bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a light tan head. Malt and light roast aroma with light nuttiness. Malt and light caramel flavor with toffee and light roast. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and toffee lingers with light roast.
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is still the standout brewery when it comes to value. I think this was 4.99 a bomber. A pretty deep brown but if you hold it up to light you can catch the mega carbonation going on here. Faint pine nose. Flavor is a lot of nut and caramel malt. Muted band aid kind of hops on the back end with a touch of pine again here. Yeast is adding a strange funkiness as well to the back of the palate. An all too easy too drink and slightly hoppy beer. Something I can get behind pretty much any time.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big tan head, clear brown body, aroma is clean hop fruit, flavor is rich malts and huge bitters, much more roasted than I expected, chocolatey and hoppy, quite interesting and very aggresive, some hot alcohols burn the throat as well, not an easy drinking beer but an experience, well worth your $4 even if you are jobless
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cavie. Red pour with a small white head. Aroma is earth hops, orange, tart, almost funky. Taste is orange zest, brown sugar, alcohol, and earthy.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Burgundy in color with a foamy light tan head and plenty of sticky lacing. Fresh hoppy aroma as one would expect from Lagunitas coupled with nuts and light roast. Medium bodied, nicely bitter with a sweet finish. Mild toasted malt flavors with a hint of chocolate and coffee which are soon washed away by a heavy American hop presence. "
thegreenrooster (3088) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a tea brown lookalike with a small white head. Aroma is spicy hops with some caramel malts lingering in the backround. Flavor is a nice earthy malt followed by a decent hop profile. Very heavy mouthfeel with a decent amount of hops. Decent beer and if there ever was beer to fit in the American strong ale category this would be it. $3.99 as with all Lagunitas bombers is also a plus.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown chestnut color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus, caramel malts, tobacco, grass, and light alcohol. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, tobacco, citrus fruits, piney resin, and a moderately bitter hoppy finish.
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Kahootz, Meridian, ID. Clear deep chestnut brown, with a small light tan head. Thin wispy lacing. Lighty roasted aroma. Tastes similar. No surprises. Balanced with some nice flavorfull bitterness. Not much bite at the end. Like a brown Pale Ale.
Calling it an American Strong doesn’t really nail it.
Tasty. Those crazy hippies at Lagunitas did it again with a weird but tasty concoction.
Reid (1806) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from Roths, Sunnyside Market, Salem
Nice dark amber/reddish ale with a good tan head. Plenty lace to go around.
Strong aromas, of caramel, ,toasted biscuit malts and a good spicy ,peppery hop.
Taste is pretty much the same with a emphasis on the chewy,robust toffeeish malts, the hops balance it out so it isnt really a sweet beer and take over a bit at the end.
Great mouthfeel on this, very luxuriant.
Overall yet another solid offering from lagunitas..more malt driven than their usual.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hall’s. Pours a very pretty clear reddish color with a light white ring of head. Whoa hoppy nose. Unexpected! Very spicy and earthy hops with a big aroma of armpit. Taste is also totally different from the aroma. Sweet notes with an earthy amount of hops. Maintains a high level of hops on the flavors. Finishes decently enough with a bit of dryness. This isn’t too bad. Odd that it would be classified as a ASA though.