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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Really this is an incredibly balanced beer. Dank hop tongue perfect mouthfeel sweetness to creat hop candy with a hop head bite. Nice head tangy. Carmel hop bomb wow. Nice needs impressive hop in your face nose but still not bad. Wow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
2016-04-29. Crisp dark yellow body, modest white head. 3+ Aroma is a melange of fruit and green leafy hops. Flavour is fairly bitter up front, leafy green hops, light resin, citrus rind. Moderate alcohol is mitigated on the palate by the bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3+ Love the highlights but the overall impression is a little intense for me. 7/3-4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Blankboy.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Sampled at Pour in Greenville. Bright clear golden pour with good white head ring. Deliciously stinky piney skunky nose. Flavor has a bitter woody aftertaste which compliments the sweet pineapple hop notes really nicely done. And hides the Abv amazingly well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours a clear pale orange yellow. White head. Aromas of citrus. Alcohol. Big grapefruit and tangerine. Really awesome and big.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (942) - 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 (6377) - 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 (625) - 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 (1599) - 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 (3030) - 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 (1746) - 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


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