brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice medium brown color. Aroma of molasses, grass and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and candied brown sugar, but nicely balanced with bitter floral hops - and the trademark Lagunitas grapefruit taste is still lingering behind everything. Finish is bitter hops with a nice lasting and dry floral aftertaste. Nicely balanced.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep chestnut with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, citrus hops, caramel and floral notes. Flavor of nuts, toasted malt, toffee, hints of chocolate, medium hop bitterness and flavor. Reminds me a little of Arrogant Bastard.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty chestnut pour with a decent sized head. Hearty spice and malt are noticed with ginger and clove albeit subtly with a wonderful blend of a robust malt presence and quieting pined bittering touches. Easy drinking and great at around twilight/dusk. Heartily enjoyed
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown pour with a thick off white head.
aroma is very sweet malt, nuts and caramel. light woody and citrus hop.
flavour is caramel sweet malt, some black tea tones, balancing citrus hopiness in the finish leaves a bit of a confusing aftertaste.
Dogbrick (11508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Thanks to JaBier for sharing a bottle. The beer is a chestnut color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Grassy hops aroma with notes of malt and citrus. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops presence and flavors of citrus, pale malt and caramel. The finish is toasted malt and hops with a lingering bitterness left behind. Above average overall.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour was medium copper with a light head. Aroma was of bread, herbal hops, light caramel, and citrus. Flavors were well balanced with a strong, up front bitterness that mellowed quickly into the light caramel and malty body. Nice, light carbonation and a nice job for the brew.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
room temp bottle ...nice fresh aroma of citrus and butterscotch ... sweet tangy start ... nice bitter in the finish ,,, light alcohol aftertaste ... great hop and malt combination
ttutony (848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown in the glass with a very thin head. Fruity hop aromas with just a hint of caramel malt. Nice balance on the palate between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Great value for the price.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a white head. Smells of caramel, earthy, rosey. Tastes of caramel, earth, tea with some weird boozy elements. I usuallu enjoy Lagunitas’ creations, but this isn’t one of them.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a solid red with two fingers of head. The lacing on the glass is rather smooth and creamy. Aroma has a good bit of floral hops. Taste has a nice mixture of the sweeter malts typical in a brown ale but they are decently counterbalanced by the hops. The mouthfeel is also quite pleasant.