ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is old weed, Hershey’s syrup, grapefruit, and dryer sheets. Taste is musk, herbs, and dry grains. Definitely WTF.
Maddog (392) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Peach’s in Yellow Springs, OH. A decent beer, but like many from this average brewer, nothing to write home about. The pour was reddish-brown, with little aroma. Flavors of malt and spice dominate this rather 1 dimensional beer with some fruity hops in the finish, but overall, an average effort.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle: Pours a clear medium brown with a small light tan head. The aroma is sweeter with notes molasses and caramel. The hops are subdued. The taste is malty with more caramel and brown sugar. The palate is actually very good for strong ale as a light medium body. Overall this is an okay beer. I don’t see myself buying more but I appreciate that Lagunitas brings out different beers.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #81. Dark brown, burnt caramel color with a short lived whispy off white head. Kind of a fruity, floral aroma at first sniff, but then a slight toffee and some raisin in there as well. Nice hop bite to start it off followed by some caramel malts to finish it off. Pretty good, something I could make a regular drinker. (1155)
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep caramel brown with a cream head. caramel, piney fresh hops and sweet malts on the nose. decent palate, thick malts, caramel, hops, and a light bitterness in the end.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear brown with a nice ring of bubbles. Nose of grapefruit, honeydew, ripe citrus. Taste of bittersweet grapefruit, juicy citrus, oranges, and bread. Finish is nice and creamy.
nimbleprop (4871) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a transparent, deep mahogany brown with a creamy white head. Nice hoppy, citrus aroma, caramel, metal, flowers. Sweet flavor, more hops, citrus, caramel, nuts. Full bodied.
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap flying saucer. Pours a dark ruby with a creamy light tan head with good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is sweet malt with raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop taste with caramel. Hides alcohol well making it easy to drink. A good american strong ale from real ale.
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice piney hop aroma to start off. Pours a clear reddish amber, with a dusting of off white head. Nice caramel malt, with a hop bite. Easy drinking. I will definitely pick up more of this.
SSSteve (3769) - - MAR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. clear deep rusty red under a medium sized, frothy, off-white head. aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, orange. a nice burnt caramel flavor to this one. a hint of roast. toasted malts. plenty of hops in here lend to a piney, citrus flavor. medium bodied with hidden abv. while still not straying far from what i consider lagunitas’ ASA/IPA "comfort zone" this one has some unique character with the toasty malts. i have to say i really enjoyed this. great job...but how bout a hefe or CA common next time!