Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 deep amber pour with a 2 finger tannish head. medium hop,pine and hints of citrus in the nose. Decent amount of lacing. Taste starts out almost creamy,for the first few seconds then turns hoppy pine bitter with some caramel. Oddly enough at 10% ABV this is very drinkable. This review took me 5 mins and my pint glass is over half gone. DEE-Lish!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany with an off white head that leans more towards tan. Bitter citrus in the nose with pine hops. Sweet caramel malts along with a hint of roast. The flavors contains a healthy dose of bitterness along with some grapefruit citrus. The malts are heavy and leave a sticky residue at the end. The beer is a little thick and well carbonated. It finishes with a lot of bitter hops.
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep bronze with a pillowy and soapy tan head. The aroma is very hoppy - woody, piny and earthy. There is also heavily toasted caramel malt that is also on the earthy side. Medium / full body with quite a bit of resin and lots of gentle carbonation. The flavor starts out with lots of earthy / woody hops and is just an all out resin bomb. There is a bit of soapiness and hefty roasted nutty malt balancing things out. Tropical flavors swirl throughout this as well. The finish has big bitterness along with a light bit of something that reminds me of household cleaner, but somehow in a good way. Coconut traces are on the finish as well. Overall a very solid enjoyable beer.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with big foamy head that fades quicly leaving gobs of lace on my glass. Aroma is light fruit, citrus, and some caramel malt. Taste is citrus hops backed with a strong malt presence. Some fruitiness mingles with the alcohol that comes out in the finish. Strong bitter finish with some alcohol bite in your face. These guys make a hell of a strong ale!
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown lager has a massive nose that reaks of bitterness. The deep dark malt profile really takes a back seat to all the hops in this one. Almost an oaky woodiness to it, but it is very muted compared to the malt, and the hops, and the light alcohol burn at the very end as it slides into the stomach. Everything I’ve had from these guysis top notch, I just could give two craps about their story of shutting down. It’s a waste. Good beer though
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear dark amber color with a non lasting head. Strong resin hop aroma of pine and citrus. A fairly thick mouthfeel. Taste is hop dominate of bitterness with enough malts to lessen the blow. Alcohol well hidden.
mcallister (31) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I must say I didn’t care for this beer. One reason why may be
because I was anticipating a completely different style of
beer. It was more of a Belgian Pale Ale in style.
Frothy off white head; good retention with spotty lacing; sits
atop this clean, brick colored elixr.
Thick belgian yeast, with hints of apple, boysenberry, sour
spiciness, hop, malt, and some other fruity esters.
Not much complexity, belgian yeast prevails, simple malt, with
a hop kick at the end but not as much as I’d anticipated.
Spicey flowery components as well.
Mouthfeel was very bitter and rough and somewhat thin. Just
not my cup of tea.
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a bunch of old-school stoners the Lagunitas brew crew are. First they commemorate the event of their license getting suspended for twenty days and then they let their website lapse. Don’t believe me? Right now anyone can buy the rights to the site if they so desire. Dudes of Lagunits, you make kick-ass beer, but put down the bud and keep up with the paperwork. That being said, this is a tasty, tasty beer. What to call it though...perhaps an imperial ESB? We got hops here. Lots of hops. Resin meets the nose and exchanges phone numbers. Peach notes roam beneath the pine. It tastes like Fullers ESB mixed with bong water, and that is a very good thing. A plentiful smack of westcoast hops massages the tongue while patches of peach and orange marmalade take potshots at the taste buds. Mmmmm. Good beer, great bottle art and completely useless story printed on the side of it. Lagunitas all the way.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, orangish-red color with a small white head. Sharp pine aroma dominates, but not overrun by hops. Malts stand out here as well, nicely contrasting the fresh hop character. Bitter biting finish. Deceptively light.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Citrus lights up the nose. Also some pine forest aromas as well. Amber body with cramy white head and decent lacing. Good citrus flavor thoughout beer with some dryness on the finish. Good refreshing beer after a swim in the pool.