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RATINGS: 1516   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes21 (4) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Very little head but a bit fizzy. The smell is extremely hoppy. Was a little questionable at first but finishes smooth. Strong alcohol content. Not for the inexperienced beer drinker but one I would recommend trying.


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 doesnít dominate. Slightly boozy at the finish as well. High level of carbonation. Unique brew that Iím 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 (103) - Minneapolis, - DEC 23, 2014
Iíve been typically underwhelmed by Lagunitas vs the hype. I really did like this one though. Very east to drink at 9.9%. I typically donít 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 (683) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (474) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear copper color. Thin off-white head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is sweet, sugar, caramel and malt. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar, malty and some booze. I donít care for the hopping of this beer. Has a bright and fruity character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (400) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Clear cooper pour with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and toffee. Up front caramel, brown sugar, malt. Notable alcohol heat. Significant hop bitter tropical fruit finish. Very nice.


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