slcbrewer (44) - USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Didn’t quite know what to expect of this one, and now wish I had bought a couple more bottles.
Pours a light amber, with a good head and well-preserved lacing in the Duvel glass I used.
Lots of hop aroma, but also some maltiness. Taste was much the same, though not as bitter as I would have expected for the amount of aroma hops.
Very good and very drinkable.
jbone78 (42) - Panama City Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this several times, but just now got around to rating it. Pours an amber color with a frothy head. not bad. smells hoppy, but what lagunita’s beers don’t? with an abv over 9%, you can taste it. it is subtle, but you can tell it is stiff. I would say this one is a borderline Imperial amber, but with 9%.
mmmkay (42) - - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a good strong ale. Really hoppy but yet smooth towards the end. High in alcohol so not something you want to load up on. Really good from those great guys in Petaluma.
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OTownKnight (38) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy aroma, strong bitterness. This beer has the perfect amount of alcohol to give it its taste while not being overpowering and still leaving a slight burn in your chest. Very bitter aftertaste and great hoppiness. Would like to have this beer again. Very tasty. 15/20
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fine offering from Lagunitas. Pours a nice copper color out of the bottle. Smells like an IPA and hides its almost 10% ABV really well.
Homerlikebeer (36) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried at private tasting at Lagunitas Brewery. Excellent taste nice and hoppy and lost of alcohol. Bar area poorly lit so hard to see color (that and they serve it in plastic "solo" cups.
MagnusTjader (36) - Mullsjö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ett nytt favorit märke Lagunitas gör överlag mycket bra öl till väldigt bra priser
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PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. At first, too cold, let warm just a bit and the flavors came out. Consider this a strong ale, at 9.9% did not taste like a high octane beer. The finish was a nice spicey warming. I wish I had another.
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brownish-amber color with minimal head. Aroma is resiny hop at first, then gives way to an air of sweetness. Taste is quite bitter up front but finishes surprisingly smooth. Thin mouthfeel for such a high ABV brew, but you can definitely feel the warmth from the alcohol. Not a very complex offering, but another solid beer from Lagunitas.
beergeek86 (33) - Clarksville, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had it on tap @ frisco grille in columbia, md. almost no head... golden/ copper brown color. malty, raisin aroma. taste - a nice balance of malt and nuttiness, slightly piney. hoppy bittersweet finish. alchohol is hidden nicely. thought there was a little something lacking in the taste though. i thought the flavor could have been a little deeper and more malty, but very enjoyable none-the-less. palate - was a little thin for my taste. i liked the dogfish indian brown better, but still really enjoyed this - would have on tap again!