cerstad (1) - Paradise, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I enjoyed this beer in place of the Brown Shugga, it has an amazing hop character! It almost punches you in the face with citrus!
jw0406 (600) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a golden amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruite, pine, huge hop nose. Medium bodied with a dry bitter finish, great
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden pour with thick head, great lacing. Arouma is floral and piney very similar to good weed. Body is light but not to thin. Flavor is very heavy on tropical fruit with a slight bitterness that fades to a sweet finish.
raphael (810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sniff and think ‘spongy,’ the bubbliness of the aroma, the way grapefruits seem cushiony, as well as leather, wood smoke. blond leaning toward amber, modest white head. thin, serrated presence in the mouth. flavor on the sweet side, with some woodsy bitterness, \hnint of lemon. a little smoke. balanced finish.
brigg (474) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Clear orange-gold body with a very thin white head. Powerful aroma is sweet, very floral, and fruity--orange, grapefruit, cherries; some grass/pine. Body is light to medium, mild carbonation. Strong bitter flavor of pine, grass, grapefruit, resin with a nice underlying sweetness; slightly spicy, pepper. Flavor is very bitter, could use a little more balance.
beeraverse (28) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer. Explodes with fruity citrus flavor. Has a strong malt backbone to meet the delicious hops.
iowaherkeye (2676) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, no date from Best Damn Beer Shop in SD, don’t recall the price. Clear golden orange (with bits of fine dust sediment) and a 1/2 finger white beige head, fading to a thick ring and swirly film after a minute or so. Grapefruit rind and pine nose, some green hops, lightly spicy, and some cracker malt in the back. Flavor continues with the citrus pine hops and adds a small amount of some dry hops, orange pith. I’m not getting any rye. Still a little spicy. Low sweetness with a dry finish, bitterness peaking at a 7. The alcohol does warm my throat a bit, otherwise masked quite well. Low prickly carbonation with a medium body. Good beer--the house yeast flavor didn’t really bother me at all with this one.
jstraw (1847) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-gold with big, foamy, white head / Bright nose of weed and citrus / Medium body, some biting hops with extremely bitter finish / Flavors of weed, hops, grapefruit, and passionfruit / This has the building blocks of being a superb ipa, but the bitterness is so over the top that it drags down the body and flavor.
dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a clear copper body underneath an average sized foamy white head that leaves some solid lacing on my DFH snifter/tulip glass thingy. Aroma is loaded with lots of resinous hops, dry citrus rinds, orange juice concentrate, grapes and grains. Fuller body that is smooth with average to slightly bubbly carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Flavor is mostly bitter hop bite with citrus rinds, yellow grapefruit and garins. Is Lagunitas the new Rogue?? This could be an one of their awesome hoppy beers that are out there they are all so much the same.
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright 24 karat pour with a small ivory head. Lots of Ponderosa and spruce in this one along with citrus pith...unfortunately, there is an overwhelming fruitiness that seems significantly forward and out of balance. Just not a fan of this one.