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RATINGS: 2157   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
the beer poured a rich copper color and i have no idea about the head or lacing (wasn’t paying attention and it was poured into the biggest chimay glass ever!) flavor is easy with hints of pine, hops and malt (which creates a nice balance). very slight citrus/bitter flavor towards the end as well. i enjoyed this more than their ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Translucent copper in color with a few miniscule bubble cloisters for the head. Consecutive pours yield somewhat of an icy head. Island party of sugar sweetened grapefruit, pineapple and papaya enzyme for the aroma, joining forces with orange extract and fresh honey. Flavor creates a nice encasement that seems to kick-start the saliva glands into overdrive, and then knock it back down to a dry, chafing finish. Oily, honey dipped hop pellets with borderline sour grapefruit characteristics. Some hovering citric oranges and lemon juice in both flavor and the causal palate response. Traces of dactylic alcohol, which seems improbable while looking at the stats. Admirable sweet malts give a honeysuckle composure, finishing with a bitterness that seems to dangle from the larynx. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled from magnum bottle. Maximus pours clear copper with a dense, frothy, off-white head with sheets of lacing. A great looking beer. Its aroma is bursting with American hops, but the malts are present and accounted for as well. Flavor is nicely bitter, but a big malt presence adequately disguises the 72.41 IBUs. Caramel and peppery, piney hops dominate the flavor. Its nice, but really simple. Full-bodied, moderately-carbonated with a lingering, bitter finish. Very well made!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
It’s a modest, creamy, yellowish head sitting atop this deep orange IIPA, but it manages to do some serious lacing as you drink. There’s a sturdy pine and grapefruit hop scent emanating from the ale with a bit of caramel malt oozing through. Medium-bodied and slightly oily, it delivers a solid hop bitterness atop a sturdy malt backbone. The finish is surprisingly abrupt, leaving only a light bitterness in its wake. Pretty decent over all.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Very cloudy orange with an ok head that didn’t last. Floaties in there too. I think my bottle was a little overaged. Aromas were great. Very sweet vanilla/caramel along with the expected hops. Flavors were quite hoppy. Somewhat viscous with a decent IPA finish. I think I may have to re-rate this one in the future someday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4592) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 On tap at the Northside Restaraunt. Pours a cloudy dark orange amber with an average size off white head. Strong aroma of pine, floral hops and citrus. Flavor is dry hopped, floral, some citrus and pine. As expected very hoppy, not as nicely balanced as some other IIPA’s I’ve had, but still great. 8-4-7-4-17 Re-rate from a bottle...Pours a translucent golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral, caramel malt Flavor of floral hop flavor, pine, light grapefruit and some caramel malt. Kind of thin and really not as great as I once remember. Still a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
Pours light light orange with an average white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit hops. Taste is sharp grapefruit hops. Light body. Nicely hopped. Reminds me of Mojo ipa, somewhat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Deep orange gold with some white head. Big citrus hops in the nose mixed with caramel. Taste is more of the same. Needs more complexity however. Smooth and light body for the style. Drinkable but forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
22 oz. bomber courtesy of Saarlander via our latest trade. big citrus aroma hits you up front. pour is a nice amber with a white head, fading to a ring of lace. this is more of a big IPA, not really an IIPA. caramel malt flavor is present but overpowered by the hops. a nice beer and will look forward to drinking it again. just doesn’t seem like an Imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2005
22 oz. bottle. A hazy, amber/copper pour with floaties and a smallish tan head that leaves rings of lace. Usual I2PA aroma with tons of hops and citrus fruits and some hints of pine and caramel. A little smoother and a lighter body than expected. Hints of caramel at the start and a nicely bitter finish that hangs on for quite some time. Just not as full-bodied and flavor-packed as the better I2PAs.

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