spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The nose isnít much. The appearance is of a brown/mahogany, Little head retention but at 9.75? Who would have thought that important? The taste is a very robust malt matrix combined with just the right Hops. Both the profile and at 66.6 ibuís It has hop attack, iTís just not the star here. That Title will be given to Itís brewers. Well Done. Didnít want an IPA nor a Stout. This is a welcome addition to a hard to fill niche.
aumentm (245) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting beer. The shut down is a great way to start the night, Smelled malty and has a large malty taste.
mike67 (884) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy hops, caramel malt, brown sugar, ripe fruit, some vegetables and alcohol fill the mouth. Finish is long, semi-dry. This brew has some unusual taste, I donít think I will drink it often.
UXO (646) - CANADA - APR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear red-tinged pale amber with a fat finger of rocky white head, great retention and heavy lacing. (5/5) Nose is brown sugar, raisins, dank piney resin, citrus, mild boozy fruit. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
Wow - thatís a whole lotta hops for a non-IPA. But, itís almost all on the nose and relatively little on the tongue (which is why Iím thinking itís a lot of dry hopping, as opposed to in the boil). Interesting. (And the name is pretty much what you think. Letís just say, the residents of Sonoma County are/were somewhat more accepting of certain other intoxicants than the state Alcohol Beverage Control, and that Lagunitasí tastings reflected that sense of accommodation.) Aesthetically, youíd be hard-pressed to find a prettier beer - seriously, I canít think of one. (17/20)
demannu (119) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear copper color with white head. Minor lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some malt. Flavor is balanced and very enjoyable. The hops really bring this beer to life. I would drink this again.
Weezel (226) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aromas of grassy hops and some baking spice. Beautiful copper color with good clarity. Taste is malt forward with brown sugar, sweet gingerbread and some buttering hops on the finish. Good stuff.
BeerInHeaven (223) - 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!
mrohia (180) - - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chappy's, Dayton, draft. Creamy off-white head, but it fades fast. Looks like a broke ale. No aroma I can discern. Light mouthfeel, big post-swallow hut of bitter, hops and malt.
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Criz (176) - - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10oz draft at brewery. Pours a deep reddish copper with an off white head. Floral, grapefruit and toffee aromas. Medium high hopped with a semi dry bitter finish.
gkeh (296) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mohogany pour with a white head. Aroma is big caramel malts, mild hop bight. Taste follows. Honestly somewhat unimpressed.
MadShaolin (83) - - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells big and malty. Raisins and syrup and boozy. Taste malty and rich with dried dark fruits and a lasting bitterness. Hop bitterness is seriously resinous - reminds me of a disorderly house
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