sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Coppery red, frothy light tan head dissipates into a small ring with an extremely sparse covering; heavy, heavy lacing. Aroma that trademark Lagunitas grapefruit/pineapple hops thing, quite bready and and a litte nutty; malts. Flavor is a little nondescript; slightly imbalanced bitterness, and while there is significant malt here it’s not enough to stand up to this level of hops, nor is it boozy enough. Medium body, smooth but not silky carbonation; medium to heavy stickiness. The 9.6% isn’t remotely detectable; aside from some warmth in the exhale this could easily be 6%. Another Lagunitas 10% abv utter steal of a beer at $9.99/6.
kingaugusta (194) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky gold with a quick white head. Nose is west coast hops with apple and a little booze. Malts play a bigger role in the flavor than the hops and are surprisingly dry and bready. Alcohol is well hidden. Definitely rides the line with double IPAs and is quite tasty.
Bricktop86 (753) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar, wheat bread, citrus and pine. Taste follows nose
rondphoto (3756) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Fresh aroma of malt and light hops. Clear dark amber color, frothy two-finger tan head that stays, bubbly lace cobwebs. Taste is strong malt with some caramel that adds light carbonation and hops on the swallow, then moves easily to a long sweet and bitter finish that shows a little unsweetened tea. Big, but not heavy, but awfully strong for general drinking. I could buy it again.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Tommynh (98) - - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good, not an IPA like I usually have but a "strong ale" which was dark and strong. Had a good initial taste with no heavy aftertaste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
larry3 (8) - Exeter, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beers and wish it was available year round. The flavor is first bitter ( like a good IPA) then smooth and a nice pour with a good head. The taste is so smooth you cannot have just one.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into wet snifter, heavy and mean yet smoooooove and delightful. It’s got the booze and you can taste it, but it’s still smooooooove amazingly. I’d like some more, thank you.
skiatd1 (28) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma- bitter dark ale/ strong ale
Appearance- clear red/brown
Taste- bitter malty delicious. Complex bitter but balanced
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Samuel214 (401) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska på En Trappa Upp, premiär på Pitchers ölhak, Örebro. Klar mörk bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. En udda, syrlig doft som är svårplacerad. Lite överkokt grönsakskompott och ättika. Medelstor kropp. Ganska stor klibbig beska. Granskott, kåda, kola, kakdeg. Inte alls vad jag förväntade mig. Ruskigt svårplacerad. Känns inte särskilt typiskt för Lagunitas, särskilt inte i den här tyngden. Lite för lätt, och lite för lite!
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12oz bottle, purchased single at Trader Joe’s for about $1.50, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus, grass, floral,
Appearance: orange, hazy, tan foam, frothy,
Taste: very bitter, light sweetness,
Palate: medium to full body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Overall: A nice bitter ale. Great aroma with what smells like American hops with citrus and piney aromas. Nice body and head. Very delicious. I’d never guess that it was 9%. Very smooth. Only a slight (very slight) hint of alcohol on the finish.