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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2009
A pretty fruity aroma, some hops. Some lime and orange maybe. Now this is tasty. A great hop flavor, some sweetness, a bit of caramel malt. Overall awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 This is a rich, flavourful beer with complexity, body, great balance and a pleasant, flowery element in the finish. Itís full of strong flavour, yet very drinkable and smooth. A nice reddish-brown, it has a rich foamy head with good lacing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours reddish copper color with lite brown head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste of grapefruit and sweet malt with bitter after taste. Aroma and taste of lite Double Bastard, outstanding ASA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours a mid copperish red. Big fresh, grassy hops aroma off the big pillowy head. The taste doesnít live up entirely to the big aroma, but itís a solid, hoppy flavor. Not as much of a grapefruit flavor as Iím accustomed to with these red IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
aroma, malty sweet earhty hops, leads to love color, deep rich copper amber red hue, nice forthy whiticus head taste, awesomicus! flora hop notes mingle nicely with malty esters, very good on the palate and I do have a plata! overall sweet beer, never disappointed by you guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (435) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bomber ours russet color with a persistant white head. Balanced hop/malt aroma that is consistent to the finish on the palate. Fruity, caramel malt backbone. Overall, another well-balanced winner from Lagunitas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ericular (850) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours an insane deep amber with fine sediment firmly suspended, a lasting, pillowy head that leaves great lacing. This is one of the best looking beers Iíve ever seen. Aroma is fresh, clean, crisp, fruity hops with a little dankness for character. Taste is supremely balanced for the style. Hops bring some grapefruit up front, the caramel malts bring some sweetness in the middle, and in the end they meld together into a toffee hop bitterness thatís top notch. Palate is well-carbonated and sticker than expected from the hop-forward aroma. Ideal hop profile with a hint of roasted malt and incredible drinkability. This stuff is really, really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frozer (210) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Poured into a goblet. Thick head. Great hop aroma. Clear ruby red color. Nice malty body with slight hop bitterness. Crisp finish followed by a resiny hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (144) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Poured from pint. Clear, deep amber with light cream-colored head. Aroma is sugary-sweet fruit with a sharp high note, nice toffee/molasses malt shines through from underneath. Awesomely balanced flavor of caramelly orange with a subtle, yet lip-smacking lingering warm citrus in back of the mouth. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (332) - - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a Lagunitas glass on 08.20.14. A: Red grapefruit and sweet malt. A: 2 finger off-white head that stays the entire time. See through red body. T: Burnt red grapefruit dominates. Sweet malt as a base and pine are subtle. P: Creamy. O: There is a nice bitterness on the back end that fades into sweetness. The red grapefruit flavor is delicious. It is hop forward for an amber (red, whatever), but itís the Lagunitas style and it works very well.

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