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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Oak Tree Discount (South Plainfield, NJ). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de pin avec une pointe de caramel. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #958)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 10, 2007
nice copper pour with small head, lacing lasted for the whole beer. Lots of malt is there, with some nice hoppiness, but more subdued than expected. a little of an alcohol bite, but not too bad. Decent, but could us some balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
Copper Coloring with White Ring. Wet Hop, Sweet Malt Aroma. Sweet Malt Foundation...Alot of Wet Hop Flavor..Dry Hopped Aftertaste..Caramel Malt Balances Out the Brew...but Certainly a Hop Lovers Beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoboHop (21) - Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
This is a good DIPA. There isn’t much that stands out about it, however. It’s overall quality has been evidenced in countless other IPA’s. The best thing I can say about it is that it had a slight kick indicative of a higher alcohol level.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Good foamy head at the pour, nice amber color to it, with piny aroma. The hops are there, but I was expecting more from a "Maximus" IPA. Some grapefruit and orange citrus in the flavor, semi-balanced overall with an average finish on the palate. Nothing spectacular but worth a try if you’re a hop freak.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours a reddish ambery with a light tan head. Aroma is slight citrus, pine and a bit of alcohol. Taste is citrus hops, pine, alcohol and some caramel malt. Nothing meshes well with this beer. The hop presence is understated. That malt doesn’t add any real balance to the mix. The alcohol presence is way too high for a beer that is only 7.5% abv. This was a train wreck of an IPA. Glad I only got a single bottle of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2007
Cirrus cloudy head, pillowy silk mouth. Nice hops in the nose, great chops in the blows. Drink this sh!t to get sh!tf@ced!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Pours a hazy golden with a small head that leaves adequate lacing. Aroma is very aggressively hopped. Notes of cirus are mostly grapefruit and orange. Chemical odors protrude. Leafy and with prickly alcohol. Flavor is unimpressive and at times annoying: bitter hoppiness clashes distinctly with toasty malts that seem only half extracted, raw. Finishes bitter and moderately dry. Not very good at all. There is a big difference between pleasant hops and nasty bitterness that is crossed over like it’s unimportant to differentiate between the two. The hops never seem fresh, but the beer undoubtedly is. Extreme hoppiness can’t mask these egregious flaws.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Now that is an Imperial IPA! Pours dark tan brown with a frothy head. Has an incredibly strong hoppy flavor and scent. Mouthfeel is smooth and goes down with a little bit of an aftertaste but a good one in that.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Wow... a nice strong IIPA, big hop nose, light carbonation, somewhat cloudy tan color, with almost no head. The flavor is a nice balance of various hops running across the mouth, jumping down your throat, and having a party. This comes close to the Ruination in its ability to prevent tasting other beers. This is one I’m going to drink as much as I can while it’s available.


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