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RATINGS: 1037   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (631) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Very dark ruby color, a little hazy, with a thin almost non-existent head. Distinct aroma of caramel malt and molasses. Taste is thick on the palate and a little bit syrupy. It drinks like a heavier alcohol beer than it is - overall very solid. This a relatively complex beer - like it a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Malty and delicious. Sweet but not overly. not too boozy for the alcohol it contains. Overall a favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (394) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
Taste is incredibly sweet and smooth with again a plethora of prunes. I also get some slight hops but they are completely overshadowed by the sweet character of this beer. Lagunitas has yet to disappoint.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Visual: Pours clear beer bottle brown with a small cream/foamy head, lots of activity. Nose: brown sugar sweet malts (6/10 aromatic strength) Attack: creamy/tingly/fizzy mouthfeel, brown sugar sweetness(7/10) Mid-palate: (MAIN) med-high heavy MALTS, caramel, citrus hops, alcohol (HINTS) cola, elderflower Finish: medium grapefruity hoppy bitterness, long malty bittersweet finish. Summary: An interesting balanced brew of sweet malts and bitter hops. Good complexity and drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1492) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Good aromas of tropical fruit and sweetness. The taste is more bitter I still and quite dry. Not what I thought of this beer. Long aftertaste. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (744) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a clear, deep amber with a somewhat creamy light-tanned head. Awesome malty sweet aroma with some dark dried fruity notes. Loads of caramel and toffee. Taste has a very subtle toasted profile. Very malty but still rather balanced, as a light bitterness rounds it of. Close to full bodied and medium cabonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1202) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was a bottling code, but I couldnít decipher it. I was given this bottle at #BBC13.

Appearance: Seemingly a murky brown shade, but actually a beautiful ruby red color when examined closely. Forms a small, white, soapy head which retains and laces rather well.

Smell: Clean, floral-like aroma with a hint of cocoa powder.

Taste: As Iíve stated many times, I enjoy beers that blur the lines between styles. Though, simply being creative doesnít equate to a great beer. Thatís kind of how I feel about Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale, since itís intended to be a hybrid between a red and a brown ale, but the net result is just plain good rather than amazing.

Since this is a Californian beer, itís no surprise that thereís a strong hoppy presence to this palette. Red ales tend to be dry and bitter, but this one opts more for a flowery hop presence than anything else. The label indicates itís only 59 IBUs, but it definitely tastes stronger than that. Thereís a light sweetness through the middle of the palette, but itís not a taste I would associate with a brown ale. Instead of a confectionery character, itís close to that of an amber or pale ale with its malt base. Thereís additional bitterness on the finish, followed by a slightly tangy flavor. While the overall taste to this beer is good, itís not quite as special as Iíd expect or prefer in a limited release brew.

Drinkability: Technically a big beer at 7.85% ABV, Lagunitas WTF Ale is not a challenge to drink or intimidating in any way. It has the crisp, well-carbonated mouthfeel of a pale ale, but the smoothness of a brown ale. Though noticeably bitter, the hops only linger momentarily and eventually fade away clean. This beer is probably best enjoyed with a meal like steak and sweet potatoes (like we had at #BBC13), though a single serving is fine on its own.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
big citrusy nose with hints of roast malt, pours deep amber with generous head and lacing, mostly citrus hop flavor with a slight roast malt backbone, nice body and mouthfeel, not a beer Iíd like a lot of, but pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Brown / Dark Red Color, Huge Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Strong Pine Aroma.Taste: Strong Pine, Hoppy, Sweet Toasted Malt. Medium Body. Well hidden high ABV. Hoppy, you know it is West Coast. Nice. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a red-brown with a creamy off-white head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Aroma and flavor found caramel malts, nut, and light pine. Medium body, light bitterness, and a malt aftertaste.


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