Ughsmash (7252) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a deep, clear autumny-garnet with a couple minutes’ worth of beige head... rather nice lacing ensued. The nose was of caramel and toffee with a large hop presence... pine was great, but the veggie undertow threw me off. The Arrogant Bastardy palate assault made me smile, though... bracing pine and citrus hop barrage with just enough caramel and other sticky malt backing to keep it balanced. Medium-bodied, and the stickiness never gets cloying. Long bitter piney finish. Very good stuff!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby pour, Huge hoppiness, that is subdued as it warms, long aftertaste, alcohol very well hidden, another winner from Lagunitas! Bought at Hollingshead’s.
Sregnar35 (1004) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber to dark red with a good enough head. Aroma is awesome, nice hops and sweet sugary honey hops. Flavor is a bit weaker than the aroma suggested, but still nicey hopped and finised sweet. The alcohol is well hidden.
jackamackson (127) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at horsebrass. sweet and carmelly with a touch of citrusy hops. pretty light tasting and deceiving in alcohol content. very tasty.
alyryn (9) - USA - JUL 7, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells awesome, just like most of other Lagunitas offerings...sugary, citrusy, sticky. Pours reddish-copper with not too much head. Whatever lacing there was just kind of dripped down the glass into the beer. Thin mouthfeel does not exactly fit expectations set by the big aroma. Tastes of caramel, pine, maple syrup. Long, lingering bitter finish that for some reason doesn’t sit well with me. Interesting beer, but I probably would try others over getting this one again.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color with a big, long lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor of piney/citrus hops and caramel malt. Tangy/hoppy finish.
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear dark amber with an average size lasting fluffly white head. Great big hoppy aroma along with some caramel malt -- I love it. Flavour’s pretty much the same, lots of hops with some caramel malt to balance it out -- simple but very enjoyable. Alcohol’s very well hidden. Medium bodied. Though somewhat one-dimensional, I couldn’t care less, I really liked it and would love to have it again.
IrishBoy (3909) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle a gift from my son, Enniskillen. Nose of caramel malts and lots of hops, with some citrus thrown in. Rusty color woth a small, rust-tinged head. Flavor was of fresh hops and more citrus hops, almost as hoppy as the Moylans Hopsicle I rated a while ago.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from hi-time wines)clear red body with a creamy white head.as the head dimenished it left thick webbing on the glass.the first wiff gave me an aroma of caramel malts,citrus hops,and fruit punch.flavor was loaded with ice tea,and citurs style hops.followed by some earth,fruit punch kool aid,and caramel malts.mouthfeel was medium,and the palte was ever-changing.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet malt and hops. Copper to red body with an almond colored lace. Flavor is x-tra hoppy with a malt backbone. Similar to an Arrogant Bastard.