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Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.85%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Brown Ale

Added by flexabull on 03-06-2010

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent amber copper with a foamy light tan head. The head dissipates quickly, but laces the glass as the beer is consumed. The aromatics are pleasant and tantalizing with a sweet grapefruit and brewed tea bouquet that also yields mild notes of pine needles. The pine shows up more on the palate. The scrubbiness on the tongue could be less. A slicker, wetter mouthfeel could have improved the experience on the palate. Sweet grapefruit makes an appearance. Finishes quite bitter. A good beer, but not fantastic.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber into an oversized wine glass

Ap- dark amber/brown in color. 1 inch white head has decent retention. Beer is quite clear but still hard to see through

Ar- some dark fruit, roasty malt and piney hops. A wee bit of alcohol.

T- dark roasted malts, dark fruit, a bit of a caramel, the piney hops kick in on the back end of this one.

M- medium body, perfect carbonation for the style...not much else to say

O- solid beer. glad I tried it but probably won't seek it out again unless its on the out of date/clearance rack.

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Photo of WankelEngine
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter

A: The beer is a dark but clear amber brown color. There is a bubbly off-white head of 1.5 fingers with moderate retention.

S: Smells sweet and fruity. Some tropical fruit like pineapple comes to the nose, along with brown and caramel malts. There is just a hint of pine in the background.

T: Warm brown malt is center here. Toffee, brown sugar, and caramel. Still fairly fruity. Less pineapple and more of a wider range of tropical fruits including some citrus. Finish is an earthy pine flavor with a hint of alcohol heat.

M: Medium bodied but lighter than I expected an "Imperial Brown Ale" to feel. The carbonation is moderate to light and fairly soft. Alcohol heat is present but mild, even at warmer temperatures.

O: An excellent purchase for $4.50 a bomber. Fruitier and lighter than anticipated, with good drinkability. A well balanced and sweetly fruity beer.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Jimmys
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bomber into long stemmed tulip.

A: a slightly hazed, bright ruby hued brew. head is white with tints of red. one finger. dies down to a rime with a reasonable amount of lacing.

S: starts with an assertive american hop aroma. piney. however there are sweet sugary aromas both before and after the hop pine.

T: very similar to the nose, an underlying bitterness throughout a hightly malty/sweet body. toffee brittle. finish is full of caramel, toffee flavored grain as well as sweet fruits. figs. even bits of dry chocolate.

M: very zesty carbonation on a just about full-bodied brew.

D: very flavorful ale from a brewery that makes a lot of big bodied brews. american hops battle with what i would guess to be crystal and chocolate malts. the nose/flavors really showcase each. tasty and worth seeking out especially at such a moderate price.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of IPAguy2009
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Always love a good lag ale! Paid 3.79 for this bomber. Good price for a lag ale.

A- poured a good head but it didn't last too long. Great lacing. Thick cloudy brown color. Tanish head

S- piney hops with good bready malts. Not too dynamic

T- a real heavy dark brown ale with that lag taste and hop touch.

M- thick with a sharp carbonation at the end.

O- always a fan of lags brews! My fav brewery! This one was good but not one of my favs from them. Dont have anything bad to say about it at all but there is better from lagunitas. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of dbmernin83
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown, khaki head. Looks like it should.
What are these hops I smell? I would assume an imperial brown would be sweat, toffee, nutty, etc. Hops rein supreme. Toasted bread. Medicinal piney hops. Malty sweetness.
An imperial brown IPA? Yes. Lagunitas again defies style. A delicious offering.

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

A: two finger off white frothy head with good retention and lacing on a deep amber hazy body with garnet hues.

S: sweet caramel malt with toffee and mild dark fruit note.

T: mild dark fruit and floral notes up front on a caramel and bread malt background.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the sharpness effects the drinkablity but the aroma and flavor are very good and unique.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,657 ratings
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