Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 2206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2009
[Bomber] Pours clear, dark amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is huge, and very, very nice. A lot of pine, with some mandarin orange mixed in as well. Taste has a big hop profile (pine and mandarin orange again, but this time with a good dose of grapefruit as well), with the bitterness being offset by a strong malt presence. Really nice balance between the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is full with a long finish of grapefruit and malt. This is a really solid IIPA, and one of the better ones that I have had. Well done, Lagunitas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 22 oz bomber purchased at Spirits RB. Poured a great looking honey hued amber with a pillowy off white head that left tons of lace on my Allagash glass and a large pile of head pooled on one side of my glass as well. The aroma was the perfect marriage of hop bitterness and malty sweetness that I can only describe as hop syrup. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and hop flavors linger with a light bitterness. Flavor of recently crushed hop cones, citrus rind, grains, lots of hop sweetness. Phenomenal beer and at such a beautiful price as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On Draft at Deep Ellum, body is a dark golden hue with a tall tight pure white head. Aroma is sticky pine with a little dust. Flavors of grapefruit and orange zest dominate with a touch a chewy pine sap as it warms. The body was oily and bitter and hop burn was not far behind. Really a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Draft… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is of pine sap, toffee, white pepper and resin. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty well-balanced overall, though it does lean just a hair on the sweet side. Pine bitterness rides sidecar while toffee and caramel sweetness steers the bike. Lengthy, bittersweet finish - finally, the bitterness outlasts the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a nice brownish orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, pine and malt. Flavor is caramel, pine, fresh citrusy oily resinous hops, grapefruit. Has a nice oily mouthfeel and finishes a bit astringent and bitter with some lingering sweetness and citrus to counteract the bitteress just enough to work well. Best value for a IIPA ever!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Smells nice. I taste grapefruits big time. Very delicious and fresh tasting. Alcohol is well masked under the wall of hop goodness. I hope this stays around permanently.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Pours an illuminating gold and redish orange, with two finger fluffy white head. Sweet and bitter hop aroma, with a huge citrusy grapefruit nose, caramel and pine as well. Huge hop bite, grapefruit, caramel, but not overly complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of citrus (both sweet and tarte), spicy, resiny. Tastes very astringent and spicy with an over the top resiny finish. Not my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Served into a tulip from a bomber this beer pours a nice golden orange hue with a 1 finger head that stays on the glass from start to finish. The smell is fantastic. I could pick up strong grapefruit notes, honey, and pine perhaps. The taste is bitter at first with a good sweetness to mellow it out. As this beer warms I am really liking how it becomes lighter on the palate. This is a fantastic Double IPA and should be bought when found.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bomber bottle, though it lacks the Sonoma Farmhouse portion of the label. What little room near the top of my aventinus glass left a cone of off-white creamy head that impressively stood 1/2 inch above the glass rim without loosing its shape and hurtling over the edge. Holy smokes, is the aroma good. Orange creamy hops that remind me of a hoppy dreamsicle. The taste is nice, but the malts dominate the flavor. Not until the bitter finish do the hops I like so much reappear for a lingering bitter finish. This is damn near perfect - just needs a lot less malt in the flavor and a lot more hop instead. But then again, I’m a hop whore...

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