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Wilco Tango Foxtrot - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,230 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,230
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 49
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.83% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial Brown Ale" (not a style on BA).

(Beer added by: flexabull on 03-06-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

YobroitsJoe, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

LaPlaya, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

HamGlade10, Mar 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

brez8791, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kilted, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 2/23/2012. Pours fairly clear reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, orange, herbal, pine, and nuttiness. Nice and well balanced aromas with decent strength. Taste of big pine, caramel, biscuit, toast, herbal, orange, grapefruit, nuttiness, and a bit of molasses. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, citrus, biscuit, nut, and toast on the finish for a good period. Some nice malt balance, but this is still a very hop forward beer as would be expected from these guys. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish present. Definitely a beer that should be sipped on. Overall this is a very nice and enjoyable hoppy brown ale. Good amount of balance and complexity. I would like to see what age brings this one; this was a very fresh bottle.

superspak, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

theholdsteady, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

6demonbag, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

BobRedman, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

I bought a 22oz bottle of this from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI for $4.39 in early 2012.

Pours a medium brown color with a slight off white head. Scent is rather malty with some hints of hops and overall rich in grains. Taste is heavy with the malts in the beginning and slowly ends with a growing bitter taste. Other tastes include cocoa and roasted malts. The volume if full of taste and flavors of malts and hops erupt with every sip. Another delicious hit from the folks at Lagunitas.

Lemke10, Mar 24, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from 22 oz. bomber into tall glass

A: Lots and lots of head; dark brown color, with lots of bubbles streaking down the side of the glass

S: surprisingly light; floral scents

T: brown and hearty; notes of apple and pork

M: medium to heavy body

O: tasty ale. If I were jobless, I'd want something with a heavier alcohol content.

irrgalaxy, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

emilylee, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mdillon86, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

GoGators, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Crimsontider22, Mar 23, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company on March 16, 2012. Color was toffee red and mahogany. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Cloudy white lacing. Even amount of frothy wet film on the sides.

Smelled like the Lagunitas IPA. Sweet citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit heavy. Some floral notes in there, too.

The taste was more smooth than anything, not too hoppy. Had kind of an orange peel feel. Some light roasty caramel notes as well.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Bitter finish.

Not a surprise that I liked this beer. I haven’t met a Lagunitas that I haven’t disliked yet. Very similar to the IPA, just a tad bit darker.

BucannonXC5, Mar 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

jonathaniler, Mar 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Apex, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

brealbg, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RichH55, Mar 20, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

A - Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a half finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet dark fruits, earthy and pine hops, some bready malt, and some roasted spices and peppercorn.

T - Starts off with some dark fruit sweetness with some raisin flavor with some pine hop and bitterness and a bit of bready malt. Through the middle, some roasted spices and earthy hops come through with some peppercorn and a touch of citrus. The finish is a mix of sweet dark fruits with some plum, pine and citrus hops, some mild bitterness, and some sweet caramel malt.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. A bit more dark fruit flavor that most Strong Ales, however, it blends nicely with the other malt and hop flavors.

ngeunit1, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

redfox405, Mar 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

mtrog313, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jwat, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Joev_84, Mar 19, 2012
Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,230 ratings.