Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Pours dark amber with a thick white head. Aroma is hoppy, mostly citrus rind and grapefruit, but there’s some nice molasses sweetness that balances. Flavor grassy, bready, sweet then punches you in the mouth with great bitterness. Another good beer from Lagunitas.
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: this is a sweet smelling and tasting bitter brew. It's a bit too thick and sweet but overall a nice strong ale.
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clueo (157) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a perfect amber color with a small head. The nose is sweet hops and the taste follows the smell. A very smooth beer. You cannot tell from the taste that the ABV is 9.75%.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber color, caramel on the nose, sweet malts and caramel, pretty good overall
hoju777 (152) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 pack from Ralphs. Smells ok. Copperish color. Tastes ok. Not really bitter. Thick and smooth and creamy and kind of icky. Real think and smooth so it covers almost all the alcohol. It’s ok. It would be a really good Belgium beer.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This years is not as bitter as last years. You still have the spicy herbal hop notes but is overshadowed by the barley malt sweetness. Almost syrupy on mouthfeel. Alcohol finishes nicely, not in an offensive way. This is worthy.
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, piney hops, citrus, and molasses. Appearance is a deep copper with a long lasting tan head. Taste is caramel, toffee, sweet malt, piney and citrus hops, and sugar. Medium full body with medium carbonation.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the first lagunitas i wasn’t terribly impressed by. pours reddish with mild off-white head. nose is grapefruit and mild floral. taste is like every other hopped-up IPA with not as high an IBU. Good, but not great.
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gotta love the deep ruby color. Thick mouthfeel finishes fairly smooth, with the alcohol coming in at the end. A bit too much sweetness for my taste, but the flavor evens out overall.
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome in Saint Paul, MN. This beer is a pretty straightforward amber with a small beige head. Aroma is funky and earthy -- lots of bitter basement smells. Red fruits -- maybe some strawberries and raspberries -- come through, as well as some musky apples. Taste is earthy basement hops (resin and grassy). Malts are more difficult to suss out -- some breadiness comes through but it’s not much. Medium sourness and a light sweetness are apparent, but the finish is really bitter and lasts for ages. This beer was an experience -- highly recommended.