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RATINGS: 2052   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 you’re on.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Tap. Nice IPA that looks golden and amber with a nice head. This is a very hoppy IPA, flowery aroma and a bitter finish. It has a rich mouthfeel and is very pleasing on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I have never had anything from this brewer before but being that I am a bit of a hophead I was looking forward to trying it. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a slightly hazy bronze color with a large tan head. The aroma is strong grapefruit and fruit cocktail. The mouthfeel is nice and fairly thick. The malt presence surprised me in such a hoppy beer. The flavor is strong full bore grapefruit and fruit cocktail. The beer is marvelously hoppy and pleasantly sweet with a goodly amount of malt despite the dominance of the hyper aggressive hops. Wonderful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Orange color with a big thick beige head. Aroma of piney hops. Flavor also of piney hops with some sweet malt in the background. Even though this is all hops its not excessivly bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hulagai (14) - Myrtle Creek, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Not often I can say this about a beer. But, this one will knock your sox off. Really delicious and what I have been long looking for in an IPA. The hops are pretty extreme. The body firm yet well balanced. A nice creamy sort of head and great aroma. If I had two suggestions it would be to include the IBU rating and ABW which are lacking on the label. In conclusion, I will be keeping my eyes open for more selections by Lagunitas and definitely be buying more of this truly great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Not a bad brew, smell was of mostly hops. Taste was a little more malt than I expected, but pleasant, and was followed by the hop explosion. Slightly bitter, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 23, 2005
There is a nice earthy aroma and the color is amber with a light tan head. The taste starts of with a malty sweetness and quickly finishes with a strong hop flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 A "REAL" Winner! When someone tells me a particular beer is a regular award winner, I am instantly skeptical and unconsciously think I will already dislike it, as if to say - award winner hah! well we’ll see about that... But this multiple award-winning IPA is truly a winner in my book. On tap at the "Sweet Spot" bar in Santa Rosa, CA. pours a beautiful yellow gold with saffron highlights. its frothy beige head goes the distance kept company by the ubiquitous chunky lacing. the aroma can only be described as "berry delight" or "fruity tooty". rasberries, strawberries, grapefruit, cherries. there all there. pine hops and toasted malts hide out in the background and assuage the strong citrus bellowings. tastes of light hops, (corresponds to the slightly bitter taste), sweet malts, grapefruit, and dough. finishes crisp and more solidly bitter. light mouthfeel. Refreshing!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Poured a clear effervescent amber iwth a large creamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine hops and a touch of caramel. Taste is fairly mild but clean pine and floral hops, some brown sugar sweetness and a dry finish backed by a bit of toffee. Easy-drinking, straight-forward, run-of-the-mill IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Pours copper with a white head and lots of floaties. Smells of citrus, pine, yogurt, wildflowers. Tastes of citrus with some mellow wildflower notes.


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