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.
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: It’s a big brew in every sense of the word. The alcohol is well hidden, and it’s balanced nicely.
dwyerpg (4629) - 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 (1360) - 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.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bottle: Deep copper color with a small ivory head. Great aroma, somewhat sweet but clearly hoppy. Starts out slighty sweet with some vanilla and caramel but transitions on the finish to a sharper, somewhat bitter bite. The body is medium and well suited for this beer. This is one of the best beers that I remember from Lagunitas
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great copper hue with a lofty and packed head. Weighty body, but not too thick. Edgy sourness coated with tangy lemon and grapefruit. Fruity alcohol esters. Malts were toasty, nutty and bready. Light sweetness gave off hints of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Moderate bitterness and some burnt as well. Another decent Lagunitas beer.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Deep copper red with a nice head of tight bubbles. Aromas of citrus hops and some vanilla. Flavors were more bright fruit and caramel. Bitter finish is bitter, but has gotten away from the citrus grapefruit bitterness. Nice caramel finish even after the lingering bitterness. Pretty good stuff.