Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Into a goblet with a finger of head on a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is wonderful bright citrus: orange, mandarin and grapefruit.
The taste is a little disjointed: moderate bitterness throughout with lemon and grapefruit dominating. There’s a sweetness breaking the surface once in a while too.
There’s a soft texture with moderate carbonation.
The taste was a letdown because everything else was great.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours golden with white head. aroma is hops - mostly citrus (grapefruit), but some pine hoppiness as well. taste is citrus hops, biscuit, light caramel and malt, and a bit of candied fruit. finishes with piney hops and a touch of bitterness.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: golden orange pour with a large white head. Aroma is orange peel citrusy on top of pine needles and a whiff of caramel. Flavor is grapefruit/orange hops with some sweet caramel running into some sticky pine resin woodiness. Palate is sticky thick with a nice sweetness crashing into a hoppy/resiny bitterness. Rather easy and tasty drinking for a larger beer with a nice hoppy pop but not too bitter, will drink more soon.
Jamesthebrit (346) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 A: Pretty light on the aroma. Bit of citrus. Floral notes. The usual.
A: Pretty nice light amber. Pours thick. Good lacing.
T: This tastes really great. Very smooth bitterness. Great citrus note. A tinge of sourness adds something unique as well.
P: Pretty aggressive on the palate. Medium body.
Overall this is a really great beer. There is a lot of citrus too it that is well balanced with the hops. which are also well under control. Alcohol is difficult to pick up on which is nice, and the beer is still able to maintain it’s subtleties. Also sour on the finish which is really unique. A must try.
Not gonna re rate this but picked up a 6 pack on accident that was two years old. Not very good. Not bad but drinks like a amber ale or something. A hint of alcohol sweetness but really no hops or maltiness or anything.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Clear straw pour with a white head that hangs around for a while. Intense floral hop aromas with some citrus as well. Slight touch of sweetened grapefruit in there as well. Nicely bitter on the tounge, some residual sweetness but mostly finishes dry and bitter. Very good. Tangy bittering hops, some citrus but not too much. This is a damn good beer. Fucken A.
UPDATE: this beer is fantastic in 32oz bottles. Upping the score to a solid 4.1
gringo332 (569) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
lear copper hue. Aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is full of hop bitterness with lots of depth. Piney, citrusy, tropical, slightly astringent. Very enjoyable beer. Easy drinking.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a sudsy white head. Aroma is fresh tropical essence with floral hops, pine, and a clean and fresh essence. Taste is tropical fruit, pine, floral hops, lemon zest, and orange. Light with champagne qualities.
Thewade (340) - USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer. Citrusy and great fresh hop smell. Well balanced. Smoothe and fresh.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange. The aroma is intoxicating. Sticky sweet malts and citrusy hops. The taste is better than the aroma. This is a seriously fantastic IPA that took my by complete surprise. This cannot be a one time offering. Lagunitas needs to brew this thing around the clock.
jpwooten (8) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Could not determine when brewed. Purchased from HEB here in The Woodlands. Cracked it open into a Mad Elf snifter. Lots of carbonation with about an inch of head that calmed down eventually. Tons of floral bouquet and grapefruit mango notes. Aroma wise on par with the best. As some have said before the taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. As with a lot of Lagunitas beers, it’s really sweet and syrupy, almost like a barley wine. Good hop hit on the tongue. Decent carbonation. Abv not too high. Texas doesn’t get a lot of good beers so I compare all my IPAs to Ballast Point Sculpin which I can get and Sucks is not quite there. If Sculpin is a 5.0 this is a decent 4.2. Also about $4 less a sixer than Sculpin. L Sucks runs about $10 here in Texas. Get it if you see it but I wouldn’t go on a manhunt for it.