1st Taste: Complex and hard to pin down a specific flavor. Very much blended and balanced.
Overall: This beer works well for me on all levels. Smell and taste gives impression of an impending heavy experience but it finishes very subtle. It's got alcohol but faintly in the background. I believe the fruitiness is from the yeast and doesn't get carried away. Seems totally on track and in the style definition, maybe out Belgianing the Belgians. Plus, I would give extra props to Lagunitas for helping keep the alive the memory of Frank Zappa. (Who's music and genius is totally being ingnored today...by the way). Be a Mudshark, drink this ale.