MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish copper color with a medium sized head. Aromas are of pine and grapefruit hops presence with a bit of a malty sweetness. Like many Lagunitas offerings, the hops presence dominates the beer, and it seems to be the same mix of California hops with their pine/resin/grapefruit that is common to their products. The malt presence in this one is a little fuller and counterbalances the hops well. It offers a nice caramel backbone that supports the bitter hops bite.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours hazy dark amber in color with foamy off whote head. Aroma sweet and floral hops. Malty and very hoppy bitter taste with a grapefruit bitter finsih.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, if the length of the name has anything to do with the beer, it should be great? lol
The beer makes good its escape from the 22 ounce bottle a cloudless burnished copper, the head perfection, the color light tan and the texture creamy, upon its evitable demise, the lace forms a thick glutinous sheet to obfuscate the glass. Nose is chockablock with the hop flowery aroma, sweet malt supports the hops, hints of caramel, appetizing, nay mouth watering I say. Start has a pleasant malt profile, sweet with a definite hop spicy bitterness at the back, top is middling to full in its feel to the palate. Finish continues the big hop spicy bite, the acidity customary, the aftertaste dry as a bleached desert bone, my oh my if this ain’t a great beer, then I’m a teetotaler, and we know that ain’t so. lol
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Newtown Brewfest 07 with Stegosaurus. I asked the guy to pur just a spasl to sample this one and he said when you come to my tent I fill it up all the way or I don’t fill it at all. I am glad he did because this kicked ass. Bronze pour with billowy head Wood, hop and sweet caramel aroma. Roasty / hoppy mouthul with a real good claen finish. REAL GOOD.
b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with small off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Hops dominate the flavor with light malts and fruits. Average, typical american strong ale all around- nothing spectacular but still good to drink
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
21 sept 07. 22oz bottle, 9.28% ABV. Deep copper color. Almond colored, huge, foamy head. Big citrusy hop florals. Flavor is more earthy than expected, like a hemp rope. Very high IBUs! The bitterness lingers long after the first sip. A very American Strong Ale.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a dark reddish amber with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, mild citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops. Flavor is moderately sweet and well balanced with caramel, toffee, grapefruit, pine, and warming alcohol with a long bitter finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. pours out in a clear reddish brown colour topped with a large long-lasting white foam. Bold aroma of caramel, nuts, cherries and raw green US hops. Grapefruity flavour with notes of grass and fudge with sticky undertones of chocolatesauce. Grapefruity bitter hops in the finish with notes of sweet black cherries.
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both malt, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and grapefruit, leading to a very bitter grapefruity finish with a hop bite.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly clear, dark brownish-amber body. A large, foamy, off-white head leaves behind thick, sticky ribbons of lacing. The aroma shows sweet brown sugar malts, hints of molasses, cream, and moderate piney hops. Caramel and molasses flavors are balanced out by floral and piney hops. Cream adds a smoothness to the flavor and the consistency, making for a milkshake-like, satisfying beverage. The body lies on the heavy side of medium. Clean finish. Alcohol is undetectable. Lagunitas continues to pump out really solid, strong American brews. This one is no exception.