SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Pours dirty copper with a great, dense head. I’d guess this as a barleywine from the nose alone. Lots of citrusy hops, caramel malts and earthy yeast. Medium body, with full profile. The malts dominate at first, noting residual caramel sweetness, dark bread and bitter cocoa. The finish is nicely hoppy with plenty of pine resin and grass. Leave a tongue scraping numbness from the hop onslaught as well as the high ABV. Beautiful hop burps taboot. Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Good and flavourful, but a bit too strong on the alcohol smell and taste, hoppiness, and a little too bitter at the end. This all tends to throw the balance a bit and make it rather harsh, but otherwise, it has some complex flavours, a good head, and deep amber colour. It just doesn’t come close to their outstanding Lucky 13 or Imperial Red. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Poured amber with an off white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor of hops followed by malt. Good balance. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pretty good, sweet and hoppy aroma. Pours a dark reddish. Flavor was a little too sweet and syrupy, but still nice and enjoyable. Pretty thick. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
22oz Bottle. Good beer overall. Very malty with some bitter hoppy overtones. Pours a deep amber with big froathy white head.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
I’m just thankful we are finally seeing Lagunitas in Georgia.
This poured to a reddish-orange hue with good carbonation and a thick off-white head that eventually rides the top of the beer as a thick skim and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is a hoppy citrus fruit and grass, blended with a hint of malt. Mouthfeel is bitter, tingly and full, with a touch of sugary sweetness. Flavor is a continuation of the hoppy grass and fruit, and the finish is pleasantly bitter, yet offset slightly by the sweet malt.
Another great offering by Lagunitas.
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle. Malty with a considerable bitterness. Not that well balanced, but well drinkable. Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle. Very high and fluffy but lasting off-white head. Clear cobber body. Distinct hops aroma with a touch of oranges. Flavor is pretty hoppy but also has spices and fruits. Relatively high carbonation and a lovely long lasting hops bitterness aftertaste. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle: Deep rusty copper/amber pour with clarity and a thin off-white head. The aroma has some peppery hop presence, mild citrus and plenty of caramel malt. Your standard ASA aroma. The flavor has that signature ASA sweet maltiness. Decent chewy body which is bread-y, toasty and filled with caramel malt. The hop presence is less pronounced than Lagunitas’ other ASA offerings; or perhaps it’s because this stuff sat for two years. Has some zesty orange citrus flavors and a peppery warming character. The mouth feel is pleasant, creamy and mildly carbonated. The later hop character gives off a spearmint hint. An easy going ASA. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Reddish copper, clear with a thin white head. Citrusy hops. Clean light malt sweetness. A bit of alcohol. Low carbonation, a bit of thickness. Toast i nthe background of sweet alcohol and liberal citrusy hops. Very light very sweet sweetness. Dry tannic finish.