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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown with medium white head. Much lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, with some pine and citrus. Malty flavour, has some hoppy character, but not like a pale or IPA. Hop finish, Whisky Tango Foxtrot? Itís Foxtrot Golf Bravo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle. @ $4.49 whatís not to like? Pours a clear rusty color with a medium sticky foamy head. Big citrus hop aroma, light pine, and nice robust malt character that integrates well, super fresh which is always a plus. Flavor is lots of citrus and pine at first, good amount of bite, plenty of sweetness from the robust malts, medium/strong bitterness lags just behind, actually its super bitter but very sweet as well, somewhat christmasy, tree-like, bit of chocolate and spice either from the hops or other. Long sticky resiny bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, slightly sticky with corse big fluffy carbonation. Iím finding myself drinking the hell out of this... so Iíll bump it 1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2010
22 oz. bomber from PCC. Certainly a lot of malt in this beer. Aftertaste lingers of Cascade-type hops, meaning there must have been a lot to muscle through this malt bomb. Flavors start to mingle together a little more as the beer gets warmer (or maybe thatís just me getting warmer!) Another success for Lagunitas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3896) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Dark pour: looks sort of brownish with tan whispy head. Aroma of strong citrusy hops, light roast. Pretty strong hop flavor. I get some of the roasty, robust notes beneath the strong orange sherbet hops. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side but thats true for most Lagunitas brews. Lingering hops and an orange rind finish. For the price point, you canít go wrong when looking for your hop fix with these lagunitas brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2010
I love Lagunitas for releasing these big brews for around $4. Bottle... Poured deep brownish with a thick, beige head. Pretty floral, citrus, hoppy nose with a slight roast. Almost pushing a Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA), just too light in color, with mild roast tones, big malt backbone and a solid hop bitterness. Rich, creamy, but subtle enough for the 7.83%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
22 oz bottle tasted blind on 3/11/10. Pours mahogany with two finger tan head. Aroma of pine and caramel but dominated by grass. Great sweetness and a balanced bitter finish. Perfect carbonation and medium body, very drinkable for the ABV. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Great hoppy nose - hard to pick up the subtleties with all the tree pollen. Smooth, moderately sweet caramel malt body. Lightly roasted coffee bean notes and soft nuttiness. Grassy assertive hop presence that is astringent to my chapped lips with light citrus and a dose of pine. A bit thin overall. Another generic cleverly titled Laggy that is nearly the same as a dozen of their other offerings which never manages to disappoint.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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