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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a dark ruby, with a fair thick, well-sustained lace - nose of earthy, herbal bitterness, some juniper, even a hint of smoke, all on top of a moderately sticky malt base - smooth carbonation in the mouth - a bit of caramel/toffee-ish sweetness, but the hops take center stage from the middle through the finish - a bit of spruce/woody quality - a hint of peaty character - a tad more unique than I typically expect from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - MAY 2, 2010
Amazing aroma. Great malt and balanced but still nicely over hopped. The Lag. limited releases rarely disapoint and this is one is quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours deep red with off white head, aroma is some citrusy hops, moving into nice chocolate and caramel flavors with a nice sweet roasted and bitter finish. Good brew, especially for 8%.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Slightly hazed red brown color. Small but creamy head of fine bubbles, lace in patchy rings. Nose is American hops, sweet orange and pine. Flavor follows but is a lot more apricotty w/ the slightest hint of roasted malts. Mild carbonation but slightly watery. Finishes w/ a mild, hoppy bitterness. Overall a nice beer but it has about 5% ABV worth of flavor when itís nearly 8%

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
This beer tastes like burnt toast and red wine vinegar. Smells of pine and prison dust. Iím glad this is a limited release, considering that, from every sip that Iíve had, I feel like Iím pouring shovel-sized quantities of plant soil down my throat. Pretty timid bite and a weird flavor matching makes this American Strong Ale a little...traumatic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Thanks to elnadeau for sharing, bonus points to Lagunitas for a great name. This is a nice, ballsy brown ale thatís packed with a lot of flavor. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Draught. Copper brown with medium to tan head. Aroma is very typical Lagunitas with caramel sweet, big floral, a touch of booze, nuts, and tinge of citrus hop. Flavor is easy starting sweet floral and light caramel and touch of sweeter fruits. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
This finally showed up in Colorado and for my money I really feel like I get a good value out of Lagunitas beers. This was brown but almost chestnut, light brown. It smelled like a brown ale and nothing special at that but the taste was a real departure. The flavor was super hoppy to me, almost like an IPA or something, very cool. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-01-2010 14:43:01

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark ruby brown color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt and citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a solid bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (622) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark brown with a thin brown rocky head. Aroma is orange and tangerine, with a bit of pine, and an underlying caramel robustness. Snappy bitter flavor, with a robust malty finish. Very pleasant all around.


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