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RATINGS: 2194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For those mornings when you have to cut right to the chase, this is the one. Sure to blast through just about anything still lingering from the night before, this mouthful of Hops and huge rich Malt has a gaurantee built right into the name!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdetox (15) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle - Wasn’t gonna try it but glad I did. I thought it would be good but it is better than I anticipated. Just a good solid beer! Nice aroma, color, flavor. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9214) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 BOTTLE: clear orange pour, citrus hop nose. Taste is grapefruit, hop, nice bold but balanced hop profile, and not too thin on the palate. A notch down from Maximus in my opinion, but very good nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Cask. The IIPA is not overpowering hoppy for having 100+ IBUs. Flavor doesn’t bite like other uber hopped beers. Great aroma, nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2009
with that many IBU’s I was kind of expecting my head to pop off, but it was way more mild than i thought. great beer, if you like hoppy beers

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Uh. I don’t know that what I wrote is appropriate to post here. Something about Columbus sailing the ocean blue & discovering N. American hops, then making a beer with them. Except the original review had a lot of expletives. This beer smells like weed, cat piss & caramel (its a good thing!) and tastes like heaven. Tingly pine, mango, malt. Wonderfully hoppy finish with some nice lighter caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2009
A pleasant surprise from Lagunitas. I was hoping for a new refreshing IPA this summer and I got one. Thin body, kinda reminds me of Pliny or Alpine Nelson IPA. Clean, crisp with nice citrus and hops. Well balanced, makes me want to come back for more. It could use a stronger dry hop for a bigger nose. Well done Lagunitas!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vivid amber color with a large yellow-white head. The aroma was sweet, fruity and strongly leafy floral hops with just a hint of pine. The flavor was dryish, tangy and bitter with notes of caramel, nut, pine and floral & fruity hops. The finish was long and bitter leafy hops. One dimensional and fairly mild for a double IPA. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Good but not great. Pours a nice orangey color with an amazing hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy but nothing like a stone or hop devil even. A bit thin considering it’s size as a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2009
I was anticipating something really hoppy. But I had a Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA earlier today, so this Hop Stoopid was a slight disappointment. Yes it’s good like they say, but its bitterness is a bit oversold.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange with an off-white head of enormous proportions. Great head retention! Perfume, ripe fruit, pine, resin, grass, and slight floral notes fill out the nose. Medium carbonation with a medium rich, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Pineapple, peach, honey, a bit of earthy malt, grass, and spruce on the palate. Strong bitterness to balance out the hefty malt sweetness. It may have 100+ IBUs, but it balances pretty damn well. Great lacing all the way down the glass. This is one of the best IIPAs I’ve ever had.


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