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RATINGS: 2533   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.


3.5
   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 (308) - 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....

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a crisp, clear amber with a medium off-white head. Wonderfully sweet aroma of hops, orange, caramel malts. The initial sweetness is fantastic, but the hop finish is just off. the bitterness isn’t really there and and the taste falls off into something a little bland. But the body is smooth and the caramel malts shine through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Poured orange/red with a medium sized foamy white head. It smells of fruit, citrus, a little bit of hops. Taste is not very bitter, kind of an earthy hop taste. The aftertaste doesn’t linger long and this would make a good session beer. It seems like it missing something that could make it even better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Pours a copper orange with a one finger creamy light yellow head. The nose was very resinous and hoppy, sweet, citrusy, lightly piny and earthy, spicy, mandarin orange. The flavor is mostly earthy herbal hops, lightly citrusy, some pink grapefruit. The mouthfeel could have been more substantial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Pours copper with a thin off-white head. Has a sweet fruity aroma. Nice flavor that has a little more malt than I expected for this IPA, but the hops balance out these malts nicely and leave you with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2008
pours a copper amber with mild head, light hop citrus aroma. Light on the palate and bitterness, citrus on the back, good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3369) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice head, pleasant golden copper color, nose of spice, bit of pine, with malt overtones, initial tastes of spice, then hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 Bottle pours clear amber with thin white head. Aroma is sweet malt. First taste is sweet fruit and malt with slight hops bitterness which balances out. There is a mild citruis hops finish and the carbonation is perfect.


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