fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is both very hoppy and very malty - but to me, it still isn’t well-balanced. Everything is just so dense and concentrated, and it all hits you at once, right up front. There are no discernible aromatic hops in the finish - it seems like they just added all the hops at once, boiled the hell out of them, and ended up with a fairly simplistic, extremely bitter beer. It’s not "bad" by any means, but I don’t understand why they would take this approach, or why people find it to be so appealing. Still, I give it some extra points for affordability - it’s not often that you find such a "big beer" available in a six pack.
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Tommynh (90) - - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good, not an IPA like I usually have but a "strong ale" which was dark and strong. Had a good initial taste with no heavy aftertaste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
larry3 (8) - Exeter, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beers and wish it was available year round. The flavor is first bitter ( like a good IPA) then smooth and a nice pour with a good head. The taste is so smooth you cannot have just one.
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into wet snifter, heavy and mean yet smoooooove and delightful. It’s got the booze and you can taste it, but it’s still smooooooove amazingly. I’d like some more, thank you.
skiatd1 (24) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma- bitter dark ale/ strong ale
Appearance- clear red/brown
Taste- bitter malty delicious. Complex bitter but balanced
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Samuel214 (349) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska på En Trappa Upp, premiär på Pitchers ölhak, Örebro. Klar mörk bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. En udda, syrlig doft som är svårplacerad. Lite överkokt grönsakskompott och ättika. Medelstor kropp. Ganska stor klibbig beska. Granskott, kåda, kola, kakdeg. Inte alls vad jag förväntade mig. Ruskigt svårplacerad. Känns inte särskilt typiskt för Lagunitas, särskilt inte i den här tyngden. Lite för lätt, och lite för lite!
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12oz bottle, purchased single at Trader Joe’s for about $1.50, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus, grass, floral,
Appearance: orange, hazy, tan foam, frothy,
Taste: very bitter, light sweetness,
Palate: medium to full body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Overall: A nice bitter ale. Great aroma with what smells like American hops with citrus and piney aromas. Nice body and head. Very delicious. I’d never guess that it was 9%. Very smooth. Only a slight (very slight) hint of alcohol on the finish.
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best beer I’ve had in a month. Wow. Clear copper pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of fruits and brown sugar without being sugary. Cherries. Hint of caramel. Sweet but not too much. Transparent with nothing overpowering anything else. So very good. Alcohol well hidden. Absolutely delicious.
hockey9930 (239) - - APR 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear reddish orange. Aroma of tropical fruits and some grapefruit. Really interesting and unique taste with mix of fruits but strong grapefruit. Strange aftertaste though.
gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: sweet, fruit, cherries.
Appearance: perfect ale.
Taste: fruity, boozy but smooth.
Palate: borderline creamy.
Overall: Lagunitas impresses me most everytime. So good.