Zymeguy (2) - Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The smell was the first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle. Very strong, very alcoholic. The head was pretty big, though I admit my glass was not up to par. The taste is clearly hoppy, but I get a large, yet not overwhelming sweet caramel malt flavor.
Delicious, I think sweeter than last year’s.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is medium, the body golden and cloudy. It smells sweet-sugary, bit fruity. Taste is sweet, bit bitter, sugary, interesting. Ok, but in my opinion to much sugar. 11/10/9/9/12/9
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler provided by jredmond at the 4th of July tasting. Pours clearish orange amber with a small white head. Aromas of sweet candy and tropical fruits with a dose of juicy hops. Taste is floral, fruity, sweet and slightly bitter.
Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lagunitas beers are unbelievable. Once again they have made me super happy with this delicious double ipa. Closer to a single but don't let that stop you. Do whatever you can to get this beer. I have and always will. Very rare and should be because this beer is sooooo good!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thios is a great beer! There is just the right balance to give it an even body. Malt white fruits, pineaple on the tongue. Finishes crisp, sharp and cleanly bitter at the end.
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl.oz.-bottle - schön oragene Farbe, würzig-süßlicher Antrunk. Der Hauptteil ist von der malzigen Süße dominiert, der Hopfen harmoniert recht gut. Leicht alkoholisch-scharf. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, süßlich-klebrig, leicht herb-frisch.
--> geht so. Zu süß und zu wenig andere Aromen spürbar. Sehr langweilig!
574deadzone (1377) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear very gold with a thinner eggshell head of larger bubbles that laces quite nicely. Nose involves a healthy amount of pine resin, dry grapefruit, honey, floral perfume, and biscuit malt notes. Pretty sweet in flavor, but quite bitter. Medium bodied, oily, dry, with a long toasty piney bitter finish. A nice, enjoyable brew, pretty easy to drink for its size.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a slightly hazy, bubbly, golden-orange with a large lasting frothy white head. A good amount of lacing. Lovely aroma of tropical fruit, citrus and hops -- resiny, citrusy, piney and more. Flavour follows the aroma with the aforementioned fruit and hops along with some bready malt and alcohol. Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not sure what style this would ultimately be but it’s a very pleasant, solid beer.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 25/V/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-497) Thanks to BelvidereIPA for the trade!
Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of passion fruits, pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of citrus, exotic fruits, passion fruits, bit sweet, honey malts, bitter hops. Aftertaste: lots of exotic fruits, mango, bitter hops, bit sweet, honey.
Nik925 (786) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks to be naturally carbonated - when did they make that switch? Look is nothing special. Confusing taste. Very odd malt here. Worth reading the (self abusive) description to make sense of it. Okay, so 4 grains went into the malt. I love this Brewer so I’m going to float them some points for going so far outside the norm. If you crack this open expecting an IPA, well, that is a WTF moment then. For a beer that those dudes dreamed up to be out-there, it is a success. As a beer in the glass, Meh.