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 (2723) - 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 (1905) - 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.
Huhzubendah (3095) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.
The beer is clear and light orange hued with an inch of white head that coats the glass with lacing. Lasting head retention. A superb appearance.
The aroma is fabulous! Fresh hops. A bouquet of tropical fruits, including oranges, mango, pineapple.
Wow, the taste follows suit. Utterly delicious. By far the best beer I have had from Lagunitas. A bit sweet from the onset - my only minor complaint about this beer. Alcohol and malt are afterthoughts. This beer is a showcase for hops.
Ridiculously smooth and easy drinking.
This beer shocked me to my core. A world class DIPA that wasn’t even on my radar. At $10 per sixer, this is an absolute must try if you enjoy hop forward beers.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-2011
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From iphone beerlicious app: great aroma. Pale clear liquid. Frothy white head. Nice bitterness. Light thin body.
jsquire (3863) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden color with a thin off white head. LIght sweet nose. Warming alcohol, brown sugar on toast and some caramel apple notes. Strong hop resin taste with the accompanying burn on the tongue. It was very nice last Christmas and it held up well in the closet.