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RATINGS: 2132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 youíre on.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours deep copper/amber with a large off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, citrus, pine. The flavor is caramel, citrus, and a piney bitterness through out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Hoppy and rich, with a creamy mouthfeel. This beer is great to just sit and sip. More flavors come out as it warms (slightly). There seems to be a slight sodium taste though. And the finish is a touch too bitter for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - MAR 27, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Crisp and hoppy. Decent amount of grapefruit character. Better than your average IPA but nothing extreme.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Had this a few days ago so I canít provide a very detailed description. It was fresh tasting and pleasant for an IPA. Not overtly bitter or hoppy.. just about right. I really enjoyed this one. Another great session brew from Lagunitas... iím beginning to really love this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2007
THIRD TRIAL: This is a pretty good IPA overall. I enjoy a lot of Lagunitas beers, and this fits right in there with most of their others. It pours a hazy orange with a fair amount of sediment floating in it. The head doesnít stick around too long, but it leaves a nice bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is floral and very clean citrus hop. The flavor is similar, with a bit of sweet maltiness in the finish. For some reason, most of the Lagunitas beers Iíve had taste "clean". Thatís the best way I can put it... Not astringent, just very clean (almost like a cleaning product smells). The aftertaste leaves a bit of hop bitterness on your tongue, but not as much as I would have liked. Overall, this is a good IPA, not too special, but not average either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2464) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Large offwhite head, excellent retention. Lacing is coating and webby. Clear copper color. Nose is a bit grassy, piney and a hint citrusy. Medium bodied, crisp on the palate. Dry maltiness, biscuity with inky, piney hop flavors balancing the malts out. Medium acidity and a touch resiny. Finish is dry, a touch fruity with a clean hop bite. An easy drinkin IPA. Solid. Props to jake65 for the bomber!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
BOTTLE SAYS I BEST. WONDERFUL MALTY SWEETNESS, GENUINE, AND PACKED FULL OF FLAVOR. GREAT MOUTHFEEL NOT THICK OR THIN. A MASSIVE HOP ASSAULT. ALL THE SPOILS OF A WONDERFUL BEER WAR. TREAT YOURSELF.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
12 oz pour. Big white fluffy head, nice golden to orange color but...tons of sediment/hops floaters, even with a carefull pour. Not real attractive. As the beer judge would say, a moonscape on the bottom equals carelessness at the top. The 2.9 is from the 1 for "Appearance."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2350) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Slightly darker amber with a moderately large head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is PNW hops, I got Amarillo here mostly, probably Cascade, and also the usual caramel. Flavor brings this and focuses heavily on bitterness instead of hop flavor, which I didnít like. The aroma was about a 7.5/10 and the flavor was a 6.5/10 so I gave them each 7s. An enjoyable IPA, but there was nothing special here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Dark Gold Color with White Skin. Caramel Malt Aroma. Sweet Creamy Mouthfeel... Initial Notes of Caramel, Light Citrus and Then Drying Hops....Finishing with a Clean Dry Notation. Nice Balanced IPA


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