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Waldo's Special Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Waldo's Special AleWaldo's Special Ale

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world-class

286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 44
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.79% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 04-21-2011)
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dmatsui

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: medium/dark copper with low carbonation and a thin head with low retention. Some residual lacing.

Smell: Bright, floral and lemony hops hit you full in the face with an unmistakable dank presence (citrusy sativa aromatics, no joke.) This is one of the most aromatic IIPAs I have ever had, with other complexities including mango, grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Huge hit of weed flavor as expected (again, along the lines of a lemony, funky, skunky sativa.) Huge Chinook hop presence and a very light, sweet malt base that does not interfere with the hops. Lagunitas put the hops first and foremost as always, making the Waldo an unmistakable Norcal IIPA. Booze hits mid-palate with just a touch of warmth (almost untraceable even at 9.4% abv) that transitions into a dry, floral and sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Just perfect. The beer itself in glass appears to have very little carbonation, but seems to be activated once it hits your tongue, coating it in a very light layer of tiny bubbles that dance and delight your taste buds, along the lines of a slightly flat soda. The Waldo is also oily and feels nice and slick.
Extremely drinkable.

How Lagunitas managed to infuse the complexities of chronic Norcal bud is beyond me. There are very few beers that I enjoy as much as I enjoyed the Waldo.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 23:49:31 | More by dmatsui
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Waldo's Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.