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Wilco Tango Foxtrot - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,206 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,206
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 47
Gots: 99 | 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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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-24-2013 10:36:34 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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smalenberg

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a tulip

A - Dark with mahogany highlights with a small tan head.

S - Big floral hop character with citrus notes riding over a prominent toasted malty sweetness.

T - The hop character hides the best of the malt. Both are good, but they don't blend smoothly.

M - Drying character of the hops on the finish with a surprisingly high level of carbonation.

O - It seems like the hops are a bit too aggressive because they compete with the malt bill in a way that is unbalanced. I know that's a stylistic choice for Lagunita's but it seems to have gone a bit too far in this case.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2013 02:23:55 | More by smalenberg
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johnh7

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-24-2013 01:46:55 | More by johnh7
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mattkoon

South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured out of a 22oz bottle. wtf....this is a good beer. but i have liked all the beers i have had from laguntias. the smell is very hoppy. the taste is bitter with a little citrus. the finish is not quite as bitter as the smell would lead you to believe. over all this is a pretty drinkable full flavored beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:54:34 | More by mattkoon
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2013 00:35:00 | More by Sparky44
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2013 23:08:39 | More by RobertJBeer
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2013 22:42:51 | More by Magery
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2013 19:26:23 | More by Gagnonsux
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2013 16:10:44 | More by TheMultiYeast
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Joey1566

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2013 05:39:24 | More by Joey1566
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Rick778

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-23-2013 02:05:45 | More by Rick778
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psuscott1

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-22-2013 23:32:02 | More by psuscott1
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shamrock071521

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2013 16:28:44 | More by shamrock071521
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cuy50

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-22-2013 06:33:44 | More by cuy50
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chefduff2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2013 03:39:47 | More by chefduff2
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-22-2013 02:47:53 | More by casapy
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2013 02:01:21 | More by Proclarush
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber/mahogany color with a fingers worth of head that fades to a cap within a minute or two

S: Bready malts and citrus and earthy hops come through the most, with a hint of roast and caramel/chocolate

T: Follows the nose. Starts off earthy and citrusy with a caramel sweetness that is complimented by a hint of chocolate. Lightly roasty and bitter into the finish

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A nice hybrid beer with great balance and decent complexity. Easy to drink for a strong ale with a great price point. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you're a fan of the brewery

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 00:25:46 | More by BEERMILER12
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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2013 00:23:59 | More by bralston345
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Thurgoft

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber split with a friend into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a clear deep ruby amber with a creamy 1" off white head. Just a bit of lacing on the glass. Nose is very hoppy; orange and lemon with a bit of bready malt. A little tart smell with just a slight suggestion of alcohol. Taste follows the nose: strong hop presence in the nose with a nice caramelly malt backbone. Really great balance between the hops and the malt on this one. Just enough carbonation to lighten up the beer and keep it super refreshing. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Very refreshing and not heavy at all for a beer that clocks in just under 8%. Would definitely buy this brew again and definitely won't split it next time.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 21:27:46 | More by Thurgoft
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Met a friend for lunch down at First Street Draught House, and saw this one on-tap. Full nonic-pint. A thick finger-width beige head on top. Excellent rings of lace left behind after each sip.

The nose is hoppy and full of citrus goodness - orange slices, grapefruit, pomegranate. A little dry scent in there like sawdust. Clean body, though erring on the thinner side. Finish is a little more slick than I'd like on a Strong Ale.

Grapefruit smacks me right away. Semi-sweet candied malts, honey, syrup, lime. Alcohol is barely detectable as far as flavor, but I can feel it after awhile.

This was a good beer, and a treat to sip on while watching the first few games of the tourney and waiting for my food to arrive. Another win for Lagunitas.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 18:36:50 | More by Onenote81
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-20-2013 23:24:55 | More by DIPAFAN
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange brown with a tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: heavy on citrus and pine hops, like an IPA, grapefruit, lemon, caramel

T: odd, bitterness up front from the hops fades quickly into raisins, figs, dark fruits, kind of an odd flavor transition, malty in the middle and finish with nutty brown ale caramel flavors

M: medium with medium carbonation, aftertaste doesn't hang around too long

O: the hop smell of this strong brown ale is reminiscent of an IPA, the flavor profile is a little muddled, good but not great

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 22:41:13 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-20-2013 22:13:41 | More by Danielr26
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AndyP612

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-20-2013 05:29:13 | More by AndyP612
Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,206 ratings.