Scipio (719) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright yet darker golden with a white head. Very appealing aroma. Fruity and full of citrus. Grapefruit, peach, strawberry, orange, and pine. Taste seems to be more similar to the aroma. The fruity elements seem to stand out the most here. I get a lot of peach and grapefruit. I don’t get much pine, and while they there is a good amount of grapefruit, I don’t get a whole lot of hops or bitterness. Medium in body. Good carbonation. This is very tasty. It would be hard not to like this.
ramboraffe (719) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is very much pine and grapefruit. Taste is complex malty sweet with high bitterness.
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Rerate 1/23/2013, bottle from 6er brought by James while playing Settlers. A lot hoppier than my first rating. Good sweet caramel candy malt notes balanced really well by fresh pine hops. A lot better than first try.
Tap @ Tap Room 307 with Erica. Medium gold pour with light head. Very hoppy aroma and more of a muted palate with a modest hop profile given that it’s Lagunitas. Kind of conservative for this brewer ... Also not really sure what makes it a holiday ale b/c it seems more like a warm-weather brew to me, but who cares? Decent.
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
32 oz bottle. Golden colour with nice white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is bitter pine up front, followed by a citrus burst, finish is sweet and bitter, medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Really tasty.
sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1qt bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fluffy, white head that sticks. Aroma has notes of pine, resin, tropical fruits, and citrus. Taste is bitter but balanced. Orange citrus, resin, pine, and a slightly sweet aftertaste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A not resiny in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall really nice. Would get again!
Macegan75 (707) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark straw color with some head. Nose is a beautiful bouchet of perfume and sweet malt. First sip a great balance of malt including oats and slight rye. Very enjoyable beer.
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 This and DayTime really suck. Another pine bomb affair, and cat pee. Do not like these kinds of IPAs at all.
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Last time I had one of these it had sat too long and was not as good as I remembered. Man I'm glad they brought this to west michigan this year. Very clear straw/faint orange pour with a few inches of bright white head. Strong delicious juicy citrus hop aroma, grapefruit and orange, and resinous pine tar. Light mouth feel with surprisingly low carbonation. Tastes like hoppy fresh orange juice. Finish is wet and only slightly bitter, not overdone at all. I prefer this over brown shugga any day.
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EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red Solo Cup Tour of Grant Park - Beer 2 of 4 - Split this with my wife. As it was drank from a Solo Cup, the appearance rating should be taken with a grain of salt. Pours a rich gold with a solid head, despite its pedestrian vessel. Smells of citrus. Perfectly carbonated palate. There is a very pleasing sweet flavor accompanying the hop finish. An all around excellent beer.
ttutony (700) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge resinous hop aroma....absolutely fantastic. Huge hop flavors with a pleasant sweet malt base. Great beer.