ElGaucho (2200) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lovely fruity, hoppy aroma. Dark gold with floaties murking up the gold body. Nice lace. Moderate sized white head. Sweet, almost cloyingly so. very lightly carbonated. Not really enjoying this. Hops are completely subdued by the sugars, which have a citrus aftertaste I’m not digging. Not a recipe Lagunitas needs to revisit.
jeremytoni (2979) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Nice bitter hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only way I can explain this beer is a IPA mixed with holiday spices that is blended to perfection
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an attractive deep copper with a cream colored head. Nose and flavor are full and hop forward with pine and citrus, balanced out by substantial caramel and toffee. Medium - full mouthfeel.
rjplumer (389) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blast of floral piney hops from the start. Deep amber color. At first a quick dose of bitterness which then switches to a sweet malty finish. Sense a some pepper rye on the tongue. Has that crispy west coast hoppiness to it. Has a refreshing crispiness to it. Well worth a try.
Ontbeertaster (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours golden, light head, fairly hoppy stuff, overall quite drink and enjoyed
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 (682) - 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 (932) - 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 (3686) - 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.