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RATINGS: 1032   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! Weíre not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean weíre in the Brown?

A big Olí 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Poured reddish brown, floral and citrus hops, caramel malts, little nutty, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2010
A nice reddish brown with a light off-tan head. Nice bitter hop smell. Good malt body on this thing with some sugary sweet notes at the end. Almost like graham crackers. A decent amount of bitter to offset. I could see myself drinking a lot of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours a nice brown with a decent head that didnít last long, but did leave a nice lace down the sides of the glass. Aroma is malty dark fruits well-balanced by citrusy hops. I also detect a hint of banana, oddly enough. Taste is also nicely balanced and follows the aroma well (except for the banana part). Palate is a bit thin, and thinking about it, so is the taste. It does have a crisp finish, though. Overall, itís pretty good, but not what I expected from Lagunitas; known for itís in-your-face beers. I should add, however, that as thin as this seems to be, it does a great job of hiding the alcohol content.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
22oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a light brown with two fingers of off white head. Citrusy hops and sweet malt in the aroma. Deeply malty, medium to full bodied. Solid amount of hop bitterness. Lingering chocolate malt in the finish. I got a bit of a raw green pepper flavor that dinged the rating for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Garnet brown with a fizzy off white head. Citrus hops, brown sugar, and molasses aroma. Lively palate, decent bitterness up front with a smooth caramel and cinnamon taste rounding it out.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Pours a dark ruddy copper with a clingy 3 finger foamy off-white head. Nice citrus aroma. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Thereís a malt backbone, but the hop is on top of it. Finishes bitter around the back tongue edges. Not over the top intensity, but quite tasty in a hoppy malty way. Kind of astringent. These IBUs donít quit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
pours a semi-clear burgundy with a small tan head, and some lacing. smell is floral, citrus, malt, and a touch of cocoa. taste is of a little cherry, caramel, malt, some citrus, a touch of cocoa, nuts, and some hops, end is a little dry and a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
22oz bottle. Cleaqr brown with a soapy off-white head. Lots of dank, weedy hops in the aroma wit some tropical touched going on as well. There is a touch of crystal malt as well, but mostly very fresh hops. The flavor is also very hop forward wit a touch of caramel and toasty malt sweetness. Lots of fruity, dank, piney hop flavor with a medium-high bitterness that leads to a long and slightly bitter finish. Grapefruit is strong in this one, with a slightly bitter peely touch. Medium bodied with medium bubbles. Gets a touch sweeter while it warms, but not too sweet overall. A nice hop forward beer with an underlying malt presence.,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (718) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Brown to almost ruby. Pepper aroma. A bit of dark fruit and a very light sweetness, really more dry. Great depth of flavor and unique style. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Sampled on 3/12/2010. This American Strong Ale pours a dark brown ruby amber color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is malty, nutty and hoppy. A medium bodied imperial brown/American Strong Ale. The malts are chocolate, caramel and a little nutty. The hops are grapefruity and floral. Nice carbonation. Somewhere between a brown ale and a hoppy ASA. Nice clean hoppy finish. Really hoppy without being all that bitter. Gets a little sweeter as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and citrusy.


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