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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2010
I got yer brown. YER presidents brown. This aint no brown. More of a red imho. Nice sized tan head with good retention and a thick sticky lace. Clear amber RED hued ale. Nose is Mildly sweet with malts, caramel and some citrus notes, a little rubbery. Medium almost full bodied, nice carbonation, slick on the palate. A well rounded display of malts and hops. Well balanced and quaffable. Nice caramel notes, faint roast and chocolate and some ctrus in the rear. Lightly sweet malty finish. YER prez aint got shit on this, its palatable. Nice brew. Bomber procured @statelineliquors.

3.7
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
Rating 911 - never forget. On tap at Papago. Live rate!! Pours a dark amber shade with a creamy oatmeal colored head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Smells of sweet malt, barley and mild cocoa. Tastes of further malt and cocoa with the addition of bitter hops and barley with a bit of maple on the finish. Nice. I hope they make a barrel aged version of this and call it Whiskey Tango Foxtrot -- if for nothing more than to get the phonetic name right.

3.9
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2010
Had this on tap at hopcat in grand rapids mi. The best I could describe this is if a really good ipa jumped into a good porter. It’s got some yummy sweetness and some great hoppy greatness. Really great stuff from a favorite brewery of mine. Cheers!

3.4
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in a pub glass. The beer pours a deep brown color, with a moderate very light tan head. The nose is somewhat more slight than I would have expected or liked, but still throws some notes of herbal and floral hops. The palate seems a little bit muddled. Firm bitterness and some hop flavor up front, followed by very little in the way of malt character. Also, as the beer lingers in the mouth, the mouthfeel begins to become more thin. Alcohol seems generally well-hidden, and makes an appearance only to add depth. The finish is semi-sweet, semi-bitter, and semi-memorable. Overall, not bad, but somewhat uncharacteristic from a brewery the caliber of Lagunitas.

3.7
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2010
Crimson and chestnut combine to form the body of the brew while a milky eggshell head rises from its depths. Toasted nuts, honey, roasted malt, and caramel show in the nose and in flavor. Also has a strong hop presence. Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Yum.

3.5
stephenj007 (123) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
This is a quick review, as I am short on time....bottle pour, thin, tan head. Clear, red-brown in color, with fizzy carbonation. Nice aromas of sweet burnt caramel, plums, a bit of green apple, and high quality malts. Flavors were nicely balanced, a bit piney, with a warm, bitter finish. Finishes with a little alcohol bite, and fading aromas. A very good brew, very solid and satisfying.

3.9
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
From Pt Roberts Liquors. Nice, "strong" aroma, with hops prevailing over malt. Dark copper body beneath a creamy tan head. A very robust flavour and mouth feel, plus a smooth finish. Nice beer.

4.5
johnnysmoke (104) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
22oz bottle. clear deep rusty red under a medium sized, frothy, off-white head. aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, orange. a nice burnt caramel flavor to this one. a hint of roast. toasted malts. plenty of hops in here lend to a piney, citrus flavor.

3.6
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s. Pours amber with beige head. The aroma is orange and tangerine with some light caramel and lots of fruity notes. The flavor is orange, toast, and mild caramel with a bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all.

3.6
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle purchased at Chuck’s Fine Wines. Clear brown pour with a medium off-white head. Spicy hop nose with caramel malt and some citrus. Grassy hop flavor up front giving way to caramel malt before a grassy bitter finish.


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