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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 1971, the Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a ’66 Impala armed with a "treasure map" on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden....But they keep lookin’. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.

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4.1
KevinReddirt (220) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Obtained from a beer friend who gave his recommendation. I get the background story, the 420 attachment. Ah, that is just Lagunitas. Poured into a tall beer mug, it gives a hazy, yellow-orange liguid, sort-of-white head and steady effervescence. Taking a deep smell, there is lemon, pineapple and dankish pine. My first drink ever, wow, unique, unexpected. Pine needles, hops, bark and a light sweetness also. Thoroughly bitter at the finish. Dense flavors, chewy if you will. 11.9% lurking around in there, not obvious though. I hope to locate again.

4.3
Anova167 (383) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Golden orangey pour with a tight head that dissipates quickly. Massive hop aroma of citrus and mango. Very little hint of the high abv here. Thicker mouthfeel with just a bit of a watery note at the end. Flavor is all juicy mango with just a touch of sweet bread. Bitter is very present but a perfect match for the beer. Hides it’s alcohol well with just a touch of heat after taken a few sips. Amazing beer

4.7
BeerMonger92 (1) - - OCT 13, 2017 does not count
One of my favorite Imperials. Aroma: A little caramel, floral, and raisin. Appearance: A beautiful clear, amber/red, with a minimal white head. Taste: Slight sweetness followed up with a mild hoppy bitterness. Definitely a little boozy. Palate: Full bodied, creamy smooth. The finish is pleasant and leaves you wanting another sip.

5
BEER4GIVESALL (4) - USA - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
Absolutely, hands-down and without any doubt...#1 'favorite' beer!!!!! Perfect balance of everything (done well)...the pour, the body, the head and the ensuing revenants i.e. (the recipe), just put you in a completely satisfying enjoyable brew drink! I'm DONE!!!

5
bartcjohnson (1) - - AUG 23, 2017 does not count
This is comparable to Surly Abrasive. Incredible double IPA with a warm, round tang. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
tillmac62 (759) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Clear medium amber pour over gold (copper with a bit of garnet). World class head volume, lacing and uber world class retention. The nose is world class. It is a blend of citrus and tropical fruit over a sweetly balanced base with a touch of "spice" from the alcohol. Orange and pineapple/mango are the most prominent. There is a dank undercurrent along with spruce. Medium bodied with a texture that is oily and slick from an abundance of hops. Even long after the finish, hop oil still coats the tongue. The carbonation / body balance is quite outstanding. The effervescence is expertly subdued to retain the texture. The middle is slightly prickly while the finish tickles the tongue. In sum, world class mouthfeel. The flavor profile is quite outstanding and nudges the world class line but can’t quite break it. Near the end, alcohol becomes uncovered and lingers in the finish. Other than that, this high octane ale has all cylinders firing to the max. Everything in the nose is present in ample intensity and complexity - AND perfectly balanced. The malt base is sweeter than the nose suggested - delivering rich pale/honey malt and caramel. Another world class attribute is the hops - not just flavor but a SMOOTH aggressive bitterness that contrasts the malts.

3.9
BroSpud (2247) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. A delicious IPA though a tad strong so be careful with this one! Actually amazed at how drinkable it is given the high ABV.

4.1
Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle. Orange-tinged golden hue, hazy and opaque. Nice head. Robust, spicy nose. This drinks with a pretty good kick in the pants, with an instant assault on the palate with a strong esther-alcohol sting. Not for the mild-mannered drinker, this is a sipper for those of us with palates that have been brutalized before. (OK, that sounds bad ... this is a big, flavorful beer ... be prepared). (#6693, 7/7/2017)

3.4
mansquito (6911) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2017
At a bodega: pours golden with white head. Aroma pine, resin and sugar. Surprisingly mellow for its size. Resinous and a bit bitter. Alcohol well covered. Not bad.

3.9
Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
#4800. Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, pine. Taste is marmalade and resin sweet with a sticky and somewhat boozy finish. Medium to full bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.


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