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RATINGS: 2077   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Smelled delicously hoppy but not as strong as the ruination. It wasn't really anything special to look at; looked sort of like an amber ale : good flavor though of predominant hops and slight citrus with a thick sort of smooth bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
overall a little dissapointing. Pours a light amber with nice white head. The flavor is where I get stuck. All the good floral and citrusy flavors of IPA that I like are missing here. The first impact with my tongue tasted good, but going down, it had an all to powerful obtrusive bite... not a good one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 30, 2003
sweetish nose, loaded with crystal. Golden color with a small head. Intensely hoppy with an overpowering skunky hop flavor. A good body but simply unbalanced and bitter. Covers up the alcohol very well, lots of sediment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Pours cloudy amber with thick white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is cascade hops (serious hops here) with some malty tones as well. But mainly just hops. This has one of the most bitter finishes I've ever tasted. There is a pause and then the hops kick in with attitude. Packs quite a bitter kick in the end. Alcohol is apparent in the taste after a few swigs. This is one dramatically unbalanced beer -- all hops and bitter, very little malts. I like it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Pours a nice ruddy golden brown with a lacy head and floaters (yeast). Sweet and hoppy aroma. Flavor is full. Sweet start that opens up into a sharp, yet subtle taste. Mildly hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Pours crystal clear and an orange copper color. Nice big head initially that dissipates to a small even head with excellent lacing. Aroma is very, very fresh hops (this reminds me of the Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale) with a decent amount of malt thrown in. Flavor is full and sweet up front with the hop bitterness kicking in later than expected. Finishes quite smooth. Not really as hoppy as expected for a double.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
very nice yellow&orange color and white head. goes down very smooth. crisp, mild taste which was scrumptious. good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Aged about a year: Nice golden color. Light citrus scent. Definately bitter, but I think that age might have mellowed this a bit. Pine flavor. An interesting, almost minty aftertaste. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 A hazy copper color, pours a bit on the thick side with an off cream to tan colored head that is fairly thick and lasting. A hoppy aroma with notes of fruit and citrus, perhaps some aromas of a blooming field of some type of flower. A full mouth-feel, quite thick for an IPA, even for a strong one. This was yester-years American Barley-Wine. The hops are there, but not as up front as I was expecting. A sort of orange-nectar hop flavor. This beer is quite malty as well. Lightly sweet, which gives this beer a hop nectar type taste. This beer was not as bitter or hoppy as I was expecting. It is pretty good though. It is a bit too thick for my taste though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Aroma is hoppy with a hint of fruitiness - pears, apricots. Appearance is a coppery amber. Flavor is fruity up front iwth a very nice hoppy finish. A very satisfying IPA.


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