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RATINGS: 2182   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


3.8
   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 (4813) - 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 (1972) - 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 canít see the IBUs in this being too far above 90. Itís a nice brew but it seems that the hops were used more for aroma than flavor.

<font size=-4>Puchased at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort, IL 60423</font>

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1088) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Pours a clear orange color with a steady big head: I love it. The smell is worth drooling over: some fresh flowers, orange, tangerine and other citric fruits. Flavor is mostly in line with the hop aroma, soft flower flavor, but when I say that it doesnít give this beer justice. Great lacing down the glass. Thereís something about this beer that makes "MAXIMUS" appropriate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanman (149) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
This is not a one-dimensional IPA. There are some real nice toasted malt and caramel notes. The hops donít overpower the aroma , although there are a lot of carpet-y arrangements. Nice carbonation and very refreshing aftertaste make this a solid deluxe IPA. Iíd definitely buy it again. Iíd like to try it on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2854) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Clear amber color with a big offwhite head. Big ups to Tom for this tasty double. Big piney, hopy aromas. Nice malt that just coats your mouth enough. Slightly creamy and nice slight bitter finish. Very smooth.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 Bomber. Awesome piney hop aroma and even better thick, foggy caramel color. A bit fizzy at the end, great balance to the bitterness. Iíve been drinking the regular IPA but will search this one out now.


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