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RATINGS: 2165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt that the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh hops and malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth. This is Lagunitas IPA pumped up by about 30%!
IBU: 72.41


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Has a beautiful citrus hop bouquet, which is almost immediately smoothed over with some sweet malty notes. Almost seems more of an ASA than IIPA, but whatever you call it, its delicious. Immensely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2007
22 oz bottle. Massive hop blast. Alcohol unnoticeable. For a mid-priced IIPA/DIPA, definitely worth it. Very warming to the gullet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3206) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Bomber in Atlanta, cold in a flute. AP26/07

App.: Medium-deep amber, clear, decent off-white head. Aroma: Typical American IPA lots of C-hops, grapefruit peppery and resinous, backed by caramel, toffee and treacle malts. Palate: Medium body and lively carbonation. Flav.: Peppery, resinous and citrus hops, much like the nose; some malt sweetness, bracingly bitter but in a good way.

Might lean a little too much towards hops, but I can accept that..

Re-rated June 12/08.

1 pint 6 fluid oz bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor, served cold ina wine glass.

App.: Slightly hazy, orange-amber, small off-white head with a yellow-green hue. Aroma: Oh-so-familiar brown sugar, rye bread crust and grapefruit-pine hops, oranges and peaches/apricots, peppery. Palate: Slightly syrupy, medium+ body, moderate but soft carbonation. Flav.: much like the nose rye bread smothered in Seville orange marmalade, some raisins, apricots and peaches, other vague fruitiness; somewhat sweet and quite bitter; the bitterness sticks around for a bit and there is a slightly fruity and peppery finish.

Quite true to the style for American IPA. Enjoyable. Same rating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Lighter copper,. thin head. Nose is fruity pine, plenty of caramel,cotton candy. Flavor is bitter caramel, some dusty malt, orange/lemon. Some caramel in the very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 5, 2007
Sunset orange amber with a medium but heavy head. Caramel malts and orange hoppyness a bit of hay and earth. The palate is resiny and just a tad light. Finishes with pines and oranges.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap in the Horse & Plow Pours a blazing orange with a thick, creamy white head. Huge citrus hops on the nose with grapefruit and pine. Great bitterness with the usual West Coast IPA charactoristics. Finishes with a mild alcohol burn. For such a big beer, its very light and crisp. So heavy on the hops, maybe a one or two maximum for Maximus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
Courtesy of After4ever - thank you Tom! The color is very beautiful warm amber and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma is alluring with its hoppy notes of pine and resin. The flavour has a wonderful malty caramel foundation with a nice smooth, grassy and piny bitterness and notes of citrus (mostly orange). Its really nice! 2052

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours a medium-to-dark amber with a white head. Light aroma of floral hops with a hint of penicillin. In the mouth, it has spiky carbonation and medium body. Taste was relatively dry, with solid floral hops giving away to moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
A decent IPA, but not among the best. Perfume like some what floral aroma, medium bodied palate, but the taste was not as bitter as I expect from an Imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
This is pretty hoppy. Maybe too much of a good thing. The experience of a 22ozer was a little bit much for one person.


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