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RATINGS: 887   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1006) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
beer had a typical slight hop with malt backbone aroma and taste. was a good beer drank a few but not the best red ive had.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Poured from a 12 ozer into a pint glass no date on bottle but it's fairly fresh. Pours a kinda ugly brownish red. Plenty of frothy white lacing. Piney hops are plentiful in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium, not too lights don't too heavy. Taste is floral hops, dirt, pine and a bit I skunk. And of course that trademark Lagunitas yeast imparted flavor. Overall I wasn't impressed with this one. Many better red hoppy ales/ipas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (195) - Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours a reddish bronze color. The aroma is mostly sweet malt and honey? The taste is malt with a hint of grapefruit. This beer is not nearly as hoppy as some of the other Lagunitas I have had recently. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Notes of citrus/floral/resin from the hops. The malt character is toast, caramel, and slightly grainy. Dry finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours garnet red with a pillowy white head with copious amounts of lacing. The nose is malt and grapefruit with a touch of pinot noir. Taste is caramel malt, with citrus hops and pine with a hint of red grapefruit. Nice balance of malt and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rane (852) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Red amber with medium dense white head. Aroma brutal hoppy wit grape notes. Taste bitter and quite hopp dominated, grape and some malty sweetness in the body. Too aggressive and brutal for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle 12oz. from Total Wine.Pours a clear red copper with a lasting off white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, and some citrus. A lot of bitterness up front with some sweetness in the end. Taste is a lot of pine with some grapefruit, caramel, and a little bready. .medium body, slick feel, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (725) - PERU - JUN 25, 2012
Nice sweet malt aroma with a some bitterness on the palate and a good finish. Well made beer a d worth have a few more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a really nice copper with a couple fingers of off-white head, some lacing sticks to the side of the glass. The aroma has some resiny hoppy pine up front with some dark maltiness in the background. A little booze on the nose here. The taste is very interesting as it hits you right in the front of the tongue with a hop bitterness, then gives way to a sweetness that goes right through the finish. I canít nail down exactly what iím tasting but itís pretty darn enjoyable. the palate is very nice and enjoyable. Iím pleasantly surprised by this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours tawny with amber tinge, tan head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and citrus-floral hops. Flavor is same with hops superseding. Another good one from lagunitas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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