Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. I haven't heard much about this one, but the story around the label border filled me in a little. "This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way, back in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum."
The label design is definitely Lagunitas, with a giant RED in edgy, bold, red, block-style letters. Colors and name reminded me of Cornell. You know, Cornell Big Red? No? OK! O.G. 1.072; Alc. 7.8%; 54.20 IBU.
Sweet fruit and caramel aroma with a huge hoppy hardcore pine topping that makes it difficult to stop sniffing. Terrific scent! Mmm. Mmm. Good. Hoppy pine start, yet quite the chewy, resinous malty backing is there in the beginning too. Nicely spicy, peppery, taking good little enjoyable nips at the palate. Tropical fruit and citrus fruits intermingle for an awesome fruit basket of flavors. Sweeter tangerines meet citric oranges for a wonderful balance. Juicy, bursting with flavor!
Good carbonation, nice body and texture. There is a little alcohol dryness at the end. Nothing else to say other than this is a fabulous beer! Check it out for sure. And I'd do it fast if I were you. I went back to Total Wine for more, and I had to help them hunt down the last two cases of it!