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RATINGS: 2055   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


3.4
   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 IIPA’s. 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 it’s 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 haven’t had this one you’re missing out. Big flavor, very drinkable. Very satisfying beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2364) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Near clear amber with a moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, pine, etc etc with caramel and sugar backing. Not extremely pronounced though. Some alcohol as well. Medium bodied with a somewhat bitter and alcoholic finish. Would have preferred more hop flavors and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2005
Cloudy amber w/ thin finger of creamy tan foam. Lots of sediment. Good lace. Big, hoppy (pine, mint, grapefruit), surprisingly malty (carmel, toffee, cookie dough) aroma. Thick, sticky feel. Heavily bitter flavour w/ lots of sweet malt to support. Long, dry, leafy, peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
gold with lots of floaties, big foamy off white head. fruity citrus and earthy aroma with apricot and pine. flavour is sweet, toasty and caramely with tangy citrus and pine. earthy finish with lasty grapefruit. not as bitter as you’d expect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Lots of citrus in the nose, almost banking on sweet fruit (peach) and cherry. Nice bitter start that continues with a great hop balance throughout. Definitely not over the top though - balanced decently with a malty backbone. In today’s world of extreme hop juice though, this should be bottled as their IPA and their IPA should be bottled as a Pale Ale. Solid, but definitely mild for an IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - AUG 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a orange gold color with very little head. Aroma is citrusy and floral. Taste is pretty malty for an IPA though the hops are present, especially in the finish. Finish is sweet and bitter with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Poured a nice orange-tan color with a whitish-tan head. Aroma is piney and fresh but not overboard with hoppiness (knows its bounds). Tastes maltier than many IPAs, but the hops dominate. Alcohol is hiddden in aroma and taste. Overall, a very good brew. Not a double IPA, but somewhere in between a regular IPA and a double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Pour is bright orangey amber with a big tan head...smell is soap and grapefruit...taste is very sweet...citrus, sugar...very malty doughy...hops come out in the bitter finish with a smallish alcoholic kick and sweetness...


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