jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piney, spicy grapefruit aroma. Initially noticed the very viscous smooth body, although its not overly sweet. I wouldn’t call this a IIPA, its more carmally, like a red, and the hops while strong do not last that long on the palate. Definetly not a tongue bruiser but there is some balance here. Flavor is sweet resin-pine on the hops. After drinking this for a few minutes I start to wish the hops would last longer, and the beer was balanced a little more towards them, but all in all this is a solid brew, alcohol well hidden.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice burnt umber with a big white head. The aroma is malt sweet with some piney hop presence this palate is sweet with a tangy finish. Solid.
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badpuppy69 (70) - orange, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with nice big tight off white head. Aroma sweet hops slight orange sweet malt note.. Taste is sweet hops sweet malt character has a barley wine type character. Medium to heavy mouth feel. Wet finish flat mouth feel. Not bad but not spectacular either.
watson1977 (2270) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber with a medium off white head. aroma has light fruit and tea...mild citrus. flavor is a bit boozy but has some candied fruit and citrus, abit of tea, orange notes and earthy hoppiness. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is fruity/earthy and dry...very boozy/warming.
Handypaul (32) - - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Great fruity aroma, full head that thins a bit too quickly but leaves nice lacing. Taste is bitter and sweet. Very nice and well balanced. A really good brew for hot weather.
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.
rubbishystuff (1564) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Stocks and Blondes. Big rich chewy beer. Malty sweetness but not cloying. Mild boozy flavor. Nice. Serving: Tap
joeneugs (2141) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark amber color with a disappearing off white head. The aroma is nice with notes of toasty malts, signature Lagunitas juicy fruit hops, hints of chocolate and dark fruit. The flavor is the same with heavy bitterness and toasty malts. Caramel, citrus and pine dominate with a full body. Nice bitter toasty finish. Very good beer at a great price point. Cheers!
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose of fresh hops and thin-drawn caramel, beautiful sugar cookies with bits of fruit inside. Reddish orange body and a creamy cream-tan head. Fullish body, lightly tangy with light-medium bitterness and light-medium sweetness. Hops are downplayed a bit, this edges closers toward a barleywine with its malt and rising alcohol. Actually a bit fumey, but it’s not too bad. This is essentially an amber ale on steroids, not a big malt or hop jib-cut for its size.
Darwenus (382) - Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bright amber color with a couple of fingers of head. The aroma is strong. The malty, sightly sweet tone in the aroma is balanced by an equally strong hop presence and a boozy feel. The flavor is delicious. It’s strong and boozy enough to compare favorably to Arrogant Bastard, but with a big rush of hops that smacks your mouth up front. Candied fruit, citrus and booze again in the finish. This is delicious.
jd10 (56) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark bronze with medium off-white head. aroma has notes of piney hops, grass, citrus, and bready malt. caramel, malt, and dark sugar flavors with a splash of tartness up front; transitions to toffee with candied citrus hops and a good dose of bitterness for the finish. thick and slightly boozy (especially at the finish), but very easy to drink.