Lagunitas does it again! It pours a deep amber, with good head retention. The aroma is complex with hints of spice and a big presence of those classic piney, citrusy hops found in west coast IPAs. The taste … what can I say? Big Hop. Deep complexity. Balance. Not overly sweet. Usually when beers get this big in alcohol, you’re left with residual sugars that make the beer too sweet for some. This beer balances the remaining sugars against the heavy bittering/flavor hops.
Had it not been for the 9.9% ABV, I’d be having 44 oz instead of the single bomber. I’ve got a couple more of these, and will continue to cellar them to see how well it ages. I’m willing to bet the next one will be fantastic!