scrubfish (43) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy nose, golden color, bready and medium body, then a bitter, astringent finsh. Winter Seasonal? Not Really. ASA? Not Really. Worth a try? Heck Yeah.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I want to give Lagunitas a nice big hug to cheer them up. This beer is the opposite of suck. In fact this brew made the month of November for me... I’m sick of all the dumb "winter warmers" and pumpkin ales so this brew gave my palate a nice rebirth. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a tiny white head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma is of hops, rye, and tropical fruits. Taste is awesome and I also would have to venture to say i think its straight Citra hops all the way. Very bitter, little sweet, the rye is really what gave this an A+ for me. Dont cry Lagunitas... we still love you.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with small/medium head and GLORIOUS aromas of passion fruit and resin. Seriously... is this straight Citra? Flavor has a very ABV bite to it, but settles in nicely as it breathes/warms and the hops presence of tropical and citrus come through nicely, even on top of the astringent alcohol burn. Damn fine. I don’t miss Brown Shugga at all right now... not even a little.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of bread, grain, citrus, caramel, and grass. Flavor of bread, grass, citrus, and pine. Sucks? Not quite, just not one of their better beers.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orangish golden with a fizzy white head. NIce strong floral citrus and pine hops and a crisp vegetal hoppiness with a good sweet caramel backbone and finish.
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead. Pale amber/deep gold with hid white head. Can smell this one as it hits the glass. Big pine, mango, melon, citrus, a little skunk, and a hint of the sweet malt backbone. Citra-type flavors abound with pine, lemon, mango, orange, grapefruit. Bitterness lingers, and surprisingly, so does a bit of the caramel malt character. Light, springly carbonation.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Nice nose of citrus notes containing grapefruit and some softer citrus notes...passion fruit? Nice golden color with medium white head. Long bitter finish. I like this beer. its a nice one off by lagunitas. I will definitely pick up more soon
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a completely clear golden hue with a foamy white head that lasts and gives some pretty good lace. Aroma is what I expect for a fresh bottle of Lagunitas: hoppy (specifically dank and citrusy). Some pine and tropical fruit as well. Light tangerine peel. Malt aromas are honey, biscuity, and a bit bready. Mild esters. Flavors hops and a bit of crackery malt. Hops are first: citrus, grapefruit, mango, light pine. Bitterness is up front, medium to medium high but it doesn’t linger into the finish. In fact the bitterness in the finish is somewhat neutral. Malt is bready, grainy, smooth, biscuity and a bit crackery. I’d swear there is some wheat or maybe even oats in here. A hint of sweetness up front that melds well with the hops. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Lasting hop flavors. Medium carbonation.
I’m a big fan of Brown Shugga, but I have to admit that this is a pretty solid brew here; but where as Brown Shugga seems more wintery, Sucks could be brewed any time of the year!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #41. Clear dark gold pour with a sticky white head that left a nice lace on the glass. Tropical fruit hop aroma with a little sweetness. Sweet tropical flavor as well, medium bitterness and really nice to drink. (2020)
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big spicy hops and candy on the nose. Earthy and spicy, grapefruit and pith. Candy malt, toast, and citrus. Long earthy grapefruit on the finish.