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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1

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3.5
BillWyce (1098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours clear red-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Strong aroma of molasses, maybe a touch of char too. Full body, lightly syrupy. Long finish with a light booziness. Flavor of molasses, with a light note of piney hops that cuts the sweetness just a bit.

3.3
gkeh (484) - Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Copper pour, tan/brown head. Aroma is caramel make and some pine. Not much else.

3.5
OsuStu (269) - - DEC 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear red amber color with a medium density white head. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar, grass, hops, and candied fruit. Densely sweet with a touch of alcohol, caramel, pine, some light herbs, dates or other dried dark fruit. Pretty thick and sticky but finishes pretty dry.

4.2
StoutBeerReviews (226) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 Tastes like their double ipa, but a bit sweeter and less strong. I’d assume they are using similar hops. Pretty amazing considering the 9.8abv. Unique and well crafted ale. Will definitely be drinking this again if available.

4.3
bigcat03 (334) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Bottle poured into a NB globe glass. Ruby orange color and a thick light tan head that leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is honey, sugar, light pine hops, and a certain herbal/potpourri note. Initial taste is earthy tones, pine, molasses. Aftertaste is yeast, oak, molasses, and a hint of pine. Body is creamy and carbonation is medium. Great stuff. I expected something a lot sweeter but that?s not the case.

4.3
saltyseadog (72) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2016
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Subdued aromas of ripe, juicy grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, peach and pear, with a trace of starchy maltiness if you’re looking for it. Pours a rusty copper amber with two fingers of pillowy off-white head and an explosion of effervescence that roils up from the bottom of the glass in waves, more like a lava lamp or a 1950’s science fiction movie test tube than a beer. Moderate lacing leaves the glass looking very photogenic. Tastes like super ripe pineapple and pineapple candy up front, sweet with an intense citric acid kind of burn, followed by peaches and pears and hop bitterness mid-palate with a long tangy, piney finish that resist and balance eachother pleasantly and satisfyingly. Light- to medium-bodied with intense acidity that powerfully cleanses the palate like a slice of fresh cut lemon. Great carbonation, ever so slightly mouthcoating and not astringent at all. Very easy to drink. Not what I was expecting at all, but an impressive beer nevertheless. Very light, very easy to drink, no alcohol burn, lots of juicy tropical fruit, and none of the qualities that tend to turn me off to some styles of IPA. Thank you Lagunitas!

3.9
gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Tap; pours clear amber with a tan head; sweet aroma of brown sugar, molasses, pine, and some malt hints; taste is sweet with brown sugar, molasses, and a touch of caramel and pine; finish has some alcohol warming; very good

4.1
k9coug (116) - USA - NOV 30, 2016
Didn’t expect much, guess that’s why it was so good. Hop bitterness on initial taste, then strong sweet caramel blends nicely for a long chewy nice finish.

4.2
PugUglyBrewer (765) - - NOV 27, 2016
Dark copper color with a soapy head of white foam. sweet caramel and bread on the nose. Candied citrus and orange peel aromas and flavors. Light spicy hops in the finish.

3.5
ffaoe (867) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2016
balanced moderate malt/hop aroma. amber in color with nice head. taste is hop forward but has nice dark caramel malt flavors at finish.


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