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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
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WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! We’re not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean we’re in the Brown?

A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.

Alc. 7.83%
O.G. 1.072
64.20 I.B.U


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown, with a nice fluffy mostly-white head. Aroma of hop, bread, and caramel. Taste is similar, and has the typical milky-smooth body that most Lagunitas brews have. Another winner.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
From a bomber into a water glass. Pours with about an inch of fluffy head which dissipates quickly leaving minor lacing. Aroma is of brown sugar and piny hops. Mouthfeel is light but sticky. Taste is of brown sugar, lots of piney hops up front. I didn’t really like this one. Not much of a distinct flavor and nothing memorable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1497) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Technically classified as an American Strong Ale, but self-described as an Imperial Brown Ale, the beer is dark orange/brown in color and has a fine, frothy, bubbly beige-colored head that’s almost cake-like (I’m talking sponge cake or pancake dough) and leaves behind sticky, thick lacing. The aroma is really green, very sweet, lightly grainy, with notes of raisins or other dried fruits. It smells very, very good. It’s very easy on the tongue, and very noticeably hoppy without an over-the top bitterness. Just enough to swell the tongue, though, while you’re trying to process the sugary rest of it. That said, well balanced - so it’s not all sugar or hops. Light, but smooth, with such a heavy malt and hop presence. The finish is pretty easy with just a taste of sweet, sticky, grainy malt. Alcohol is noticeable, giving the beer a nice warmth without being too obnoxious. These guys really have it goin’ on. If you’re out of work and can afford a beer, buy a bomber of WTF and toast to yourself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1060) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Poured from bottle. Amazingly pungent nose; I get mandarin orange, spice, caramel, toast, and vanilla. Color is a dark, almost opaque chocolate brown with a lacy head. Flavor is excellent; caramel and toast up front with a touch of lemon, then finishing dry and hoppy. Great mouthfeel. Damn fine beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Yeah, wf? Plum-tinted, translucent brown ale with a small white head. Aromatic hop varieties for the nose; the most pleasureable aspect of this beer. The flavor, other than being a little flat, is resinous, citrusy, and hoppy, but then comes a malt backbone to deaden the hops, and end in a malty sweetness. A dichotomy of beer ingredients, opposed. Seriusly, wtf, are you kidding me?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber. Pours thick, and only sliightly foamy. Dark, like a brown ale, but the aroma is all American Strong. Smells like Stone AB, but not as cloying somehow. Taste is really phenomenal. Puts AB and DAB to shame. Lagunitas is continuing to put on a show for lower-priced HIGHER quality beers. That’s right Stone, Lost Abbey, Alesmith: you’re all on notice. Ballast Point and Lagunitas are putting your stuff to shame right now for 1/2 the price. Consistently! The mouthfeel on this beer is just right. The flavors are outstanding citrus, and pine, and sweet molasses with only the slightest feeling of burn to indicate the ABV. Jesus, wish the super-secret spot I got this from wasn’t already closed for the night, I’d go buy 4 more!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber from redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with a generous off-white head and nice lacing. Great combination of a citrusy, piny hop aroma and warm bready malt aroma in the nose. Excellently balanced. Switches back and forth from mildly sweet and deliciously bitter as it swirls around the mouth. Simultaneously a little creamy yet very crisp in the finish. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Just the thing for an economic downturn. This special brew does not dissapoint. Brassy bodied with a fluffy beige head and emanating a refreshing floral hop aroma with a twinge of pine and citrus and an underlying caramel malt backbone. Full-bodied and surprisingly malty with excellent complexity. Flush with floral hops and also a moderate portion of fruitiness and caramel. An exceptional American Strong Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle.
Friggin’ Liberal hippie beer makers... suck on it, losers. Anyhoo... Pours a rich, deep mahogany with a thick, cloud-like head of off-white and a strong aroma of syrupy hops, orange pulp, sweet rose, and buttery flowers. Flavor is much more restrained than the aroma, with notes of buttery grapefruit, sour strawberry, gooey orange, and subdued pine. Average mouthfeel. A very enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Pours a nice deep brown with 2 fingers of tan head. Aroma is hops, caramel, malt, chocolate, spices. Flavor is roast, chocolate, caramel, a good dose of hops, some floral notes and spices. Kind of a strange brew.


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