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 Iíve had from these guysis top notch, I just could give two craps about their story of shutting down. Itís 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 didnít 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 Iíd 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. Donít 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.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brew pours a deep amber color w/ a full, semi creamy, pancake spattered, froth. Hangtime is lengthy. Residual lacing is thick and clumpy. Nice! Aromas of freshly mowed hops and a slight wintergreen on the malts. Full nectar w/ ample residual effers that create a creamy cotton texture. Thick, chewy malts meet sharp, splintering hops head on in a collision that seems to fuse the two forces together creating a wonderfully balanced brew of extreme proportions. Flavor complexities are cut short from the high hop rate but that does not deminish the overall complexity of this very drinkable brew. Due to the low caramel factor, this brew is quite dry w/ only a mild touch of molases. The hops are velvety w/ a touch of asprin and slightly aged citrus rind. The finish is bittered thoroughly w/ citrus rind. Overall: Itís a big brew in every sense of the word. The alcohol is well hidden, and itís balanced nicely.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice aroma with a bit of alcohol. This is smooth at first with a strong grainy finish. A solid beer with lots of flavor.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark copper with rocky off whtie ehad. nice lacing. citrus hops, caramel malts, slight spice aroma. big hops, sugary maple, rich caramel malts. big bitterness up front which is calmed by the sugars. tasty.