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RATINGS: 1123   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! Were not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean were 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Wow! Thick rich brown ale with assertive hoppiness and a mellow malty finish. Absolutely delicious, both bottled and on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
The aroma starts leathery and a touch burnt, but quickly reveals a potent burnt sugar. Its a deep brown and red looking body, topped by a soft foamy, tan head. The palate is mostly sweet, balanced by a roasted bitterness with mostly caramel, chocolate, and a roasted coffee quality on the tongue with a bit of herbal and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7293) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, tropical fruit, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, fruit.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (528) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
This is fantastic. This is definitely a big ol imperial brown ale. Its an absolute malt and coffee bomb and its 100% delicious. Its has a huge brown sugar aroma which is amazing, and a nice roasty maltiness that just dominates. Its super sweet, super tasty and just an overall malt bomb, but in a good way. Its how I would want malt to be presented in a beer. I love how lagunitas pumps out these beers that are so delicious, but so reasonably priced. It blows my mind. Just another testament to how awesome they are. Cheers! Pick up this malt monster now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6791) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and hoppy smell, with wort and caramel. Similar taste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3641) - Srumsand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
Mrk brun klar med hyt beige skum. Lukter ntter, brent karamell og humlelukt mot grapefrukt. Balansert, kjenner malten og humlen godt. Grapefrukt, ntter, brent karamell og sitrus. Middels lang.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1665) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 2, 2017
Clear, ruby-copper colored, medium to off white head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee, fruits, some floral and hoppy fruity notes. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, toffee, candy, fruity and floral hoppy notes, medium bitterness, dryish finish and bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky, even some resin. (bottle)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4335) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2016
22 oz bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nice aroma of malt and citrus. Clear mahogany color, pock-marked beige head that stays at 2", bands of lace. Taste is dark malt, citrus, medium carbonation, a return of malt, then nuetral hops to finish, with a little malt returning at the very end. Balanced and complex. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (376) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 Pours a medium brown with a khaki head. Aromas of malt and some chocolate. Taste a lot more grapefruit and pine hops than you smell. Light to medium mouth feel with nice lacing in the glass. Nice beer with a pronounced hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (731) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Rich malty aroma, some chocolate, like a strong brown ale. Barely see through brown color with a very small cream colored ring of foam. The taste is surprisingly mild for Lagunitas. Brown ale characteristics, some smoke in the aftertaste, creamy and very drinkable. By far the least hoppy beer I have had from this brewery. Good silky palate, substantial for the ABV. Overall, this is a good entry in a category that is usually not my cup of tea. I have to disagree with RB on this one, its a brown ale, not an ASA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5787) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle from Chi-town brewery. Pours dark copper. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, faint cocoa, earthy and woody notes, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry and malty up front with light caramel sweetness followed by some roasty and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body.


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