Release Lagunitas Waldos' Special Ale

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by beermeplz, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. beermeplz

    beermeplz Disciple (338) Feb 13, 2015 California

    looks like 4/20 is coming early this year...not sure my liver's ready yet but looking forward to drinking a lot of this!

  2. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    I got in the first week of April last year. It was bottled late march, I believe.
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    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,019) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    Nice, I'll always grab some of this stuff.
  4. scream

    scream Zealot (552) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    I am all over this one !
  5. shnsajax

    shnsajax Disciple (372) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho
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    One of my favorite beers last year, might just buy a case at the beginning this time.
  6. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (367) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    Again- another unbelievable value from Lagunitas!!! Best in thre business at this. Thank you Lag!
  7. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    I will definitely be getting at least one pack.
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  8. vinylfiend1

    vinylfiend1 Initiate (136) Jun 8, 2013 California
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    My favorite lags release next to born yesterday . My local store is also getting born again yesterday next week .is that frozen freshhops from October?
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  9. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (465) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina
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  10. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    End of March/Early April = Waldo's, Parabola, and start of MLB season!

    What a great time of year!

    Waldo's is always fantastic!
  11. jageraholic

    jageraholic Devotee (410) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    so your store still has 6ers of High Westified?

    Also, anyone tried the scotch ale? That one is new to me and I love a good scotch ale.
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  12. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (551) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Dear me. I'm going to have my guy set some things set aside.
  13. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Zealot (513) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa

    I missed this one last year, but I'm not going to this year!!!
  14. Blutz

    Blutz Initiate (161) Mar 25, 2014 Michigan
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    I can't believe it's time for Waldo's already. I was blown away by it last year and after picking up a single bottle, scrambled to get more but it was too late. Definitely picking up a couple six packs if I can find them. Like @Robtobfest said, another incredible value.

    The scotch ale is solid - has the expected caramel sweetness but is also probably one of the hoppiest scotch ales I can recall. Definitely worth trying.
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  15. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,280) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    The Citrus hit AZ, saw it yesterday. Have not seen the others but I am sure they will pop up. Time to get these babies chilled for drinking.
  16. AmeriCanadian

    AmeriCanadian Zealot (552) Jul 5, 2014 Tennessee

    F*ck yes.
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  17. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,594) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    After drinking good beer for more than 2+ years I have come to the realization that I am not chasing releases any more. I walk into liquor stores and pass by so much stuff, ignore twitter releases etc. But it seems I spend more time and effort still tracking down and scoring these Lagunitas one hitter releases, great beers and great values
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,779) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Good shit, Maynard!
  19. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (782) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland
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    The scotch ale is not a scotch ale at all. More like a dark/malty DIPA. Hugely hoppy. That said, it's pretty tasty for what it is (not what it pretends to be).
  20. rather

    rather Aspirant (262) May 31, 2013 California

    Easy case purchase can't wait! Maybe I should try a mix of Waldo and high westy stout lol
  21. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I do really enjoy this beer! So very glad it's in bottles.
  22. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (198) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Count me in for a 6er!
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  23. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (198) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    That would probably be the best "Black and Tan" ever.
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  24. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (198) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Anyone see it in PA?
  25. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (407) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Sipping this now. Let it warm to room temp, it becomes ambrosia. :grinning:
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  26. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Disciple (301) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    This hit NM a day or two ago, julian dated 85. Getting it from CA/IL to my state in less than a week is impressive. Other brewing companies can learn a thing or two.

    Very aromatic and dangerous brew. As great as last years.
  27. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (801) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    X2. I thought it was more like an American barleywine. I wasn't a fan whatsoever and regretted buying a sixer instead of just one.
  28. medb

    medb Initiate (115) Aug 27, 2013 California

    I fond this to be almost like a cross between Maximus and Hop Stoopid, and I prefer those two. It was a bit sweet for me.
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  29. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,164) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Picked up a sixer today in Chicagoland. $12 for an 11.5% DIPA is a downright bargain these days. Probably will not appeal to the 'hazy, juice bomb' crowd but it is tasting great & dangerously drinkable.
  30. beer_me_phl

    beer_me_phl Initiate (73) Aug 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I'm in southeast PA and Wegmans in King of Prussia has 8-10 cases on the floor by the registers. $12.99/6 pack.
    #30 beer_me_phl, Apr 5, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
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  31. geodonnokepyo

    geodonnokepyo Devotee (466) Oct 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I would not buy the "scotch ale"
    they ruined it with hops.
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  32. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Anybody see it in Colorado?!
  33. waltari

    waltari Initiate (126) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    I couldn't agree more. It's like drinking 'Undercover' or 'Brown Shugga'
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  34. beermeplz

    beermeplz Disciple (338) Feb 13, 2015 California

    getting my first taste today...awesome once again! dangerous stuff
  35. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (632) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    You nailed it, pretty much exactly what I was thinking. Wish it was a tad less sweet as well. Total Wine near me had the 6pk. for $10.99, hard to beat that price/value.
  36. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    That's the best price I've heard thus far. Total Wine just emailed out $1 off beer coupons today. Too bad my store sold out of Waldo's in 3 hours the day it was released. Does this mean some people are going to be getting Waldo's for $9.99 a six pack!? Crazy!
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  37. NoResistance

    NoResistance Initiate (106) Dec 17, 2016 California

    Wow, the Waldo's at your TW sold out in 3 hours?!?!?!? I live in between the two TW in my area, and I checked both stores, and they are still well in stock of Waldo's. Now, if only I can find a way to ship you a case...
  38. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    Ha! Yeah well some markets vary for sure. I was surprised as well by how quickly it sold out. I was able to find some though, so life is good! But yeah, the TW and BevMo (literally a 2-3 minute drive apart) sold out of 5 cases each the same day they put it on the floor! Crazy.
  39. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Zealot (513) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa

    I bought a sixer last night, but it was warm. Should be nice and cold for tonight! :wink:
  40. Gemini6

    Gemini6 Devotee (473) Oct 5, 2013 Michigan
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    While it did have more hops than the prototypes in the style, I felt like it was a lack of malt depth that really left me disappointed.

    While I love what Lagunitas can do with hops (and prices....and distribution...) I find they don't have quite the same magic with malts. I love Brown Shugga's flavors, but it isn't that complex. Gnarleywine and Imperial Stout are good, but not great. High-Westified was great, but I find coffee and BBA stouts aren't known for their malt complexity anyway.
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