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RATINGS: 2075   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2002
I feel this is overrated. A good hopy taste, but not quite the IPA that it could be. A success, just not an amazing beer.

3.5
   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 I’ve had as of late. flavors of alchohol and light malt - a fairly robust beer. floral nose. balanced on the dry side. good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Strong sour-apple hops aroma. Nice citrusy (grapefruit mostly) flavor with a heavy bitter kick to it. I did not detect the high alcohol content in the flavor or the aroma. Typical hazy orange color that I’ve come to associate with strong American IPA’s. The finish left a crisp acidic feel on my tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Earthy fruity nose. Orange color. Bitter yeasty fruity flavor with a bitter chocolate finish. Was wanting to like this more, but it was a bit one sided needed more malt for balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
This IIPA pours with an amber orange body topped by a thick, off-white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a very slight hop note and a touch of lemon. Not the aroma I was expecting. The flavor is slightly sweet yet mostly bitter, piney and hoppy with a slight grapefruit note and a good amount of malt. The finish is very bitter and piney. Full bodied, slightly warming and slightly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2004
An intense IPA. Amber with beige head. Not very impressive visually but the nose was strong hops, grapefruit, alcohol. Great mouthfeel. Rich and thick. Flavor had kick to it. Hops bitterness in a good way. Fruity. Grapefruit juicy. Kick ass IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2004
pours almost orange with a thick white head that laces down the glass. smells of sweet applesauce. taste is of earthy fruit. there is some malt flavor to balance this out, leaves a pleasant finish of roasted apples.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
Pours Golden orange color with nice head that stick to the edge of the glass. Hoppy Aroma. Taste of caramel and alcool rounded with citrus hops. Bitterness ok but not as powerfull as other double IPA I have tasted. Overall it is well balance and pleasent to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2005
4/9/05: Bottle
Flowery hop nose. Body is a golden orange color and head is off white. Medium lace. Flavor is hoppy and plays with honey, lemon and tea. Clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Aroma is a lighter than anticipated orange hops, hazy orange colour, small off-white foamy head. Flavour is hoppy, with some malt background, giving a nice balance to this medium bodied beer. Terrific! Thanks again to Ralph @ Volo for being bold enough to bring these beers to Toronto!


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