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RATINGS: 1988   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (852) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cloudy orange. HUGE puffy white head. First impression is how malty this. I expected it to have more of a hoppy bite, especially for an IIPA. TONS of sediment. Too much so for my liking but nevertheless this is really drinkable brew that I’d happily drink again simply b/c it’s got a good flavor and is well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Sweet orange and hop juice nose, some fruity/grape and pineapple hints; full, round body and sweetness with a fresh citrus hop finish, chewy and sticky palate; I think the sweetness really holds up the substantial hoppiness of this brew; if you like their IPA, you’ll really like this. I’m so impressed with this brewer: Great Brew!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
This has actually a musty caramelly malty aroma with some hints of citrus orange and grapefruit mixed in. This does not smell like your typical west coast IPA. Mildly hazy copper color with a small light tan/yellow head. Burnt toast flavors in the end. Almost like a burnt popcorn. Whoa. Some bitter hops, but definitely an overburnt flavor to finish. I don’t know if this was brewer’s intention or a bad offering. Theres a slight vinous sour character to start. This bottle might be off...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - APR 21, 2005
Bright amber/orange pour, with a thin coating of lace that clings faithfully to the glass. Hard candy sweet, with a light aroma of citrus, fruity hops. Hoppiness is very subtle with this one, giving the malts a nice showcase. Toffee, caramel, hard fruits, and a pleasant peppery finish. Somewhat grassy. Full and rich mouthfeel. A grand imperial, great job Lagunitas!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2005
Whoa, this is a good one. Sip it slowly and let it trickle down your throat for maximum enjoyment. The hops are very prevalent and satisfying. A tinge of citrus tickles the taste buds, and the malt graces the tongue in the finish. If you like this style, you’ll love this brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (524) - Naples, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2005
Hazy orange body with small particles. A foamy white head and spiderweb lacing all the way down. Citrusy hop aroma with a slight twinge of sweet malts. Slight bitter taste like grapefruit rind, but not over powering. A sweet malty carmel taste near the end. Slighty thick and clingy in the mouth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SRBMOJO (6) - ALISO VIEJO, California, USA - APR 13, 2005 does not count
perfect balance between malt and hops, very hoppy but not overpowering like many IPA’s. nice head good lacing, all around a great brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottle. (bought on 10/7/04) Paired with Basque Shepherds Cheese. Pours a heavy golden/amber, with some floaters, and a thin but dense creamy white head. Nice stream of bubbles emanates from the beverage. Aroma is pale/caramel malts nice balanced with sweet honey coated citrus hops. Less overwhelming in the hops department that I expected from the beer, but very good nonetheless. Nice sweet ripe hops flavor. Great medium body and high drink ability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
A good IPA with an interesting yeast character in addition to the typical aromatic, citrusy bitterness. Malt character is excentuated by the alcohol content. A pleasant beer overall which most closely resembles an extra hopped American strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2005
4/9/05: Bottle
Flowery hop nose. Body is a golden orange color and head is off white. Medium lace. Flavor is hoppy and plays with honey, lemon and tea. Clean finish.


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