Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 2224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bomber. Clear caramelly/amber with a short, well-retained cap of white head... some spotty lacing. The aroma found bunches of hops (fresh grapefruit and pine needles primarily)... also some candy corn and caramel backing. Flavor had a lot of bitter pine resin and citrus more as a highlight... sticky caramel backing. Balance felt only ok.. a bit syrupy on the palate at times. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bomber. Clear orange color with a thick offwhite-cream head, mostly lasting and producing bands of lacing. Aroma of floral, citrus and piney hops with some faint cheesy yeast. Big woody pine and grapefruit rind hop flavor, with a luscious caramel malt foundation. I can understand the comments about oversweetness of the malt, but I think there’s enough hoppiness to make it a fairly good balance in the end. Smooth palate. Lots of hops on the finish, with a resiny aftertaste. Wouldn’t necessarily consider this an imperial, but rather a "Big IPA." Great stuff regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Very nice beer - not sure for a double IPA, however. Caramel malt and light hops in the nose. An exquisite blend of bittersweetness. Nice copper color. Just a little sweet for what I was expecting from a I-IPA. That said, very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Tap. Pours with a copper to orange color and medium head. Aromas of fruit and flowers. Pretty intense hops flavors, very bitter and a little bit unbalanced. Finish is comparatively mild, but lasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours an amber color with a decent sized white head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel malt, and citrus. Taste is much sweeter than I expected. Flavors of caramel, honey, malt, citrus, and pine. I can even taste a little warming alcohol. Tastes good, but strange to have an IIPA with more sweet malt then hops in the flavor. Fairly thin for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1982) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2006
This is quite the sessionable little DIPA. Pours bright copper with an almost-tan head that starts foamy and holds as a thick film. The nose finds a Christmas Tree of piney aromas with a backdrop of roasty malts and mild honey notes. Peppery alcohol chimes in late. Flavor seems well balanced albeit a bit thin. Hops are in check as sweet malts overtake, but a bitter, piney finish lingers. I can’t see the IBUs in this being too far above 90. It’s a nice brew but it seems that the hops were used more for aroma than flavor.

<font size=-4>Puchased at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort, IL 60423</font>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Dark orange/copper pour with a nice sized tan head which lingers. Hoppy with citrus and floral notes. Nice active carbonation and high hop bitterness. Somewhat sweet but with a nice bready malt middle. Resinous finish, hops linger for quite some time. Pretty good double. No hint of alcohol. Liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
12oz bottle poured an orange color with a small head. Aromas of caramel malts and piney hops. Taste is bitter with a good malt balance and a dry finish. A good IPA just not the best double.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Pours a clear orange color with a steady big head: I love it. The smell is worth drooling over: some fresh flowers, orange, tangerine and other citric fruits. Flavor is mostly in line with the hop aroma, soft flower flavor, but when I say that it doesn’t give this beer justice. Great lacing down the glass. There’s something about this beer that makes "MAXIMUS" appropriate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
This is not a one-dimensional IPA. There are some real nice toasted malt and caramel notes. The hops don’t overpower the aroma , although there are a lot of carpet-y arrangements. Nice carbonation and very refreshing aftertaste make this a solid deluxe IPA. I’d definitely buy it again. I’d like to try it on tap.

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