bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12 ounce bottle, $9.99 a 6-pack. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with about a half inch off-white head. The small head did stay around a while, and there’s a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy, it smells mostly like pine and citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) hops, along with a little bit of sweet malt. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, it’s full of pine and citrusy hops, and some sweet malt is noticeable too. There’s a bit of sweetness in this brew, but it’s still mostly hoppy and has a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a little slick and sticky with good carbonation. I think it’s a pretty good brew, not a bad way to make up for the lack of Brown Shugga this year! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap at OHSO in Phoenix. Clear gold pour. White head. Up front hops, citrus, caramel aroma. Flavor has a nice citrus-bitter bite, some caramel and orange notes. jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A nice aroma, mildly sweet with light floral hops and citrus. Smooth with a nice finish. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. Bright golden pour with some chill haze. Big, strong hoppy aroma with some sugar cookie malt. Lots of pine, citrus, orange peel along with the sweet, doughy malt. Flavor is nice and bitter. Pine, citrus, mild sweet malts. Pretty excellent, actually. Feels like a slightly fuller IPA. Honestly, I didn’t really care for Brown Shugga all that much anyway. This is a winner from Lagunitas. Dogbrick (14389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 11/10/2011. This brew pours a clear golden-orange color with a medium thin white head that recedes to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of zesty citrus, grassy hops and malt. The finish is hoppy with a piney and citrusy aftertaste. Sort of an answer to Celebration Ale, pretty good overall.
verd77 (13) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Love this beer. Great pine aroma and crisp taste. 7.85% adv. You get just a slight pine taste. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours pale golden orange with small white froth. Aroma is very grassy herbal hops, nice citric character, really nicely balanced hop character with a light sweet malt note. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, picking up plenty of the same citric and herbal, lightly weedy hop character, staying sweet throughout with some caramel and candied fruit notes. Lightly bitter finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Very IPA/APA like but still tasty and fresh. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy, very slightly hazed orange yellow with a super sticky white head that thins out quickly but leaves tons of lace, nice. Aroma of candied citrus, maybe some wheat or just tons of pale malt, very nice, excellent grass note but its got some more depth to it than just straight grassy hoppy bears, the sweet malt note holds up well. Flavor follows but is just a bit more sweet and sugary that I would like but only by a tad, drinks well but leaves some richness in the aftertaste that sticks around, but it’s winter and that’s just fine. Citrus, candied wheat/pale malt, light metallic bitterness, bit of grapefruit and pine, and some grassy bitterness greeness as well. Excellent beer here. 944play (434) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2011
12oz in Lagunitas jar at Toad in the Hole. Clearish gold with soft off-white foam. Green herbs and dank are dominant aromas, with slight floral and rubber further down. Broad green bell pepper and resinous bitter flavors dwarf the slightly sweet substrate. Rather crunchy/chewy texture and a finish that evokes hotside additions rather than fermentation products.