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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Slightly hazy, dark copper color. Hoppy aroma backed up with a little sweetness. Flavor is the same. Fairly thick and satisfying mouthfeel. Bitterness is somewhat subdued despite 70+ ibus.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Big strong tastes in this one - maximum sticky hop resins backed up with huge malty sweetness gave this some real fruity characterisitcs. The palate was extremely creamy and thick. Hops were listed at 77 IBU, but, maybe because of the malt balance, it actually seemed tamer than their IPA. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Pours a hazy, caramel color with a huge white head that leaves strange, beautiful rocky formations as it dissipates. The aroma is quite pleasant. Creamy, malty caramel exudes sweet, perfumey hop scents. The flavor is dominated by strong citrus and pine notes. The malt exists but isn't quite enough to balance it all out. The hop flavor is nice. Strong, but not overbearing. A damn good IPA, but a little better balance would make this incredible.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Golden color, lingering head left some lacing on the glass. Fresh hop aroma with just a touch of malt in the background. Flavor matches the aroma with the balance on the bitter side. Bitter dry finish. I could drink a lot of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Golden orange colour. WOnderful floral hop aroma. Bitter, crisp flavour with a little malt underneath. Je l'aime.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
This is one of the best IPA's around. Nice hoppy flavor! Balance between hops and malts just right. Bitter yet floral. This one is BOLD!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2003
VERY fruity IPA. I don't know what the hops variety is but wow what a distinct flavor. Very dry and bitter but a nice clean finish. I really like the IPA. It's a little different than most but its a nice change.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
This one pours a cloudy deep golden color with a big white head that lingers. It has a strong fruity hop aroma that is very piney and has hints of oranges in it. It has a medium body and big hoppy flavor, but is not bitter in the finish. Oranges come up in the aroma and flavor. The malts are there, just under the hops, they are side by side in the finish. An excellent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Strange. I found their IPA a bit over the top. Maybe I expected an overwrought beer with this one, so I was not as disappointed. Fresh hop stickiness is the main story here and freshness is the appeal. Still too bitter and for a similar beer, would prefer Bell’s Two Hearted. Pretty good stuff, though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - DEC 21, 2002
Definatly one of the better IPA’s i have had in awhile. Very well crafted brew that should please most hop heads.


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