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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22468) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Clear golden amber color, white head. Dank aroma. Taste is earthy bitter resin and booze. Tastes big.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, listed at 11.1% ABV
Hazy amber color with Cooper hue, compact head. The hops are fruity bit also a bit candyish, not too aromatic; the body is lean but the beer is somehow chewy; moderate sweetness; loads of piney hops; in the final apparently the malt sticks more than the hop. Nice alcohol warmth, and tickling hop resins.
Good malty beer. Old style IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Hazed amber/copper pour with a white head. Sweet caramel, sugar, pineapple, and peach aromas. Grapefruit, pine, flowers, and some brown sugar. Maybe a bit of alcohol. The flavor is a touch boozy, but excellent fruit and hop character. Brown sugar, caramel, pineapple, peach, and nice grapefruit. Mild bitterness, pine, and floral hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (15431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a mostly clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, balanced by doughy malt - nice and bitter on the nose. Flavour of piney and resinous hops as well, well-hopped as most Lagunitas IPAs are, balanced by just enough doughy malt. Excellently made with a very highly-hopped body, without being shittily stringent. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose and taste of pine, citrus, alcohol and malt - med body

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14486) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Good to be #10. Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe at 4:20 PM. Board note: "The dankest, hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas. My rate: Pours translucent orange gold with a foamy white head. Huge citrus/floral aroma. Very near full bodied. It’s almost sludgy with hop. Fruit hop. Citrus hop. Maybe some resin. There’s a little sweetness, and I think I detect caramel under all the hop. Bitter like resin, but not the NW version of harshness. Earthy, swampy, fruity, bitter. Extremely hoppy. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer and exceeded my expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13886) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear orange amber with small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, grapefrut, pine, light peach and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, light pine and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle big thanks to Bruce. It pours clear golden - amber with a decent white head. The aroma is juicy, sticky, orange marmalade, candied peel, sticky dank, caramelized sugars, orange sponge cake, muffin and passion fruit. The taste is bitter, rich, oily, rich orange, Cointreau, pine needles, hop spice, light dankness, touch of toffee and grapefruit with a dry, boozy finish. Medium - full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Even though it’s big & boozy it drinks pretty easy. Decent enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
A golden amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with dank floral hops, light catty notes, nice and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with orange pulp, resinous and piney hops, pink grapefruit pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Voodoo Lounge.


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