dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer is damn good. I’ve never had brown shugga, so I don’t know what I’m missing, but I hope they make this one again. It’s a great IPA, really, with an awesome hop aroma and clean, bitter palate. Very refreshing. What makes it unique is the compelxity of the malt...cereal as they call it. Doesn’t look like much but has a grea flavor and awesome west coast hops.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. More piney than floral hops abound in a somewhat mute fashion in this one. Very good AMA hoppy, fresh beer.
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radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Atwood’s Tavern, 1:57 pm. To tulip it ours a hazy orangeade with a trim white head. Aromas of magnolia flowers, limes, chamomile, guava, white wine lees, and algae. Tastes of limes, kilned malt, hops, and whiskey dregs. Plastic, onions, and yeast by swallow. Honestly, what’s all the commotion about?
Derek881 (1119) - Riga, LATVIA - 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.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Received, pleasingly unexpected, in a trade with BMoosey. Bottle poured into my IPA glass. Nice clear golden pour with amazing aroma. Flavor is very nice more malt driven than I expected. Very nice beer would like more please.
sinfull (1114) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden , with big ,white head. Malt, caramel and pine in aroma. Great balanced taste. Unbelievable tasteful and drinkable. Perfect for sharing , quart bottle. The label say to share with friend ... Unfortunately , he is to far away ...
BucannonXC5 (1105) - 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.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale to copper orange color with a soapy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and earthiness with some caramel mixed in. Sweet grapefruit taste with a rough hop hit. Tasty.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear orange with white head. Good lacing. Nose of litter box and citrus. Dirty litter box, citrus and mild to moderate bitter. Really solid.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap and from many, many bottles. OK, I don’t know why they have this labeled as a strong ale, as it is a double IPA. Pours clear amber with a white head. Nose is of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is a delicious mix of grapefruit, tangerine and tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is creamy with a nice bitter hop bite. I love this brew so much and the fact that it is only about $10 per six-pack doesn’t hurt a bit. I kept searching and buying this while it was in stock. Drank cases of this stuff. Would love for this to be a regular in their lineup instead of just a seasonal.