Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot
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3.92/5
Very Good
2,666 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,559
Reviews:
867
Ratings:
2,666
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
261
Trade:
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Photo of Klister
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Partaken from the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent brown pours a clear
orange tinged brown color with a very nice head of off white foam that settles
to a thick ring, thin pool, and showcases some nice light lacing. Nose of pine, tropical
mango and pineapple notes, and a medium malty background. Flavors lightly exceed
the nose but feature the same characters as in most of the Lagunitas brews. Citrus hop
and subtle pine overtake the malty notes of caramel and beat them into submission. Sadly
it is like I have had this one before from this company under a myriad of different names with
a touch different malt profile. Much like the Censored or even the Scottish but also close to the
Brown Shugga. Malts show themselves but take a back seat to the hop profile they are known
for. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium high carbonation, and a lightly sweet citrus and pine
laden hop finish.

Overall, a good ale, but it is hard to distinguish one from another with the addition of the
hops. I like their ales, but even the brown has the same notes as many of the others that are
too numerous to mention. Good but sadly it is becoming apparent that they are choosing to
be a one trick pony missing out on balance and light singular additions of hops. It would
be refreshing to see a SMASH ale from them.

Cheers

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Photo of dexterk1
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a beautiful orange amber when held up to light. The looks is a bit darker bordering on brown when just sitting on the table. The head is two fingers and khaki colored with excellent retention and lots of whisps and spots of lacing.

Smell is very hoppy. Tangerine, grapefruit dominate with a healthy dose of pine. There is also some roasted and sweet caramel malts, but they don't hold up to the hops.

Taste is the same with the malt flavors even a touch more hidden. The finish is moderately bitter.

Feel is medium bodied and smooth, but the prickliness from the hop bitterness seems out of place.

Overall this beer is decent. The dominating hop flavors are very out of place for the style. If I wanted a hoppy beer I'd have gotten an IPA, but I wanted a smooth, malty, nutty, roasted brown ale and feel slightly mislead on this one. Good flavors, but way off for the style.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a ruby, mahogany, brown color with an off white head, no retention, no lacing, looks thin.

A: Lots of hoppy aromas, orange peel, sweet caramel, toasted toffee, roasted caramel, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Classic brown american ale notes, burnt caramel, roasted malts, slight coffee, moderate bitterness in the middle, finish has some orange, citrusy hoppy notes along with lightly toasted coffee, it's heavy on the citrus and light on the roasted notes.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O: It's sweet, citrusy, hoppy, but it doesn't blend well, if the hops were toned down a bit, it might balance more but for its just too hoppy.

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Photo of adam36
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mudROCK
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not an out of the park home-run, but it's definitely in the stands for a score!

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Photo of IndySuds
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSW
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

The appearance had a dark brown colored body, yet slightly transparent, two finger white foamy head that lasts a good full three minutes and gently slides in the middle, decent amount of foamy clingy lacing. The smell had a strong caramel malty yet combined very nicely with the hops. The taste had a bittersweetness through the malts and hops leads to a smooth bitter caramel aftertaste, still a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat about at a medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems pretty good for the style - not too harsh, but still packs it to ya - still its mainly smooth. Overall, good beer that I’ll be sure to look for again.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of axf4129
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MidwestBA
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mojopin88
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DaveinFF
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really nice clear mahogany color with a medium thick off white head that laces the glass as you drink. Aroma is caramel, toffee, maple, coffee some black cherry. Taste is roasted malt sweetness balanced by hop bitterness, but more on the malty side overall. Toffee, caramel, burnt sugar and dark fruit/dried fruit notes. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Comes across a bit more boozy than the 7.8% and becomes more pronounced as the temp goes up. More like a 3.85 score.

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Photo of eblue33
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
2.81/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L - Pours a beautiful mahogany color, hard foam head that sits around, thick lacing as it goes down

S - Malty, a whiff of hops and a backbone of dark fruits and brown sugar

T - Honestly rather off putting, reminiscent of dates and figs, slight hop bite, and a bitter funky malt on the aftertaste

F - Mouthfeel is quite thin, very lightly carbonated

O - Wow, I'm deeply saddened to say this is the first Lagunitas beer I haven't enjoyed in the least. It reminds me of a bad barleywine ale (I'm looking at you dog fish head). Not a gagger, but certainly not what you'd expect from Lagunitas. Disappointing.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,666 ratings