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RATINGS: 2054   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
This beer poured a cloudy orange with a medium white head. I found that much of the yeast remained suspended in the glass. The aroma was obviously of hops and the taste was the same, finishing somewhat dry and wanting for more. This was worth it and I would recommend this brew for anyone looking for a good IPA.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - FEB 26, 2004
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date or bottling date noticed. Poured out a brilliant, orangish / copper color, with a small, white head. The head was almost non-existent, but it left a really decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are kind of vague, let's see what I can pick out of it. Prime pale ale malts are here, along with slight hops in the background. Not much in the way of hops aromas. Maybe I got a stale bottle? Hard to say. Tastes are of malty goodness, and slight hops bitterness. Other than that, there's no real discernable tastes here either. If this beer is 7.5% ABV, it sure hides it well. Unoffensive as far as tastes go, but finishes sweet. Almost cloying in nature. A good IPA, but not a double IPA, at least not to me it isn't. Bonus points for appearance, because of it's absolute clarity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Mostly translucent amber-orange body with frothy white head. Grapefruit fills the room upon opening. Nice sweet flavor up front. Light carbonation. Syrupy-sticky texture with chalky sour milk finish. Should make my regular rotation judging by how fast I finished it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
acquired from cquiroga. hazy copper color with a nice light beige head. aroma is astringent and sharp with pine. flavor reveals the similar qualities to the aroma, just a bit more subdued, the malts show up much more in the flavor. brown sugar quality to the flavor. the hops linger too, so this beer is damn nice..thanks to cquiroga for this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Medium to light orange, decent head. Bitter but pleasant aroma. Hop blast with a focus on the bitterness. Malts are strong, trying to balance the hops, but they just can't do it. Almost like a tannin driven Zinfandel that hasn't mellowed yet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Beutiful orange/gold color with a light lacy head. Smells like fresh hops, and tastes like it too. Citrusy, crisp clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2004 creamy pine floral sweet yet hop deluxe. plain fruit citrus, sticky pine aftertaste. i think this is the nearest (emphasis on NOT being dreadnaught) i've gotten to dreadnaught. this is excellent, yes, but it lacks. it feels thick, but the intention is not as thick it could be. i need something thicker. i need a larger soul. i've been spoiled, that's why. UPDATE 9/24/04: it's been awhile! thanks KEVIN!!! this is really just a hopped up IPA of their own... there's definitely a weak IIPA going on. rather than being seduced by the sirus of fruits and other sweets, i'm given a quasi-stinging tropical floor cleaner. it's not bad, though. i'm just elaborating on what i sense because i've never sensed a beer as it truly is. the head is marshmallowy and like a cloud, sparkly, and white. the body is golden brown. it's just... i don't know. it's good. i downrated a point, yet i think i actually enjoy this more than what i've remembered it to be. hmm. and i've nothing to say about the malts and yeast. hmm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Pours a crystal clear darker amber color with a frothy white head and boy does the lace look good. Oh yeah, it's got that hop kick, floral, bitter and some citrus coming out. A nice background of malts is present as well. Initial taste. Nice. Malt and hop work together to make my taste buds sing praise. Floral hops, citrus hops, and some bitter hops roll around the tongue. Palate and body are nice. It has the up front hops that one would expect but it's got that malt backing that makes this style stand out. Very nice, not the best, but it's in the same league

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 (22 oz bottle, $4) Compared to others in the Double IPA class, this is a bit on the light side, but definitely more hoppy than standard IPAs. In comparison to the other flavors in this beer, it’s extremely bitter, and at 72 IBUs is pretty bitter in its own right. Lightly sweet and moderately fruity. The subtle, bready maltiness is nearly lost behind the strong hoppiness. The nose is reasonably balanced, lightly malty, but not strongly hoppy either, but for a Double IPA, the nose is rather tame. Lighter palate than most other Double IPAs, with a long lasting, crisp, bitter finish. Golden orange in color with a substantial amount of massive chunks of sediment, most of which is too heavy to be suspended in the beer. Large, off white head has very good retention and exhibits a pentiful amount of spiderweb lacing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 Bottle pours an amber color with a frothy white head.    Lacing is wonderful.   Aroma of hops and flowers.   Taste is a sweet bitterness, but not dry.   Brief maltiness quickly gives way to the piney hops.   Mouthfeel is adequate.   Finish lasts and is quite bitter.   Not overly hoppy, well balanced, finish is smooth, with some bitterness.   Definately an enjoyable IIPA.   Yes, very good!



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