musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium golden color with 1 finger head that dissipates leaving heavy lacing. Prominent toasted malt flavor hits you with moderate pine > cittrus hops. You can taste the rye grain. Medium to full bodied, chewy. Long, smooth, but bitter finish. This is a incredibly well balanced IPA that still have plenty of hops, but has a good malt backbone.
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of pungent pine. Taste is syrupy sweet followed closely by pine, resin bitterness. As the taste fades, orange citrus lingers as the bitterness fades. Very bitter but finishes well. Mouthfeel is slick with a full body. A little too bitter for multiples, but good once and a while.
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ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at What Cheer in Providence RI. The pour is a clear golden color with a white head. Somewhat hoppy with a nice citrus and floral hop character. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. A lot of citrus peel and floral hop flavors. A light spicy hop character as well. Medium carbonation and the body is light/medium.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly good. Lagunitas definitely did a good job with this one. Lots of good flavors in'Sucks'
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rejtable (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this is a roller coaster of flavours! Pours clear yellow with some head and good lacing. Nose is candy and maybe some pine. Aromas of cereal, rye pepper-y, candy, and tropical fruit with a great resiny fjnish. Taste is big bitter and some sweet. Medium body with lively carbonation. Each sip seems to stick around in my mouth forever.
jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 A clear golden yellow color with huge white sudsy head with good retention that leaves good lacing. Nice melding of ripe tropical fruits, cracker malt and some spiciness. A nice caramel sweetness with some fruitiness and a subdued piney bitterness in initial taste. Can taste some cracker malt with some spiciness in finish. Semi sticky mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/high carbonation. This may be my favorite IPA. I like that the bitterness doesn’t follow through too strongly in the finish and enjoy the complexity of the sweetness, bitterness and bit of spiciness. Very drinkable.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden/amber with a lasting white top. Scent is pine and herbal. Taste is pine, caramel, herbal and crisp.
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear classic golden color with a short white head. Not much head formed due to how carefully the beer was poured by the bartender. The bouquet might be the best of any beer I’ve ever had. Fresh grapefruit right up front with some underlying cannabis. Just a wonderful aroma. Mouthfeel is full, wet, and a bit oily. Carbonation bites just a bit on the finish. The flavor is magnificent. Grapefruit! A lot more pine in the flavor than appeared in the bouquet. Just enough rye in this beer to set all the flavors and aromas off in a more vibrant fashion. A remarkably well-engineered brew.
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, that doesn’t suck. What does suck, is the fact that this is distributed to Alaska, but not North Dakota. It sucks that I really really enjoyed this, but will likely not run across it again for quite some time. I love hoppy brews, maybe I’m a Lagunitas fan boy too cause I dig most of their beers; this is no exception. Beautiful pour, big hoppy nose and taste, this is so solid. Bonus points for being so potent and flavorful, while being extremely refreshing. Has that same effect on me that SNPA did 10 years ago, sort like a little voice in your head shouting "I should be drinking stuff like this all the time!" Thanks Jeremy for sending a bottle.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers, Bruce! The pour’s deep orange with a medium head. The nose is strong spiced orange peel, some marmalade, red berry compote, a bit of dirty spruce, pacific hops and honeyed bread. The taste is bright pine and spruce. Nice resinous hop profile. Orange peel and berry fruits. Moderately chewy malts. Medium bitterness on the finish. Full body, definitely not a lawnmower beverage. Active carbonation. Overall, pretty nice stuff.