tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite similar to Little Sumpin Sumpin in my opinion. Hoppy base with tangerine, citrus, with a rye finish. Very drinkable beer here. A fine replacement for Brown Sugga.
bnoel09 (476) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love the description on this one. Poured into a snifter glass. Color is gold with a very thin white head. Aroma is complex with strong pine notes from the hops, some sweet sugariness in the background, and a hint of a tropical aroma of some sort. Flavor starts with some sweetness and transitions into some of the wheat and rye flavors through the middle, then finishes with some resinous hop notes. Medium bodied and smooth for the ABV. Overall I think this substitute beer deserves to have a home alongside Brown Shugga in Lagunitas’ future winter offerings.
Pailhead (5683) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with cirrus hops, tropical fruits, pineapple, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent gold with a small white head. The flavor starts with lots of tropical fruits and pineapple. The finish lots of orange and citrus hops. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Styles. Pours crystal clear with almost no head, leaving a small white ring around the glass. Aroma is huge piney hops. Not really my thing. However, the flavor isn’t nearly as bitter, or resiny as I expected. Actually quite nice. Firmly bitter, with both piney, and citrusy hops. Nice medum body with a clean finish.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a surprising amount of floaties, thin white head. Nose is mango, pine resin, mint, dank, alcohol. Really big. Flavor is pine, tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), strong bitterness, dank. Sweet honey malt backs it all up. Lingering bitterness with dank, mint & pineapple skin. Nice!
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with frothy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma definite pink grapefruit, yeasty bread dough and pepper. Flavor is citrusy grapefruit, mild raisin, earthy florals. Body is light with a lot of carbonation. Yummy.
10%drunk (19) - Auburn, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one At the Eastaide tavern about 3 weeks ago and have been waiting for the release of this one every day scents. I think this is one of the most floral hop bombs this brewery has put out yet. Its like hop stupids little brother with more of a grapefruit twist and much more easy drinking. Don’t get me wrong I worship the brownsugga every year but hopefully they start releasing every year also. Please
ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Golden color in the glass with a nice head. The aroma has a sweetness up front with honey, citrus and pleasent hops. Taste is fantastic. It has a candy like quality of caramel and citrus. There is some faint pine and malt. The finish is ultra smooth and has a great finish. Picked up 3 sixers so far and going for more.
mikesaum (644) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold orange color with thin white head, strong citrus fruit aromas, lots of orange and hints of lemon. Taste is pretty hoppy with citrus and pine notes, slight caramel malt finish, strikes me as more of an IPA. Good beer
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sprucy and orange aroma of hops. Pale amber color with white head. Taste is balanced and smooth. Strong pine taste with come caramel malt undertones. The bitterness is throughout but a definite lasting. I enjoy it.