MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a nice bronze color that almost looks like an amber ale. There is a huge rocky head that puffs up nicely and hangs around for sometime. What is left makes layer after layer of lacing, some of the best I have ever seen.
S: Resiny pine. pine needles, pine cones, pine sap, pine sol. No matter how you say it the aroma is pure pine.
T: As soon as this one passes your tongue you are hit with a subtle citrus taste which is quickly overrun by a nice strong piney bitterness. The bitterness fades and is then overtaken by a wonderful caramel malty sweetness.
M: Full bodied and pretty thick.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another solid offering by Lagunitas. Copper colored brew with a pillowy white head that left rings of lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of lemongrass and buttermilk biscuit. Honey, pine, and citrus also find their way to the flavor which is refreshing and highly drinkable considering the ABV of this one. Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Good.
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber body. Off-white, frothy, diminishing head. Sweet, malty aroma of cookie, graham cracker, toasted grain with notes of grapefruit and pine. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture turning sticky, almost chewy. Moderately carbonation. Alcohol warming. At first sip, the beer is dominated by sweet malts, but those are overrun by the hops. There is not a lot of depth, but the balance makes this a nice drinking beer.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark copper in flavour, with modest head. Big aroma and taste! Aroma is sweet with a sprucey, herbal hop finish. Flavour is also on the sweet side, with, again, a sprucey hint. Quite good!
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 (1501) - 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 (7887) - 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.