The Waldos' Special Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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The Waldos' Special AleThe Waldos' Special Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for all the treasure hunters.

Herbaceous. Botanical. Dank. Resinous.

Added by largadeer on 04-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#835
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
2,218
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
627
Trade:
3
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Photo of djl9701
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of harrypowers
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The last bottle of the 2018 edition. Unique and good to the end!

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Photo of Reggie_Dunlop
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic HOF beer

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Sarasota (Siesta Key). Poured into a red wine glass.

Pour: Rich, golden orange/burnt orange color. 1 finger white head. Dissipates into a thick white ring with lots of clouds and lacing. Really attractive.

Nose: Pine, mango, even a little rum.

Taste: bitter pine, rum-soaked tropical fruit, grapefruit/pineapple juice on the front end. Some bready malts on the backend. Finishes with bitter hops. Intense flavor profile but everything works well together. Not barrel aged but if it said it was I wouldn't disagree.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. Fairly viscous but not syrupy, smooth and relatively easy to drink.

Overall: really like this. It packs a punch in flavor and ABV but is easy to drink and refreshing even with the bold taste profile. Could drink this with a steak or Mexican and, of course, by itself. Would definitely try this and will probably pick up another bottle to take home.

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Photo of TheRock7755
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IAcraftbeer
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cwd
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent DIPA, exceeded expectations! Sweet and malty, robust ABV, piney hops, good and fresh. Would seek this out again but it appears I'll have to wait until next year... Glad to see Lagunitas still brewing good stuff.

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Photo of H-TownMcBuck
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of bottle down side of glass. Minimal head and lacing. Look is orangish and lots of suspension making it kind of murky. Now to the good part, smell is sweet, fruity, and floral. Taste comes on strong like apricot and finishes fresh like orange. This beer is a flavor bomb to the tastebuds. May be overwhelming to some. I really enjoyed this beer and recommend as a single sipper

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Photo of Nathan419
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alskavon
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a pleasure to drink, truly a phenomenal effort.

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Photo of MichaelAlcaraz
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My favorite beer ever.

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Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLLo10
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of izraelc
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Damn!!!! It's like hop flavored whiskey. I've never had a beer burn going down. Wild Turkey has got nothing on this beer. Golden pour with thick head. The smell is very deceiving. Smells light and hoppy and then BAM!!! Very syrupy with a strong bitter hop finish. Not for the faint of heart. Make sure youve got brass ones before you attempt this one.

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Photo of BrewsandBlues
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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The Waldos' Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,218 ratings