SanfordBrewer (1402) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lucent mahogany, thin lasting white head, medium body, medium co2.
aroma: bright earthy hops, a bit of roasted malt.
T1= sweet caramel malt.
T2= bright sweetness, nutty, slight char, a bit of funkiness, a hint of fresh hop resin.
T3= dark earthy hop bitterness.
good and balanced, complex but easy drinking.
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. A dark amber pour with a thick beige head. A pungent aroma of pine, grapefruits, some caramel, and a touch of biscuitiness, and some vanilla in the background. Medium-bodied and slightly sticky. The flavor starts with some caramel and a light cereal/biscuity quality. An estery berry quality in the middle. Finishes dry and bitter with plenty of grapefruits and rinds. Some vanilla extract at the end. Kinda warming. Not too shabby.
Terminus (3340) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the stable-st louis-copper hue with a soappy off-white head. hoppy, malty nose with touches of pine, carmel, resin and pine. piney hops, sweet malt to back it with some resin on the finish. a pretty straight-forward balanced ASA with equal parts hop and malt. long piney finish with sweet notes lingering in there as well. body is somewhat sticky feeling. a decent brew!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: April 07, 2010
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of nuttyness, citrus hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice dose of chocolate, balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not exactly what I expected, but pretty mean nonetheless. Dark red-brown with not much head, smells awesome sort of hoppy and sweet-ish, medium body with lingering mouth. Taste is straightforward, similar to their imperial red but lighter on the hops, not very complicated but very good. Lagunitas rarely disappoints and this is no exception.
Sledutah (6009) - Utah, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz from BevMo
Appearance: Clear dark ruby with a nice foamy off-white head and lots of lacing in the glass
Aroma: Pine, dark fruits, caramel and citrus
Taste: Silky mouthfeel. Pine, dark malts and citrus with some hop bitterness in the finish
This is a great beer. Well balanced with plenty of hop aroma and taste and the malts to back it up without being sweet.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours brown with amber and red highlights and a thin light tan head. Aroma is awesome - resiny and evergreen, covered with caramel and orange marmalade - subtle chocolate and toffee qualities. Flavor is tingly bittersweet, full of resiny pine needle hops. Some toast and toffee and some grassiness towards midpalate. Bitter finish with dryness and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected - fluffy from carbonation with lots of tickle and sting on the tip of the tongue. Strong drying sensation from alcohol. Medium body that feels fuller, almost syrupy, as carbon dioxide is released from swishing it in the mouth. Overall - fantastic beer. Love the wonderful aromatic hop quality.
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. pours a dirty red-brown with small copper head. strong nose of hops and more hops. taste of sweet baked alcohol. thin soda-esque messy feel. Dry thirsty finish. Looks smells and tastes pretty good but that’s were it stops being pretty good and turns kinda good.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted until mid-glass and left light lace. Malty? WTF! If the aroma is any indication, this thing is a hop monster. The aroma is pine, pine and more pine with no malt to speak of. There is a some mild malt in the flavor, but as in the aroma, is dominated by resinous pine. Strong bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours an amber brune body with an off white head. Green grassy hop tones, floral notes, light herbal and grassy body with a mild bitterness. A bit slick with some light hop resins. Nice ale.