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RATINGS: 2032   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
This drink wallops the hell out of your mouth with orange and grapefruit and juniper berry flavours. Bitter to the core. I donít think Iíve had such an overwhelming hoppy drink in as long as I can remember. An EXTREME double to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2005
From notes taken at the Southwest Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conditions were hard to take notes in but these are the ratings and they stand. Good stuff. Well hopped with a good balance. Nice bitterness. People at the tent were cool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - MAY 2, 2005
a very cloudy beer, yeast sediment is highly visible. hoppy, malty and full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2005 Great beer, but not what I wanted out of the style. Itís a bit too sweet and not enough bitter in my opinion. Very similar to Hercules, if I remember correctly. Solid none the less. Thanks again to thefatmanrocks for sending this as a surprise, alongside two Double Bastards in a trade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (864) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cloudy orange. HUGE puffy white head. First impression is how malty this. I expected it to have more of a hoppy bite, especially for an IIPA. TONS of sediment. Too much so for my liking but nevertheless this is really drinkable brew that Iíd happily drink again simply b/c itís got a good flavor and is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Sweet orange and hop juice nose, some fruity/grape and pineapple hints; full, round body and sweetness with a fresh citrus hop finish, chewy and sticky palate; I think the sweetness really holds up the substantial hoppiness of this brew; if you like their IPA, youíll really like this. Iím so impressed with this brewer: Great Brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3288) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
This has actually a musty caramelly malty aroma with some hints of citrus orange and grapefruit mixed in. This does not smell like your typical west coast IPA. Mildly hazy copper color with a small light tan/yellow head. Burnt toast flavors in the end. Almost like a burnt popcorn. Whoa. Some bitter hops, but definitely an overburnt flavor to finish. I donít know if this was brewerís intention or a bad offering. Theres a slight vinous sour character to start. This bottle might be off...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - APR 21, 2005
Bright amber/orange pour, with a thin coating of lace that clings faithfully to the glass. Hard candy sweet, with a light aroma of citrus, fruity hops. Hoppiness is very subtle with this one, giving the malts a nice showcase. Toffee, caramel, hard fruits, and a pleasant peppery finish. Somewhat grassy. Full and rich mouthfeel. A grand imperial, great job Lagunitas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2005
Whoa, this is a good one. Sip it slowly and let it trickle down your throat for maximum enjoyment. The hops are very prevalent and satisfying. A tinge of citrus tickles the taste buds, and the malt graces the tongue in the finish. If you like this style, youíll love this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (529) - Naples, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2005
Hazy orange body with small particles. A foamy white head and spiderweb lacing all the way down. Citrusy hop aroma with a slight twinge of sweet malts. Slight bitter taste like grapefruit rind, but not over powering. A sweet malty carmel taste near the end. Slighty thick and clingy in the mouth.

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