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RATINGS: 2185   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


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilleLW (206) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
Light amber colour with a light fluffy head at 2 fingers. Aroma of grass and citrus. A lovely taste with much flavour to it. Taste of caramell (or something smooth like vanilla) in background, hops, sweet/smooth malts and hints of grass and citrus. Some fruits and hints of whisky. A nice hoppy bitterness which is just enough and not overwelming. Although not quite as strong as other imperial/double IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - AUG 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a orange gold color with very little head. Aroma is citrusy and floral. Taste is pretty malty for an IPA though the hops are present, especially in the finish. Finish is sweet and bitter with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2007
bottle . . pours copper with light whitehead . . aroma is citrus, floral, hops, sweet . . taste is hoppy, FRESH, clean, grapefruit, bitter . . aftertaste is a bit bitter but NICE beer . . !!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
22 oz bottle. Aroma of grapefruit and a little malt. Sweet malty flavor at the beginning, which yields to a grapefruity hoppy bittness with some grassy notes. I liked the flavor balance and complexity Burnt orange color with thin, yet persistant head. Decent lacing on the glass. Nice, unique brew that proves you don’t have to hit people over the head with a bunch of hops to make an enjoyable IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 27, 2009
12 oz bottle... amber pour... pinelands aroma (nj folks will know).... malt start with a mellow hops finish... excellent...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2010
sixer from my man eddie down at express liquor in Pacific Beach.. Pours a delicious honey suckle amber orange with a french vanilla head... the smell is not overly hopped out but rather some sweetness touches my nostrils and coaxed another wiff outta me.. is it vanilla I smell on the back end? First sip is good.. it really reminds me of softer version of the elder, I know the degree is less on this one but that same almost ETOH malty sweetness is infused on the back of each sip (I understand some of you russian river folks might think thats blasphemy) but I write what I feel!! .. You can tell this guy has a powerful engine but he’d rather cruise the block and pick up chicks, and hey, what part of that dont ALL of us enjoy!! The hops are there early, some floral but its the malts that settle this DIPA in and make it very enjoyable. Wish it had a little more punch and the lower degree of difficulty does play a part in my rating, but still, this DIPA is like eddie murray, can hit from both sides of the plate and in all directions!!... I like the IPA and quite frankly this DIPA is better...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottle. (bought on 10/7/04) Paired with Basque Shepherds Cheese. Pours a heavy golden/amber, with some floaters, and a thin but dense creamy white head. Nice stream of bubbles emanates from the beverage. Aroma is pale/caramel malts nice balanced with sweet honey coated citrus hops. Less overwhelming in the hops department that I expected from the beer, but very good nonetheless. Nice sweet ripe hops flavor. Great medium body and high drink ability.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 Bomber. Awesome piney hop aroma and even better thick, foggy caramel color. A bit fizzy at the end, great balance to the bitterness. I’ve been drinking the regular IPA but will search this one out now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Pours crystal clear with a firm head. Aroma is huge cascade, with some hints of crystal malt. Flavor is big hops upfront but with a strong malt backing, lots of crystal, yet fairly light body. Alcohol is apparent, but not aggressive or overwhelming. Definitely one of the top IPAs out there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
This version varies so much, sometimes even within a single sixer. Sometimes its a true IPA, others its almost got a Barleywine sweetness to it that you have to be ready for. Pours a dark golden orange with a huge floral/citrus nose at first... but sometimes the caramel/brown sugar sweetness completely takes over. This beer would rate much higher if it were more consistent. Still a very good beer that I would recommend to anyone.


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