SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours deep copper color. Fast dissipating, white bubbly head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor quite bitter, with a nice hop kick. Hints of spice, orange, caramel, and malt. As it warmed the hops and caramel was more evident. Full bodied, sticky texture. Medium to full bodied.
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding, Tastes more like an Imperial IPA rather then a strong ale to me. Great copper color, bitter hop aroma and flavor, a little citrus, and even a little malt hiding inside.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus flavor with herbal aroma. Also somewhat of a BBQ sauce-type aroma. Perhaps it is the sugar. More sweet than anything. Bready and yeasty. A true full-bodied ale.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours perfectly with a layer of white head. Fragrant aroma of hops, citrus, brown sugar. Flavor is hops, a mix of grapefruit and pine, brown sugar. Smooth with a big finish. Delicious. Reminds me of the Brown Sugga.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a really nice reddish copper with just a little biddy white head. flavor has tons of piney hops all the way through, almost seems more than the IBU rating says it has. warming alcohol in the finish, but the flavor isn’t overbearing. the malts are subdued, sort of bready. there’s a sort of light spiciness going on, almost minty in the finish. the beer is kind of delicate if you look past the big hop flavors. sort of seems like it’s missing something, but the way it comes together was unique and enjoyable to me, so 3.5 it is.
Larry_Duffman (331) - - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured it from the bottle into a chalice. It pours a somewhat cloudy copper color with a nice head and lacing. The aroma is hops and spice. The taste is hops, bitterness, spice, and booze. The mouth feel is fairly carbonated. This had a lot of flavor. As it warmed, the alcohol became more pronounced.
aenima (330) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of citrusy hops and caramel. The taste is very balanced between hops and malt. Not bitter or sweet but balanced.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love lagunatis! What a crazy name for a beer. Tastes like a double ESB. Dark tan, almost caramel colored. Thick frothy head. Earthy, spicey aroma. Bitter and hoppy, but balanced with a heavy caramel body. Another winner at a great price!
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to rustychiles for grabbing me one of these. Pours a dark chestnut brown with next to no carbonation. A straight pour down the center results in no greater than 1/4 finger of head. Pretty dismal for a beer that I know is damn hoppy. Aroma is of dank citrusy/piney American hops and a teeny bit of crystal malt. Taste is pure dank heavy high alpha acid American hops backed by the residual sweetness of a solid amber ale with plenty of crystal malt thrown in. Quite quite tasty, and I’m no hop head. This was pretty reminiscent of Oskar Blues Gordon for me.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blood-red pour with a thick one-finger head. Huge malty aroma. Very sweet smelling, with notes of brown sugar, plums, raisins, and hearty breads, along with bountiful citrus and resiny hops. Taste is also sweet up front. Dark fruits, caramel, and toffee start the sensation, but there’s a wicked hop bite at the finish. Citrusy with a little touch of pine. Mouthfeel is full and robust. Another home run from Lagunitas.