Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Tap, Patton Street Pub, Springfield MO. All afternoon Sunday happy hour, so this was a ridiculous $2.50 pint or there abouts. Shiny pale gold, coarse white head. Spicy tangerine nose with a warm oatmeal cookie backdrop. A bit of pithy quality to the bitterness, but not lingering or chewy...actually quite nice in this context. Barely a hint of the strength, slips down with just a faint peppery finish. Lingering marmalade note. IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours golden, slightly hazy. Head is fairly white and thin. Both large and small carbonation. Nose has hoppy fresh notes but that’s about all. Taste is hoppy, bready yeasty. Pretty much tastes like it’s avertised. An ale with a few wheat notes and bretty from the yeast strain. Slightly more complex than a pale ale. Slight alcohol notes. Slightly lacking in the flavor depth and a little on the thin side. Fairly strong at 8.8%. Nice well made summery ale. BillKismet (4090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Something a little different from Lagunitas. I would call this an IPA or a heavily hopped Trippel. Luminous bronze body with a lush, fluffy cream head. Hoppy, floral nose with intriguing and mysterious perfume of yeast and musky hope co-humulone. Hoppy and musky body with caramel and fruit doing a foxtrot on the palate. Belgian Candi sugar seems evident as well. Pleasing complexity and broadly appealing. joergen (28711) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of spices with notes of hops, pine needles and yeast.
Fruity flavour of carmel, spices amd hops with notes of pine needles and yeast.
Spicy finish. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Name makes me look fro Brett. He’s not home, or maybe that’s Dave, or both. Crisp amber with a thick head and sticky lacing. Big entrancing hop nose. Depending on what you’ve been drinking in the past couple of days the flavour ranges from freakin’ tasty to amazing and shockingly hoppy and tasty. Very drinkable with quiet sneaky alcohol. Light malt and body for big hoppy ABV. At first it seems like the wrong malt choice but it grows on you and multiple bottles in a few days become more and more enticing. Flavour is light delicate malt with strong cloud of citrusy juicy hops.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Bottle at home - thanks Joergen. Clear golde/amber - white head. Fruity. Nice bitterness. High dryness. Citrus. Abricot. Cactus. Toasted. OK hoppy. Light phenols. Light yeasty. High Fruity. OK. sunevdj (4096) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle from joergen at Theis and Mette’s. Pours a clear golden with a small white head and lacings. Smells of hops and Belgian yeast. Sweet with lots of fruity hops aromas. Also aromas of Belgian yeasts and hints of fresh dates. Medium to full bodied. Softish carbonation. Sweet finish with more hops and yeast esters. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bomber. Poured clear, lighter golden with a sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest, grapefruit, and peppery yeast upfront, with soft bready malts supporting.. juicy and well-balanced, with an interesting accent from the yeast. The flavor found bready and honey sweetness at the core.. dry pepper and clovey yeast laced throughout.. hoppy too, with grapefruit and pine resin leading.. a lot of residual sweetness and some warmth at the end, but it sure was tasty. Medium-bodied with a slow, almost syrupy flow across the palate.. very solid brew overall. hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Another awesome hop beast from Lagunitas, I get super pumped every time they churn out business like this. Presents like a Belgian IPA, even if not classified as such. Fairly malty with a noticeable but not massive Belgian twang. Hops are more prominent in the nose than the flavor, but both exhibit great balance. Definitely one of the most unique offerings from Lagunitas, and one of the best ones as well. MrBunn (2840) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bomber. First, a huge kick in the nuts to the jackass who wrote the virus code that has infected my laptop. This is an iPhone rating because of technical issues. I hope you die a slow and painful death, bastard. Alright, so this beer is a pretty clean gold, unlike the filthy scum of cyberland. Head is small and aromas are adequately interesting. Quite a mix of light fruit, honey and citrus. Flavor is sweeter than expected. A mix of pear and peach that has a little twang of wildness to it and a citrusy bite in the finish. I like it... I hope the hacking asshats who messed up my computer never get to try it.