PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, sparkling, nice bubble action with a soft white head - light lacing. Fresh, hoppy, spruce-filled, pungent cat urine-like aroma. Flavor is tangy with plenty of hoppy grapefruit citrusy goodness. Some nuttiness and brown sugar in the back end. Rich, chewy mouthfeel. Rather enjoyed this one!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours golden amber with thin, gauzy white head. Nose of tropical fruits and citrus and some mild resin. Tastes adds a bit more juice and resin, though a tad bit thinner than expected. This is an IPA, by the way, not a strong ale. Drink it fresh!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured gold with a thin white head. aroma and flavor were piney and grapefruit hops. body was full with medium carbonation.
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden yellow color with a rather large white head. Grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit. Very nice aroma. Big resinous hop character and fairly bitter. Grapefruit and citrus are big in the flavor. Really nice. Lighter mouthfeel than I expected. Really enjoy the aroma, and the flavor is quite nice but not up to that amazing aroma.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear bright golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of straw, white pepper, warm white bread. Taste is pumpernickel sandwich on rye.
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fermentation Lounge.Poured a light gold with a white head that laces all the down the glass. Nose is resinous citrus hops and a touch of rye spice. Flavor is the exact same as the nose, but lacking dimensions and body. Nice bitter finish.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, but lightly hazy orange. Thin white head. Aroma is very floral and citrus filled. Flavor offers a nice balance. As much as they do suck, this is a nice beer!
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Huge hop forward aroma. Grassy herbal light pine and tropical flavors. Nice brew. Would appreciate this being brought back over brown sugga.
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Rerate 1/23/2013, bottle from 6er brought by James while playing Settlers. A lot hoppier than my first rating. Good sweet caramel candy malt notes balanced really well by fresh pine hops. A lot better than first try.
Tap @ Tap Room 307 with Erica. Medium gold pour with light head. Very hoppy aroma and more of a muted palate with a modest hop profile given that it’s Lagunitas. Kind of conservative for this brewer ... Also not really sure what makes it a holiday ale b/c it seems more like a warm-weather brew to me, but who cares? Decent.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An aggressive, one-dimensional cat whizz hop aroma (OK, OK, cat whizz + hops = 2 dimensions). Clear, darkish gold, thin clingy head, funny label, squat west coast 12 oz. bottle. Yikes. Pine, pineapple, tangerine, a little fruity. You can definitely get the rye in the twang. A little salty, a little sweet, citrus pith. Tangerine and hops aftertaste. Medium heavy mouth that holds carbonation well. Technically good, but I had to wrestle it. New Leaf Market.