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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 1971, the Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a ’66 Impala armed with a "treasure map" on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden....But they keep lookin’. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (911) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle poured into a snifter..light copper with a fluffy white head..aroma of resin,pine,grapefruit and caramel. .tastes like it smells..not overly boozy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap: The aroma consists of huge citrus, tropical fruits, lemon, and dank hops. It’s a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with citrus, tropical fruits, and pineapple. The finish has moderate grapefruit with light-moderate dank hops and mild lemon. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
screigh (607) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours a clear copper color. Thin white head. Dank hop aroma. Sweet. Big chewy mouth feel. Massive hop flavor. Can sense the alcohol in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bright golden orange with a slight hone-finger dense white head and modest lace. Dank juicy hop aromas full of citrus and pine. Grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon, tangerine, pineapple, resin and medicinal herbs. Light malt hints of caramel/bread and grains with some yeast. Taste is similar, with big pine resin and citrus up front Solid malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker emerge to counter the bitter hops, but without the syrups mess the ABV might imply. Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation, chewy creamy mouthfeel, and a dry finish. Alcohol heat is subtle for 11.5%. Overall: A great juicy explosion of hop tones. Big citrus and pine flavors with a definite 420 scent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. squat brown bottle poured into a snifter. Beatiful deep opaque orange with small/medium white head. Aroma is pretty nice grapefruit hops & malt, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is alcohol, pine hops, some grapefruit hops, and malt backbone. Alcohol is just to prevelent in the taste of this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1702) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2016
The Waldo’s Special Ale has a medium, off-white head, a mostly clear, honey-colored appearance, some bubbles, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong, apricot-like hop resin, up front, and background white bread, and a spice, of some sort, maybe. Taste is of those elements, with very intense and profound hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and The Waldo’s Special Ale finishes drying and strong. RJT

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drtth (26) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Lots of hop flavors and aromas backed up with a well hidden malt backbone and sweetness that will eventually overcome the bitterness and make this beer have a fairly short shelf life.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3922) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Wow, this is a fantastic imperial IPA, maybe the best I’ve had. Its super sweet, which disguises the ridiculous ABV. VERY potent fruitiness, mostly tropical with some citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (755) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Growler, orangy amber beer, big white head with orangish tint. Aroma is spruce, resin, malt, hint of mint. Taste is minty resin, mango, tangerine, citrus rind. Palate is rich and smooth, carbonation average.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
[My bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a hazy, bubbly gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma is quite fruity and citrusy, herbal, hempy and a bit catty as well. Flavour follows along with a big bitter finish. Alcohol fairly well hidden for that high abv. Medium bodied. I quite enjoyed this.


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