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Wilco Tango Foxtrot - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,290 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,290
Reviews: 788
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 50
Gots: 115 | 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 +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of microbrewlover
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a dark brown, it looks black near the top, with a fluffy 1.5 finger head and good lacing which stays on the glass throughout.

The smell is strong roasted and sweet malts followed immediately by a grapefruit and pine hop smell.

The taste hits with strong sweet and roasted malts followed quickly by grapefruit and pine hops. Berries and carmel appear to be present on the back end as well as a pine oil residue which stays on the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is not thick or bready like I expected but thin and oily. The beer goes down smoothly with a pine aftertaste.

Overall this is better than I expected. Lagunitas has pleasantly surprised me with their Pilsner and now with this. This is a complex brown/strong ale with a good mix of malts, hops and other flavors. I would recommend you try it.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at The Local Miami in a Chimay goblet.

A- Pours a medium brown color with an 1/8 inch head that soon morphs into a thin ring around the glass and various surface foam patterns that are quite nice. Drippy non-resilient lacing.

S- A fruity hop punch in the nose with some toasty malt surrounding.

T- Smooth combo of mildly bitter hops and some toasted malt. Slight caramel aftertaste. Alcohol is very subdued. Overall it's more hop forward but the malt brings a slight sweetness that balances everything very well.

M- Pretty tight bite from the hops, moderate carbonation and a medium body.

O- Drinkability is high on this one. A well-executed strong ale for sure and it doesn't skimp on the bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this a lot, id call it a hoppy American brown ale before I call it a strong ale, but I suppose that's inconsequential here. this beer pours a nice clear lighter brown, indian red maybe, with a pillowy tan head with outstanding retention. the nose is way hoppy for a brown, it crowds out any malt sweetness and plays off the bitter cocoa powder element perfectly. the flavor is also quite hopped up, and for once in a lagunitas beer, that same old yeast strain actually works here! at least it doesn't detract from the feature elements I should say, its a non-issue, which is nice for a change. love the roasty malts with the hop bitter, its an underutilized combination of flavors. great carbonation and soft texture to a bigger beer. the finish is complex and chocolate forward, but there is also a little residual sugar that challenges the hops. this is a great beer, totally unique, and one I will absolutely be buying again. outstanding stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can't really add much more to what's already been said. It's a delicious brown ale on steroids. You get the nice malt and brown sugar that you expect from a brown, with an extra hop punch. You also get a hint of booziness and a great full bodied mouthfeel. Love this beer and look forward to picking up some more.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,290 ratings.