guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice carmel and hop balance. Alcohol presence is definitely there, it could ferment out a bit more. A nice, well made beer to help you forget about a long workday.
Aluman (10) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
thick roasted smell, combined with a nice almost umberish coloring, taste has just enough of a kick to remind you what you are drinking. doesn’t carry an alcohol taste to it.
alyryn (9) - USA - JUL 7, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells awesome, just like most of other Lagunitas offerings...sugary, citrusy, sticky. Pours reddish-copper with not too much head. Whatever lacing there was just kind of dripped down the glass into the beer. Thin mouthfeel does not exactly fit expectations set by the big aroma. Tastes of caramel, pine, maple syrup. Long, lingering bitter finish that for some reason doesn’t sit well with me. Interesting beer, but I probably would try others over getting this one again.
thebeeve (6) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is extremely tasty. Almost perfect. My only "complaint" is the 9% alcohol level. Ouch. It doesn’t taste that strong, I could easily drink more of this stuff than advisable.
CallMeSizzle (6) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was given a six of this as a gift a few years back and now look forward to it every year.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for seiPhone
TMUp82 (5) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz btl...sweet pine aroma, amber copper color,not a lot of carbonation, hops very pleasant not too overpowering, alcohol hidden very well for being 9%, very good balance, just an all around good beer.
luminara (4) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, decent head from the bottle. Halfway between an Old Ale and an IPA, with the good aspects of both. Lots of alcohol but well masked in the flavor and not overly sweet. Plenty of hops but well balanced by the malt. This is also just about the strongest beer that sells for under $2 a bottle in Oregon. Dangerous stuff, and highly recommended.
GregNormanP (4) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Fairly heavy alcohol noticeable even on the nose. Hops only on first contact, then mellows to a malty grapefruit. Malt and pine, slight spice. Alcohol is still noticeable, but NOT overwhelming. Finishes warm and malty with a slight hops bitterness. Similar profile to some barley wines. Overall, mellow and relatively round mouthfeel. VERY nice.
gothood (4) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap into piraat tulip
smells strong of floral hops. Pours caramel with about half inch off white head. Tastes seem closer to a dipa with strong bitterness and caramel hidden behind. Almost creamy mouthfeel.
beerpadawan (4) - Venusville, California, USA - MAY 15, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very enticing floral hop nose. Very confident on the palate through the finish--assertive and bright, yet sweet and full. A body could easily be fooled into thinking this beer was no more than 6-7% alcohol. It will please both hop-heads and strong ale enthusiasts alike, as it displays technical mastery of balance with high potency ale as well as a mature and long-lasting hop character from nose to finish.