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RATINGS: 2004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 5, 2011 Clean light gold, brilliantly so, with an oily white head that left a uniform thin lacing down the glass. Clean concentrated hop aroma, crisp with orange peel. Light bodied, clean consistent focused west coast hop character. Not a lot of depth but plenty of flavor. Sessionable beer for hopheads were it not 8.2%. 040511 Liking this more than the previous 3.4. Abrasive blend of Summit and Simcoe. I think. Gives me my big resiny fix.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Great Aroma...Taste of grapefruit,pineapple, and mango. Fluffy head with a great orange hue.. One of my fav IPA’s

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
a beer with a full amount of flavor. both the taste and aroma has a combo of grapefruit and pineapple flavors. really hoppy with taste of pure pine needles. fantastic flavor all the way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
The aroma has a wow factor with pineapple, grapefruit, biscuits, caramel, and an overall fruitiness. The appearance is deep gold with an amber hue. The head is large and fluffy. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is a great beer. I love it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. This just hit the shelves so I’m drinking it quite fresh. Pours an orange color with a somewhat thick foamy off-white head that settles to a thin layer. Nice lacing. The aroma is a wonderful scent that is really just a whole bunch of fresh hops. Honey flavor, melons, mixes with a pretty good grapefruit and pine hop combo, although not as intense as the aroma, and there’s some sweet maltiness to keep this balanced. Sharp bitter finish. I’m not sure if the hops are really Imperial IPA level but this is still a nice drink, tasty, yet easy drinking and nothing really out of place. Maybe I’ll pick up another bottle or two of this, especially at the Lagunitas $3.99 discount.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Yeah...this beer is pretty special. Tons of hops wielded by somebody in a brewhouse who knows how to use them. The flavor is all hoppiness, but packaged in a very pleasant package. And since hops come in all shapes and sizes, I’ll describe the intense hoppiness in this particular example as "sweaty gym sock" and "candied fruit" which is to say delicious on both counts. I must say I hate candied fruit, probably wouldn’t otherwise describe sweaty socks as appetizing, but in a hoppy beer, these descriptors are high praise (I hate raisins too...but in beer...terrific!). Color is orange, body is clear and brilliant. Head is minimal. Body is somewhat viscous for a non-stout beer. Flavor is very hoppy (of the variety I described above) and delicious. There is some backbone behind the hop...as while this beer comes across as hoppy and bitter, it doesn’t seem one-dimensional by any means. Mouthfeel isn’t tarry, but is definitely not thin either (which is to say, on-target). Really, really good. This beer reminds me quite a bit of Moylan’s Hopsickle, which I also really like. I would highly recommend. A bargain at $5.99 at Blacklick Liquor in Reynoldsburg.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a quite clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops and some citrus. Flavor is harsh bitter grassy hops initially, with a sweet citrusy and fruity finish. Very tasty. Reminds me of 1-month old Pliny the Elder. Quite enjoyable. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Aroma big tropical fruits and lightly spicy hop character, semi-sweet, biscuit malt as well. Flavor again a showcase of the hops, largely the tropical fruit variety. Somewhat resinous, somewhat juicy as far as hop character goes, sort of in between. A tongue-coating, long-lasting bitter finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Nice, exotic fruity, hop juicy double IPA with a very light malt background. The hops are bright and refreshing without ever giving you a sore throat. Very much a hop oriented beer but it still manage to come across as very balanced. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3470) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Amber color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is lots pine resin, citrus, grapefruit, and some sticky hops and tropical fruit juice. Flavor is incredibly sweet and tropical at the beginning that gives way to a very floral and juicy hop middle. Flavors of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit blend well with the hops and leave a lively and bitter finish on the tongue.


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