RickTheRick (512) - 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.
pottygok (510) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Heavy floral with hints of spice underneath.
Appearance: Clear dark orange with hints of effervescence, but no head to speak of.
Taste: Medium bitterness balanced by a light sweetness in the background.
Palate: Medium-heavy body, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s passable and certainly not the worst beer I’ve had. I could see buying this for a party, but it’s not something I’d readily pursue or stock on a regular basis. It’s good, but not great or mind blowing.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottled January 4th. Poured January 29th into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
Appearance: A sunset orange sort of color. Very slight haze. Fantastic white, foamy head floating on top leaving tons of lacing. One hell of a sexy looking brew.
Smell: $#@&, that’s GOOD. Trademark Lagunitas tea-like aroma (well, I think it smells like tea... reminds me of it...), with a wallop of grapefruit and maybe some pineapple as well. Really tropical. A nice, sweet, bright-as-all-hell, fresh picked hops. It smells phenomenal, to say the least. Nearly perfect.
Taste/feel: Again with that trademark reminds-me-of-tea Lagunitas flavor. That with the unbelievable blend of all the tropical fruit flavors you can think of (...not durian. That’s tropical, right?), a hint of grass, resinous hops, and the absolute slightest alcohol warmth... this is... really almost unreal. I was worried that Sucks would be a bit too sweet, and it starts off that way, but then there’s a perfect amount of bitterness on the back of the tongue on the finish that is unbelievable. The mouthfeel is medium in texture and carbonation. The carbonation really helps to "pop" the taste buds, and it works extremely well in this brew.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, here we have probably the best beer I’ve ever tasted. It pours beautifully, the smell is glorious, and the taste is a religious experience. I’ve tried to think of reasons not to give this beer my first perfect rating in taste and overall rating, but I can’t think of one -- this is a double IPA that every single person needs to try. The sweet, tropical, tea flavors on the front, the incredible amount of bittering hops on the finish... Sucks is every bit as good as what the majority says it is. I’m kicking myself for only getting a single bottle. Lagunitas must make this year-round.
I’m a Michigan boy, so it pains me to say this, but... this is a better brew than Bell’s Hopslam. I only had Hopslam this year once (on-tap), and it was GOOD, but it was harsher than I remember it being. I know this is 2% lower than Hopslam, but I really couldn’t give a shit. This is THEE Imperial IPA.
BeerKurve (509) - - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly hazy orange with moderate carbonation, good lacing and a thin foamy head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malts, brown sugar, citrus hops and and a slight rye scent. Very malt forward with notes of caramel malts, mango, citrus hops, brown sugar, and a slight rye spiciness. Light body and moderate carbonation. Very good!
UNCCTF (508) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz. bottle. Hazy golden color with lacy white head and lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma and flavor of hops and citrus, with some sweetness in the finish that makes it really balanced. I’ll be getting this again.
strap (504) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells like a pine tree. great blend of hops and malty sweetness. damn good beer. i liked brown shugga, and was disappointed i couldn’t get it this year...but this is a mighty fine substitute.
pras (504) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper hue. Aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is full of hop bitterness with lots of depth. Piney, citrusy, tropical, slightly astringent. Very enjoyable beer. Easy drinking.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amazing golden amber with a small amount of head. Aroma is amazingly seductive with a lots floral tones and smaller amounts of citrus. Amazing bitter taste that persists through the finish. Theres lots of citrus and a bit of a resin near the ned Ends with a sweet finish that really helps to complement the earlier tastes. Awesome beer got to go get it on tap!!
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a really tart, sour edge that I wasn’t exPecting. It fades out of your mouth quickly without tarting up your mOuth. Quite cleAr with just some swirlis at the bottom. Has that wierdness that seems gross at first but you have to keep on trying...
salvaticas (485) - - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Nice hoppy aroma and mild taste. Nothing earth-shaking but a solid IPA
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