novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
WHAT is this majesty? A delicious offering from Lagunitas Brewing Company full of a juicy, bitter hop. Pours very cloud but clears to a nice orange amber pour. A delightful medley of oats, rye, barley and wheat. The dry hopped offering creates the most delicious resin and hop flavors, and a wondrous aromatic experience.
fiveacestx (419) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dark gold with a nice head. Now this was one over the top beer. Strong citrus aroma and a grapefruit hoppy taste. Full body and a smooth finish. Excellent!
BeerFunGuy (413) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This golden brown beer pour with a thick head. It has a sweet but hoppy citrus aroma. It has a sweet hoppy flavor also.
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pottygok (408) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Heavy floral with hints of spice underneath.
Appearance: Clear dark orange with hints of effervescence, but no head to speak of.
Taste: Medium bitterness balanced by a light sweetness in the background.
Palate: Medium-heavy body, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s passable and certainly not the worst beer I’ve had. I could see buying this for a party, but it’s not something I’d readily pursue or stock on a regular basis. It’s good, but not great or mind blowing.
writerljberg (405) - Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Belmont Station. Purchased good and fresh.
A: Straw coloration drifting into orange. Clear with a good refraction through the glass. Fluffy almost white head. Aces.
N: Fever for the hops. Pine and earth are dominant with the pineapple and mango playing back up. It’s a deep full scent with that cracking, sweet nature I always attribute to a well done dry hopping. A deeper inhalation yields some clementine and passionfruit.
T: A taste that can only be referred to as dank. (Need to jazz that description up a bit.) Pine needles and evergreen forest floors. Bites and stings with lupulins. (Lupulins are sedatives. I will sleep well tonight.) Needs more citrus, though.
M: Scraping and filling. Alcohol’s second string.
O: This beer makes me verbose and lyrical. (Or pretentious? I don’t think Lagunitas has that aim, though.) This is an all star beer that I buy every time it comes out, which, now shouldn’t be a problem with the expansion in place. Lagunitas sucks, indeed.
dhunter151 (402) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer. Hoppy but balanced by the malt. Has a sweet finish. This beer is very easy to drink. One of my favorites.
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bnoel09 (400) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love the description on this one. Poured into a snifter glass. Color is gold with a very thin white head. Aroma is complex with strong pine notes from the hops, some sweet sugariness in the background, and a hint of a tropical aroma of some sort. Flavor starts with some sweetness and transitions into some of the wheat and rye flavors through the middle, then finishes with some resinous hop notes. Medium bodied and smooth for the ABV. Overall I think this substitute beer deserves to have a home alongside Brown Shugga in Lagunitas’ future winter offerings.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. pours clear dark gold, with a moderate foamy off white head. aromas of pine, spruce and hay. a crips bitterness with a touch of acidity. fairly light bodied. fizzy and bitter finish that lingers. its decent but no brown shugga.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with a brief head with continual lacing. The aroma is huge on hops, mostly pine notes, but some floral qualities, too. The flavor is great. Hoppy and bitter through and through, but a rich malt in the background and some caramel and molasses.
fiercepanda (387) - Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear golden orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is amazing, lots of citrus and pineapple. The flavor is fruity, floral, bitter, and just a little grainy. An excellent beer.