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RATINGS: 2175   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


fr5ed's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fr5ed (58) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Lately I can't get enough of this beautifully balanced and pleasingly flavored IIPA. I enjoy a Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale first, then a Maximus. Makes for a wonderfully hoppy evening.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (447) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Draught@ home. Amber filtered, thick white head. Floral nose, white pepper. Little artificial though. Full flavour, not too thick or sweet, dried apricot, figs. Boozy, herby finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (661) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Keg at Drygate. Clear amber beer with a thin head. Dry, sour fruit aroma. Flavour is crisp refreshing fruit, a slightly sour grapefruit hint, with bitter hop cutting through it perfectly to stop it being sickly. Leaves an almost too-sweet aftertaste but again, it’s just right with a certain tartness there. Tremendous beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges .Aroma has pine hops with a bit of citrus bitterness and some light grains backing. Flavor has bitter citrus up front with growing pine and resin and a sweet grain backbone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopman23 (5) - - APR 28, 2015 does not count
good IPA but a bit too malty, the hops did not shine through. resin, citrus, alcohol, medium body, average carbonation, bitter

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5329) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a large frothy beige head that had excellent retention. The nose is pretty citrusy and resiny in the hops department, but there’s a rather hefty caramel malt sweetness in there as well. I’d prefer this to be a little lighter on the caramel. The flavor is really heavily sweet, even with all these hops in here. A nice resiny hoppiness that clings to the palate on the finish at least. Medium to full bodied, clingy and sticky, with soft fizzy carbonation. Not my preferred interpretation of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (950) - - APR 25, 2015
Dark caramel, peach, orange peel, pine tree. Caramalt, dry apricot, mango, passion fruit, orange jam, minty hops, touch of alcohol, dry peppery finish. Outstanding iipa, massive complex fruity hops yet very smooth and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours a stunning amber/copper color. It has excellent lacing and the smallest bit of head retention. Tastes sweet and a bit of alcohol. Drinks very easy and doesn’t finish too hoppy, which is rare for a DIPA. A memorable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2015
Dark in appearance. malty to the taste. Nice smooth beer but definitely filling

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (82) - - APR 21, 2015
Aroma floral, citrus, Appearance golden, amber, clear, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, lively, Overall not a super happy ipa but very refreshing and I would suggest this beer to a friend

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (327) - PORTUGAL - APR 20, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14C). Bottle 35 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: intense and nice hop aroma with mild notes of grapefruit with a pine and resinous character. sweet malty background provides a good support. APPEARANCE: gold ambar color and slightly hazy. medium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: balanced malty sweet flavour, with hop notes (grapefruit, pine, resin). high bitterness that lingers well beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. no astringency. mild alcohol warming. OVERALL: a very good example of an Imperial IPA. Recommended.


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