dansac (113) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Lagunitas is one of the best, ’bargain’ top shelf breweries out there. However, most of their stuff, while very good, is not really ’top tier’ stuff. There are a few exceptions however. Their Hop Stoopid, 100ibu, Imperial IPA, is really excellent, and simply impossible to beat for the price.
And then there’s this year’s Lagunitas Sucks. It’s, put simply, the best beer Lagunitas has made, even including previous iterations of Sucks. It has some of that dank, oniony character that has become a staple in Stone’s Enjoy-By series. Pouts a gorgeous amber, aroma is vibrant with onion, pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, lots of pine, dry aftertaste. It’s superlatively balanced, and tastes huge for a 7.5%.
Honestly, I wish they made this a year round. It obliterates their Little Sumpin series, which I also really like.
For 10.99 a six pack, there is no better beer.
gao2116beer (2) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best beer Lagunitas makes (in my opinion). The hops and malts are balanced so well with the citrus flavor and you get all the flavors at once. The hops are not overwhelming in the beer at all and create a perfect contradiction to the malts. Bitter, but not too bitter. I love this beer and would recommend it to beer enthusiasts, experts, fans, and even craft beer beginners.
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extremely aromatic, juicy fruit on the nose. Flavor is rye spiciness, floral hops, citrus, sauv blanc grapes. Moderate bitterness. Pretty damn perfect IPA.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. Amber with white head. Absolutely stinks of hops, resinius pine, mango, orange. Taste is very resinous and piney with mango and caramel. Little sweet and a bitter finish. Excellent.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright gold color with a creamy white/gold head. Aroma is citrus and resin and a bit of sweetness underneath. Taste is, in the very first instant, sweet, then resin and grapefruit. There is a nice creaminess from the oats and a subtle touch of wheat. Finish is long and leaves your mouth watering, waiting for the next drink.
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - Golden orange
Aroma - pine and grapefruit. Very strong and fresh aroma
Mouth - medium carb
Taste - milder than expected. Still crisp but mild. Complex. Not as hoppy as others but very nice
_zman (6) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle with a rich golden color, thick white head, smell plenty of hops, full of flavor, one of the better beers I have had in a while.
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good retention and nice lacing. Smells of sweet malt and slight hop background. Malt, sugary notes up front, followed with a sweet bitterness in the end. Great beer.
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maltman53 (465) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle, pours a light-golden color, wow, hops jump out of the glass before my lips can arrive on the scene. The aroma is sugary malt and bursting with flavor, as is the palate: full-bodied, with a luscious CO2 level that carries to the soft, marshmallow finish. The beer is well-balanced and well-made and hides the nearly 8% ABV beautifully.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, clear, and a nice foamy head. Bitterness from the hops tastes great but lingers a little long. Otherwise a respectable beer.