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RATINGS: 2037   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Really mean IPA and one of my old favorites. Always nice to see it pop up around here, not something that happens very often. This is absolutely as good as mid-grade IPAs come in general, and I tend to gravitate toward those that toe the line between regular and imperial (such as this), so itís right up my alley. Awesome copper semi-transparent color and dense beige head. Nose and flavor are identical: big time resin bomb, medium-heavy hop presence. Extremely robust flavor that keys the hops in perfectly. Outstanding brew and a great value as well especially if youíre on the west coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Aroma - Floral hops Appearance - Clear medium amber, very light head Taste - Medium malt and hops. Smooth but not light Palate - Medium body; slight bitter finish Overall - Not quite as smooth and as malty as most Imperial IPAs, but smoother and lighter than a typical IPA. Could get into trouble with this one...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2008
barely qualifying as a double, and therefore a very drinkable brew. strong hops nose not much body, long bitter tail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Pours clear golden with a small head. Dried apricot, honeyed-malt-sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is similar. Malt and hops intertwine. Nice hop presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper with a thick, creamy off-white head that last and laces the glass. Aroma is a blend of citrus, pine and resiny, with a hint of malty sweetness. Palate is medium, carbonation is medium, with very fine bubbles adding a light prickly sensation. Flavor is a very good balance of hoppiness and malty sweetness. For an imperial, you could complain that itís not hoppy enough, but I find the balance very pleasing, much like that of DFHís 90 minute IPA. Good hoppiness, but not overly bitter or astringent. Overall, a very enjoyable beer, one of the better ones Iíve had from Lagunitas. Definitely recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Nice to see this one in six packs now. Great aroma. Along with Victory Hop Wallop, this is one of the best DIPA aromas Iíve smelled from the bottle. Smells like lots of Centennial hops to me. Very light, golden color. Great SRM for a DIPA. A slight bit more heavy in the mouthfeel than I would want for a full pint. Just a little more attenuation would make this closer to perfect. good 8oz pour of this is excellent. A very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 28, 2002
only moderately hoppy compared with other IPAs Iíve had as of late. flavors of alchohol and light malt - a fairly robust beer. floral nose. balanced on the dry side. good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 15, 2005
pours light amber with a white head. aroma is sub par.. tastes piney, citrusy, pretty much like a regular IPA but a little stronger. I can think of many other ipaís iíd rather have, but this is still pretty good. far from the "raging mouthfull of hops" that it claims

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (127) - Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Piney scent with malt, yeast and some florals. Nice pour with little head. Sweet, light citrus and some bitters. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pours red-orange with a nice fluffy creamy head. Pleasant piney grapefruit aroma. Nice hoppy kick, but drinks pretty smoothly. Decent beer.

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