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RATINGS: 1984   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2002
Non-playiní West Coast Hop Monster. No finess, no balance. Just drink it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Wow... Iíve died and gone to hop heaven. Great hop bite with a hint of maltiness. Alcohol is subtle but noticeable. Very, very good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinolian (3) - pinole, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007 does not count
Wow! This is one smooth Double IPA. Hoppiness and clean finish is unique and refreshing. My Local keg supplier is currently unable to get kegs of Ruination. I have only tasted in bottles and canít wait to taste it on tap.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sickassmick (220) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
big nose on this.... very sweet with a side of hops. pour is brown golden with a bubbly head that retains fairly well and laces the glass. The front end on this is sweet, and the sweetness is immediately thinned out by the perfect shot of hops. medium big body and really a not too overpowering aftertaste. I could say that the commercial description makes sense because it is awfully similar to the regular IPA, but bigger. and thats why i gotta say I like it that much more because of it. Beautiful Job. Little too sweet, but easily one of my favorites. If you could find the medium of this and Stoneís Ruination, Iíd be all over it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Amber beauty with a soft quickly dissipating big bubble one-finger head. Rich hops aroma with a touch of warm brown sugar smell in there - no fuel smell despite a nice heat-rich 8+ abv. Rich hoppy flavor without a ton of IBU smack in the mouth. Iím tasting it right now next to Dogfish 90, and itís less bitter than DF90 as well as richer in flavor. Iím overall very pleased with this double IPA as itís got notes of pine, sugar, oak, and honey in the mouth. The finish is much smoother than most IPAís and this beer has made my top 20 for sure.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
coreycdxx (1) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Pretty much everything I love in an imperial ipa. Very drinkable, but not too overwhelming.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrNic (15) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a copper orange color with a 2-finger white head that sticks around until the last sip. I noticed that this beer has some floaters in it (Lagunitas doesnít filter their beers), but that doesnít bother me. It also has some alcohol legs, which doesnít surprise me for an 8.2% beer. The aroma is pine and BIG sweet citrus and pineapple. It also has a bit of resinous hop aroma in there as well. The flavor is pine, sweet caramel maltiness with a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. I also pick up a little bit of a bready maltiness as well. Overall, this is one of my favorite IPAís. Itís in the top five for sure. Massive hop flavor and aroma and a big malt backbone to balance it out makes this beer one of my favorites.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Love every Lagunitas beer I have had. This is no exception. Malty flavor like most of their beers, but also has the characteristic citrusy goodness of an ipa. Love it, will buy again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gplewis1324 (1) - Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
Lucious, one of the better IPAís Iíve ever tasted. My wife normally doesnít care for IPAís, and she loved this one.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Festus69 (18) - - NOV 24, 2012
Oh far out man, crank it to the max, donít be afraid to slam some of this juice down your wanton yapper!! Love the pup logo love this beer Lagunitas makes stupendous brew!


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