VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- citrousy hopiness, no malt or grain smell at all
Appearance- a nice orangey gold color, no cloudiness
Taste- a slight sweetness on the very front, followed by a big, bitter hop punch right in the middle. Has a big lingering hop bitterness on the back. has some residual sweetness after sitting on the tongue, but cannot pick out which grain it is.
Overall- Not one of my favorites. I know the dry hopping did it in for me. They went with the wrong hop, way to bitter at the back end of the tasting.
WalterSobchak (4) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a regular old pint glass, nice yellow/gold color, and a thin white head. Phenomenal Aroma of juniper, citrus and hop. If you could ferment and bottle the experience of cutting down a fresh Christmas tree, this is what it would taste like. An excellent, possibly more enjoyable, substitute for Brown Shugga.
TheGB (506) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light amber with a nice 1/2" head. Fantastic aroma of citrus and floral hops. Light to medium bodied with a complex taste and smooth mouth feel. Not really what I expected from a holiday ale, but it’s very good.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
No idea what to expect, but wonderful aroma... like walking through an orange grove. Citrusy hops lead to smooth taste that finishes just right. Nothing seasonal about it in my opinion, but a great beer. Somewhat similar to the westbrook citra-based IPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Ahhh its nice to be back. My first rate in quite sometime... Maybe i’ll get into that back log soon. Clear gold pour with a fluffy white head and spotty lace. Aroma is Sweet malts and resinous hops. mostly tropical. Flavor is pine tropical fruit (pineapple & mango) and light caramel. Finish is a little slick
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this 12 oz. bottle on a tip from the guys at Pinocchios. Poured (into a New Belgium tulip glass) an only slightly-cloudy, golden amber with a smallish one-finger head which dissipated quickly. While there was lacing, it was thin. The nose of this beer was amazing - grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple and pine. The taste is just about as good. It hits hard at first with the hop and citrus you would expect, follows with some biscuity malt and ends with a pleasant dry bitterness. Wow. Mouthfeel was medium and mildly carbonated. This was a great beer! PLEASE convince Lagunitas to keep going with this! And if you are an IPA lover and haven’t tried it - do it!
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was hoppy, tropical fruit notes. Citrus notes are awesome. A very enjoyable brew - better than the BrownShugga. Keep this one around!
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange and gold color with a thin layer of white foam. Lots of pungent and leafy cannabis and vegetal hops notes in the aroma as well as some pine, mango and grapefruit. The taste is also an onslaught of hops resin and cannabis along with a blend of tropical fruit, citrus and toasted malt. The body is slightly syrupy and well carbonated with a mildly bitter, floral finish. By far one of the tastiest hops bombs from this brewery and a nice break from malty Winter Warmers.
dresden (825) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow terrific beer! Pours a dark gold with a small white head. Overwhelming aroma of pine and pineapple. Tastes like resinous hops, lots of citrus and sugar. Sticky mouthfeel. Amazing beer.
emacgee (4006) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautifully clean and sharp gold with two fingers of sticky bright white head. Wonderful bouquet. Very bright hop character with lots of citrus zest and a light piney character. Very leafy and green, lovely. Very clean hop flavor with a nice resinous and citric character. Medium body with a clean mouthfeel and medium bitterness.