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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


Jeppe's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (169) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
苦味がきつい 後に残る苦味

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bomber. Pours an amber red with decent off-white head and retention. Nose is pine and citrus, tropical dankness (guava and passion-fruit), some malt hiding in the background. Mouth is medium bodied but then thins out, not as sticky as I’d imagined it would be, relatively dry, loads of pine and citrus, toasty malt backbone, long (albeit slightly muted) bitter finish. Decent and at a very nice price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
I would say this is a no-joke imperial red. It is loaded with caramel and some bittersweet elements. Nicely subdued heavy-hitter. Serving: 22oz bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber (brewed in Chicago) pours a clear reddish amber with moderate, airy off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has pine resin, citrus, and musty malts. Flavor is bitter with toffee sweetness in the middle. Body is medium to full with noticeable carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Worth trying again, especially at this price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (412) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a dark red into Guinness pint glass. Spicy nose with a huge musty malt profile. It is a bit complex in the nose… I get some fruity and herbal notes. The flavor has that spicy traditional stong hop presence. Sweet with roasted and bread notes. Its a nice blend of complex flavors. Will buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3265) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours reddish with a medium off white head. Good head retention, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and floral hops. Some caramel and toffee malt. Flavor is bitter with a sweet malt back bone. Strong hop bitterness, specifically pine and citrus. Velvety texture, full bodied. Finishes with some sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a amber color with a bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is pine and resin with a decent malty backbone. Caramel and some fruityness aswell. Taste is malty with a well balanced bitterness. Notes of pine and spruce. Medium-full body with medium co2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small airy head. Aroma is nice roasted malt with grain and kandi. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, bread, kandi and oak, as well as nice fruity hops with peaches and orange peel giving a lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
nice full broomstraw malt flavor with lighter citrus. scratchy butterscotch flavor and mouthfeel with a caramel smoothness. some sweetness and pine in the mix.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (231) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a slightly tanned head. Aroma has lots of floral hops with caramel. It has a full body, a bit spicy. Hops has pine and florals. Ther is also some coffee.


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