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RATINGS: 2330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap in the Horse & Plow Pours a blazing orange with a thick, creamy white head. Huge citrus hops on the nose with grapefruit and pine. Great bitterness with the usual West Coast IPA charactoristics. Finishes with a mild alcohol burn. For such a big beer, itís very light and crisp. So heavy on the hops, maybe a one or two maximum for Maximus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
Courtesy of After4ever - thank you Tom! The color is very beautiful warm amber and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma is alluring with itís hoppy notes of pine and resin. The flavour has a wonderful malty caramel foundation with a nice smooth, grassy and piny bitterness and notes of citrus (mostly orange). Itís really nice! 2052

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours a medium-to-dark amber with a white head. Light aroma of floral hops with a hint of penicillin. In the mouth, it has spiky carbonation and medium body. Taste was relatively dry, with solid floral hops giving away to moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
A decent IPA, but not among the best. Perfume like some what floral aroma, medium bodied palate, but the taste was not as bitter as I expect from an Imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
This is pretty hoppy. Maybe too much of a good thing. The experience of a 22ozer was a little bit much for one person.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2007
22 oz bottle. Poured a clear orange color. Head was thick, white, and reduced to a thin film. There was some decent lace on the glass at the end. Aroma was of light flowery hops. Medium bodied and slightly sweet on the tongue. Citrusy hop dominated flavor, but not over the top. There was also a touch of biscuity malt. Mild hop bitterness at the end. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2007
Fantastic aroma, and very indicative of a west coast style hopping. Caramel sweet malt, and nice PNW hops make this a good beer. Nothing I would consider overwhelmingly aggro, but a good, dryish DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. Golden brown pour with a one finger, frothy head. Aromas are slightly sweet with a little bit of a pineapple hops character. Body is pretty heavy on malt for an IPA but the hops comes through nicely in the finish. Kind of a kinder/gentler IPA, so to speak. Caramel malt sweetness is lovely, as is the pine finish. Mouthfeel is slick and kind of heavy. In spite of decided lack of a strong and bitter hops blast Iím enjoying this quite a bit. Very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - APR 25, 2007
Iím on a Beer streak, yíall. The hits keep cominí. What can I say? I really might have to change my name to "The Great BEER Magnet". Itís like that. Not too strong, and nowhere near weak...this stuff is "juuuust right", like the porridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 22, 2007
watered iced tea look, golden-honey brown. Head is yellow tinged, like smokerís teeth, and huge, long-lasting. Smells of pine needles & pine apple. Taste is large and sweet, mildly acidic from citrus hops. Not bitter though, lots of malt here, barley, a little oily. After is vegetable hops.


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