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RATINGS: 1050   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2676) - Arlington, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maddog (500) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - 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)

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