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RATINGS: 960   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, - JAN 4, 2008
Clear amber orange apperance with an ok head. Hops and red fruits dominates the aroma. Some bready and light peppery notes in there also. Fruity and flower hoppy flavor with a good bitterness and a malty sweetness backing it up. Has a nice little bite on the tongue. Flavor full and nicely balanced. I like Lagunitas, all their beers are good and generally it is just a cool brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Strong robust aroma nutty and strong. nothing special on appearance. Red with weak white head that dissipates quickly. A good tasting beer but not off the charts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bomber. Pours a bold copper color, lots of sediment/hops suspended, good head with nice lacing. Aroma is medium, appetizing, and matches taste. Taste is strong--a little sweet on the nose, some malts but not as much as I’d like. Fades to a dry-hopped bitter. Nice hop back-bone. It’s a west-coast version of the imperial red ale. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bomber. Pours a copper amber orange with ample frothy head. Aroma is mix of roasty malt and ripe grapefruit. Taste is intially bitter, then malty sweet and switch back to bitter aftertaste. Slightly oily mouthfeel and texture. Nice Imperial here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Dan good. Amber pour with light head. Aroma is more pine than citrus. Taste is pine and grapefruit. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (679) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Copper red color. Big foamy beige head. Clinging lace. Spicy hop nose redolent of resin and pine hops. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has the tell-tale Lagunitas spicy hop character. You get grapefruit, pine, cardamom and black pepper. Some brown sugar and toasted pecans as well. Finish is dry and bitter with a hint of the 7.8% ABV emerging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. Attractive amber pour with a long lasting cream colored head. Lots of floral hops combine with the toasted malts to make the aroma a pleasant sniffing experience. Smooth, medium body. The taste is awash with roasted malts and hop bitterness. Lingering finish. Highly enjoyable and well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a nice deep red with a 2 finger, off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and roasted malts. Flavor matches, it seems like a mix between a red and an IPA. This is more bitter than a standard red, so you hop-heads might like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
22 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a deep, clear reddish copper color with an inch of frothy off-white head. Aroma of toasted and caramel and bready malts, a lot of nuts, dry leaves, grass, and earth. The flavor is fruitier and more bitter- florals, citrus, dried berries, caramel, nuts, tea, grass, florals, tobacco, and mild spice. Medium-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation, and an odd balance of sweet and bitter and malty and earthy. Really digs in on the finish. More complexity than I anticipated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2001) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color. Has a hop flavor with a nice boozy strong ale flavor that's very smooth . Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1425) - - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Amber/red with a thick off white head. Sweet malt taste and aroma with some nice melon notes in the taste. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Sweet but tasty.

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