jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear white amber with a small white head that has alright retention and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is some pine hops, some light grapefruit, and a bit of caramel. The taste is some sweet pine and citrus, and then some light caramel. The finish has a light bitterness. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall, I found this beer to be a bit boring.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured a coppery orange with a thin head. Nose had dank and citrus hops. Full bodied, well carbonated, tangerine citrus hops. Woody, earthy, sunflower seeds, and a hint of grains. Toasted sugary sweetness. Super hop forward. Pine, pepper-spiced, resinous, floral, and again with the citrus.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of both citrus hops and caramel malts - both quite prominent, similar to Brown Shugga, but not as robust and barley wine-like. Flavour is more hop-heavy than anything, beginning with an astringent bitterness and then making the caramel malts more pronounced (unusual transition - it’s usually the other way around), finishing with a semi-sweet and bitter hoppy note. Very solid.
pjtakacs (8) - - NOV 21, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at the Brewery. A golden color with a white head. nice aroma, mildly sweet with light floral hops and citrus. Smooth with a nice finish.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Short 12oz bottle, Santa star on label. Clear, orange pour; white head, nice lacing. Huge aroma. Scents of pine and huge citrus, mostly grapefruit rind. Taste is of dry malt & and candied grapefruit skin. It tastes like orange / grapefruit skins. Very Yum. The only thing to make this brew more Xmas would’ve been addition of chocolate or chocolate malt for a traditional chocolate orange.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This surprised me. I was expecting a filler beer but this is tremendous. Almost on par with Kern River Citra. Strong but light. Great grapefruit taste. Medium bitterness. Easy to drink. Looking forward to more.
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright yellow.. Some floral notes etc. OK but didn’t really excite me that much.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is hop oils and malt. Flavor is hops, malts, a lot of earthy raw green hops. Might be better than brown shugga. But you still suck. :)
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hoppy citrus aroma. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Sweet beginning with a light bitterness throughout.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 bottle. weird hologram appearance that changes from hazy gold to orange in different light. peachy and floral nose reminiscent of sumpin sumpin or sumpin. flavor has notes of spicy hops, black tea, pineapple, pear, and maybe some pepper. a little rough around the edges. medium body. sticky. 11/19/11
lagunitas sucks "holiday leftovers" is the same beer with different label.