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RATINGS: 2166   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Was pysched that Lagunitas beers finally showed up in Georgia. Kind of a let-down, though. Heavy hop aroma with orange, resin. Creamy head that mostly lasted. Expected much more hoppiness as this is 72 IBU’s. This was more like a West Coast IPA, rather than a DIPA. The palate was surprisingly soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Dark tan with a burnt orange glow, crystal clear. Medium white head with find bubbles. A very pretty beer. Spicy, citrus aroma. Full bodied, bitter. Grapefruit, citrus dominate the flavor. Nice malt balance though, some caramel and plum in there. Another winner from Lagunitas at a reasonable price. Here’s to feeling good all the time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7267) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bomber. Clear caramelly/amber with a short, well-retained cap of white head... some spotty lacing. The aroma found bunches of hops (fresh grapefruit and pine needles primarily)... also some candy corn and caramel backing. Flavor had a lot of bitter pine resin and citrus more as a highlight... sticky caramel backing. Balance felt only ok.. a bit syrupy on the palate at times. Solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bomber. Clear orange color with a thick offwhite-cream head, mostly lasting and producing bands of lacing. Aroma of floral, citrus and piney hops with some faint cheesy yeast. Big woody pine and grapefruit rind hop flavor, with a luscious caramel malt foundation. I can understand the comments about oversweetness of the malt, but I think there’s enough hoppiness to make it a fairly good balance in the end. Smooth palate. Lots of hops on the finish, with a resiny aftertaste. Wouldn’t necessarily consider this an imperial, but rather a "Big IPA." Great stuff regardless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Very nice beer - not sure for a double IPA, however. Caramel malt and light hops in the nose. An exquisite blend of bittersweetness. Nice copper color. Just a little sweet for what I was expecting from a I-IPA. That said, very nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Tap. Pours with a copper to orange color and medium head. Aromas of fruit and flowers. Pretty intense hops flavors, very bitter and a little bit unbalanced. Finish is comparatively mild, but lasts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4765) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours an amber color with a decent sized white head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel malt, and citrus. Taste is much sweeter than I expected. Flavors of caramel, honey, malt, citrus, and pine. I can even taste a little warming alcohol. Tastes good, but strange to have an IIPA with more sweet malt then hops in the flavor. Fairly thin for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2006
This is quite the sessionable little DIPA. Pours bright copper with an almost-tan head that starts foamy and holds as a thick film. The nose finds a Christmas Tree of piney aromas with a backdrop of roasty malts and mild honey notes. Peppery alcohol chimes in late. Flavor seems well balanced albeit a bit thin. Hops are in check as sweet malts overtake, but a bitter, piney finish lingers. I can’t see the IBUs in this being too far above 90. It’s a nice brew but it seems that the hops were used more for aroma than flavor.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1086) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Dark orange/copper pour with a nice sized tan head which lingers. Hoppy with citrus and floral notes. Nice active carbonation and high hop bitterness. Somewhat sweet but with a nice bready malt middle. Resinous finish, hops linger for quite some time. Pretty good double. No hint of alcohol. Liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
12oz bottle poured an orange color with a small head. Aromas of caramel malts and piney hops. Taste is bitter with a good malt balance and a dry finish. A good IPA just not the best double.


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