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RATINGS: 2342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6858) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Citric, piney and orangepeel hop aroma. Amber, golden, creamy head. Quite dry pine, grassy hops dominate. Puckering dry finish. Grassy and orangepeel aftertaste. Quite extreme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Pours orange with a dirty white head. Aroma is big bready malts, carmel, and toasted notes. Flavor is sweet bready malts. Dry bitter finish. The body is pretty thick initially, but seems to get more watery with each sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours deep copper color, with a medium white head. Hops in the aroma, piney and citrusy. Taste is somewhat subdued for an IIPA, citrus and pine hops with some cookie malt. Decent bitterness right from the start. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2006
This beer starts with a deep, brassy hue capped by a moderate and white frothy head. Hops are at the forefront in the aroma with big elements of spruce, grapefruit and orange. The malts are subdued, merely a touch of cookies and light caramel. Beginning with a light caramel sweetness, a bold hoppy prelude and strong fruity acidity, there is a slow malt fade as the finish reveals a sharp and striking hop bite. The finish is off-dry, the texture managing a certain slickness despite the bustliing carbonation. I could easily do without the caramel presence and a drier finish, but this is still a very effective hop vehicle and a good (non-barleywine!) DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Duvel glass a hazy orange/amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of piney hops. Big beer flavor you’d expect from a 2IPA and then some. Full of hop bitterness from start to finish, a hop lovers delight. Backed by a mild malty sweetness to balance the flavors rather nicely. The hops left my taste buds tingling for quite a while afterward. This is one nice big beer. If you like hops, try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Pours light golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of orange hop resins. Taste is aggressive with hop resins that are fruity and piney. Notes of toffee, grapefruit, and pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and resinous with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - SEP 23, 2006
The flavor had some similarities to an amber ale...very strong malt presence and sweetened with carmel. Aroma was piney and some notes of grapefruit. Alcohol was somewhat noticable but not overwhelming. 7.5% got to me pretty well. Palate was the best part....well balance of dryness and biterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Amber, with a thick tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma, almost like the sweetness in fruit or flower’s aroma. Medium body with a bigger malt flavor than anticipated. A bit sweet and lingering in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2006
22oz - Aroma is fresh floral and grapefruit hops with a little malt tossed in for good measure. Pours transparent orange with a small head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is crisp and tart. Very tasty IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Lighter amber color, kind of a vibrant oragne color; only slightly hazey. Lively carbonation with a lasting pale yellow head that stays around and leaves a generous amount of lacing. Aroma is subtle, but complex with hints of citrus. Flavor is sweet citrus (not overpowering) and the bitterness is good, but subdued at first and slowly builds up through the sweetness. The 72.41 IBU doesn’t nail you all at once. The bitterness lingers through the finish and becomes a little dry. Alcohol is very well integrated with only a hint in the flavor toward the end. Gets better and better the more you drink. Lagunitas is another brewery that is quickly gaining my favor! 12 oz bottle (7.5% alcohol), $ from Belmont Party Supply.

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