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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1294) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
bomber shared. poured a medium clear red with white head. nice malty aroma underplayed with hops. flavor is very smooth with a medium malt base and a medium hops bitterness. smooth smooth smooth. very tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
screigh (459) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a clear copper to ruby color. Thin white head that lasts with some lacing. Hoppy, malty, sugary, lemon and pine aromas. A bit of a slick oily texture. Lots of malt backbone. Malty, grassy, spicey with a perfect bitter balance. Bitterness lingers with hints of grapefruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (211) - - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber, frothy head that lasts and leaves great lacing. Malty aroma of hay, bread, cereal and a subtle funky moldiness that isnít all-together that unpleasant. Lightly bitter medium sweet taste, average up front carbonation but a bit too much lingering carbonation and a lingering bitterness through the finish. Solid malt backbone, oily texture and medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1038) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Listed at 54.20 IBUs. Also says "ick" instead of "yum" on my bottle description. Pours a bronzed amber with a decent off-white head that settles to a thicker ring and film, leaving a wall of thick lace. Nose involves spicy chinook-esque hops, brown sugar, pine, citrus pith, toffee, herbal tea. Pretty sweet, fairly bitter. Medium to full bodied, quite oily, toward chewy yet not really, with a zesty herbal caramel finish. Pretty good, easy to drink, but it has something to it. I think Iím liking the red Lagunitas better than the paler ones, though I havenít had the pils yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Mmmm. Lots of familiar lagunitas aroma. Hop flavor and a tailend of malty sweetness. Very familar. 3.99!!!!! Worth picking up again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (401) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Strong hop aroma, like an IPA. The color was a clear brown, but not quite as coppery as I had hoped. Not too bitter and relatively easy to drink. Good, but it didnít do anything to distinguish itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a rich copper with off-white head. Aroma is strong pine citrus with underlying resin. The flavor has more of the pine bitterness that washes across the palate and then leaves a light caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a rusty amber color with three fingers of sticky eggshell foam. Nose is earthy rye spice, graham cracker, citrus and sappy pine. Palate is silky creamy and delicious with a nice rustic grain character that provides a big malty backdrop for the spicy earth to linger and punchy citrus and pine flavors to ebb and flow till the bitter finish. Another perfect beer from Lagunitas !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2014
22oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is initially that of fresh baked bread and, more specifically itís crust. Thereís also a warm, sweet caramel (that flirts with butterscotch), pine, wood, sweet orange citrus, and amellow herbal quality. It pours a deep, rich, clear, effervescent copper orange and is topped with a big, creamy soft, off-white head consisting of an even distribution of small bubbles. A hefty layer of head is retained throughout the drink, leaving a thick soapy ring and a soap-puff island with a light puff filling in the rest of the surface layer. It also leaves lots of messy, soapy lacing. The taste is a medium high bitter and sweet - pleasantly blended. Thereís an above average amount of active carbonation with a slick, full body. The finish is dry and mostly caramel and pine with secondary notes of bitter citrus peel. A combination of bread crust and rye come through in the aftertaste which is strong, but cleans up after a brief stay. There seems to be a touch of mint in the aftertaste as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1022) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
~Citrusy grapefruit aroma with pine and resinous woody notes. Sweet caramel malt. ~Pours a copper color with light haziness. Big dense frothy yellowish white head that last. ~Resinous woody hop flavor with loads of maltiness of caramel, bread and biscuits. ~Full bodied, with medium low CO2, Lingering woody bitterness. ~I was expecting this to be a typical over hopped Lagunitas seasonal beer. Iím glad they went over a bit to the maltier side. Hoppy for sure, but also plenty of malt character to keep the malt mongers happy.

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