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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22oz. Pours a clear amber, thick yellowish beige head. Very good lace. Very nice aroma of fresh hops (tropical notes), brown sugar, spices, rye malt, tamarind. Taste is like a spicy brown IPA. Some sweaty character, resiny hops, strawberry icing. Very weird but fun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7977) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
I was sitting in this bar, and the owner came up to me and told me to get out because they wanted to start happy hour...Pours a light rust brown .. medium head, but great lacing .. good dose of hops, resiny bark, burnt caramel, pinecone drippings .. . an enjoyable and at the price, a great buy- but a tad one dimensional ... why you hit him? hey, no one hit, he just fell down ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Bomber courtesy of mitchgt - from New Leaf. Dark cola colored pour with a ruby tint. Medium sturdy light tan head. Nice citrus hop, floral and molasses in the aroma - an earthy vibe. Taste is earthy also with toasted malts, pine, caramel and peppery spice. Finishes up a subtle burnt citrusy bitter with a spike of carbonation. Nice texture overall - creamy medium with sharp carbonation. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
bottle, dark amber with a malty caramel aroma, flavors of well balanced graham cracker malts with piney hops, medium bodied very smooth with caramel malt finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
22. Pours a crystal clear and very dark rubied amber. Enormous fluffy tan head throwing fish eyes, suds, and acres of stringy lace all over the place. Big, striking ASA more than ready for its closeup, Mr DeMille. Gorgeous. Now, how many times have my Lagunitas rates said how much better these things smell and taste when they’re fresh? Well, make it one more after this one here. This one smells like a fresh and fruity combination of very low-acidity grapefruit, totally bright and refreshing, and some super sticky icky purply crystallized dank. Just sends shivers of eyebrow-wiggling pleasure right up your nose and everywhere else it goes when it goes. Delectable. Some caramel under there just to remind you that it’s a beer you’re smelling. Creamy medium body, could use a little more bubble, really. Soft carb, goes almost watery in spots. Toasty caramel and brown bread toast, topped off with heaping helpings of sparkling fresh perfect grapefruit and bong loads. Yum yum. Mild caramel and grapefruit finish. This sums up the Lagunitas ethos in a perfect stripped-down application--rich and hoppy bold west coast american ale, all about the sensualist pleasures of the ingredients ratcheted way up but kept as close as possible to being in some kind of balance. Very fun to drink. No hint of the booze: trouble ahead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a clear amber brown body and a small, tan head. Aroma of amarillo hops, tropical fruit mostly, pine (simcoe?), some caramel, husky, chocolate. Flavor is roasty, very nutty, hazlenut, fruit esters, and a bit of the hops, but not that much. IBU bitterness perception is somewhat low or hidden. A bit of crystal sweetness. Lively bubbles, dry and well attenuated finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ders0 (28) - , Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2010
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 that’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
It’s......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 it’s amazing tasting, and again, not over-priced like so many others. Usually the cheapest and best for the price 22oz on the shelf!!

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