blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, dark amber with a malty caramel aroma, flavors of well balanced graham cracker malts with piney hops, medium bodied very smooth with caramel malt finish
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a crystal clear and very dark rubied amber. Enormous fluffy tan head throwing fish eyes, suds, and acres of stringy lace all over the place. Big, striking ASA more than ready for its closeup, Mr DeMille. Gorgeous. Now, how many times have my Lagunitas rates said how much better these things smell and taste when they’re fresh? Well, make it one more after this one here. This one smells like a fresh and fruity combination of very low-acidity grapefruit, totally bright and refreshing, and some super sticky icky purply crystallized dank. Just sends shivers of eyebrow-wiggling pleasure right up your nose and everywhere else it goes when it goes. Delectable. Some caramel under there just to remind you that it’s a beer you’re smelling. Creamy medium body, could use a little more bubble, really. Soft carb, goes almost watery in spots. Toasty caramel and brown bread toast, topped off with heaping helpings of sparkling fresh perfect grapefruit and bong loads. Yum yum. Mild caramel and grapefruit finish. This sums up the Lagunitas ethos in a perfect stripped-down application--rich and hoppy bold west coast american ale, all about the sensualist pleasures of the ingredients ratcheted way up but kept as close as possible to being in some kind of balance. Very fun to drink. No hint of the booze: trouble ahead.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear amber brown body and a small, tan head. Aroma of amarillo hops, tropical fruit mostly, pine (simcoe?), some caramel, husky, chocolate. Flavor is roasty, very nutty, hazlenut, fruit esters, and a bit of the hops, but not that much. IBU bitterness perception is somewhat low or hidden. A bit of crystal sweetness. Lively bubbles, dry and well attenuated finish.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle this WTF with usual the clever Lagunitas name, this poured pours a nice rich dark reddish-brown with a robust tan head and very glue like lacing rings. Then nose is of ripe fruit, molasses, citrus, pine, and floral hops. Typical of the body and mouthfeel from this brewer, we have heavier than medium body and a slick mouthfeel. The flavor is sweet caramel malts with a serous dose of bitter hops of all kinds. The finish is bitter with a dry and lingering aftertaste that rounds off a simply delightful beer.
ders0 (28) - , Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a lagunitas brew for sure, it has that lagunitas taste that I feel this, the hairy eyeball, imperial red, and 2009 correction all share. And that’s certainly not a bad thing as those are all great beers. I almost taste a lot of the notes of the correction ale in this one, but this one is definitely darker and fuller than that brew. It pours a nice dark brown, well hopped, well balanced. I bought 2 bombers and enjoyed them thoroughly.
rader58 (774) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown. Aroma of molasses, grass and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and brown sugar, but fully balanced with bitter floral hops. The hops actually trump the sweetness slightly. Finish is bitter hops with a nice lasting and dry floral aftertaste. Nicely balanced.
skoisirius (1569) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s......another great tasting and no where near over-priced 22oz brew from Lagunitas! While the differences are starting to be fairly minor...and all their beers just taste really good...it could be interesting if these guys decided to do something a bit different...and sometime soon. Again, regardless - I will always appreciate these guys because it’s amazing tasting, and again, not over-priced like so many others. Usually the cheapest and best for the price 22oz on the shelf!!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent copper mahogany with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malts with some nutty notes and an assertive piny hoppiness. Starts with good fullness and a rich sweet caramel maltiness with a resiny grapefruity flavor and bitterness before a toasty bittersweet finish. An enjoyable hoppy imperial brown ale.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasty malt, and a large dose of hops. Long bitter semi-dry finish. c
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Naja’s. Clear brownish orange with a one finger beige head, fair retention. Citrusy grassy herbal hops up front with some toasty malts and the weird sweet tang I get with most of Lagunitas hoppier beers. Flavor continues White the same hop profile with the same toastiness, thought the tanginess attaches to some sweet caramel notes, wih the balance going to the sweet, unfortunately. The finish was semi-dry at best with bitterness at a 3. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Kinda like Sumpin’ Sumpin’ with toasty notes. WTF indeed.