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RATINGS: 1040   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! Were not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean were 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allendodd (115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2010
I think I just made a mistake. I ve had two beers earlier this evening and was going to have one more and hit the sack. Opened the bottle without reading the label and now Im obligated to 22 oz of some high alcohol beer before I can stop. Great roasted malt nose comes off the clear, deep brown pour. A light brown head dissipates quickly and leaves the lacing that warns of alcohol. first taste is a quick hop bite with the big malt character quickly behind. Dominant flavors are from the malt: roasted grain, ripe fruits, and a sort-of cherry/chocolate. There are just enough floral hop notes. Very nice beer. And there isnt a hint of the 7.8% ABV in the flavor. These guys do an impressive job with beer. I keep stumbling onto their beers thinking that, because of their moderate pricing, Im not going to like the product. And Im consistently surprised by the quality. And, here it is again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, malt, pine, slight rye, light wood, slight cedar, marijuana, slight caramel, and some resin. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, slightly rocky, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. A tad cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Some small particles. Excellent lacing. Flavor is Lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, caramel malt, nuts, slight chocolate, and roasting. Medium body. Slick, then slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, and slight chocolate finish is medium bitter. 7.83%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3876) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
Strong aroma is quite hoppy, almost like an IPA, with woody and malty tones and a hint of citrus. It pours a lovely, slightly hazy mahogany with a decent light tan head. Flavor is hoppy and woody with a malty undertone and a dash of sour citrus. There is also a subtle alcohol bite. Texture is fairly smooth, edgy and tingly. Chalk up another win to Lagunitas!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4815) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark red, frothy off white head. Malt, caramel, fruit, floral hops, citrus, and pine. Well balanced and fairly easy drinking. It doesnt stand out to much, but still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
22oz Bottle Gravity Beer Market Olympia, WA
Aroma Roasted malt with a good hops balance. A hint of alcohol
Appearance Brown in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor Big malt flavor with a good balance of hops. Very sweet to flavor.
Palate Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall A very nice strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2010
Brown color with a big beige head. Aroma of resinous hops and heavy malts. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2010
22 oz of what seems to be the new Rogue, is this a rebadge or Brown Shugga or a blend with Censored.....Man it seems the last half dozen beers from Launitas all smell/look/taste the same. This one is a clear deep slight copper brown with an average sized light beige foamy head, yawn. Aroma is sweet, shocking I know, toffee, caramel, burnt brown sugar, biscuit, floral, citrus. Body is average thickness with stingy carbonation and a quick sweet finish. Flavor is sweet and floral, like a combination of flower petals and a touch of sugar water, throw in a touch of malt and viola......WTF. Seriously though is this just Brown Shugga, or however the hell they spell it, rebadged??

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
As a previous rater stated, I really dont know what to expect out of this style anymore. Or maybe that is it- I know exactly what I am going to get from this style- always the same. Decent malt backbone, a little hot alcohol, though not much, and a little heavy on the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bomber poured into pint glass. I love Lagunitas especially at their price point and always want to try anything new I can see from them. This quickly reminded me of arrogant bastard but perhaps more malty and less hoppy. Its a really balanced and incredibly easy to drink beer. I would and will certainly buy this again.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebussard (1) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2010 does not count
Slightly off white Head dissipates quickly. Aroma is mild barnyard that does not change as the beer gets warmer. Very carbonated. Medium hop bitter aftertaste. Then light malt finish.


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