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RATINGS: 2032   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1105) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
A "baby step IPA" is how soem might describe this. I mispoured this and wound up with sedimnet in the glass, which did not make for a great experience, but I think this is a good one, and I would definitely try it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Cherry and citrus aromas are very evident. A nice gold body for this IPA, very good for it’s style. Very minimal white head, even when poured rough. A little bit thin on the taste, but good hops and some orange. Malts are very evident in the ending, which partially negates the bitterness that I have come to expect from IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
hazy orange color with a creamy white head. Aroma of hops with some malty hints. Citrus bitter flavor with some light malt in the background.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours cloudy orange with a medium white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with some citric orange notes as well as pine like notes. Medium hoppy taste with a good blending of malts and hops. Dry body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2006
22-oz. bottle. Pours a coppery orange sunset with tiny bubbles quickly rising to form a rocky, frothy off-white head, good lacing. Orange citrus rind and pine aromatic bouquet with traces of yeast (sweat) and malt (meal). Heavily bitter, moderately acidic citrus rind, pine and resinous flavor that scorches the taste buds almost to the point of hiding the medium sweetness and malt, yeast notes. Medium bodied and spicy, lively carbonated palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
here’s a murky cognac colored pour with plenty of scree suspended throughout. given enough time-- an epoch or two in geological terms-- these chunks are abundant enough that they would likely coalesce into a new continent to rise from the tempestuous waters. needless to say, i couldn’t wait for that. the head was there to enjoy immediately: a sticky head of pug-beige that bloomed and slowly receded like hot breath on a cold window. amid vanilla wafers, spent tea leaves and a note of alcohol, the hops express themselves in voices like orange marmalade and crushed spring pine needles. and those voices are hip, energetic and synchronous, daddy-o. they could form a girl band and sign a motown recording contract while most people are still padding around in their underwear, scratching their ass and nursing a hangover. neatly balanced caramelly sweet malts and a strong bitterness across the tongue, like you’d tried to lick the rust off an old packard fender. easy carb, full bodied-- not a hop cannon that demolishes everything, but a scatter gun that nails the waffle malts, the oak-like alcoholic overtones, and the lingering bitterness . lingering? you betcha: my saliva was still measuring about 40 IBUs twelve hours after drinking. ah che wa wa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2006
Hazy orange colour with a small fast disappearing head. Lots of hops in the aroma, hints of resin too. Hoppy flavor with some malty notes. Hints of resin too. Floral hoppy and long aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 LTD sampled 6-2-2008: Pours copper w/ a tall lasting head. Good lacing. Strong bitter sweet aromas. Full nctar w/ good carbonation. A fat malty sweetness pushes bright, fresh citrus candy forward. The hop component grabs my tongue and ties it in a knot while the malty goodness tries to soothe my wounds. The finish is bittered well w/ a malty sweetness hanging in the wind. Maximus Regular: Pours a golden copper color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime. Residual lacing is clasic w/ a full down comforter and snail tracks. Aroma of fresh hopsy pine sap and thick malts. Nice! Full nectar w/ ample residual nectar. Ths is a malty version w/ a mild sweetness balanced by a moderate grapefruit rind hop profile. Flavors are integrated well w/ a touch of perfume. Fat caramel malts, punchy hops, what more could you ask for ? The finish is long and leaves a mild sweetness on the palate as well as abundant grapefruit bittering. Flavors are more pronounced as it warms. Not as hoppy as the commercial description suggests and a little light on the alcohol for it’s style. All in all a rather enjoyable beer that leans slightly out of style. If this brew was the typical 9 or 10 abv with this same balance, it would be a classic brew indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Slightly hazy light amber pour. Nose is crisp citrus, C-hop, honey, spice. In the mouth it is a crisp, clean flavor, lots of bitterness and floral. Very nice. Aftertaste is a soft bitterness and honey.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Poured into a snifter. Head quickly dissipates to multi-sized bubbles. Extreme tingly hop notes. Hazy golden color with little active carbonation. Lively taste with lingering bitter hop finish. Very nice.


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