brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Not your typical hioliday brew, this one tasted more like a cider with pleasing carbonated delivery. Juicy hop aromas and pleasing grapefruit flavors, this beer is fresh and satisfying.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours clear light gold with foamy white head. Aroma is really hoppy, bright green citrusy notes, clementines, pine, with an earthy faint nutmeg in the background. Too bad the Flavors aren’t as green and bright as the aroma but there still fresh clementines and grapefruit rind, sugar cubes, rye, and again a really faint nutmeg back there. Reminds me of a poorman’s zombie dust, it’s good but quite a bit sweeter, it’ll do while ZD is out right now.
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Gold in color with an aroma of floral hoppiness. Typical Lagunitas brew with slight bitterness and some sweet suguary goodness. Better than average, but just not as good as the brew it was supposed to replace.
palmtreefrb (8) - - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma - tropical mango
Appearance - golden to amber
Taste - light sweetness, medium bitterness
Palate - medium body, average carbonation, bitter
Awesome, my current favorite DIPA
tennisjoel (1146) - 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 (399) - 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 (4237) - Brownstown, 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 (2304) - 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 (764) - 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.