BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright gold color with a creamy white/gold head. Aroma is citrus and resin and a bit of sweetness underneath. Taste is, in the very first instant, sweet, then resin and grapefruit. There is a nice creaminess from the oats and a subtle touch of wheat. Finish is long and leaves your mouth watering, waiting for the next drink.
RickTheRick (636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Je qualifie cette bière de "vin de céréales" tellement son cocktail de grains est imposant, autant en bouche qu’au niveau olfactif. Des houblons floraux et légèrement fruités se joignent à la fête pour créer un liquide costaud, mais toutefois facile à boire. Une superbe robe dorée, assez limpide, est surmontée d’un col de mousse moyen, mais persistant. C’est rond, c’est sucré, c’est épicé, c’est fruité mais une chose est sûre : ça ne suck pas du tout.
drdisque (636) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Lagunitas Chicago Taproom. Intense resinous nastiness in initial sip. Mellows out a bit after that and tapers into cereal grain and water flavors. Seems well crafted, but far too resinous for my taste.
michaelinwa (636) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s just not possible for beer to smell better than this one. The aroma is the first attraction here, but the flavor measures up just as well. In my mind this is a very balance IPA, not a strong ale (pure labeling there). Bitterness pushes the envelope for me, but stays away from being harsh and over done. Malt flavor comes through and works well with the hops. A new favorite IPA.
Dacrza (635) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: May 20, 2015... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: Watching the Cavs try to steal a second straight in Atlanta--and relaxing after the end of baseball season, for good... APPEARANCE: Bright, pilsneresque body that releases tiny bubbles; the head is a monstrous white pillow that pitches a hedgerow of lacing; as the glass drains, excellent up-and-down lacing ... AROMA: thick wafts of sugary resin, pineapple, mango and other "strong" scents; not as much of the four grains available... PALATE: a mellow, moderately weighted body with a soft, balanced aftertaste--as easy-drinking as an 8% ABV will be...TASTE: a beautiful balance of a four-grain drag and a bevy of hops; a rather ridiculously good tasting "alternative" to the original, which I did not get a chance to sample; the resin is sharp, the pineapple palpable, the hops teeth-tethering--in a word, a full-flavored experienced that warms as it sips... OVERALL: ah, Lagunitas--thank God you have made the nationwide market a goal; grabbed a quart for $6.99 at Hope Liquors, and this beer is a perfect compliment to the night; hearty, flavorful and easy-drinking...any other aspect needed?
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bev4Less. Pours a lovely shiny orange with a nice, if ephimeral, lacy white foam head. Aroma is all of high AA hops... smells like it got attacked by the pound of Columbus living in my freezer! Malts are only slightly more present in the taste than in the nose (where they were non-existent), and only at the end of the palate. Otherwise, there are ample hop flavors: resin in the smell and early palate, with passion fruits and mango coming through strongly in the middle and late palate. Nice stuff. Wasn’t a fan when smelling it, but man did it get better in the taste.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Shakespeare’s Pub. Clear amber with a tall white head. Taste is quite hoppy, pine, citrus. Pretty enjoyable.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ho Ho Holy shit this is good beer. Lagunitas has long made IPA after IPA I’d sell my left lung for, and now they’ve come up with an accidental seasonal that may be one of the best IPAs I’ve drank in years. This big, piney, citric, minty beast has whole cone hops wafting up in the aroma, backed by a huge orange sweet roll. And Lagunitas Sucks tastes, well, it tastes like a damn fine IPA should, immensely bitter and dry, yet the huge hops also have a mild sweetness that couples perfectly with the smorgasboard of malts. To hell with Brown Shugga. The only way Lagunitas can suck is if they quit brewing this delicious pint before me.
SamTheBarrel (626) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear golden with a medium sized frothy off-white head, that when settled left a little lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peels, lemon zest and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, orange peels, lemon zest, caramel and spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Another great beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange, almost amber. Fresh pine and citrus hop aroma. Minimal head. Very smooth, pine and citrus hops from start to finish. And an interesting malt character as well, almost a finishing sweetness.