The Waldos' Special Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
96
world-class
1,989 Ratings
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): 11.50%

Availability: Spring

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

Herbaceous. Botanical. Dank. Resinous.

Added by largadeer on 04-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,989
Reviews:
456
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
550
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,989 |  Reviews: 456
Photo of maz
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy reddish-orange brew that tops off with a thin white froth. Aroma is strong with pungent, resinous hops followed by a big bowl of grapefruit and lemon.

Taste is cranked to eleven with huge notes of grapefruit along with orange juice and a squirt of lemon. Earthy and perfectly boozy in the aftertaste with a medium body and a dry finish.

This is a loud and in your face boss of a big ass bitter brew that can dance a little too.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDis
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pro45
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with a nice soapy white head. The aroma is incredible. Grapefruit, juicy citrus, peach, pineapple, mango. Taste is similar. Juicy, good amount of hops come through as well. Tropical. The alcohol is there but perfectly balanced. Shows up at the finish, but not harsh at all.. Not too carbonated but goes down very easy. Extremely smooth. This is the best offering I've had from this brewer after being disappointed with some of their other beers. I purchased this sixer for $12.99 at my local grocer here in my neighborhood and today I noticed two more untouched. Tomorrow they, too, will be gone. Hopefully in my procession.

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Photo of Omniwar
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregy55902
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sunsjammer
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16oz on tap from the QuikStop Hop Shop on 4/20

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Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beers-es
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle that's a couple weeks old, pours a clear, bright orange. A finger of foam dissipates pretty quickly, as expected at this ABV. Smell is tons of honeydew and orange citrus, with some pine and malt. Taste is fruity and spicy hops, with just a touch of malt. Booze definitely there, but not unpleasantly so. Feel is a rich medium. Impressed by this one. Lagunitas may well be creating the best widely available beers out there these days.

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

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdog3838
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle from Total Wine Las Vegas for around $3.

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Photo of SpinSamzo
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biggoon16
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Waldos' Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 1,989 ratings.
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