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RATINGS: 1091   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! 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


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
dark prune juice color, bitter hoppy nose, flavor of roasted malt with slight dark fruits. Little too hot. Bottle from Lucky Liquors, Miami.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
I like the name. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, but also some citrus hops. More hops than I was expecting, but well balanced with some slight bitterness. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6071) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
In military lingo, the proper to say WTF would be Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, but I’m guessing most states would balk at the use of the word Whiskey on a beer label. Oddly, the band Wilco released an album called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, so I suppose that was a natural substitution. At any rate, this was a tasty brew, not as hoppy as I expect from Lagunitas, but hoppy for a brown ale. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
decaturstevo’s stevofest part 2. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Dark brown, orange, white cover. Aroma is toast, caramel, sweet. Taste is toasty, grassy hops, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
The aroma is citrus, and some fruity notes. The appearance is a nice deep reddish brown, mostly clear, white head. The flavor is citrus hops, brown sugar, some light fruit. The finish is a grapefruit citrus bittering. Medium/thick in body. Very nice beer. For something advertised as a malty beer, I thought the hops, especially citrus hops, were definitely in the forefront. As with most Lagunitas beers, it was a great beer at a great price. Great value.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
Exactly as advertised. A malty, big smooth brown with a dose of west coast hop profile. Yummy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
The aroma of hops, small notes of citrus, but not too much else is present. The dark brown color is medium cloudy with a decent creamy head. The flavor of hops comes after, as decribed, robust malts. The after taste is a tad too bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a deep red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malts with a touch of hops. Flavor is relatively balanced, with that familiar Lagunitas flavor. Not quite remarkable, but nothing bad, however it did have a pretty fantastic price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
Tap @ Pour House Tampa. Poured brown with reddish highlights and foamy beige head. Nose is slightly nutty with some big toasted caramel malt notes, citric hops, and brown sugar. Medium body mouth feel is slightly watery. Flavor has a good amount of caramel/molasses sweetness, toast, grapefruit, biscuity malt, and grain. The flavor is not bad but something seemed a bit off.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
A dark brown beer with a small off-white head that leaves some lace as it dissipates. Aroma is very fruity - there’s light fruit hoppiness (grape, apple, strawberry) as well as some dark and dried fruit coming from the roast malt (fig, prune, plum, raisin). The taste has got serious hop bitterness, not as much hop flavor as aroma, and not subtle hints of roasted malt. To make any complaints, the mouthfeel is rather thin and the finish a bit odd - almost like grain husk, an earthy musky flavor, could use more bittering hops to round out the finish. Still, a very interesting beer and delicious. Smells like a DIPA, tastes somwhere between a stout and an american barley wine. Would buy again for sure.


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