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RATINGS: 2065   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


3.7
   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 thatís just my preference. Re-rate didnít 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 Iíd 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 (9828) - 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 Iíll 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 2, 2005
light amber color with medium sized white head. Aroma is dry, faintly hoppy, slightly metallic, notes of caramel and oak. Flavor is malty, dry, slightly bitter in the finish. Overall it is good, but not quite great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle at Volo. Golden-amber colour with a small but persistant head. Aroma of rich, syrupy hops, with a woody/grassy backnote. Flavour is fresh & hoppy, with a bit of caramel sweetness, and a citric finish. Hides the alcohol very well, making it a dangerous one, especially when youíre drinking a whole bomber bottle by yourself...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pours a dark copper with an off white creamy head that sticks around. Smells of citrus and grass. Tastes of brown sugar and caramel. Not as hoppy as Iíd lik out of a IIPA but still nice. Warming alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of beerguy101. Citrusy (orange) and hoppy aroma but not as strong as most IIPAís. Pours a mostly transparent orange with a touch of haze. Very small white head that is just barely a thin layer for a head. Flavor is very citrusy, but more actual citrus than citrus hoppy. Citrus hops come in the finish, but not as strong as I expect from an IIPA.


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