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RATINGS: 1045   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1458) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby brown with a big creamy off-white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is piney resiny hops with some fruit and roasted malts.

The flavor is roasted chocolate/caramel malts with some fruit and a good sized piney, resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid hoppy brown.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1069) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Top notch brown ale. Dark copper color. Chocolate, dark fruit, piney aroma. The taste is caramel and toffee with grains and pine. Bitterness on the finish. Smooth and semi-rich. Really good, drinkable and complex. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Forgy (9) - - JUL 22, 2015 does not count
Very good brown ale; in fact the best brown ale I've had. Sinful' review just before mine is a perfect description of it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1085) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Reddish/ brown color ; medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of malt , caramel , toffee ,grain , hoppy herbal and citrus notes . Caramel malt dominate in taste , moderate hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown-amber. Has a light hop, fruit, malt, and pine. Has a sweet malt and hop taste of caramel, citrus, fruits, and some nuts. A lingering bitter malt and hop aftertaste but not overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2015
22 ounce bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. (from notes) Appearance: Pours a clear, deep mahogany color with an off-white head that has moderate size and retention. Numerous spots of lacing are left on the glass. Smell: Clearly loaded with both roasted malts and hops, with piney-fruity-herbal hops dominate. Slight booziness apropos the ABV. Taste: A good bit of sweetness from the malts hits the tongue first, but this quickly turns mildly bitter and remains so all through the aftertaste. Some sweetness lasting into the finish, nonetheless. Slight earthy, but a bit more fruity with hints of dried apricots. Overall, a nice, rich and complex flavor. [4.25] Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish. The aroma (more than a bit similar to an aged Hopslam) led me to expect a solid hop/alcohol bite on my tongue, but this was not the case with this rather easy-to-drink brew. Overall: A satisfying and tasty brew. If you think you’d like a brown or red ale/IPA crossover, you’ll probably like this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Reddish brown. Super hopped malty ale. Big citrus and piney bitterness over a caramel body, didn't get much chocolate. Pretty sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
climberbob (274) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Hoppy floral aroma. Dark red tan pour. Strong hops. None of the malt or chocolate notes per the commercial description. Perhaps ok if u like hops but not something I will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1315) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca. Probably 9 months old. Poured at home in a snifter. Dark brown with a heavy head. Aroma is good with dark bread, grass/weed hoppiness, leather, herbs. The taste is a heavy matliness with slight roast, a hoppy bitter backbone, bold toasty and breadiness. Its an odd, but good big brown ale. Lots of hops, malts, and flavor. Enjoyed it. Moderate carb, medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Would recommend having again and is surprisingly good Julie did not taste so she has no comment on this

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
looks like a brown ale, but has a rather intense, robust roasted malt and heavily hopped aroma. good medium feel, and full flavored, matching both the intense malts and hops in the aroma. i’m glad Lagunitas keeps making these off the wall bombers, cause they’re all good. 2nd time around - the hops are not as lively as the 1st time. ever so slightly longer shelf life?"


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