GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich and flavorful. Rich malty caramel flavor. Yes it is bitter, but it is more than balanced by the malt. Very chewy and coats the mouth to make the flavor last and last. Reminds me of liquid pecan pie.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was truly a bitter beer. I’m not sure what the IBU’s were but you could just taste the bitterness. The appearance was amber-orange with a very good white head. The smell is hoppy, definitely DIPA territory, yum. My only complaint is that it is a little sweet. Other than that, this is one of the better Lagunitas beers that I have had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-29-2007 15:52:20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sticky Sweet aroma very chewy, brown sugar dominates.... Maple colored, thick clear... Sticky thick warming not as sweet as expected... not as complex as expected, very warming, alcoholy... decent beer, not as i expected...
williamherbert (1474) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is a dark copper red with a large puffy head. Clear and glassy with a minor orange tint.
The aroma is simply tremendous. Wet-smelling hop scent with floral and citric hops. Like a tremendous double-IPA with a ton of hop character. The hops are complex and not just overly bitter-smelling. Strong alcohol smell as well.
The taste is an excellent strong ale alcohol flavor. Has a heavy, thick top layer of heavy hops. Very bitter and heavy. The hops are also woody. The taste is good although couldn’t possibly live up to the smell.
The feel is thick, creamy and bubbly. Leaves a thick film. A really substantial brew. Really delicious, and though it’s heavy, it’s a fast, easy drinker.
drowland (7807) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Re~rate 6/24/11. Draft. Clearish red pour with a foamy tan head that fades but laces quite a bit. Extremely sweet aroma of caramel with a touch of sweet, sticky hops. Very sweet, sticky flavor with lingering brown sugar. Not bad.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with creamy head. Hop aroma, sweet body, not too heavy on the alcohol. Decent beer.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A brown beer with no head. Aroma was very sweet, & very bready. Taste was sweet, bready, & some bitterness towards the end. The sweetness is so strong it was quite undesirable, but was a very bready brew. I am a fan of Lagunitas & love the Correction, Hop Stoopid, Sumpin Sumpin but this beer seemed out of wack & TOO SWEET.
Ron (3472) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My brother Bob brought this one to the Islands gathering ’09’. It had very mild sweet malt aroma with large floral hops on nose. Tastes hop bitters upfront with grapefruit like sour in mid and lasting floral hops on palate. Great brew for those who like the bitterness more than me.
Brewbie (473) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. amber color with a small white head. nice aroma of hops. hops way up front in the taste with a nice current of malt sweetness running along side. nice drinking
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed a bottle of this from the spring WBF so its a little "old". Pours a peachy copper with a one finger sticky sandstone yellow head. The nose is rich and malty, leans English Strong Ale in the hop and malt profile. Rich caramel malt with a strong spicy and herbal hop feel. Smells like a Double ESB. Flavor is strong and malty with a waxy bitterness and earthy yeasty character. Palate is a bit thick with some warmth and a prominent bitterness.