kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber pour with a plush long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is caramel, raisin and just a touch of molasses. Taste is raisin, biscuit and dark fruit. Finishes with some mild hop bitterness and a slight warming alcohol taste. Pretty good brown ale.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Malty base with the big hops you’d expect from Lagunitas. Good stuff that goes down easy.
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark brown colored body, yet slightly transparent, two finger white foamy head that lasts a good full three minutes and gently slides in the middle, decent amount of foamy clingy lacing.
The smell had a strong caramel malty yet combined very nicely with the hops.
The taste had a bittersweetness through the malts and hops leads to a smooth bitter caramel aftertaste, still a quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about at a medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems pretty good for the style - not too harsh, but still packs it to ya - still its mainly smooth.
Overall, good American Strong Ale that I’ll be sure to look for again.
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a ruddy brown hue with a 1.5 finger tan head which sticks around for a while.
S- Hops, hops and more hops. Grapefruit with hints of caramel.
T- Deep malty goodness runs through followed by a wall of grapefruity hops.
M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
D- An extremely drinkable brew, especially for the price. Lagunitas rarely disappoints and this is no exception.
hotstuff (3901) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 10-23-2010. This bottled beer pours a medium sized beige fizzy head with a short retention, transparent amber body, fizzy carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aromas are citrus, pine, bitter, earthy hops, malt, and chocolate. The taste is bitter, malty, chocolate, citrus, and pine hops. The mouth feel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. Wow! This is another tasty beer as the hops are upfront in the aroma and flavor but not overdone. The flavors meet together very nicely. This is a well rounded beer that is worth trying and a beer that I would certainly drink again.
MattiasA (608) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle tried @ Green Lion Inn 2011. One of the better ’imperial’ brown ales i’ve had. Haven’t seen it since though.
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 30 May 2011.
RespertFTW (481) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Mark. Light clear brown. Small head. Taste is awesome caramel and plum with a hint of bitter hop.
-- rated with beerbasher
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Garnet with a light, beige head. Caramel, plum and old hop aromas. Prunes, lots of prunes.
Hopswagger (186) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Red tinted brown opaque body with streaming bubbles. Almost a full finger of frothy tan head that settles to a choppy wake and leaves bubbly lacing draped on the edge.
S: Lime, grapefruit, roasty notes, rye bread, chopped nuts, hints of cocoa powder, cinnamon and dirty earthy yeast.
T/M: Taste follows the nose with the same roasted malts, citrus hops and pine oil. Oily feel with an aggressive sting of carbonation. Woody spiced alcohol sting in the back of the throat once warmed. Finishes dry with an aftermath of citrus hops and toasted dark bread.
O: A great hopped up brown ale with divinely balanced flavors. I love roasty bready malt with citrus hops. This is a beer that I would regularly drink. Doggone good!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tarrants on 05/17/2011. Clear deep amber body with ruy highlights and a small creamy tan head. Sweet caramel, toffee and resiny hop aroma. Caramel, toffee, bready malt flavor with floral and resiny hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.