Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5377) - 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??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
As a previous rater stated, I really don’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a white head that fades quickly.Nose is very subtle malt with a little yeast and barnyard notes.Taste is malty and slightly creamy with a decent bitter hop finish.Lagunitas always makes a great bang 4 yer buck beer and this is one of those.Not in the class of the Hairy Eyeball or Hop Stoopid but a good brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3774) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
22oz bottle 3/31/10 (Binny’s Plainfield)-50° in Snifter- Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of hops, pine, and citrus. Taste of malt, hops, and caramel. A nice medium to full bodied brew that is full of flavor and is balanced very well. Another kick ass brew from Lagunitas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2010
draft at Taco Mac, Windward... pours a brown color with a small off white head... big piney hop nose with a medium body filled with big malts, more hops, some chocolate notes and some bread... really nice hopped up imperial brown which is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is light fruit, citrus hops, and biscuity malt. Taste is light chocolate, citrus hops, and light fruit. It’s almost a ’dirty’ APA. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Overall? Damn good! Full of piney resinous hops as well as a nice dry malt. Reminds me of the other ’Imperial Reds’ out there, but this one has more of a cannabis like flavor in the nose. Pours deep copper with beige head. Oh, and if you’re wondering why Wilco instead of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - ATF would not like beer labeled whiskey and Lagunitas would get in trouble.

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