JFGrind (1838) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Laughing Dog Cream Ale has a meduim body, orange-citrus, light bitterness. Straightforward cream ale, like its label.
after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Pours lightly hazy dark burnished gold with a loose white head that falls quickly to sudsy film. Intermittent webby lace. Gingery, fruity nose. Not sure if the fruit is entirely intentional, but these guys generally do not have QA issues so it is worth letting it slide this time either way. Light, watery body with soft carb knocking around in the background. Light, easy drinking, refreshing. Not much finish. Not half bad. Just not real forward or dimensional.
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont. What a shot to the nose/teeth! Smells like potent peach jam! Tastes of the same with the added bonus of sour ale and lima beans. Just flat-out strange. Like no cream ale I have had.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, light peachy apricot color; white head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Crisp aroma with some honey, oranges and light minerals; kind of like an orange creamsicle. Medium mouthfeel: lively carbonation; crisp mineral bitterness, citrus, and a touch of bready / toasty maltiness; crisp and slightly creamy presence in the mouth; drinkable cream ale, if a touch of overripe fruit. Medium finish: toasty malts, creaminess, and overripe oranges.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
8-18-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to ditmier
Semi cloudy orangish yellow with a thin ff-white head. Smell is sugary sweet and honey and flowers. Flavor is sweet and juice like. High carbonation. It just reminds me of a carbonated juice. Not bad, just not really my thing.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled 10/21/2008. This Cream Ale pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head with decent retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a touch of floral hops. A medium bodied cream ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. It has the kind of yeasty creamy mouthfeel. This is a very nicely done cream ale. Best cream ale I have had in long time. Light and refreshing. Crisp and clean. Good summer beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. Sour fruit in the aroma. Creamy and drinkable, smooth with a dry finish.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I don’t know why decided to try this, because it was there. The cream is like alcohol, and not beneficially.
boFNjackson (4118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured a vibrant yellow that was slightly hazy and a thin white head. Aroma was insanely tart and sweet, similar to a Sour Ale. Some grain and bread like yeast flavors and some hops for a mild bitterness. Finished kind of floral and candy-like.
hopdog (8822) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 12oz bottle acquired in trade with jake65 (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with a large sized head. Aromas of lots of grains, very husky, somewhat earthy, and salty. Tastes of grains and sweet malts.