kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 25, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: clear gold, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, light peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet pine flavor enhanced by the crystal malt, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a darker yellow almost amber color with a smaller white head. Aroma was almost like an IPA. Strong spruce and hops. Flavor was pine, caramel, and hop bitters. Malty up front and hops in the bitters. A very good beer.
dougmaher434 (6) - Felton, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer. Love the taste, love the balance of the hops. I love the hop burst you get and the strong citra flavor. Very citrus hops but not too bitter. A favorite of mine the last two months.
curtisb70 (7) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is amazing. Hops forward, dank, smells of pine and grapefruit. Probably one of the best smelling beers I have had. Taste is consistent with the aroma, but less pronounced. Filtered beer, appearance is not anything special. I wish I had more of this and I hope Lagunitas keeps this in their lineup.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW!!!!!WHAT IS THIS BEER!!!MY MIND IS BLOWN!! Thanks Jeff for saving me one out of the 60 you bought. Clear peachy gold with a tall rocky crown. MASSIVE peachy hop aroma, pineapple, tangerine, bubblegum, with mild hints of leather. This aroma is epic! Roapy lacing is so very sticky. Taste is so intense, big hop bomb with a leathery malt balance. Pineapple, tangerine, lemon hard candy in the finish. The bitter sneaks up on you, you never really notice it but after a while it builds up and lingers for ever. Pine really shows up in the second half of the bottle, I also just realized that this is supper dry. DAM I WANT MORE OF THESE!!! But some jackass bought the entire stock for the entire city!!!! I know where he lives lets storm his house with pitchforks and jello.
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids, MI. Aroma: YES! A perfect hop explosion in my nose. Appearance, clear amber, a little on the light side. Taste is not as good as the aroma would lead you to believe, but still very good. A winner.
falco242 (373) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing tropical aroma and a light golden pour. Fruity flavor with dry resin palate. Very tasty brew.
Kranin (23) - - FEB 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious! Great in bottle & better on tap. Nice sweet hop character. Awesome balance of bitter.
(Tap/Longfellow Grill) 02/2012
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a bright hazy amber gold with a white ring around the top. Leaves lacing.
Aroma: Danky grapefruit, pineapple, pinsol tangerine.
Taste: Pine and grapefruit bitterness dry spicy malt.
Mouthfeel: Rough, spicy high carbonation. (editor’s note: less carbed from the bottle).
Overall: Perfection. I’d love it if Lagunitas made room for this all year long. Like Big Bird professed, Keep Christmas With You, All Through The Year.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours a clear golden color with an off-white head that cakes itself to the glass. Thick stuff. Aroma has some grapefruit, tropical fruits, some resin and a bit of pepperiness. Taste is sweet with some pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied and a creamy texture. Very drinkable and quite tasty.