The Waldos' Special Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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The Waldos' Special AleThe Waldos' Special Ale
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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:
#485
Reviews:
489
Ratings:
2,102
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
599
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,102 |  Reviews: 489
Photo of Buck_Jones
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed 3/26/18; drank 4/6/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance; tons of khaki flotsam.

A violent pour yielded a small white head; decent lace.

Mango, mild fresh soap & faint caramel notes in the nose.

Sticky, medium thick mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & caramel flavors up front; dry ganja & bitter wheat notes on the finish.

As this warmed, booze heat notes emerged.

A west coast IPA, for sure; drinkable, but not something I'll seek out again. The bitterness was a turnoff.

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Photo of pirmannt1
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClePaul
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wgkutz
4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ESB
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerseAnyone
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is yuuuge. Unlike any ale I've ever had. Dank, thick, hoppy, and boozy. It's life in a bottle. Tremendous.

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Photo of laniakea
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Nearly clear golden pour. Thin white head leaves a solid rim of lacing.

S: Sweet, boozy, and hoppy. Tropical and piney... light citrus. Smells like a Lagunitas beer.

T/F: Rich... grains and toasted malts. Boozy and sweet... ABV not terribly hidden, but it meshes well with the tropical fruit and pine hops. Pineapple, orange, and mango... resinous and very sticky. Medium bodied. More flavorful and boozy as it warms.

O: An outstanding triple IPA... great flavor... a bit sweet and boozy, and this one is definitely a sipper as it packs a punch. Really enjoyed this one.

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

Photo of Duncian
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pineapple lace and promises...a kiss for luck and I was on my way. We’d only just begun...but I knew that it was all bright city lights and stone fruit that were going on this honey moon. This is the beginning of the end of my love affair with the Jurassic IPA for thine is the Alpha and the Omega there is no where to go...I’m humbled...amen

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Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Noles9585
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scott2269
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jro1960
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is darker than most in this class, Serious dankness upfront and throughout, a little hot from the high abv, piny resinous aftertaste, with hints of herbaceous forest floor. Love this one!

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Greatest IPA on the planet. T
How is this not in top 250? So much better than Hopslam and I'm a Bells/Founders Michigan fan boy.

This is how am IPA should taste, 11.3% strong, bitter, hippy and flavors of tropical fruits such as guava, pineapple, papaya, and mango. Doesn't get better than this for an IPA.

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

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Waldos' Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,102 ratings