sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the first lagunitas i wasn’t terribly impressed by. pours reddish with mild off-white head. nose is grapefruit and mild floral. taste is like every other hopped-up IPA with not as high an IBU. Good, but not great.
ansermadide (1497) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at March 27, 2009 beer club meeting, at home with weeAnaP on March 28, 2009. Has an amber-orange color with a lovely head. Sweet west coast, Lagunitas hop aroma. Flavor is great! Man, I love this beer. Excellent in the mouth, No other words are necessary. This is a fun, comfortable, very pleasing beer to drink. I can’t get enough of it.
viciousg42 (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
hoppy, but has a weird aftertaste. id compare this aftertaste to something generated by an 8 or 10% malt liquor. not a good aftertaste for the price you pay for this unique brew. it almost tastes like a real old beer would taste.
LearninBeer (357) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with amber highlights. Fully diminishing off-white head, very good lacing. Has a kind of yeasty aroma, a little barnyard/leather smell. The flavor is a little sweet and sour, a little too sour. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively then soft. Maybe my tastebuds are out of whack tonight but I’m not impressed with this beer either.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber color. Little to no head. A little bitter for me but that doesnt take much. Give it a shot you might just like it.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled as a bonus beer at the Great Divide tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 3.26.09. Cloudy copper pour with a thin off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma with a nice malt balance. Very crisp hop flavor that gives way to a sweeter malt finish. Tastes almost like an impy ESB.
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle, Pours dark ruby red, copper, aroma is sweet,fruity, citrus, lively mouthfeel, rich carbonation, sweet, bittersweet finish, light bitter aftertaste. Akin to a barley wine. A good brew.
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Rich brown color with a tan head. Aroma is loaded with hops and citrus. Some pepper as well. Flavor is a lot of citrus at the beginning with a surprisingly balanced middle of hops and pepper. Some sweetness and flowers nearing the end. Finishes clean and slightly bitter. The bitterness doesn’t linger as much as I thought it would. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Really nice.
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly metallic, lightly chemical, a little mouldering, sweet, strongly west coast hop aroma. Light, tea-brown coloring, clear, fluffy head. Bad bottle with a screw-off cap, bad label, good cap. An off grapefruit flavor -- it tastes like what Lake City, FL smells like on a hot summer day -- sweet, rotten oranges on the road. Bitter, sweet, grassy, orange peel finish. Medium heavy body. Market Square Liquors.
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep dark brown with a slight red hue. Transparent in appearance, but an awesome color with a nice thick head that sits on top. I am very impressed with the look of this beer. Nice pungent and sharp pine-hop aroma that smells great. A nice subtle malt aroma that comes through as well. Just a very thick hop aroma that is awesome. Really love the aroma. Great balance between between hops and malts. More of a malt aroma which is wonderful. Nice smooth flavor with a bit of an alcohol kick. The hops are great, but it isn’t as trong as I though it would be. A smooth palate that is great. A wonderful balance between malts and hops. This American Strong Ale is exceptional. Alcohol can be a bit overpowering, but you still get a great balance between the hops and malts. The hops aren’t as strong as I would like them to be. This is a great beer, and all should try it.