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RATINGS: 2178   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


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2005
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange with a big frothy, long lasting head. Scent was a bit on the weak side but wow, what flavor. Big hoppy jolt of grapefruit, orange peel, pine and freshly brewed tea. The special thing about this beer is the huge bitter finish that lasts and last. Super IPA!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 22oz bottle. Served at 51.3°, to start, in my NB worthy glass. I popped the cap and it started to bubble over so I poured it ASAP. The beer is hazy orange with a good deal of finely ground pepper sized floaties and a hazy white head. The aroma is primarily orange and floral, with some grapefruit and a nice wildflower honey backing. Really nice smell, very inviting. The taste is sweet orange blossom honey to start with then comes on the herbal bitterness that finishes dry and bitter, but not overly so. The mouthfeel is good, but not overly full. This is a great drinking DIPA with nice citrus flavors and some good west coast bitterness. Addendum: The hops are potent, instead of decreasing when the beer warms up they just keep on coming strong. They are puckering and make my cheeks tingle. THIS IS A VERY GOOD BEER, I MUST JUST BE VERY CRITICAL NOW WITH THE IIPA’S SINCE I HAVE HAD MOST ALL OF THE VERY BEST

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2005
22oz bottle. Loved this bottle. To me, this is how a DIPA should drink...the beer had some sweetness, but the hops overran it and it did finish bitter. I get so dissapointed with a sweet DIPA...yeah, it needs some sweetness for balance...and this one had enough for balance. along with a solid bitterness. Head and heels above the one bottle of the "regular" IPA from them...this one provided the juice...hops were piney, pine tar, resin...not really the big citrus fruit, although a bit of that was there...I’d have liked more, but the balance of bitter/sweet was just about perfect for me...lean on the bitter, don’t stomp with it...this one leans.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Couleur ambrée tirant vers l’orangée, grosse mousse blanche mi-persistante. Arômes proposant le zeste d’orange, le persil et la terre. Manque vraiment de malt et de caramel pour venir contrebalancer l’amertume qui semble être amer juste pour l’être, sans aucune bonne raison. Corps de densité semi mince, faible carbonatation semblant trop effacé pour le style. Finale amère et presque astringente et un brin oxydée. Décevant sur toute la ligne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Aroma is a lighter than anticipated orange hops, hazy orange colour, small off-white foamy head. Flavour is hoppy, with some malt background, giving a nice balance to this medium bodied beer. Terrific! Thanks again to Ralph @ Volo for being bold enough to bring these beers to Toronto!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Had this in Malibu at a canyon side B&B prior to my graduation. The aroma was had to get at due to the wind, but a brief trip indoors allowed for the discovery of full sweet malt and lightly crisp citrus hops. The brew was relatively nice looking, having an amber appearance, heavy carbonation, and a frothy head. The taste was sweet malt, including caramel and toasted malt. Some nice crisp citrus hops (orange and grapefruit are pronounced) but overall they are subdued for a 2IPA. A good brew overall and a nice drink. Glad I tried it. Don’t know if I would seek this out for the style though

3.4
   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 don’t think I’ve had such an overwhelming hoppy drink in as long as I can remember. An EXTREME double to say the least.

3.4
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAY 2, 2005
a very cloudy beer, yeast sediment is highly visible. hoppy, malty and full bodied.

3.9
   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. It’s 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.


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