pokersanny (3) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful smell and nice dark colour. Sweet taste with caramel hints perfectly balanced with the bitterness and great balance of alcohol and taste.
dagimp (786) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Directly from the bottle. Mouthfeel was heavy and oily. Lots of thick malt in this one. Mediciny aroma of cherries, berries and some alcohol. Taste was very sweet. Some cherries and berries. Lots of malt. Plenty of hops but no bitterness; my guess is that was "balanced out" by all the sugar they dumped in this one. Just way too sweet for me. Yet again, another Lagunitas beer that was way too sweet.
tightslice (295) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a medium amber with little-to-no head. Aroma is first malts, then tropically fruited hops. Taste is the same but with a thin underbelly of bourbon. Finishes bitter. Has an Old Fashioned quality.
GJF (1323) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another lovely from Lagunitas. Bottle from Hy-Vee. Lots of malt. Semi-sweet with a good dose of hops to round it out at the end.
asedzie (656) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby with beige head - good retention. Nose has mild citrus peel, caramel, some syrupy sweet notes in the background. Flavor is dominated by piney hops and prickly alcohol bite. Begins a little bready-malty and then quickly becomes a wash of hop resins. Finish is interestingly balanced between hop bitterness and toasted malt flavors. A good nightcap with strong flavors,but too incoherent to be world-class.
Thechasm442 (385) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 bottle served in a tulip. The beer pours a clear ruby brown with a thick off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very strong. I can smell it from a few feet away. Bright citrus hops, grapefruit, oranges, caramel, toffee, and pine resin. Really complex and nice. On to taste. With the first sip I get a ton of pine, and citrus, especially grapefruit and tangerine. As the flavors develop I get a lot of caramel and toffee, as well as some bready malts. The beer is pretty sticky overall, and fairly quenching for such a big beer. The alcohol is slightly detectable, but still well hidden for 9.3%. This is a really really good beer.
Evolutionary (343) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at mellow new Albany. Nose is hop and clean. Pour Amber. Sweet start with hop bitterness shining thru. Good and even great but not perfect.
redtechnj (245) - 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,
andrewturba (1155) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head and a lot of lace. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, floral, and sweet caramel malts. Flavour is tropical fruits, mild alcohol, high bitterness, pine, caramel and a moderately dry finish. Pretty balanced and enjoyable though I almost get a slight bit of a medicinal touch mixed in the complexity, I think that’s likely just from the tons of hops here.
aumentm (325) - 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 (887) - , 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 don’t think I will drink it often.