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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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2009 22 oz bottle via Irishboy (thanks!). Pours a hazy amber with a a large chunky white head that leaves some nice intricate dense lacing on my mug. Nose is both floral and lemon/citrus. Hops are giving me a serious sneeze-fest! Taste is caramel, toffee, grapefruit, ginger, lemon, with a big floral/citrus/pine hop finish. Body is light/medium, carbonation is just right. 7/13/2009 rerate-orig rating was 8/4/7/3/16=3.8- 22oz bottle via Hagen. Pours a hazy amber with a very large off white head. Nose is an atomic explosion of hoppiness....every hop aroma you can imagine packed into a dense space. Tastes like it smells, and if there is one predominant hop i would have to say perhaps amarillo and/or cascade. But whatever..there is lots of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, apricot, space...every hop flavor you can imagine is packed togeter, and the west coast C hops fortunately win the bottle, as it is quite citrusy in the end. Body is medium, carbonation is perfect. This is a hop lovers dream!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Bomber. Poured slightly hazy paler orangey-golden with a short, thick cap of beige head. The aroma was all about the hops.. chock fulla lime, perfume, and floral notes.. candied caramel and meaty citrus backing.. the amarillo is strong with this one! The flavor opened with tart and bitter citrus fruits.. sweet floral notes and English toffee join lighter fruits and more citrus on the middle.. bitter finish with pine, citrus, and cat pee. Medium + bodied with lots of bitterness and a grainy sweetness that was supple enough to support it.. nice uptick on the finish that would have been refreshing with a lighter body and ABV. Very good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Fresh on tap at EBF. Damn this beer is fresh and a smack in the face with amarillo hops. Pours a light hazy golden with a massive fluffy head and great lace. Aroma is intense dank weed, and amarillo hops combined- tons of tropical fruits, some citrus and a moderate cat-pee. Flavor is resinous tacky hop bittering- more amarillo- possibly simcoe, and some light pine- very bitter yet pleasant finish. I really liked this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1/3/08 @ the Tour @ the Brewery with Bikesandbeer, 8th Brewery of the trip, 1st of 3 of the day. Tap @ Brewery. Golden orange with a bright white ring. Nose is huge hoppy with lots of resin. Tastes is sweet full of awesome hoppy resin taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
strawberry nose, clear gold with a big huge head, rubbery hop flavor, uber-hoppy, i understand it’s the point of the beer but, man there are a lot of hops in this, i wonder how much weight per gallon, like 2 ounces? rubbery hops and strawberrys, thta’s all there is to it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2616) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Draft @ KLCC Microbrew Festival: Dark golden pour with a large sandy head. Aroma is rich with citrus and floral hoppiness. Light malts. Tastes like a big IPA with a solid maltiness. Caramel, citrus, and bright tropical fruits. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Yet another tasty brew from Lagunitas. 8.2%, guess that explains the headache... Not quite as hoppy as I was expected, kind of a sour taste to it compared to most IIPA’s. Ive got a big backlog of these beers to try, but I can see me having more of it when I have the chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Toronado, front bar taps. Big DIPA, tongue ripper, but very very drinkable. Foam to the max, and lovely malts too. I think this is what DIPA should be , rather than a glass of hop oils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
On tap at Toronado. Amber color. Lots of hop aroma. Big, big, white head. Lots melanoidin caramelization. Malty finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonsHead (140) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
perfect orange color. Exactly what I like. piney citrus hops after that. almost a perfect ipa. I love it, I wish I could take abath in it. end of story!

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