badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orangish golden with a fizzy white head. NIce strong floral citrus and pine hops and a crisp vegetal hoppiness with a good sweet caramel backbone and finish.
arkurzynski (1290) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead. Pale amber/deep gold with hid white head. Can smell this one as it hits the glass. Big pine, mango, melon, citrus, a little skunk, and a hint of the sweet malt backbone. Citra-type flavors abound with pine, lemon, mango, orange, grapefruit. Bitterness lingers, and surprisingly, so does a bit of the caramel malt character. Light, springly carbonation.
OldGrowth (2340) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Pine, little orange. Clean golden orange. Small head, minor lace. Bittersweet. Medium, oily creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Nice, why not an IPA?
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Nice nose of citrus notes containing grapefruit and some softer citrus notes...passion fruit? Nice golden color with medium white head. Long bitter finish. I like this beer. its a nice one off by lagunitas. I will definitely pick up more soon
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a completely clear golden hue with a foamy white head that lasts and gives some pretty good lace. Aroma is what I expect for a fresh bottle of Lagunitas: hoppy (specifically dank and citrusy). Some pine and tropical fruit as well. Light tangerine peel. Malt aromas are honey, biscuity, and a bit bready. Mild esters. Flavors hops and a bit of crackery malt. Hops are first: citrus, grapefruit, mango, light pine. Bitterness is up front, medium to medium high but it doesn’t linger into the finish. In fact the bitterness in the finish is somewhat neutral. Malt is bready, grainy, smooth, biscuity and a bit crackery. I’d swear there is some wheat or maybe even oats in here. A hint of sweetness up front that melds well with the hops. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Lasting hop flavors. Medium carbonation.
I’m a big fan of Brown Shugga, but I have to admit that this is a pretty solid brew here; but where as Brown Shugga seems more wintery, Sucks could be brewed any time of the year!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #41. Clear dark gold pour with a sticky white head that left a nice lace on the glass. Tropical fruit hop aroma with a little sweetness. Sweet tropical flavor as well, medium bitterness and really nice to drink. (2020)
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big spicy hops and candy on the nose. Earthy and spicy, grapefruit and pith. Candy malt, toast, and citrus. Long earthy grapefruit on the finish.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, clear gold with white head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit and malt, pine. Flavor is much the same with a pleasant sweetness and bitterness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation....Solid brew.
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 The pour is a clear golden color with a white head. Extremely hoppy with a nice citrus and floral hop character. Great pine, some tropical fruit, and sweet pale malt and bread notes. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. A lot of citrus peel and floral hop flavors. A light spicy hop character, too. As with the aroma, malt and sweet bread flavors. Pronounced tropical fruit an pine. Medium carbonation and body.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle from BevMo. Very skunky smelling hop nose. Sweet and hoppy flavored. Smooth, somewhat slick mouthfeel. Pretty easy drinking. Quite bitter with a nice sweetness to it.