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RATINGS: 2339   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmurray (20) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
22oz from matt at Caponeís. Pours slightly cloudy orange with a thick beige head. I smell oranges and a slight pine aroma. The hops hit you early and at the very end. In between it is all grapefruit and orange-zest. A very drinkable beer, except for the bitter in the aftertaste. I can still taste it in top of my throat. This makes it slightly less refreshing than other IPAs I have reviewed. Still a very well rounded brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
650ml bomber, shared with VeloVampire - pours a deep amber/golden shade, with a relatively small white head. Aroma is at first a big of citrusy, orangey hops, but then mellows a bit and you get a big dose of sweet malt as well. Mouthfeel is very buttery. Flavour is extremely well balanced, with lots of sweet, caramel malt and citrusy/piney hops in the mouth. The piney character of the hopping comes out mostly in the nicely bitter finish. Has a somewhat tea-like character. Much bigger malt presence in this one than most other dIPAís. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
650 ml bottle, shared with StompBrockmore - pours a foxy amber with a small off white head. Big fruit aroma, as in grapefruit, along with some light apple and honey as well. Taste is bitter sticky herbal hops, more grapefruit, sweet malt and a tannin quality, almost like a black tea. Very nice carbonation. Well-balanced. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
I swore years ago i would give this beer another shot before rating it as it was one of my first IPAs and i wasnít prepared for the hoppy flavors. well, we now get Lagunitas in Illinois and i finally made good on that promise. this beer was just as hoppy as i remembered it, but it was delightful this time round since i now have the palate appreciative and not afraid of hops. lots and lots of west coast pine-y hops in this one. some carmel, grapefruit, and lemon, and orange on the flavor as well. yummers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours a murky golden orange with a thick somewhat offwhite head that sticks around for a long time. The aroma is citrusy hops with an underlying malt prescence that gives the impression of balance. On the palate, balance, there is. Very nice with a citrusy hop flavor backed my a toffee-like malty sweetness. Finishes clean. Many IIPAs end up being too big for their own good. This one allows the enjoyment of the extremity of IPAs without the probolems of having too much malt and alcohol. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
One of my favorite non double/triple/imperial IPAís. Clipper City Loose Cannon has been my go to everyday drink all night IPA aside from Alpha King, Belleís etc..., but this takes the cake. I am with my other OHIO bro on here from West Chester, It has all the right notes a good IPA should have and better. It is a bad ass brew!!!!!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 17, 2007
This is a beer site, and Iím tired of talking about beer the way wine people talk about wine. Who cares how it smells, what color it is and all that jazz. Bottom Line, this beer Rocks! It is truly the gladiator of IPAs in my opinion... Maximus, Maximus, Maximus....Rose petals fall around the 6 pack, and the king...gives the thumbs up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2007
pours a copper golden color with a seafoamy yellow head, it is quite translucent. smells citrusy hops some caramel or toffee scent lemons, grass, tastes unexpectadly sweet up front, malts caramel and toffee like in the nose, finishes with a good dose of hops. definately an amazing brew. love it. cheers pops!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Poured a Orangish gold color with a dirty white head. Nose was that of earthy crunchy nutty fruity flowery smell. much alcohol, am I tasting the hops and malts, I need educated feel free to email me on this one. Emails are welcomed. Very good relaxing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Pour a clear deep golden copper with an ample frothy off-white head. Some citursy hops come through in the aroma and, to a lesser degree, some pine. Nose is also a little sweet. Palate is slick and just a tad sticky. Medium carbonation. Nice hop bitterness and grapefruit hop flavor. Just enough malty sweetness to be balanced.


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