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RATINGS: 1034   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! 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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is old weed, Hershey’s syrup, grapefruit, and dryer sheets. Taste is musk, herbs, and dry grains. Definitely WTF.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maddog (392) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Draft at Peach’s in Yellow Springs, OH. A decent beer, but like many from this average brewer, nothing to write home about. The pour was reddish-brown, with little aroma. Flavors of malt and spice dominate this rather 1 dimensional beer with some fruity hops in the finish, but overall, an average effort.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
22oz Bottle: Pours a clear medium brown with a small light tan head. The aroma is sweeter with notes molasses and caramel. The hops are subdued. The taste is malty with more caramel and brown sugar. The palate is actually very good for strong ale as a light medium body. Overall this is an okay beer. I don’t see myself buying more but I appreciate that Lagunitas brings out different beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
22oz bottle. Rating #81. Dark brown, burnt caramel color with a short lived whispy off white head. Kind of a fruity, floral aroma at first sniff, but then a slight toffee and some raisin in there as well. Nice hop bite to start it off followed by some caramel malts to finish it off. Pretty good, something I could make a regular drinker. (1155)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep caramel brown with a cream head. caramel, piney fresh hops and sweet malts on the nose. decent palate, thick malts, caramel, hops, and a light bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear brown with a nice ring of bubbles. Nose of grapefruit, honeydew, ripe citrus. Taste of bittersweet grapefruit, juicy citrus, oranges, and bread. Finish is nice and creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4871) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
22oz bottle pours a transparent, deep mahogany brown with a creamy white head. Nice hoppy, citrus aroma, caramel, metal, flowers. Sweet flavor, more hops, citrus, caramel, nuts. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
On tap flying saucer. Pours a dark ruby with a creamy light tan head with good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is sweet malt with raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop taste with caramel. Hides alcohol well making it easy to drink. A good american strong ale from real ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Nice piney hop aroma to start off. Pours a clear reddish amber, with a dusting of off white head. Nice caramel malt, with a hop bite. Easy drinking. I will definitely pick up more of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3769) - - MAR 27, 2010
22oz bottle. clear deep rusty red under a medium sized, frothy, off-white head. aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, orange. a nice burnt caramel flavor to this one. a hint of roast. toasted malts. plenty of hops in here lend to a piney, citrus flavor. medium bodied with hidden abv. while still not straying far from what i consider lagunitas’ ASA/IPA "comfort zone" this one has some unique character with the toasty malts. i have to say i really enjoyed this. great job...but how bout a hefe or CA common next time!


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