Lagunitas Waldos' Special

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Bisco42, Mar 30, 2018.

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  1. IRS4MEPLEASE

    IRS4MEPLEASE (0) Jul 20, 2008 California

    Grabbed a sixer a week ago at a local liquor store. Very good beer. Hope they put it on tap in Azusa so I can enjoy some there too!
     
  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill (0) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    My beer guy in Casper is trying to get it but seriously, I don't reckon that I'd mind if he didn't.
     
  3. PineappleBoss

    PineappleBoss (0) Oct 17, 2017 California

    can these be aged ?
     
  4. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian (0) Mar 22, 2013 Minnesota
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    Everything can be aged - the more important question is 'should' these be aged. My opinion? I wouldn't age them more than a month, tops. This year's version is really great but since it's more in the Triple IPA vein, I fear any aging will turn it into a malty mess, sadly. Out of the gate, though, this one has been a great balance of dank hop punch and sweet malty booziness. As the hops fall off, I could see this being more of an American-style barleywine but who knows. Stick one aside, do an experiment and get back with your results.
     
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  5. waltari

    waltari (0) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Believe it or not. I still have a few from the 2017 and they still drink pretty good. I usually do not age any of their other high ABV offerings (Undercover/Brown Shugga/..) because they tend to turn to barley wine territory. Which is not a bad thing for me.
     
  6. Lahey

    Lahey (0) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    I had some 1 year old brown shugga that was pretty damn good before. And it was liquor store aged
     
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  7. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    It all comes down to your tastes. I would not age them just because they are intended to be drank as fresh as possible but if you want to age one and see how it changes go for it, nothing lost and fun to see how things change.
    Cheers
     
  8. msscott1973

    msscott1973 (0) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Got a six pack a couple of weeks ago and chewing on the fifth right now. This ain’t a beer I can put away quickly.
     
  9. bound4er

    bound4er (325) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    One per session is all I can tolerate though it is damn enjoyable. "Frankenbeer" if you will.
     
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  10. Lahey

    Lahey (0) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    I drank two last weekend and haven't been thirsty for a third yet. Almost too big of a beer for me to buy a sixer. It's a beer you need a glass of water with, like you're eating a meal.
     
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  11. TongoRad

    TongoRad (785) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Drinking some tonight, and it's closer to my ideal 'double digit hop monster' than anything I've had in a while. Just a touch too hot, but maybe my beer fridge could be colder for this particular beer. It's coming across to me as a 'drink it at its freshest' kind of thing, too- mostly because the malt profile seems pretty generic. On the plus side, it's pretty sharp and light on its feet, all things considered.

    It also reminded me of how I kinda wish DFH would take a lesson from this one and drop the AbV on 120 down a few points already- 11% is really borderline when you consider how fusels and high bitterness don't mix all too well.
     
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  12. bbtkd

    bbtkd (1,215) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I picked up a single to review. Though I'm not an IPA fan, I make it a point to review cult and highly touted IPAs. I found it bitter but not as much as I expected, owing to being offset by the honey sweetness. I couldn't taste the alcohol much so it could really sneak up on you if you had a few.
     
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  13. Marklaker

    Marklaker (0) Jun 5, 2014 Florida

    This is among my favorites. Drinks best when freshest, stellar up to a month, then drops off precipitously. YMMV, but I wouldn't age this.
     
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