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RATINGS: 2032   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 On tap at the Northside Restaraunt. Pours a cloudy dark orange amber with an average size off white head. Strong aroma of pine, floral hops and citrus. Flavor is dry hopped, floral, some citrus and pine. As expected very hoppy, not as nicely balanced as some other IIPAís Iíve had, but still great. 8-4-7-4-17 Re-rate from a bottle...Pours a translucent golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral, caramel malt Flavor of floral hop flavor, pine, light grapefruit and some caramel malt. Kind of thin and really not as great as I once remember. Still a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
Pours light light orange with an average white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit hops. Taste is sharp grapefruit hops. Light body. Nicely hopped. Reminds me of Mojo ipa, somewhat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Deep orange gold with some white head. Big citrus hops in the nose mixed with caramel. Taste is more of the same. Needs more complexity however. Smooth and light body for the style. Drinkable but forgettable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
22 oz. bomber courtesy of Saarlander via our latest trade. big citrus aroma hits you up front. pour is a nice amber with a white head, fading to a ring of lace. this is more of a big IPA, not really an IIPA. caramel malt flavor is present but overpowered by the hops. a nice beer and will look forward to drinking it again. just doesnít seem like an Imperial.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2005
22 oz. bottle. A hazy, amber/copper pour with floaties and a smallish tan head that leaves rings of lace. Usual I2PA aroma with tons of hops and citrus fruits and some hints of pine and caramel. A little smoother and a lighter body than expected. Hints of caramel at the start and a nicely bitter finish that hangs on for quite some time. Just not as full-bodied and flavor-packed as the better I2PAs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Floral dank hops in the nose, very fruit and sweet smelling as well. Flavor had strong hop kick and was quite dry. Decent carbonation created a nice lively mouthfeel. Could use more balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bomber. Pours orange color w/ off white head. Nose is hopps and sweet alcohol. Taste is light w/ some alcohol finish and some light hopps. Small bitterness in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2005
not quite up to the standards of the better IIPAís. good though. had this side by side with two brothers hop juice and the hop juice won out. it was interesting how different the hoppyness was between the two this was milder and a lot less resiny. the two brothers won out, but this was acceptable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Not hugely bitter. Actually, pretty corn syrup like. More of an imperial amber than I2PA, in my opinion. Not very good for an I2PA, but okay. update: on tap itís far superior to the bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Had Hercules, enjoyed this one much more. Sweet Tea, lemon, hoppy and very very good. Underrated in my opinion. If you havenít had this one youíre missing out. Big flavor, very drinkable. Very satisfying beer.


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