CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent copper mahogany with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malts with some nutty notes and an assertive piny hoppiness. Starts with good fullness and a rich sweet caramel maltiness with a resiny grapefruity flavor and bitterness before a toasty bittersweet finish. An enjoyable hoppy imperial brown ale.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasty malt, and a large dose of hops. Long bitter semi-dry finish. c
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Najaís. Clear brownish orange with a one finger beige head, fair retention. Citrusy grassy herbal hops up front with some toasty malts and the weird sweet tang I get with most of Lagunitas hoppier beers. Flavor continues White the same hop profile with the same toastiness, thought the tanginess attaches to some sweet caramel notes, wih the balance going to the sweet, unfortunately. The finish was semi-dry at best with bitterness at a 3. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Kinda like Sumpiní Sumpiní with toasty notes. WTF indeed.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown, with a nice fluffy mostly-white head. Aroma of hop, bread, and caramel. Taste is similar, and has the typical milky-smooth body that most Lagunitas brews have. Another winner.
dagimp (674) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bomber into a water glass. Pours with about an inch of fluffy head which dissipates quickly leaving minor lacing. Aroma is of brown sugar and piny hops. Mouthfeel is light but sticky. Taste is of brown sugar, lots of piney hops up front. I didnít really like this one. Not much of a distinct flavor and nothing memorable.
ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Technically classified as an American Strong Ale, but self-described as an Imperial Brown Ale, the beer is dark orange/brown in color and has a fine, frothy, bubbly beige-colored head thatís almost cake-like (Iím talking sponge cake or pancake dough) and leaves behind sticky, thick lacing. The aroma is really green, very sweet, lightly grainy, with notes of raisins or other dried fruits. It smells very, very good.
Itís very easy on the tongue, and very noticeably hoppy without an over-the top bitterness. Just enough to swell the tongue, though, while youíre trying to process the sugary rest of it. That said, well balanced - so itís not all sugar or hops. Light, but smooth, with such a heavy malt and hop presence. The finish is pretty easy with just a taste of sweet, sticky, grainy malt. Alcohol is noticeable, giving the beer a nice warmth without being too obnoxious. These guys really have it goiní on. If youíre out of work and can afford a beer, buy a bomber of WTF and toast to yourself.
degbert (966) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Amazingly pungent nose; I get mandarin orange, spice, caramel, toast, and vanilla. Color is a dark, almost opaque chocolate brown with a lacy head. Flavor is excellent; caramel and toast up front with a touch of lemon, then finishing dry and hoppy. Great mouthfeel. Damn fine beer.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah, wf? Plum-tinted, translucent brown ale with a small white head. Aromatic hop varieties for the nose; the most pleasureable aspect of this beer. The flavor, other than being a little flat, is resinous, citrusy, and hoppy, but then comes a malt backbone to deaden the hops, and end in a malty sweetness. A dichotomy of beer ingredients, opposed. Seriusly, wtf, are you kidding me?
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours thick, and only sliightly foamy. Dark, like a brown ale, but the aroma is all American Strong. Smells like Stone AB, but not as cloying somehow. Taste is really phenomenal. Puts AB and DAB to shame. Lagunitas is continuing to put on a show for lower-priced HIGHER quality beers. Thatís right Stone, Lost Abbey, Alesmith: youíre all on notice. Ballast Point and Lagunitas are putting your stuff to shame right now for 1/2 the price. Consistently! The mouthfeel on this beer is just right. The flavors are outstanding citrus, and pine, and sweet molasses with only the slightest feeling of burn to indicate the ABV. Jesus, wish the super-secret spot I got this from wasnít already closed for the night, Iíd go buy 4 more!
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with a generous off-white head and nice lacing. Great combination of a citrusy, piny hop aroma and warm bready malt aroma in the nose. Excellently balanced. Switches back and forth from mildly sweet and deliciously bitter as it swirls around the mouth. Simultaneously a little creamy yet very crisp in the finish. Quite nice.