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RATINGS: 2263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2633) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. Golden brown pour with a one finger, frothy head. Aromas are slightly sweet with a little bit of a pineapple hops character. Body is pretty heavy on malt for an IPA but the hops comes through nicely in the finish. Kind of a kinder/gentler IPA, so to speak. Caramel malt sweetness is lovely, as is the pine finish. Mouthfeel is slick and kind of heavy. In spite of decided lack of a strong and bitter hops blast Iím enjoying this quite a bit. Very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - APR 25, 2007
Iím on a Beer streak, yíall. The hits keep cominí. What can I say? I really might have to change my name to "The Great BEER Magnet". Itís like that. Not too strong, and nowhere near weak...this stuff is "juuuust right", like the porridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 22, 2007
watered iced tea look, golden-honey brown. Head is yellow tinged, like smokerís teeth, and huge, long-lasting. Smells of pine needles & pine apple. Taste is large and sweet, mildly acidic from citrus hops. Not bitter though, lots of malt here, barley, a little oily. After is vegetable hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Very small ivory head that quickly dissipated, virtually no lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and an orange hue with golden highlights. Malty, some caramel, citrus, grapefruit, hops and a hint of pine. Flavor was lightly bitter, malty hoppy, grapefruit, some pine and the ABV was well hidden. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. Dry and slightly tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Not over-the-top hops. Definitely worth a try if this one comes your way!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Re-Rate 3/6/08 citrus and pine hop aroma ... sweet citrus rind, concentrated orange and medium pine resin ... very nice balance of pine and citrus with a good amount of light sweetness ... maybe its the new batch or maybe its the timing of my growing appreciation of craft beer over the last year, but this is better than I remember 1st Rating (4.1) slightly hazy copper, small head...strong hop aroma, citrus and malt...great crisp hoopy taste..very refreshing..great IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2007
bottle . . pours copper with light whitehead . . aroma is citrus, floral, hops, sweet . . taste is hoppy, FRESH, clean, grapefruit, bitter . . aftertaste is a bit bitter but NICE beer . . !!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
Copper color, some haze. Blood orange aroma, tang of grapefruit. Some crystal flavor layered over further hints of citrus and some musty attic malt taste. Somewhat reserved palate. A quiet outdoor campfire, nicely subdued.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2007
pours a nice bright orange with a little head. nice citrusy nose. beautiful bitterness. just the right amount of hops. wonderful stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2007
12 oz bottle from Liquid Solutions pours a hazy copper-orange with a great hop/malt aroma. Small white head. Flavor is a very good balance of wonderfully bitter hops and a lot of malt. I love this IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2007
Dang, this is a bitter beer. Wonderful hoppiness and clarity. See through it like a window. The amount of alcohol is great when you want to get a buzz off only a couple of drinks. Great lacing, carbonation bite, and smooth finish with great taste. Had a big bottle a while ago, now picked up a 6 pack- Same as before if not better. Top notch IPA- I only wish I could figure out the recipe so I can make a clone. A hop head delight.


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