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RATINGS: 2103   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Smells of lots of hops, of the Cascade variety. Pours a ligher shade of amber than I would have expected - filtered and see-thru. The head on this sucka is Maximus. Tastes like a good IPA should. You get that local brew pub hoppiness in this widly distributed brew. Nice. The taste left on the palate is plesent and dosenít annoy. Thank God this is an UNLIMITED release!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Pours a clear copper color with a small head.Great pine/citrus hop aroma.A nice balance of hop and malt with a great bitter finish.Only downfall is the body is a little thin.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Picked this beer up on a business trip to Arizona. It pours a dark orange/amber with a solid head and steady lacing. The smell is good and balanced hops. Not over the top at all, but delicate and citrusy. Itís got a subtle yeastiness in the smell thatís like a good fresh bread. The taste is subtle at first, light green hops, a good bit of sweet/sour bitters. Nothing mind blowing, but a beer doesnít need to be "huge" to be damn good. I would put this in the just write catagory. Not a landmark beer, but if you see one out and about, dont hesitate to pick one up! Amended: I let this big bitch warm up...HOLY DAMN this is a different beer! drink at 55-60 degrees and this beer is awesome!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Dark, gold color with a nice hoppy smell. Very nice taste of a sweetness but it had more of a malt flavor to it. Nice bitter finish at the end. I wouldnt say it doggone good like it says on the bottle. Just good for an Imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Nice head, strong hop aroma. 22 oz. $3.39 at Fred Meyer. What a deal. Even though hop flavor is strong too much maltiness seeps through for my idea of an imperial. Very good though, strong bitter aftertaste that lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
(03.17.06) One pint, 6 oz brown bottle purchased from Liquorama.com. 7.5% ABV. IBU 72.41, OG 1.080. Pours clear orange with tiny white head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt and hop in the nose. Full bodied IPA that starts with moderate malt sweetness and intense citrus (grapefruit)/pine resin flavors. Hop flavors and bitterness increases in the middle. Finishes with lingering hop flavor and bitterness with soap-like flavor fade. An unbalanced beer, this aggressive hoppy beer will leave the inside of your mouth feeling raw. Diehard hopheads will love this beer. Not for the timid.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
Can you have too much of a good thing? I think so, after having tasted this beer. Maybe its because I found it unbalanced or poorly integrated or whatever adjective you want to choose, but this had all the rich colour and powerful green hop aroma I expected, however the palate was overpowered by bitter hop flavour, leaving it a bit harsh. Heavy mouthfeel, but not smooth as youíd expect. It was still good, but it just didnít strike me as it did some of the other raters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
Clear amber with a solid, rocky head. Intense citrus and flowery aromas. Sweet caramel flavours, blending harmoniously with citrus and flowers, eventually ending drier. Medium bodied. A California IPA that manages to be more well-balanced and harmonious than most.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Grapevin Mkt. $4.59 22oz. Yum yum gushing flavors and abundant cascades bring to the front of the nose all that is west-coast wonderful. Caramel and tangerines and medium bodied barley satisfy my five mile thirst. A bargain Iíll seek out again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pours red-orange with a nice fluffy creamy head. Pleasant piney grapefruit aroma. Nice hoppy kick, but drinks pretty smoothly. Decent beer.


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