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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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4/20 Special Double IPA


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2015
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap at WOB. Light copper pour. Dank hoppy citrus pine hop aroma. Clean malt light sweetness and gobs of hoppy goodness. Tasty brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (683) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (516) - - MAY 29, 2015
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. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1388) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Orange pour, beautiful white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, fruit and caramel. Flavor of citrus, booze, caramel and pine. Creamy and full. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2015
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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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