kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, boozy, potent, fruity, intense, and thick. Leaves a major burn. Some good flavors, but it’s too big and overwhelming for me to completely enjoy.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange pour. The nose is intense. Loads of lemon, lime, tropical
fruit and some incredibly sticky, dank hop character. Rich and chewy
with a lingering sticky, rich fruitiness. Intense and yet somehow
light. Malts show a lean sweetness with just a touch of honey and some
light peppery notes. Really dangerous because it tastes nothing like
it’s strength. Incredible.
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at WOB. Light copper pour. Dank hoppy citrus pine hop aroma. Clean malt light sweetness and gobs of hoppy goodness. Tasty brew.
jbuskirk (683) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A 4/20 IPA release by Lagunitas? Hmm I wonder if it’s going to smell like... Oh Lord, yes. Waldo’s Special Ale is in a new class of dank. The smell is piney, floral, piney, grassy, piney, herbal, and piney. Appearance is a ruby-amber shade with a nice head. Given the pine-dominated aroma, I was surprised at Waldo’s complexity. Yes, it has plenty of aggressive resin bitterness. But there’s also sweet malt, bright citrus, spicy ginger-like notes, and nectar. The feel is damn near syrupy; this is an ale you practically chew. This 4/20 special is winner from Lagunitas. Imagine that.
Bebum (516) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber with copper undertone.
Full body, intense flavors, hot and slick mouthfeel, lingeeing palate.
Sweet and bitter, good acidity.
Hoppy, herbal, resiny, fruity, raisin, orange syrup.
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williamstome (1388) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour, beautiful white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, fruit and caramel. Flavor of citrus, booze, caramel and pine. Creamy and full. Fantastic.
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Lots of resin, pine, big nose. Taste is medium high bitter with the same resin and piney hops, slightly tips to the oniony/gasoline thing that I don’t care for. Comes off super hop heavy. Pretty nice.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rays. 2015 version. Unfiltered orange-gold body. Foamy off-white head. Deep grapefruit marmalade hop aroma. Their description nails it: Herbacious, botanical, resinous. Even though this is at IIIPA levels(13%?), it drinks like a IIPA. Pretty intense still, lots of hops, deep malts, pinch of heat. There is some juicy guava, but surrounded by rich resinous tones. Heavy golden malt/medium-light malts. Pretty legit, especially for $5.00 a pint.
IndianaRed (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap Orange/amber witha thick lasting sand colored head. Huge grapefruit pithy aroma. Thick full bodied and lots of bitter citrus hop flavor. Great DIPA
Christpuncher (2076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus bomb gets dropped on you with this one. Really hoppy and citrus notes. Nice hoppy bitter finish. Had a draft pour at grafton. Pours orange with a white sticky head
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