migwell (274) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a Lagunitas jar. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste is pretty smooth, not especially sweet or bitter. Body is medium and I’m aware of the alcohol (presumably a late 2015 or early 2016 bottle at 9.5%) but it doesn’t hit you over the head until you’ve had a couple. Nice orange/amber color with little foam that vanishes rapidly. Citrus, malt, hops, booze and a grapefruity finish rather than bitter hops. Very nice offering, but halfway through the first glass I’m thinking ’Massive Hangover’! It is way too easy drinking for the punch it packs, but I’ll certainly buy another sixer of this fine brew as long as it is available.
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ WOB Viera. Dark amber body, little head. Solid hops offset by an almost peppery earthiness. Alcohol barely evident.
climberbob (380) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into wine glass. Amber w thick head. Pine and syrup aroma. Combo of malt, molasses, hop. Good beer
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brownaler (496) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is banana with grass and a bit of mustard. Tastes like an English barleywine.
kidobutai (621) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Surprisingly delicious offering, for sure my highest rated by Lagunitas. Subtle vanilla aroma, dark golden and cloudy. Creamy texture, just a bit tart.
SG111 (1088) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep copper Burgundy. Big pillowy vanilla creme head. Aroma is West coast hops, pine, resin, really prominent very ripe tangerine, peach, mango. Little bit of a burnt sugar sort of deal, malt I guess you’d call it caramel? There’s a definite sugary malty sweetness. Flavor is really nice. Hoppy pine up front, orange, peach, mango, again, but more sugar residual sweetness. Not too malty, just sugary and again, not too much balanced out well by the hops. Solidly bitter finish. A little boozy. It’s Lagunitas, I’m gonna go ahead and guess this guy is like mid 8s percentage wise. Oh wow, it’s 9.8, I see that but it’s not overly boozy. It hides it well. Jesus Lagunitas makes a good product.
TattooJack (466) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle of a six pack, clear copper with white head, this is strong, bitter, hoppy boozy, and malty sweet beer. The high alcohol is my favorite thing about it.
JulienHuxley (5512) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is spicy, lots of caramel, leafy/peppery hops, fruity notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, lingering bitter/spicy finish. Palate is full bodied, light carb.
N3lson1 (903) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Jess. Tastes like Lagunitas, move along.
mambossa (264) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber gold with off white head. Nose of spruce, nectarine, candied lemon, syrupy sugar and breadiness. Flavor is some dense syrupy honeylike malt with an assertive juicy apricot, tangerine and floral hop bite typical of any ASA. Slick, syrupy, smooth & silky mouthfeel. Pretty nice!