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RATINGS: 2037   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


3.7
   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 (16460) - 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 (4320) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Hazy orange beer with a white head. Hoppy floral aroma with a malty caramel sweet background. Malty, light toffee sweet flavor with a fruity hoppyness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2006
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear reddish and coppery color with a soapy yet lasting slightly off-white head. Heavy floral and hop aroma with a slight undertone of caramel malts. The taste begins with a smooth and peppery hop taste and goes to a floral middle and slightly sweet middle with a peppery and floral finish. Leaves a nice and bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
(On bottle)Impressive title, but kind of a quiet drink. Has a good hopping, nice berr˙/sugarish aroma and a full malty finish, but not enough to be a real kicker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeranarchist (209) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
Hazy amber with a thick, tanned head. Very hoppy aroma (well, of course... it’s an IIPA..) with hints citrus, grass and flowers. The bitter finish lasts...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle. Copper colored with creamy white head dragging fine laze. Aroma is "typical American IPA": Cat pee, citrus etc. Flavor is malty with hints of apricot, strawberry. Finishes with intense sharp and pleasant bitterness. Gets a bit watery in the end, but nonetheless very good.


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