Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light gold, lager-like to the eye. Ain’t no lager, though. Thin head that dissipates quickly. Amazing bouquet of peppery/citrus hop, with . . . juniper? Clove like aromas abound. Odd but it definitely works. Medium malt body in the background. The "Jagger" in this brew is/are the hops. A wondrous prickly bitterness coats the palate, bringing out an amazing array of flavors. They abound in the astringent environment. A kick-ass ale. Hard to believe this was a last minute replacement for another brew. It definitely DOES NOT suck. Thank you sir, may I have another.
thomas15 (681) - USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice light blond with average head. crisp delicate, and slightly sweet hops. absolutely delicious and really easy to throw back.
SPDickerman (917) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich golden with a tiny white head. Smells piney, resinous, and explodes with citrus. Taste is quite bitter, but not too much so, and has some citrus and pine flavors with hints of a cereal like graininess. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale finishes with some lingering soft bitterness.
jkwalking05 (3641) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, floral, light pine. Taste is the same.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 25, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: clear gold, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, light peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet pine flavor enhanced by the crystal malt, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a darker yellow almost amber color with a smaller white head. Aroma was almost like an IPA. Strong spruce and hops. Flavor was pine, caramel, and hop bitters. Malty up front and hops in the bitters. A very good beer.
dougmaher434 (6) - Felton, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer. Love the taste, love the balance of the hops. I love the hop burst you get and the strong citra flavor. Very citrus hops but not too bitter. A favorite of mine the last two months.
curtisb70 (7) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is amazing. Hops forward, dank, smells of pine and grapefruit. Probably one of the best smelling beers I have had. Taste is consistent with the aroma, but less pronounced. Filtered beer, appearance is not anything special. I wish I had more of this and I hope Lagunitas keeps this in their lineup.
Cirrhosis (1195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW!!!!!WHAT IS THIS BEER!!!MY MIND IS BLOWN!! Thanks Jeff for saving me one out of the 60 you bought. Clear peachy gold with a tall rocky crown. MASSIVE peachy hop aroma, pineapple, tangerine, bubblegum, with mild hints of leather. This aroma is epic! Roapy lacing is so very sticky. Taste is so intense, big hop bomb with a leathery malt balance. Pineapple, tangerine, lemon hard candy in the finish. The bitter sneaks up on you, you never really notice it but after a while it builds up and lingers for ever. Pine really shows up in the second half of the bottle, I also just realized that this is supper dry. DAM I WANT MORE OF THESE!!! But some jackass bought the entire stock for the entire city!!!! I know where he lives lets storm his house with pitchforks and jello.
kevinsenn (1032) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids, MI. Aroma: YES! A perfect hop explosion in my nose. Appearance, clear amber, a little on the light side. Taste is not as good as the aroma would lead you to believe, but still very good. A winner.