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RATINGS: 1978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 9, 2006
22oz bottle. Rich amber color and long lasting head. A little piney on the tongue and quite hoppy on the aroma but certainly not as bitter as one would expect from an IIPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Poured an amber-orange color with a small head and minimal lacing. The aroma was light pines with some citrus and grapefruit aromas. The flavor was of mild alcohol, dominated by citrus and some grapefruit hoppy flavors. Light pine hops underneath. The mouthfeel was moderate with light carbonation. A nice beer. Re-rated in 3/3, no changes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2006
bottle. frothy, tawny head that laced nicely. really good color and appearance, more orange than anything else. Very hoppy, with molassess/horseblancket taste that gradually transformed to a slightly too medicinal sourness. Over all a great and complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Not much you can say baout this beer other then it is good. There are many beers like it, but this one is mine. It goes well with movies and food. Gawd bless my beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Resin and grapefruit aroma (and malt). Gold tending towards reddish amber (top to bottom under halogen), maybe a ruby hint towards the bottom. Medium feel, malt to start, moving to hops, to grapefruit, to hops. Grapefruit noticeable at the finish. Swish and it’s chewable. Swish and an apricot component appears. And it’s 78 ibu. Nicely astringent when all is done. Pine in the burp. Really, really, great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
A great double IPA from Lagunitas! I really enjoyed the immense hoppiness from this beer, the hoppiness contributed to my happiness, you could say. Found it well-balanced, aromatic, yet did not remove the enamel from my teeth, I am pleased to report. All things considered, an enjoyable beer that should not to be followed by something tamer, such as a regular IPA...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottled. Pours a rich, dark copper color with an ivory head. Good hoppy aroma with notes on grapefruit, grass and oranges. Nice malt balance to blend with a good hoppiness. More grassy notes as well as tons of grapefruit and lemon flavors. Dry, bitter finish. This beer is a bit tame by most west-coast IIPA standards but it’s still a fantastic beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Sessionable Imperial. Strong grapefruit and pine nose. big malt heavy bottom that is almost chewable it’s so dense. but it has to be, to hold it’s own against the huge PNW hop bite. Quite easy to drink over and over again.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
A strong IPA dark orange in colour. This is the finest of the Lagunitas beers in my opinion. Heavy malt character and slight fruitiness, with a strong bitter hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2006
A crisp IPA that stands out from the crowd. The body was dark orange. The aroma was caramel and grapefruit with not much else. Nice strong aroma. The taste was bitter with grapefruit and peanut shells. There is also some caramel. Finishes clean. Nicely done.


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