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RATINGS: 2069   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


3.6
   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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 Courtesy of Pailhead. Re-rate bottle from Larry Pitonka. Orange/amber with nice off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma of pine and bitter citrus. Flavor has lots harsh bitter pine, and faint citrus up front. Flavor turns to a very astringent bitterness, slightly cardboardy in the finish. IMO would score much better with some more malt for balance. But that’s just my preference. Re-rate didn’t change overall. Bumped up palate 1 point and knocked down aroma 1 point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Damn nice beer. Definitely has the hop thing going on, but with a nice complex malt background as well. Not something I’d drink all the time, but a nice IIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9868) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
O n cask @ the Falling Rock poured a clear copper with an off white head. Body was a little thin. Aromas of carmel and light citrus. Flavors of bitter carmel and citrus with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Golden yellow with a citrusy-piney aroma. Bitter upfront with a floral taste, and some sweetness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
something special for my 400th. A bomber of this sought after impy IPA. Poured a murkey orange-gold with a creamy off white cap. Moderately carbonated. Aromas of sweet bread and grapefruit. Lots of chewy malts in this like sticky sweet cookie dough meets pine-citrus hopping in near balance...like the ad sez: " a raging mouthful of malt and hops". The finish is slow and erodes into not quite the promised enamel melting bittering but was a pleasant bittering with an astringent- metalic aftertaste. This what Liberaty ale on steroids would taste like....I lile the well balanced hop and malt wallop of this big APA and I’ll buy it often.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1008) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Very slightly hazy amber pour. Big small beaded off white lasting head. Chocolate, vanilla, pine, leathery tobacco nose. Uncrazilly hopped. Very toasty and breadlike. Sweet but not syruppy. Clean and lots of bright peach, caramel and minerally. Alcohol is more pronounced than expected. Very floral and the sweetness comes out as it warms.


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