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RATINGS: 2492   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Not a fresh bottle. Had to pour slowly to keep the quarter inch of sediment down. Dark amber. Almost no head because of cautious pour. Lots of great flavors. Pine, citrus, bitter, yummmmmmmy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Fantastic IPA. Crisp and clean. Citrus in the initial taste, somewhat spicy. Smooth, hoppy flavor in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a lush foamy head that clings to the side of the glass. Their are some chunks of yeast floating around in my glass as well! The aroma is very rich with toffee, caramel, citrus, and some pine. The palate is light on the carbonation and smaller than I would have predicted for a Lagunitas beer. The flavor seems skewed toward the malty for an IPA. Not bad, but different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2008
pours a clear copper with little head. Aroma strong of citrus, particularly grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Flavor is similar, with more hop bite and a nice bitter aftertaste. Tasty brew, different than your typical IPA, but still nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CheersBabe (62) - USA - AUG 24, 2008
this does not drink like an IPA. i had it out of a bottle, and it tasted sweet and sugary, with a strong grapefruit flavor. it tastes much more like linenkugel’s sunset wheat than a normal pale ale. in fact, it tastes it tastes a lot like lemon-lime soda. however, it does have a decent aroma, but the aroma does not match an IPA. i bought this beer expecting an IPA and i was very disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Had this while on vacation in CA. A wonderful beer to have on tap at so many "regular" places. Though a relatively simply mix of hops and malt, still so much more to this beer than what one usually finds when out at a family resteraunt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Clear amber,small head. Aroma of grapefruit. Lots of caramelly malt, more so than hops. Above medium bodied with good levels of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear orange, with a two-finger head. Aroma of citrus hops and a bit of malt. The flavor is assertively hoppy, though well-balanced with malts. Bready aftertaste, and very bitter. Solid, but there are many better IPAs out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1996) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2008
on Tap@hill tavern. Dark red color, beige head, aroma is hoppy, roasted malt and caramel, flavor is refreshing and some note of hop and fruit. Mouthdeel is bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
This is a huge hop beer. Almost over the top. The nose seems to be mostly Cascades with some other hops rounding it out. The flavor is big hoppy, but there is some maltiness to help balance it out. I’m not sure if I could drink more than one of these at a time due to the hoppiness.


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