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RATINGS: 2116   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
A nice IPA. I enjoyed this one much more than sierra nevada, but it is not as tight as Stone IPA. Yeasty, citrus, hop flavors throughout.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Pours an enticing dark gold, smells of a bit of hops but not as much as I expected, relatively weak on the nose which surprises me as most IIPAs I’ve tried have a great nose. Looking down the ratings already here, it seems like I’m the only one who will score this weak on aroma- maybe my nose is too stuffed? Really just a bland bit of hoppy aroma, nothing special. The label lists 72.41 IBUs, pretty low for a 2IPA. First sip... wow, lots of hop punch, but balanced with a citric sweetness and some malt towards the end. Finishes long, honey/malty, and bitter. Perfect mouthfeel- sticky malt with adequate carbonation. Really, really enjoyable IPA, the best new IPA I’ve tried in months. I want to give this a higher rating but the nose just wasn’t there for me. Either way, excellent IIPA, a far better effort than Lagunitas’ regular IPA. Recommended for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
mild sweetness is balanced out hoppiness - smells like orange and tastes like resin - very little sour - alcohol doesn’t really come through - aftertaste is pretty much a slow fading of standard taste. Friends, I want to tell you - I like this junk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (161) - - OCT 25, 2012
Loses a bit of character as it gets soapier and boozier, but still a decent drink. Good malt character and little to no aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2008
What ever hops these guys use I love them. Great piney aroma and flavor are the signature of the Lagunitas hop brews. I always tend to head for the hoppy beers but these guys got it!!! Great balance overall and I love the pine aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
The beer pours a penny copper amber with a pale white head. The head is mostly lasting. The nose is a strong mix of bitter floral hops and citrus notes. The front of the beer is surprisingly smooth, the middle is where the action begins. The middle of the beer is full of sweet bitter hops the finish is full of floral hoppyness. The after taste is very staying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (160) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murawski (160) - USA - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle 22 oz. An excellent IPA. Glowing amber/orange color, slight white head, with a slightly sweet hoppy nose. Not too overpowering, but plenty of that nice bitter hoppy flavor. Overall, an above average IPA, that I would recommend if you can find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Whoa!!!!!!! This stuff is heavy and a little too heavy for my taste. It wears me down; it tastes good, but be careful cause this will create regrets in the morning. Citrusy hops with unfiltered yeasts, tates sweet and well balanced, but wears down the session drinker.

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