thebeerbandit (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2018 rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic like all of their recent outputs. Really well put together and balanced.
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 1/17/18
Had with Abby just hanging out after a long nap.
Poured from bottle. Medium amber with a 2-finger foamy head that settles but sticks around.
Smell is huge piney hops with some floral character as well.
Taste is aggressively hopped with pine and tropical fruit dominating. Quite bitter with some wheaty malt sweetness at the finish.
Palate is medium/light with a tinge of sweetness at the end. Nice big complex finish.
Overall, Lagunitas never disappoints. Great IPA. CloakedDagger (2962) - - JAN 2, 2018
Bottle 35,5 cl. As "Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale". Pours a clear golden with a creamy and lacing off-white head. Nose is sweet and fruity with some subtle, herbal hops. Body is thick, sweet and malty - fruity too. A vague perfumy whiff. Rather discreet bitterness. Almost gets a little cloying. 020118 ebone1988 (2237) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is caramel, fruity, tropical fruit, pine, sweet, floral, some kind of candy I can't put my finger on. Appearance is golden amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, dry, pine, citrus, spice, not nearly as sweet or floral as the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, super bitter citrus rind caramel aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty interesting. vandc01 (456) - North Branch, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Had this many times - apparently I’ve never rated it.
Another great beer from lagunitas davedrinkinbeer (29) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Well, every once in awhile a beer has a perfect name, and indeed this one does-- Lagunitas Sucks-- not Lagunitas who makes mostly outstanding beers but this beer called 'Sucks' is my exact initial thought.
Well that was my initial thought when I opened this beer. I picked up on the hops scent very quickly, and the taste was kinda like a muted IPA with unknown ingredients. Sucks was a perfect name for it. So bad, I let the beer sit and warm up for about 20 minutes! Sure enough, as the beer warmed up some, the taste got much better. Now it tastes more like an IPA, but with sweet components to it. Mouthful was very consistent, finishes clean and was not hard to drink at all. So maybe this beer doesn't suck!
Zilverenmaan (316) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2017
Poors clear ocre with decent white, lasting head, tick lacing. Aroma very hoppy: resinous, some citrus. Some alcohol presence, not disturbing but this definately packs a punch. Taste hoppy at first, followed by some tasty malts, some bitterness, somewhat dry aftertaste. Very tasty malts but they are a bit overpowered by the hops. Maybe the hops kill the rich taste of the malts a bit. I prefer my hoppy ales less alcoholic. kustie (1383) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has caramel, rye, malt, hoppy elements. Taste is malty with quite long bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, rye, fruits, malt. Nice round mouth feeling. thejackpacker (730) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget, Östersund. A surprinsgly light beer in colour with a strong hoppy aroma. It plays very heavily on those musty hops of West coast beers. Delicious but not my favourite hops. If this is what they call 'failure' though, they can keep failing... cwill (109) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Light amber pour. Has a sweet aroma with notes of pine, barley and rye. Tastes of sweet rye bread, caramel malts with a resinous piney hop flavor. Bitter sweet dry finish. Genuinely enjoyed this offering. Definitely doesn't suck. szymonskc (1065) - Skórcz, POLAND - DEC 1, 2017
Zapach intensywny, owoce tropikalne, żywica, sosna, karmel. Kolor złoty, klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, słód, cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, żywica, karmel, sosna, chleb, cukier, alkohol. Goryczka wysoka, wysycenie niskie.