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RATINGS: 2116   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4307) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Nice head leaves lacing. Grass, floral and spruce aromas. Very strange -- almost slick with little flavor and then a big bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Very piney. Resinous and dry. Strong bitterness. Not extremely juicy, but there is a good bit of citrus from the hops. A bit empty up front, but some nice biscuity malt. Pretty full mouthfeel. Good example of what hops taste like, with a nice balance. Now if they just built up the front of it...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Pours honey colored w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Aromas of citrus rind and pine w/ a slight maltiness. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Overall a very simple IPA. Very light yet w/ solid hops. Good yet not impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1845) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle RFD, Washington DC. Iíve been in the US for 4 days and Iíve crossed some line or other, Iím finding beers described as "homicidally hoppy" on the bottle, quite well balanced! Clear amber with a slim white head. Hoppy aroma with some fruit. Very hoppy taste but some balancing malt components. Full bodied; excellent.

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 (4831) - 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 (3223) - 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.


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