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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours tawny with amber tinge, tan head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and citrus-floral hops. Flavor is same with hops superseding. Another good one from lagunitas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (380) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
The aroma is hoppy, spruce and grass and a little malt, caramel. Pours a clear copper amber/brown, with a big off white head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Redish copper with a meium head. Grassy flowery hops in the aroma along with notes of liquorice. Medium to high bitterness. Sweet flavour with salmiak, liquorice and grassy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"similar to red rocket (bear republic) in that this can be a really full flavored, super hoppy (and really good) ale...if it’s not spoiled. inconsistencies have led me to pass this one up on the shelf lately. it can be really tasty, though."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1682) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Smak och doft humle, malt, karamell, smörkola, citrus, honung, röda bär, brunt socker. Lagom söt, fruktig, rund och len, välbalanserad med fin beska. Riktigt, riktigt gott.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (31) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Flaska från SB. Ljusbrun med lite skum. Blommig doft med toner av karamell. Söt, blommig smak med liten beska som dröjer sig kvar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1801) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
This is delicious. Super dank and hoppy aromas. Nice fruity flavors with a dank hop bitterness. Very smooth and flavorful. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Pours dark copper with a rocky white head. Aromas are Caramel, pine, citrus and dark fruit. Flavors are upfront hops that give way to caramel, stone fruits, bitter citrus...a slight herbal tone...and a touch of biscuit. Slight booziness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Delicious brew. Another triumph from Lagunitas!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2078) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
Pours clear deep copper with low off-white head. Aroma of bread, malts, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is fairly big sweet and malty caramel followed by nice, controlled balancing bitterness in the finish. Body is rich and oily with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1255) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bomber. Clear ruby red, creamy tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Pine floral malty aroma. Taste is powerful pine floral hop, somewhat fruity, big rich red caramel/toffee malts. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, more aggressively hopped. Strong boozy finish, well crafted. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (568) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a thick dark red color with a nice tan head. The aroma is copper penny, grapefruit, citrus rinds, and malt. The taste is everything a good red should be. Medium level of maltiness, citrusy hops, mildly sweet and medium bodied. Long, bitter finish that lasts a long time. Good stuff.


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