Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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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.

MikeF's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Nicely done. A solid red thats amped up. Very crisp as are most Lagunitas, yet full of complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (719) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma here is dried fruits touching the sweeter areas and I catch some bitterness from citrus and grass. The taste is the same, and Iím pretty happy that it isnít that sweet that I thought. There are some orange peels in here also. The body is a bit thin, and that makes it more drinkable and Iím actually quite pleased with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours an amber color with a off white, almost caramel colored head. Aroma is on the sweeter side. Sweeter malts, prunes, fig, some booze, yeast and spices. Nice, heavier palate, definitely silky. Flavors are of malts, prune, dry hops, bread, nuts, and tea. Leaves a sweeter dry hopped finish. Good stuff, just a bit dry for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a mostly clear reddish copper with a medium sized long lasting off white head and some spotty lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, citrus, earthy. Flavour is malty, caramel, medium bitterness, citrus, earthy, moderate sweetness, faint alcohol, and a somewhat dry finish. Good balance, not astringent and good malty Flavour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1579) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a deep amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, pine, grapefruit and some sweet brown sugar to round it out. Big malty body of caramel and brown sugar balanced nicely with piney, citrusy hops with a smooth slick bitterness... I could drink these all summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (176) - - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma is of caramel malts, bubblegum, peach, mango,pineapple, and booze. Taste is caramel, cola, toffee, then a hoppy bite with some pineapple and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2252) - USA - JUN 25, 2015
Amber pour with a big, active head. This is an astringent and very hoppy red/amber ale, with some lager flavor. At first this is almost like a random blend one might together from a few open bottles at a beer tasting, but the flavor did grow on me. The aroma is lightly funky and sweet. It is Interesting on the palate, with notes of chili and wintergreen. This was not love at first taste, but it is a good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (265) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
25 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a thin, brief tan head. Heavy aroma of malt, caramel & hops. Medium-full body, taste is a good balance of malt and hops, a little sticky mouthfeel. The caramel stays with me on the swallow. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1754) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Beautiful clear ruby red amber. Great big malty, hoppy, balanced aroma. Bigger medium body. Good bittersweet. Nice big hop flavor balanced by excellent maltiness. Fruity. Pine. Caramel. Toffee. Big but rounded and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (701) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Big, bold malt, sweet, smooth hops, but strong pine taste. Very good, high level beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Caramel and toasty aroma. Spicy toasty malt taste. Bitter finish. Sweet up front. Tasty strong ale.

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