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle: Pours a cloudy copperish orange with a small off-white head that diminishes rather quickly. Hoppy aroma is citrus with hints of pine. Sweet flavor is full of tropical fruit with a mild piney bitterness in the finish. Very delicious and refreshing!
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An orange appearance with an off white head. Aroma contains tons of perfume and citrus. Flavor is very bitter but has a malty presence. Orange peels and lemons dominate the flavor. A bit of alcohol is showing in the aftertaste. Overall this does not suck.
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Snifter at 40°. Color is nice golden with a slight haze and good carbonation that produces a soft tight head. Aroma is rich, sweet and hoppy. Medium body with a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor is citrus with a touch of pine then tropical fruit comes in leaning on pineapple and end with some toffee. After taste is dry with a mild bitterness and a bit of grapefruit. Overall its a great brew extremely complex and well balanced. Thanks Larry.