leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Pours a clear amber color with a large ivory head. The nose is on the weak side - with gentle notes of pine, citrus, and hops. Mild malt flavors are dominated by strong citrus, pine, and hop flavors, with a good hop kick in the finish. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle (sneak release) poured amber in color with a tiny off white head. Aroma was caramel and alcohol with a small amount of citrus hop coming though. Taste was bitter yet faded quickly to a ton of malt and alcohol. Hopefully this will get better with some age, but right now it’s way out of balance even for a strong ale. beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
bottled. pours amber with a minimal head. smells of hops citrus and spruce. flavor the same. strong beer. on the palate it brings forth the crispness of the hops, but some light caramel overtones. i have not had anything bad from lagunitas. GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Dark, orange-brown in color. Muted hoppiness. Not overly bitter. Somewhat watery. Spicy and lightly tangy. Sampled @ American Beer Fest in Boston ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUL 20, 2007
Similar in tone to most other lagunitas specialty brews, this one wins out due to near immaculate balance of malt and hops. Pours brown-gold with slight receding head, crisp hop nose chased by enveloping toffee tones on the palate, in turn chased with typical lagunitas high IBUs, this one gets to hang around in the cellar a while, just to see what happens.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Copper coloured beer with a nice dense head. Aroma is hoppy, mostly pines, grapefruit and citrus. There’s some sweetness in the aroma too.
The flavour is moderately hopped in a nice and parfumed way. There is some caramel sweetness backing the hops up. The end is nice and bitter but leaves your lips a bit glued together.
A nice one, but not outstanding. joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Pours clear copper with nice carbonation, good looking beer. Aroma is Brown sugar grainy malts with citrus hops. Bitter piney hops with a little bit of citrus in there. Overall its heavy on the malt side and very rich and full of flavor. Good. NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber color with a nice off-white head. Aroma of caramel, hint of raisin, and pine. It is very heavy on the bitterness, one of the hoppiest things I have ever consumed. Medium bodied. Finishes a little like brandy, warm as it courses through the digestive system. Very nice. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2011
AROMA: Malts and yeast, nice nose
APPEARANCE: brilliant red-brown, very clear, good head and lacing
TASTE: rounded, hops and malt, very full
PALATE: slightly creamy, a bit effervescent, nice finish
OVERALL: Excellent, had to drink several just to make sure
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at home from ØlKonsortiet. Pours clear, dark amber with a nice head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, medium body, malty flavour. Finishes balanced with some bitter aftertaste.