shellym810 (2) - West Sacramento, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: piney goodness, bright hop smell, citrus - hard time picking up malts over all the orange citrus/hop smell. Maybe some dry hay malt.
Appearance: light orange copper, white head, clear
Taste: bitter hops up front, balances out midpalate, sweet citrus finish, and it all beatifully lingers together once it’s down.
Palate: long finish - and I mean that as a good thing. Light body (tingly carbonation), oily sticky texture
Overall: this is one of my favorite beers. I was initially worried that it was going to be a one time thing - literally just a Brown Sugga substitute for one year, and I was ready to throw myself off a bridge accordingly. I couldn’t live in a world where I knew this once existed, only for it to be no longer. Dramatic? Yes. True? Yes.
Dacrza (594) - 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?
BlackHaddock (4672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18th May 2015: quart bottle shared between me, my wife and son-in-law. Golden/amber pour with a white topping on each glass. Nice blend of aromas and flavours. Hops first and foremost, piny and citrusy: semi-sweet malt taste mid-sip. Decent and worth trying: hides the alcohol content nicely.
hayduke (3573) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz bottle. Pours an amber gold with an off-white head. Nose is veyr resinous\ and citrus. Full body. Flavor shows rye and citrus. Dry hoppy and very resinous finish. Damn good!!
AAEA (192) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) one of the best beers from the maker. a killer beer that attacks you like its an IPA and then after that first pint you’re already feeling it as its 8%. a truly perfect drunk maker.
halfonit (1214) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, grain, bread, and just a hint of fig. Slick and bubbly palate. Flavor is of bittersweet citrus and floral hops, yeast, oat, pine, and earthyness. Leaves a nicely balanced citrus hop taste in the end. Great stuff!
Maxbier (637) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with white head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is malty sweetness up front. Long pine/grapefruit citrus finish. Slight dank hop flavor too. Delicious.
Thechasm442 (390) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh beer served in a tulip. The beer pours a fairly transparent yellow orange with a thin white head that shrinks down pretty quick and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel. On to the taste. At first sip the beer is initially full of bright citrus flavors. Mainly the ones aforementioned in the aroma. It is met with a nice caramel malt with bits of toffee and brown sugar as well. The beer starts off very juicy and finishes a bit dry, but remains very quenching. Another outstanding offering from Lagunitas, and @ 8%, it’s just dangerous enough to have some fun with. Excellent beer.
bubbleflubber (1933) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber into the glass with a 1-finger soapy head that reduces to webbed lacing. The nose is of pine and grassiness. Flavors of a huge grain bill, cereal, citrusy grapefruit and orange, and large resinous pine hops finish with a hint of ABV among the large pepper and spruce-pine notes. Almost in the barleywine category, this complex, substantive palate wrecker is full-bodied with a very bold mouthfeel. Huge beer with lots and lots to provide.
Thors_Son (5) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1qt bottle to pub glass. Like a fresh breakfast on a distant shore. Very heavy grapefruit with subtle honey and notes of molasses. Warm malty finish. As close to a perfect ale as I can remember. Tongue, prepare yourself.
tbjsexton (4) - Montmorency, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sucks should be in the beer hall of fame. The hops characteristics give deep floral aroma, malt rich taste, and a long hops heavy finish. You really don’t want the finish to end.