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RATINGS: 2263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3766) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 aroma is all citrus, and hops! one of the better IIPAís iíve had. i havent had many, but man this is great stuff! love it! flavour is all citrus, and bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
22 oz bottle. Perfect execution of the IIPA/DIPA. Not over the top like some of the great ones out there, approachable yet assertive at the same time. Cloudy orange/copper color, great head, First you start with the citrus/frutal grapefruit, pineapple gifts of the generous hopping no doubt. Finishes nicely wiht what iíll describe as a smoky/peaty taste. I like it . A good introductory beer for anyone that wants to start with imperial IPAs.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stonebrook (25) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
I wanted to try an IPA, but didnít know where to go. So I chose this one, based on the good things Iíve herad about it. Man, it was good. Smell is really strong and faintly of orange. Pours a dark amber color with no head to speak of. Taste is very strong, so you know what your drinking. Would buy this IPA again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
Clear copper body topped by a medium off-white head. This is a very clean IIPA. The relatively low abv is well hidden so the beer feels like an intense IPA rather than an IIPA. Grainy malts, peppery hops, low sweetness, oily body. Very hoppy with medium bitterness. Excellent, trully a maxi-must.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Bomber. Oily-looking pour coalesces into a cloudy copper/orange hue. Uninspiring beige head nonetheless leaves a legacy of creamy swirls on the surface of the beer and glass. Upfront woody, grapefruity hop nose; pineapple/tangerine, caramel malt, diacetyl, and plastic mingle in its wake. Sappy and sugary on the tongue, woody and herbal with a huge pine/rosemary character. The fiinish is abuzz with charred sugar, orangey hop spice, and warming ethanol. Moderately full palate; gritty. Ashtray and pithy bitter aftertaste. Woefully identical to any grapefruit-and sugar "C-hop" double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a cloudy orangish hue with a lasting white head. Obvious hoppy aroma, some pine, light floral, although I detect sweet glazed donuts... ? Anyway, body is light for the style, not thick or viscous like other 2IPAís. Real citrus bite to this one. A decent beer, not too complex, not overloaded with hops, just easy drinking and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper with a thick, creamy off-white head that last and laces the glass. Aroma is a blend of citrus, pine and resiny, with a hint of malty sweetness. Palate is medium, carbonation is medium, with very fine bubbles adding a light prickly sensation. Flavor is a very good balance of hoppiness and malty sweetness. For an imperial, you could complain that itís not hoppy enough, but I find the balance very pleasing, much like that of DFHís 90 minute IPA. Good hoppiness, but not overly bitter or astringent. Overall, a very enjoyable beer, one of the better ones Iíve had from Lagunitas. Definitely recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Re-Rate..Pours clear orange/amber with a small light tan head. Strong piny and citric hop aroma with a semi-sweet toasty caramel malt overtone. Big piny hops upfront that slowly lead into a roasted malt, and caramel finish. Medium sticky palate with a bit of spice and bitterness. Well-balanced and enjoyable. (Original rating. 8 4 7 3 16, either way a 3.8)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy copper color with minimal off white head. Aroma of hops and taste of piney hops with lite bitter after taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (6341) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Bomber. Hazy light orange color. Perfect crisp, hop aroma. This is an intense hop beer. The alcohol is hard to detect, especially for a beer with a slightly higher percentage than many beers.


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