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RATINGS: 1031   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


3.3
   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 (4778) - 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 (5480) - 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 (4536) - 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 (3243) - 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 (1309) - 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 (3719) - - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Sampled on draft at Headkeepers in Greensburg PA this beer poured a brown color with orange highlights and a large khaki head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was faint with brown sugar and fruity hops present. The flavor was bitter fruity hops with hints of toasted malts, bubblegum and citrus. The finish was long, malty and fruity. Medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch off-white head. Had retention is OK, lacing is good. Nice aroma, the beer smells like chocolate, caramel, toffee, and pine and citrusy hops. The brew tastes like caramel malt, citrus (grapefruit) and pine hops, bready malt, and some chocolate and brown sugar. Great balance between the hops and malt in the flavor of this brew, although I think the hops flavors are stronger. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with light/moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, it’s very smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew. I’ll definitely buy this again, especially considering the low price (I think it was just $4.99 a bomber). That’s another reason I like Lagunitas a lot, they have great beer at affordable prices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2070) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a amber-brown color with a small khaki head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is soft with sweet roasted malts, rye and yeast. The flavor is hops forward with biter walnuts, sweet roasted grains, brown sugar and lightly salty crackers. The palate is full and smooth, with lively carbonation. The finish is long and biter-sweet. Overall: A very fine ale, thanks Lagunitas.


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