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RATINGS: 2100   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1012) - 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 (2912) - 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 you’re 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 I’d 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 (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of beerguy101. Citrusy (orange) and hoppy aroma but not as strong as most IIPA’s. 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2005
bottle poured dark orange amber with a good head a lacing. Big aroma of hops and citrus with Flavor is all citrus and hops with a great bitter citrus finish. alcohol is very well hidden. Awesome IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 21, 2005
Fresh, clean aroma, sweet malty, woody, oil scented nose. Smallish but nice creamy top, snowy amber. Strong high hoppy front, full-bodied ale but still you were able notice potent alcohol presence .As time goes by this trace gets more and more pronounced. More than I wished for.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Big bottle. Dark hazy orange ale, no head, little lace. Another classic DIPA - powerful hops, lighter on the malt than some. Kinda close to Stoudt’s DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
Dark golden with an off-white, disappearing head. Sweet with a dominant, flowery hop nose. The taste is rather piny from the hops with alcoholic notes and a perfumy aftertaste. Dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
bottle. orange body with a medium short lasting head. citrus hop aroma with a slight sweetness overall.. sweet sharp hoppiness. it’s very hoppy and there isn’t a whole lot of balance. lots of citrus orange rind flavour. Mediocre IIPA.


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