Cybercat (5740) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a clear golden amber with a thick and rather persistent buff head. Aroma is strongly hoppy, more at an IPA, with hints of malt and caramel. Flavor is quite hoppy, yet more sweet than bitter, with hints of caramel and horehound in attendance. Texture is firm and smooth, yet lively and fizzy. IPA? Strong ale? Who cares - contrary to the name, it doesn’t suck at all. wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Big hop aroma. Nice hoppy, piney flavor. That beer definitely doesn't "suck"! Aquitard (27) - - DEC 28, 2013
Pours clear dark gold. Half inch thick white head. Sweet resinous smell. Slick low carbonation mouthfeel. Hoppy flavor without harsh bitterness. Overall excellent beer. Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
A great IPA that’s released during Imperial Porter time! As always another great beer from Lagunitas! Aroma comes off very hoppy and smooth with a very refreshing taste.....a good beer to finish off a hard days work! dansac (114) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Lagunitas is one of the best, ’bargain’ top shelf breweries out there. However, most of their stuff, while very good, is not really ’top tier’ stuff. There are a few exceptions however. Their Hop Stoopid, 100ibu, Imperial IPA, is really excellent, and simply impossible to beat for the price.
And then there’s this year’s Lagunitas Sucks. It’s, put simply, the best beer Lagunitas has made, even including previous iterations of Sucks. It has some of that dank, oniony character that has become a staple in Stone’s Enjoy-By series. Pouts a gorgeous amber, aroma is vibrant with onion, pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, lots of pine, dry aftertaste. It’s superlatively balanced, and tastes huge for a 7.5%.
Honestly, I wish they made this a year round. It obliterates their Little Sumpin series, which I also really like.
For 10.99 a six pack, there is no better beer.
gao2116beer (2) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
This is the best beer Lagunitas makes (in my opinion). The hops and malts are balanced so well with the citrus flavor and you get all the flavors at once. The hops are not overwhelming in the beer at all and create a perfect contradiction to the malts. Bitter, but not too bitter. I love this beer and would recommend it to beer enthusiasts, experts, fans, and even craft beer beginners. hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Extremely aromatic, juicy fruit on the nose. Flavor is rye spiciness, floral hops, citrus, sauv blanc grapes. Moderate bitterness. Pretty damn perfect IPA. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, thanks Paul. Amber with white head. Absolutely stinks of hops, resinius pine, mango, orange. Taste is very resinous and piney with mango and caramel. Little sweet and a bitter finish. Excellent. BrettTaylor (773) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a bright gold color with a creamy white/gold head. Aroma is citrus and resin and a bit of sweetness underneath. Taste is, in the very first instant, sweet, then resin and grapefruit. There is a nice creaminess from the oats and a subtle touch of wheat. Finish is long and leaves your mouth watering, waiting for the next drink. xBEERxNOLA (72) - - DEC 24, 2013
Appearance - Golden orange
Aroma - pine and grapefruit. Very strong and fresh aroma
Mouth - medium carb
Taste - milder than expected. Still crisp but mild. Complex. Not as hoppy as others but very nice