skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz reddish beer. This offering from Lagunitas smelled like sugar and hops. This beer is extremely drinkable... even before I noticed the 9.9%, I knew that this was going down quickly. Most of the flavor is the sweet malt. It reminds me of a double bag from Long Trail, only this one has more hops and more complexity. The finish is nutty and there is no alcohol flavor even as it warms up a little. This was the best Lagunitas that I have had.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber. No head retention. Slight malt aroma. Sweet malt taste in the beginning, nice bitterness in the middle and finishes dry.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle, Total Wine. Clear amber pour with a fairly thick, creamy head. A lot of pine and caramel in the aroma along with some citrus fruit. Taste is Lagunitas all the way - great balance of hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness, with a slightly boozy finish.
Temptation (255) - - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer, balanced to perfection, tasty and drinkable. It deserves a quiet tasting, little sipd to appreciate the many nuances it has. Very great.
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It pours a nice amber/medium amber color to it. Oh!...My!!!...God! Hoppy as hell! I love it! Piny/Floral hoppy notes to it as well as grapefruity/fruity notes. This beer is hoppy, hoppy, hoppy and even more hoppy! Piny/floral hop taste. Thick/syrupy malty taste. Amazing! The after taste is a bit fruity. Which is great!
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. pours a nice copper red color with a thin white head. aroma of cherries, big hops, and other citrus like grapefruit. taste: big chewy hop flavor with a nice roasted sweet flavor, little booze, and then crisp dry finish.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good beer; the second I've had from this brewery. Loved the IPA(more than this). The malt profile was a little much; to the point where this seemed like a light barley-wine(but not light in ABV).
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ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep red cloudy pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet with strong notes of malt, caramel and alcohol, slight notes of grapefruit and brown sugar. The flavor is also sweet with notes of caramel and grapefruit, leading to a very bitter grapefruity finish with a strong hop finish.
johnbuck100 (248) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Complex. Rich, full bodied flavor - lots of hops but not bitter - an earlier comment said that this had an aroma of BBQ sauce - I would go a step further and say it actually has a slight TASTE of BBQ sauce. In a good way. I think. Definitely an earthy caramel flavor to balanced the hops. My original reaction was that I would not want more than one of these at once, but this beer has so much going on that a second bottle may be required. .
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007, Nice ruby color, aroma is sweet and hoppy, caramel, very nice. The hops are noticeable first, alcohol is very well hidden. Reminds me of barley wine, overall very good.