FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle to tulip:
Pours a clear copper with swelling off-white head. Retention is rather brief. Good lacing though.
By the nose, I would assume this was an imperial red... rich caramel malts, earthy hops, pretty straightforward actually.
The taste shows a bit more complexity - hops lean towards a dense ganja, a touch of citrus with that sweet malt presence. Really a nice combo I think.
Nice, approachable big beer.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear dark amber to red beer with a small offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is great juicy fruity hops. Citrus, strawberry, grape. A bit piney. Touch of alcohol heat. Flavor is quite hop bitter, but there’s some nice malt backbone to it - caramel and roasty notes, without any cloying sweetness. Finish is bitter. Chewy mouthfeel. I am a fan. Sort of a dark DIPA, or an extra hoppy BW.
ElCapitan22 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very nice clear, copper color. It has very nice lacing, but minimal head retention. Smells hoppy, and a bit of caramel malt. Tastes very bitter and hoppy. My only criticism is that it finishes a bit too sweet. That being said, an excellent drink!
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.
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with nice white head. Smell is hops, citrus, sugar and malt. Taste is sweet and hoppy at first then backed my a solid malt finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.
BeerInHeaven (258) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a rich clear copper with a substantial tan head. Aroma is sweet floral and citrus. Taste is outstanding. Somewhat creamy mouth feel. bright citrus then good hop bitter. Just a faint malt sweetness for good balance. Pleasant nasal linger. Great beer!
redtechnj (257) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Clear light amber, thick fluffy white head, very good lacing.
Aroma- Sweet caramel malt, piney, Hoppy, citrus.
Flavor- grapefruit hoppy, sweet malt, bitter finish,
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.
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.