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RATINGS: 2490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6600) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Lovely golden beer with rocky head. Aroamtic and bitter hops, fruit, pines, the works. Full sweet body underneath.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (12779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Bottle (Orsted Olbar, Copenhagen)
Nutty US hop aroma, quite pleasant. Similar US mouthfeel, but ends a bit flat. There’s a plain bitterness, and some plastic in the taste. Smells nicer than it tastes. At least the hops don’t build obnoxiously. Docking a couple of points overall for the utterly wanky commercial description. Someone kill whoever wrote that. (6-3-6-3-8=2.6)
Rerate: 355ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam) (6-3-5-3-8=2.5)
Pleasant piney hop aroma, nothing particularly special, and certainly nothing like an IPA. Perfumed and fruity soapy taste. Finish is astringent, grassy, and metallic. Commercial description still wank - "unique version" just means "unable to make anything like the original version". Why be so proud of their own inabilities?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2008
average white (mostly lasting) head into copper body. aromas of moderate grapefuit and moderate toffee. flavor is initially light bitter and finishes moderately sweet. long finish duration. watery to dry texture. damn fine IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1507) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
On tap at Mgoos. Amber, very slightly cloudy with nice floral hops odor and good mix of floral and dry hops, just a little thin, but nice clean finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2008
bottle poured a light amber color with a two finger white head that fell slowly. aroma has piney hops, lighter citrus, and mild caramel malt. mouth feel is on the lighter side with medium high carbonation. resinous piney citrus hop leads into a thinly malted brew. somewhat thin for such a hopped beer but lending nice flavors. bitterness smacks it down and perfumey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours orange with an off white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is more of the same; nice and clean. Lacking a bit of body, and a bit of secondary flavor, but still tasty and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6367) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
Bottled. Clear orange golden color, short head. Aroma of some hop and grapefruit, hint of caramel. Bit fruity as well. Taste is only moderately bitter, firm malty body. Crisp. Nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 I’m not a fan of super hoppy beers and tend to shy away from IPA’s, but this is a great beer. This is pleasant drinkable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12 oz bottle - Nothing better than the smell of a solid IPA. Lagunitas is a very good brewing company and considering I can find it all the way on the opposite coast of the US says alot about it. Ranks right up there with the Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale I just drank although not nearly as bitter. Good IPA

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (305) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a red amber colour... medium white head... good malt flavour, with an outstanding strong balance of hops... definitely one of the best american IPA beers you will ever have....


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