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RATINGS: 2241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2007
Hazy orange look with a small tan head. Extremly creamy aroma, thick caramel and a good amount of grassy hobs with notes of grapefruit. Flavor is pretty intense and very broad and balanced. At first the malt blend is dominating, but after abit, a dry bitterness takes over. Finish is also dry. In no way an extreme double IPA, but very solid and ejoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Syrupy pine, caramel, citrusy. Pours pale amber with a white head. Caramel, citrus hops, some pine resins, a very spicy character peppery, very smooth. Not so hoppy after having the Hop Stoopid, but its still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours an orange cloudy color, with a nice white head. Aroma was hoppy with some citrus and spice, not too strong. Flavor was pretty nice and smooth for an IPA, a little bitter, but not too much. I didnít find this to be really special, but itís still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Havenít had a bottle of these in years. My tasting notes are full of accolades, though. I wrote, "singular in body, flavor, nose, and appearance this IPA satisfies all the senses, the palate, the brain, and the mind." Whoa! How many did I drink? Ahhh, but that was in the good old days before my senses were jaded by gigahop assaults. Now that my hop horizons have expanded, Iíll have to revisit this one. Tough competition out there!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3060) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Bottle. So, here we have a west coast IIPA with a trash-talking label. Iím sold. Pours murky, cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. The aroma is a let down for this style. Mostly lemon, hard candies, and herbal notes are detected. The mouth is fairly thick and some bitterness comes through in the way of lemon zest. This is quite a malty IIPA. There is no freshness date on the bottle, which really annoys the piss out of me, but it doesnít seem to have that aged hop flavor. Some lingering zesty dryness sticks around with a bit of sweet orange and caramel. Yea, itís a good brew and I will happily quaff the rest of the bomber, but for a west coast IIPA. . .
[January 5, 2009]
Bomber from Greenlife. Okay, dudes, thank you for this blessing. $3.69 a bomber, Hell yeah. Pours a barley hazy copper with a good, fluffy white head. The aroma? Loads of hops. Grapefruit, herbs, bitterness. . .yeah. Good stuff. This is nicely clean and heavily bitter and zesty. Just amazing for the price. Lots of hop qualities are imparted in the flavor with suggestions of green tea, lemons, grapefruit, wood. Man. $3.69? Excellent. It stands among many that are twice the cost.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrt (62) - USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a fairly thick head. Retention is decent. Smells like cane sugar, orange peel, and grapefruit, which is also pretty much how it tastes. While not too complex, the flavor is strong, clean, and appropriately hoppy. All in all a good beer, if not quite as interesting or satifying as a Stone brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (735) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper with two finger head - good retention with lacing all around the sides. Aroma is apricot, sticy caramel malt, berries, pineapple, light pine scents and alcohol. Flavor is slightly sweet almost syrupy- strawberry, pine. Some bitterness in the back and sides of the mouth. Lingering pine resin hoppy aftertaste. Palate is round, creamy maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (735) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2007
22 oz bottle, no freshness date.

Clear amber with tight, sticky, tan head. Thick lace.

Grapefruit hops and caramel aroma.

Flavor mirors aroma, light citrus, light pine, sweet caramel.

Nicely balanced, but I expected more, especialy after the deScription.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Golder orange with a decent white head. Smells nice a hppy and with a slight caramel undertone. Has a nicey piney, citrus, grassy hop bite. Slight sweet malt but this beer is mainly hops. Itís actually a good mix with the hop. The malt is there, but not overly sweet or noticeable compared to the hops. So, if you like a good amount of hops and lower malt ratio for an "IIPA" then this might be a good choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Pours a bubbly copper with a thin white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, some grapefruit and malts. Tastes od sweet malts, cinnamon and mild hops. Not as hoppy as Iíd thought, especially for a double IPA. Very bitter aftertaste, but it stood out more becuase the huge hops werent there to back it up. Definitely has a big malt presence and was slightly sweet on the palate. Needs a little more crispness. This would be a decent regular IPA, but for a double it lacks firepower.

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