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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
algemo45 (61) - - NOV 30, 2012
Great color and aroma. Nice balance of bitter and sweet. They should make this an all year beer, as besides it beautiful red color, it does not scream seasonal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LGKdude (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Not my type of beer. Had an interesting initial taste - spicy and slightly sweet, but had that very hoppy bitter aftertaste that I personally do not like, at least not at this time of year. Perhaps if you are an IPA fan you might like this seasonal brew, but it's not the beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma is pine, sugar/candy and malts. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, fruit/dark fruit, mild molasses and a tart/warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (177) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a light brown with medium head and lacing. Taste of caramel, biscuits, and balanced well with hops. This one does not taste like a beer that's 9.9 abv. You can get in trouble with this one. Solid beer! ----Hophaze out

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (638) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle pour - clear amber with a robust light tan head that recedes slowly into a thick film that might last until rapture if I allowed it to. Aroma is sweet malt, hops, bit of roastiness, biscuit, and yeasty...odd stuff, but its good enough. Flavor is sweet up front, gets a bit bitter later on, and finishes with a hoppy note...the brown sugar sweetness is evident but doesn’t dominate. Slightly boozy at the finish as well. High level of carbonation. Unique brew that I’m happy to have once in a while...and the price point on this one, like others from Lagunitas, remains solid!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (104) - Minneapolis, - DEC 23, 2014
I’ve been typically underwhelmed by Lagunitas vs the hype. I really did like this one though. Very east to drink at 9.9%. I typically don’t lime sweeter beers but this one works.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (684) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
This beer is hoppy and rather unique. It looks great with a nice amber pour. Great looking head. Good tasting beer and wonderful finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DW78715816 (68) - Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a deep Amber with a thick creamy head. Aroma is hops, sugar, malt. Taste is very hop forward with a malty slightly sweet finish. A lot going on. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (79) - - DEC 22, 2014
Tastes almost identical to Dogfish Head 120, but a tiny tad bit sweeter...................

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A nice caramel leather color with a good sized head. Lots of hops in the nose. Big hops in the flavor with alcohol and some malr backbone.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjmc64 (20) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
From the bottle, pours an amber color with a creamy white head that lasts. The nose is both hoppy and malty at the same time. Mouthfeel is medium. The flavors are very complex. Forward malty sweetness, followed by citrusy hoppiness and finishing somewhat sweet.


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