BVery (6626) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Tap at Monk’s Pub in Chicago on Dec. 6, 2011. Orange pour, white head. Excellent fruity nose and taste, with some hops and bready malts. Good beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with a one finger white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Floral hop aroma with a balance of citrus/tropical fruits, eathy pine and a pale bicuit malt presence. There’s a subtle grassy pine character but the hop profile is mostly fruity with hints of pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel.
Medium bodied with a prominent dry and bitter hop presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a dry, boozy finish. There’s some sticky pine needle flavor which is countered by sweet citrus and tropical fruit, notably grapefruit, pineapple and lemon rind. The malt backbone provides decent balance without interfering with the hops, giving off biscuit and graham cracker notes before finishing with more boozy sweetness. A bit hot for my liking but still pretty drinkable.
drpimento (2271) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer! Served at a good temperature, with a nice, off white, foamy, frothy head that soon settled to a thin cover and plenty of lace. Color is a very clear yellow amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is hops on top, then pineapple, resin, tiny bit of citrus, leather, earth. Flavor is similar to nose, quite dry, good carbonic tang, a bit earthy. Body is great, ditto carbonation and a little chewy. Finish is like flavor, some alcohol warmth, and has good length
reggiedunlop (3121) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright golden color with a thick, creamy white head...nice lacing. Aroma is big on citrus with peach, mango, and spicy grapefruit. Flavor follows suit...very notable peach and grapefruit, nice spice, and some earthy rye notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and the finish is dry and lingers with spicy grapefruit. Drinks like a nice IPA or almost a DIPA. Very nice.
peteinSD (1384) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Bright and clear caramel orange in the glass with a slight white head. Aroma is light hop bitterness, some sweet malt, a bit of grainy character, pine, and a small amount of honey-type sweetness. Taste is a nice, balanced bitterness with some pine, a sweetish malt backbone, and relatively clean bitterness through the finish. Maybe some malt complexishness in there as well. Pretty solid and perfectly enjoyable beer and I like that the bitterness is not over the top.
high_on_hops (634) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gold color with a stable creamy head and a bit of lacing. The aroma is hoppy with a lot of pine scent. The flavor is mild hops with some citrus and the malt profile of a pilsner or gold lager along a fair amount of carbonation. It’s basically a strong pale ale and definitely doesn’t suck.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lagunitas in their self-deprecating amiability christened this ale "Lagunitas Sucks", this a jab at their own inability to house their saccharine induced Brown Suggah Ale this year. The result of their debatable ineptitude is this deft, floral hand grenade of a brew that provides skunky aromatics and a bitter palate. Overtones of grapefruit and lemongrass stamp the tongue, while its impressive abv armwrestles you to the table (7.85%). When thought of as a stand alone brew - and not a substitute - this is a pleasant drinking experience.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice IPA’ish orange color. The aroma is of big pine hops with a nice malty breadyness. The taste is of great hop bitterness with a nice barley oat smoothness. Nice drinking "holiday" beer.
nuplastikk (4582) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Filtered orange-tan. Respectable long-lasting and glass lacing head. The hop character is a mix of orange soapiness, mint, tropical fruit. Clean golden malt tones, a lot of depth from the "cereal medley". Pretty good, but not great or really that different from most Lagunitas products.
haddon90 (1472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a clear, deep golden color with minimal head. Nice, hoppy aroma with a thick sense of malt as well. Interesting flavor. Smoked malt and a nice hit of brown sugar. Dry finish. Pretty damn good beer. I love Lagunitas.