Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange-tinged red, slight head, no lacing. Aroma is vinous, herbal, earthy, caramel. The sweetness is well balanced by the copious amount of hops. Very rich, complex flavor, nice finish. I would consider this to be an Imperial Red IPA. This beer has some balls!
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small head and some brussels lace. The aroma is hoppy, some malt, sugars and a touch of smoke? Flavor is bitter with a hint of sweetness in the background. This beer definitely grew in character and flavor as it warmed.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a tan ruby color with cascading bubbles that leaves a thick tan head that is frothy, bubbly, and clingy. The aroma is spicy hops, dark fruit, plums, nectarines, cinnamon, with vanilla sweetness. The taste starts bitter with a strong malty caramel thickness that coats the palate with fruit sweetness balanced by a sharp bitterness that finishes syrupy thick and bitter but is refreshing and lively. Take that "po-po", this is a delicious brew aggresive and angry (in terms of the hop profile) great job Lagunitas!
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Bottle: Pours a beautiful crystal ruby red with a big 2-3 finger white fluffy head. Quite a pretty beer to look at in my goblet. Big aroma of floral and citrus hops with just a little malt underneath. Flavor is malty and moderately bitter but has a big hop flavor at the end and some lingering bitterness. Small amount of fruit esters come through. Slight alcohol warmth. This seems much more hoppy than last years and like a completely different beer than i remember. I think this is really an Imperial IPA.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle a dark amber with a reddish tint and an off-white head. Aroma was caramel malt and floral/piney hops. Flavor was malty with a bitter hop and a bit of toffee in the finish.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a tiny plastic lager mug at Brew Fest in Athens, GA. The previous comments comparing this to a dipa are on track, although this proved less bitter and fuller in its malt profile than did other dipas at the Brew Fest. Amber-red in the ridiculously tiny mug from which I drank it, this went down smoothly despite the noticeable alcohol burn. A fine asa, and another worthy offering from Lagunitas.
badpuppy69 (291) - orange, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with nice big tight off white head. Aroma sweet hops slight orange sweet malt note.. Taste is sweet hops sweet malt character has a barley wine type character. Medium to heavy mouth feel. Wet finish flat mouth feel. Not bad but not spectacular either.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pineapple and burnt sugar for aroma. Deep amber in hue with an off white head. Very sweet with a decent amount of hops. I wouldn’t want more the one because of the sweetness. My least favorite Lagunitas Seasonal but still, not a bad Brew.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber silky white head. Aroma is big roasted malts, sweet and spicy, pineapple, orange, pine. Taste is big pineapple, melon, roasted and toasted malts, vanilla, caramel. Creamy body with slightly heavy carbonation.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
aroma, very flora hoppy, some cereal old grainess, color, meduim amber hue, frothy white head, taste my words may not do justice, but a wonderful, front blend of frontal hops and maltness, blended very well smotth bitterness mingled with old malt type cerealness, overall truly a awesome brew and awesome arkwork too!