BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle (2012). From the first sniff I was sure this was going to be the best IPA ever. Floral/citrus/pine smells were intoxicating. Beautiful deep amber color w/ good head. Unfortunately, the taste didn’t deliver on the aroma’s promise. A decent beer but a real teaser.
asmall (15) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops on Hops! Resin,floral abound! Major after taste.Dry hops.Overall a great IPA!
Passthebeer (14) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice white head that lingers, dry crisp finish, and a palate full of hop flavor. Nose reminds me of citrus and hints of mango/pineapple. You truly do suck for not making this year round.
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitas Sucks pours a cloudy yellow-amber with a one-finger white head. Scent is tropical: tons of peaches and mangoes, as well as earthy, citrus hops. Taste is lemon and red grapefruit with a cereal malt backbone. Very well balanced. Palate is medium, with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall a great offering from Lagunitas that should be year-round.
Bottled 12/17/12. Rated 12/22/12
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: This is the best smelling IPA I have ever happened upon. Heavy citrus, tropical fruit, and some catty undertones. Malt takes a complete backseat.
A: Pretty average looking IPA; miniscule head and only moderate lacing. However, lastnight I saw this leave a ridiculous amount of lacing on another glass, so maybe I poured it wrong or the glass is different.
T: Heavily hop forward. A lot of tropical fruit and citrus as well as some cattiness/skunkiness. Good stuff!
P: Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. This aspect showcases the malt presence of this beer--truly a spectacular convergence of malt body and hop aggresiveness.
O: This is porbably the most unique IPA I have had in a long time; however, it showcases a completely different side of the hop spectrum.
verd77 (13) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this beer. Great pine aroma and crisp taste. 7.85% adv. You get just a slight pine taste.
dpmeersman (13) - Rochdale, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drawn to the bottle by the somewhat clownish Santa label. To my palate this beer rates as an imperial IPA more than a winter ale. Great nose followed by a strong hop beginning and finish. After a couple I got around to reading the rest of the label and found the warmth in my head was just right to let out a few guffaws Would buy again..
bai (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly good considering the name. Never tried the actual holiday brown sugar so nothing to compare to, but this is nice and hoppy and clean. Maybe not that brown? More ipa-esque.
mattyvolz (12) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lemony citrus hops on the nose. pours a nice pale golden orange color with light off white head. slightly piney and resinous. tropical and citrus fruits taste, a little sweeter than expected but i dig it. damn fine ipa and sessionable but watch out for that 7.85% alc
hawker (12) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better IPA’s I have tasted, very fruity, quite hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so.