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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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BA SCORE
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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
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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California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

04-25-2014 01:32:07 | More by random846
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-25-2014 00:13:30 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Brandon_R

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2014 00:03:52 | More by Brandon_R
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-24-2014 05:19:58 | More by gmendez1122
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NeilFlaiz

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-24-2014 04:01:45 | More by NeilFlaiz
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thomas2357

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-23-2014 21:44:06 | More by thomas2357
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kidzord

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-23-2014 06:29:30 | More by kidzord
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 23:36:39 | More by JohnBender
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 23:27:35 | More by Gator_Nation
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3/5  rDev -30.6%

04-22-2014 19:37:39 | More by jason_nwx
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2014 11:33:31 | More by scxcrunner
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2014 07:40:03 | More by shelby415
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2014 01:36:28 | More by uturn
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MCImes

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-21-2014 22:43:02 | More by MCImes
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 21:37:17 | More by MacQ32
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otispdriftwood

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Lagunitas has done it again. Was at Rattle n Hum in NYC when this went up on the beer board. Since anything Lagunitas makes interests me, I tried it and was I glad I did. This beer reminds me of the Sucks! but more piney and floral. Super drinkability. I didn't know the ABV until I got home that evening and was blown away that it was 9.2%. My best guess would have been no more than 7 - 7.5%. The taste and mouthfeel followed the smell. Smooth, flavorful without any afterbite whatsoever. Where's Waldo?It's available at DeCicco's in Brewster in growlers so I'm cutting this review short and getting me some more. If you like Lagunitas' beer, and love hops, you'll love this one.

FYI - Last review was 4-21-12.

Fast forward to 4-21-14. The ABV went from 9.2% to 10.79% and it definitely changed the taste of the beer. Still good. Still a major hop bomb. But the increased alcohol muted the hoppiness, IMHO. Liked it better at 9.2%.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2014 19:42:58 | More by otispdriftwood
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 17:55:06 | More by warnerry
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

04-21-2014 17:16:20 | More by rrski198
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Duckworths

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-21-2014 17:07:32 | More by Duckworths
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 15:22:54 | More by anteater
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itsscience

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber in color with a finger of white head that quickly settles. Dear lord, this beer is dank: there's maybe a little bit of sweet malt, sweet citrus, and grapefruit on the nose, but earthy hop notes take center stage. The smell of freshly cut grass, weed, and hop oil slaps you in the face. Given the back-story of this beer and the way it smells, I believe that Lagunitas set out to make a beer that smells as close to marijuana as possible. It tastes teeth-clenchingly bitter with herbal hops, grapefruit, peach, a sweet cracker malt presence, and the oniony finish of an extremely hopped beer or a beer made with Summit hops. It has a dry, medium body and is full of mouth-coating hop resin. At nearly 11% ABV, this beer is dangerously crushable, so watch out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2014 07:54:51 | More by itsscience
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

04-21-2014 05:59:08 | More by SocalKicks
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 01:48:28 | More by BobsledTM
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Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-20-2014 19:00:28 | More by NWHopinator
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2014 22:32:26 | More by brewskis
Waldo's Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.