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RATINGS: 987   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 17/20
dlovell2 (793) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours rich amber color with foamy off white head. Caramel malt aroma with big citrus, pineapple and resiny pine. Flavor starts with a dry caramel maltiness followed with some tropical fruit notes and then citrus flavors come in finishing with resiny pine bitterness. Very reasonably priced at $6.99 for a bomber.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (363) - - SEP 23, 2014
Clear deep amber red. Fluffy khaki head with lacing. Big piney aroma. Flavor is also very piney with some caramel sweetness. Bitter, but not super dry. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1642) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Mostly clear very dark amber with a large amount of off-white foam. Nice layers of lace. Medium-dark caramel malts spiked with some spicy hop resin. Peppers. Varnish. Sugared ginger dipped in dark chocolate. Kumquats. Yellow plums. Caramel apples. Good cold but broadens quite a but as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Terrific aroma of caramel, apple spice(?), some woody notes, spice, citrus rind. Taste is bittersweet. Sticky, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (549) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with light sediment. Has a typical Lagunitas aroma of floral hops. Starts with a malty taste and has some citrus, hops, and sweet caramel. A smooth taste with a lightly bitter aftertaste from both the hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (241) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Dark copper color with a sweet caramel aroma. Big bold flavors of caramel, citrus, and pine. Well balanced for a big red ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwmiller16 (101) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with off white head. Heavy malt nose with slight floral hoppiness. Complex on the palate, big malts with citrus and earthy hops. Nice big beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (112) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 Fl OZ ($5.49) its okay, nothing special. Its okay but lagunitas makes a better beer than this. kinda weak considering the release is oktoberfest season. pass and get their IPS or any oktoberfest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (130) - - SEP 20, 2014
Smell of pine, appearance is brownish red with khaki head, taste is sweet malt, pine, hint of rye

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (334) - 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.

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