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RATINGS: 2195   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


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
smells crisp and those hops don’t hide. Pours a lovely dark amber with no head to speak of. The taste is bold and refreshing for an Imperial IPA. Less IBU’s than a Hop Stoopid but they make this bird sing beautifully with less. It’s a really good brew, palate is nice, leaves fast and dry. Under-lying tones of mango and blood orange. Yummy stuff. resin, floral, citrus, bubblegum,.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jens_thogersen (23) - - JUN 30, 2015
Fairly good. Dank and fairly bitter. I remember other bottles as way more of tropical fruits, could this be batch variation maybe?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (773) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Sweet finish. Was expecting a lot more, a case of Brewdogesque style over substance?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
G_Ram9 (35) - - JUN 27, 2015
Wow! This beer is a mouthful. Nice sweet notes on the nose and a slightly caramel taste on the finish that are balanced nicely by the dry hops flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Augdraught1981 (192) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Pours a clear, medium-dark amber with huge off white head. Smells like Mosaic hops with a delicious citrus & almost fruit punch like aroma. Very smooth bitterness & mouth feel with a noticeable alcohol presence.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (113) - - JUN 21, 2015
Awesome beer. Refreshing hops with some fruit hints amid the fresh hop punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (602) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2015
The bottle of Maximus cautions that drinking it might strip the enamel from your teeth. While I wouldn’t go that far, Maximus definitely tastes like one of the hoppiest beers Lagunitas has ever made. Maximus pours a clear, light shade of orange. The head is fluffy and lacy. Aroma is redolent of wet pine, fresh spruce, some malt, booze, and citrus. Flavor’s got sharp pine, tropical hops (orange and peach are definitely noticeable), caramel malt, a trace of honey, and boozy sweetness. Mouthfeel is crisp from the hops and warm from the alcohol. You’ll definitely notice a sticky, lingering bitterness. Are you not entertained? [Arms outspread.]

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle@Kaisla, Helsinki, Finland. Medium/strong aroma with sweet peach and caramel. Deep orange color with small white head and lightly hazy liquid. Strong, round taste with peach. Balanced with tasty hoppiness. Narrow taste spectrum and long hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Medium/strong body with medium carbonation. Very high quality DIPA with simple but superb taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (630) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is balanced hops and malts. Taste is nicely balanced, but a lot of hop botrerness lingering, as it should be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2893) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2015
(from notes) A - limited but long-lasting head; yellow-orange color. well carbonated S- floral and citrusy hops! bittersweet; alcohol evident T - hops; good complexity [from multiple varieties?]. IBU = 72, but there’s a good bit of sweet malt flavor too. made of "hops, malt, hops, hops, yeast, hops, water and hops" (label) - lol A brew for hop-heads, although not exceptionally hoppy for an American DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (338) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle: clear, deep straw with just a hint of copper. Thick head and lots of lace. Moderate hop lift with stone fruit. Slightly reductive. Slightly dull. Lacks the huge lift of Sucks. Subtle malt profile. Dry, not sour and bitter. The palate is very resinous, rubbery and bitter. Not a big fan of this flavor profile and beer. This is rubbish compared to some of there other beers.


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