The Waldos' Special Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.32/5
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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 Double / 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:
#496
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
2,207
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
635
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,207 |  Reviews: 518
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

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

Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B33rcules
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nhirsch04
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep apricot peach color, very thin lacing around edges. Powerful aroma of pineapple, tropical hops, apricots, peaches, orange, mango. Great smelling beer. Taste is solid. Taste mimics the nose with a sweet honey note and a slightly bitter finish. Enjoyable bitter though. Quality beer that rivals Born Yesterday.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DrBill1962
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've had in 2018. Hoppy, 11.3. Tastes perfect. Not for amateurs!

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Photo of guitarcec
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Waldos' Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,207 ratings