andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Brown sugga’ substitute" bottle. Pours a clear rich gold, effervescent, large long lasting dull white head and a ton of lace on the glass. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, lightly spicy, and a decent malty backbone. Flavour is pine, citrus, tropical fruits, medium-high bitterness, mild alcohol warming, mildly spicy and bready + caramel malt backbone. Enjoyable, pretty easy drinking, we’ll balanced and if you don’t watch it’ll get you drunk!
dinkle50 (1189) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grass and hoppy aroma. Clear blonde appearance. Ok lacing. Taste is very upfront. Strong hopping finished with bitter hop resin. Very easy to drink. Brown Shugga is hard act to follow and this fills in nicely.
Derek881 (1186) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a one quart bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a light, clear dark gold color with a slight touch of amber and a modest foamy white head with shorter retention, but good cling and lacing. The aroma featured a blend of grainy and earthy hops with sugar, spice, and a bit of pine. Its taste was pretty sweet with notes of sugar, molasses, light fruit, and a touch of bitter grainyness at the swallow. The beer had a very lively mouthfeel and was well carbonated with a good fizz and kick, and was somewhat drying in nature.
JoeTheYounger (1173) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Rancho Cucamonga. Golden orange pour. This brew was very nice. Lots of citrus and floral aromas along with taste going on here. Wondering if they didn’t make much since they said it was a replacement for BrownShugga.
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of hops up front. The taste is a little hoppy, but pleasant. A little after taste, but fairly mild. Overall a good beer.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge spruce nose - jumped out of the bottle and drop kicked my nose with a steel-toe boot. Big sweet malt body. Some herbal and floral qualities. Strong ripe fruit character. A bit of pepper on top of tropical notes. Really nice hop spice and citrus. This is Lagunitas bread-and-butter; a perfect example of their balls-out, straight-up muscle car horsepower, bull in the china shop approach that leaves little to the imagination but is dead center bulleye and every other cliche in the book.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass: Mason jar
From: Ciro’s Pizza
Misc.: As part of Lagunitas Tap Takeover Night at Ciro’s Pizza; Got to keep the Lagunitas mason jar
Poured a golden orange color with one finger of white head when I got it. Good circular lacing on the sides all the way down. Average-to-above average retention on the top.
Holy bitter hops on the nose! Got healthy doses of pine, citrus (grapefruit, lemon) and floral hops. Also some resin. Very flavorful, definitely the best part of the beer.
Tasted bitter grapefruit hops right from the beginning, but not too lingering. Sweet floral taste as well. Also orange pulp. Reminded me a lot of the Daytime IPA.
Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
I really, really liked this beer. Nice and smooth and would love to have it again. Well done Lagunitas.
HuskerTan (1162) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pine, spruce, bitter, citrus, dank, resin.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Pine, bitter, herbal, subtle citrus.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- For some reason I expected this to be like a barleywine. I guess in a sense it was...but not really. More like an aggressive IPA from hell. Loved the aroma but the taste was a little too much for me. Liked it more than I thought I would.
demitriustown (1156) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quart bottle: Appearance is a golden pour with a thick white head that diminishes slowly. Aroma has got a nice pungent pine hop notes with no real malt scent. Taste has got a really nice pine hop notes with no really malt characteristics. Palate has medium to low carbonation with a nice astringent hop aftertaste. Overall, Good but a little one sided. Cheers!
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Aroma is sugary sweetness and pine and grapefruit hops. Pours a orangish gold with a small foamy head that went away, then the very active carbonation regenerated tighter, creamy head. Never saw that before. Taste is creamy and spicy with some clear dry hopped notes on the finish. Body is creamy and smooth, but a little light. Overall, rather tasty and unique. Thumbs way up.