fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of orange zest, apricot and hops. Incredibly light on the palate, offering a blast of intense stone fruit and citrus, bready yeast complexity, and a finish of well-balanced, spicy hops that linger long and cover the ABV well. Sessionable, with a never ending finish. They should probably just keep making this one....
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It's all about the pine. Smells and tastes great! Light honey and mostly clear, is a delightfully bitter IPA.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. pours clear dark gold, with a moderate foamy off white head. aromas of pine, spruce and hay. a crips bitterness with a touch of acidity. fairly light bodied. fizzy and bitter finish that lingers. its decent but no brown shugga.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 Crazy strong nose of citrus, pine, hops, skunk. Juicy and flavorful taste, strong hop bite without sourness/bitterness. Wanted more immediately after.
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold color and light moderately carbonated. Sweet and sticky hops. It is dry and bitter, followed by some malt sweetness and a dry, flowery aftertaste. Full of flavor, and one of the more intense IPAs I have had in some time.
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is pretty good. Very citrusy and kinda a spiciness too. Beats the hell out of their Brown Shugga, which does indeed suck.
swillguzzler99 (118) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent honey with a thick off-white head. Bitter, piney nose. Taste is of an IPA, but more subtle. Less feeling of a battery shocking your tongue (which isn’t necessarily bad). You get the bitter in the back of your throat if you gulp it, but it slowly fades away. Good. Another winner from this wonderful brewhouse.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
American strong ale slash IPA yunmy a nice blend of Delicious ness baby drabj with GT!
rickhall28 (4) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer! Crisp...hoppy without overall bitterness...very pleasant and clean finish. The aroma is absolutely amazing. Pop one open and you can smell it across the room before pouring...and the smell is one of the best I’ve come across. The piney hop smell is there...but so much more. It’s almost as great out of the bottle as on draft. Unfortunately they made so little of this most locations were out within days. After having it on draft in two bars in two days...it took me five places to track down a case which I’m slowly enjoying while I write this and definitely coveting. I’ll tell you Lagunitas will "suck" again if they make Brown Shugga next year at the expense of another batch of "Sucks"!
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful orangey-gold with a large steady white head. Complex hoppy aroma; pine, mango and citrus. Resinous hop flavor with a touch of sweet malt. Very clean flavors for a Lagunitas beer. The alcohol is there but not intrusive. Very well done.