hayduke (3390) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle this WTF with usual the clever Lagunitas name, this poured pours a nice rich dark reddish-brown with a robust tan head and very glue like lacing rings. Then nose is of ripe fruit, molasses, citrus, pine, and floral hops. Typical of the body and mouthfeel from this brewer, we have heavier than medium body and a slick mouthfeel. The flavor is sweet caramel malts with a serous dose of bitter hops of all kinds. The finish is bitter with a dry and lingering aftertaste that rounds off a simply delightful beer.
ders0 (28) - , Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a lagunitas brew for sure, it has that lagunitas taste that I feel this, the hairy eyeball, imperial red, and 2009 correction all share. And thatís certainly not a bad thing as those are all great beers. I almost taste a lot of the notes of the correction ale in this one, but this one is definitely darker and fuller than that brew. It pours a nice dark brown, well hopped, well balanced. I bought 2 bombers and enjoyed them thoroughly.
rader58 (783) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown. Aroma of molasses, grass and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and brown sugar, but fully balanced with bitter floral hops. The hops actually trump the sweetness slightly. Finish is bitter hops with a nice lasting and dry floral aftertaste. Nicely balanced.
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís......another great tasting and no where near over-priced 22oz brew from Lagunitas! While the differences are starting to be fairly minor...and all their beers just taste really good...it could be interesting if these guys decided to do something a bit different...and sometime soon. Again, regardless - I will always appreciate these guys because itís amazing tasting, and again, not over-priced like so many others. Usually the cheapest and best for the price 22oz on the shelf!!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent copper mahogany with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malts with some nutty notes and an assertive piny hoppiness. Starts with good fullness and a rich sweet caramel maltiness with a resiny grapefruity flavor and bitterness before a toasty bittersweet finish. An enjoyable hoppy imperial brown ale.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasty malt, and a large dose of hops. Long bitter semi-dry finish. c
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Najaís. Clear brownish orange with a one finger beige head, fair retention. Citrusy grassy herbal hops up front with some toasty malts and the weird sweet tang I get with most of Lagunitas hoppier beers. Flavor continues White the same hop profile with the same toastiness, thought the tanginess attaches to some sweet caramel notes, wih the balance going to the sweet, unfortunately. The finish was semi-dry at best with bitterness at a 3. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Kinda like Sumpiní Sumpiní with toasty notes. WTF indeed.
BVery (6626) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dagimp (729) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 didnít really like this one. Not much of a distinct flavor and nothing memorable.
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 thatís almost cake-like (Iím 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.
Itís very easy on the tongue, and very noticeably hoppy without an over-the top bitterness. Just enough to swell the tongue, though, while youíre trying to process the sugary rest of it. That said, well balanced - so itís 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 goiní on. If youíre out of work and can afford a beer, buy a bomber of WTF and toast to yourself.