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RATINGS: 2215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Azrael996 (7) - MINNEOLA, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
a super tasting IPA pours golden copper nice head has a good hop hit with a great malt backbone, alcohol is well hidden . Very nice ...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FMP (12) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
Doftar fruktträdsblomster, ananas och honungsbröd. Smaken är en härlig kombination av sötma och beska. Sötman är exotiska växter, så ananasen. Någon blommighet finna också i smaken, svenska sommaråkrar tänker jag på. Fantastisk öl!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2122) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 I have to update my rating after getting another case of this the other week. This IIPA is so much better than my original opinion and notes. Very hoppy, nice amber color & hue, kept a very nice head, a nice balance, very smooth, crisp hop flavor, hoppy & floral aroma, very nice IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2002
Non-playin’ 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... I’ve 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 can’t wait to taste it on tap.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sickassmick (227) - 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 Stone’s Ruination, I’d be all over it.

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 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.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Medco131 (2) - - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
A great tasting beer. Enjoy it with food or by itself. A 22oz beer that goes down like a 12 oz beer. What does that tell you.


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