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RATINGS: 2132   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Wow, this is a damn good IPA. A sniff of the glass is like taking in a evergreen forest and not fresh cut grass like lesser IPA"s. The apearance matches the aroma. Nice copper color with a pretty generous head and nice lacing on the glass. On the palate those hops just hit like a ton of bricks. Just an explosion of flavor in my mouth. My palate is more in tune with the hops, but I do get the sweetness of the malt on the backside to balance out the finish. I’d rate it higher if the aftertaste lasted longer. I’ll buy this again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2009
US trip Aug/Sept 2009 - Nice zesty grapefruit, slightly flabby with malt weight but hop bitterness cleans the whole thing up nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Quite a beefy IPA. Something in the Arrogant Bastard realm. It was cloudy amber and somewhat sweet and malty at first... Good hoppiness that finishes very bitter and dry. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours a good golden amber, with an ok white head. Aroma, hop heavy and tending towards the floral side, with a bit of citrus to balance. Flavor is of good hops, heavy again on the floral with citrus to mellow it a bit. Medium body, light on the tongue, but full in the mouth. Good hop bitter finish. Great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Golden honey in color with a minimal white head. Smells of sweet lemony orange citrus with a slight honey (maybe even molasses) undertone. Starts mildly sweet with a hop finish, but the sweetness balances the hops so the finish is not bitter. Slight alcohol finish on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber color. Smells earthy with a strong aroma of wood--like cedar. Taste is expectedly hoppy for something called ’maximus’. Spicy in the mouth. Taste is strong, dry, and has a medium/long finish. I can’t shake the wood taste. Jeeez.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (154) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Floral hoppy aroma. Clear light Amber color, with light white color to head. Flavor is a little citrus, with light pine. Medium body. Very nice DIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 15, 2008
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice off-white head. Good pine and citrus in the nose. Solid malt base offset by a goodly amount of hop bitterness. Decent balance. Tad sweet in the finish with a hint of lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours a nice golden copper with a thick off white head. Leaves plenty of lacing throughout the session. Nice aroma of hops and pine. Flavor is pretty balanced for such a hoppy beer. Plenty of malt to keep things in check. Nice and resinous...sticky on the lips. Bitter hops finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Purse hazy tangerine, aromas of sweet rich marmalade malt with a subtle hop citrus highlight. Flavour is immense: so much aggressive hop bitterness, complimented by an almost fruity, estery malt backbone, and rounded out with a lovely candied orange finish. Seriously one to hunt down.

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