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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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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
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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rawfish

California

3.26/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at Hamilton's Tavern. Served in a bar chalice glass. Dark orange/amber and very hazy, a thin line of off white foam. Good retention and nice rings of lacing left on the glass.

Caramel malt, deeper notes of toffee and red fruit. Hops are dank with copious amounts of pine, canned peaches and orange citrus. Huge sweetness and booze on the back end.

Much like the nose, heavy honey bread, caramel and heavy doses of vinous fruit. Malt dominance is briefly cut by the pine and resiny forward hops that have a dull background of citrus and a grassy edge. One dimensional hops aren't enough to balance the sweetness and a medium bitterness and hot alcohol wash out through the finish.

Burdensome body with average carbonation. This beer should not be this boozy with the amount of malt that is here, also lacks drying. More bright flavors and bitterness would be useful.

Call me naive, I didn't know Waldo's Special was the Lagunitas 4.20 beer. So this DIPA is a month old, I just thought Lagunitas + IPA = winner. A big bodied and boozy DIPA, one dimensional profile and sluggish body doesn't help it either. Maybe if it wasn't 90+ degrees out I would like it more. Had to pass the glass around to get this one finished

Serving type: on-tap

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy cream head that lingers and leaves sheets of lacing as it dissipates.

Resin, pine, grass, and sharp citrus dominate the aroma. There's a hint of dank, catty hops.

Flavor is dominated by tart orange, lemon, and grapefruit pith, with resin and pine accenting nicely into the fairly bitter, resiny finish. Fruity notes surface with earthy hops in the finish.

Body is a touch light, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Great fruity hop character, accented well by herbal, grassy, resiny hops. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Earthiness helps with that in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

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Waldo's Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.