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RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma of caramel and pine resin. flavor was pine and melted plastic, and some horrible after bitter. body was light with high carbonation. i didnt care for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Dark brown/reddish color with a medium head. Big pine and citrus aroma. Smells a bit like a hop vine. Light grain. Strong bitter taste up front. Quite malty, and a lot of biscuit character. A little piney hop flavor. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2605) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle. A tea brown color with a laced off-white head. A nice toasted malty aroma with nuts and a hint of grapefruit. Well balanced, clean and a great drinkin’ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2010
On cask at the Whole Foods / CCB Cask Event. It pours hazy muddy amber with thin tan head. The aroma starts spicy with hops to go along with some pine hops, some vague sugary sweetness and a vague sugary dark fruitiness. The taste is awash with spicy pine hops giving up a yum response from my senses and then getting mildly sweet with malts as well as dark roasted maltiness. And then toward the finish a little bit of dark fruity esteriness show up with plums and very ripe cherries off in the background. Nice hop forward goodness here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3000) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
A decent American strong ale but suffers from the same thing a lot of this style do. A lack of individuality. All of the beers we lump into this category taste exactly the same. This beer tastes like an overly malty under hopped Arrogant Bastard. Strong dark caramel malt with very little hops to balance it out. Hints of toffee in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Pour was a nice dark brown with a one finger near tan head. Been here many times before

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Fireworks. It is a deep amber pour with a foamy, white head. The nose is very Lagunitas with those herbal citric hops but also with more malt. A touch of caramel and brown sugar is in there too. The taste is familiar but different. Not enough hops or dark enough to be a Cascadian IPA but there is lots of caramel malt, earthy hops, herbal notes, and a slight ripe orange touch. Medium-rich mouthfeel with a medium, smooth carbonation and a medium finish. It is a very solid brew, but not dramatically different from some if it’s cousins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours beautiful brown with a little amber and a small head. The aroma is filled with nuts, spruce, citrus, and a little bit of roastiness. Tastes fairly sweet with an intense hoppy bitter finish that is accompanied by a nice amount of carbonation that makes it quite intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
22oz bottle. 1st half served cold from the fridge, 2nd half left on the counter to warm up. Pours copper brown, red under light with a one finger very light tan head that maintains a whispy cap and leaves some noticeable spots of lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy at first, citrus, floral hops, but the toasty caramel malts start to present themselves more and more as you work through the glass, ultimately lending some dark fruit to the aroma. The flavor has more sweet malts, especially up front, caramel, toffee, nutty, dark fruits, with the citrus, resinous hops coming in and lending to a bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel features strong, prickly carbonation, oily and slick, medium bodied. This is pretty hoppy. Then again, this is Lagunitas. Still, I can’t help but wish for a little more of a malt profile out of this one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
brown with white head. hoppy nose. moderate carbonation. firm bitterness then herbal and citrusy hops, the flaw is in the lack of malt character. a solid brew though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
clear copper brown with a thick fluffy head. citrusy hop aroma along with some caramel malt notes. fruity, good amount of hop bitterness, light caramel malt taste. light-med bodied.

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