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RATINGS: 950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (776) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Tap. Orange/red pour with white head. Smells of sweet malts and hops. Very nice balance to the beer with just a slight lingering bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1291) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Amber copper with a spotty head. Sweet pine and malt aromas. Stinging hops with a crisp bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Great coppered-amber color. Fresh light aroma with a similar taste. Lovely fruity finish, not overly hoppy. Impressive for a low price.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (278) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured ruby in color and could smell a nice sweetness while pouring. Sweet hoppy aroma. Smells really nice. Bitter taste with a good amount of sweet. Really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (363) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Really good. Pours with a little head and a deligtful aroma. Smooth taste. Jisr a really solid beer overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (768) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours a caramel red color with an off white head. Caramel ,hop, citrus, pine and toffee aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus and caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Slightly low fill. Clear red orange color. Good finger of khaki head, with good retention. Leaves great, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lightly crisp lighter carbonation. Good full mouthfeel, lightly creamy texture. Nice big spicy malt, light caramel, some bigger earthy hop. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Alcohol works alright, not bothersome here. Some chocolate notes in the finish. Good long resiny hoppy aftertaste. Nice light spiciness to the flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (302) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Spicy hop, floral, biscuit, alcohol heat nose. Flavor is pine, tangerine, mango, stone fruit, burnt sugar malty ness, doughy. Really good and a bargain as usual with lag

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2109) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Expectation: Iíve been pleased with most of the Lagunitasí Iíve had; I expect a decent experience with this one.
Motivation: $5.99 a bomber!?! ka-ching...
Hardware: bomer from the past into La Petite Tulipe
Nose: grapefruit, alpha nonsense, malty backbone and paint stripper
Sip: nothing to add
Taste: fresh hop bomb like Alpha King. Gets boring with every sip.
Misc: strong and yet refreshing. Slight mash/rye aftertaste as well as mint
Conclusion: I expected this to be more like an Amber Ale, but clearly, this is stronger in every way. Iím quickly losing interest in this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (742) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
22oz bottle pours an amber color with a bit of frothy head. Lots of hops and malt. A little harshness at the end.


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