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RATINGS: 2062   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Brass-bronze with cream hopped head and sweet floral hop and grapefruit aroma that is full of resins and indicates the body may be way over-balanced. High octane hop flavor, with monster stickly sweetness and overwhelming profusion of hops. Great for a tasting, but more than a glass in a sitting is too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2008
22oz bottle. ’08 vintage. bottled about 8 weeks ago. big thanks to jrop_21 for sending a bunch of these! pours semi-dark golden with white head. wonderful pnw hop aroma of grapefruit, pine, citrus, and a slight musty quality to it. flavors are juicy hops, grapefruit, orange, with a piney finish. full mouth feel and very slightly undercarbonated for my tastes. lots of hop flavor but alcohol and malt levels keep this from getting too messy. this still tastes really good so I’m sure I would re-rate this even higher if it was even fresher or on draft. except for that cask sample of old gnarley wine this is the best lagunitas has ever tasted to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, dense head that dissipates leaving a slight swirl of foam on top and spots of lacing along the way. Smell is massive with green floral hops, pine resin and grapefruit jumping out of the glass and attacking my nose. Seriously big fragrant hop aroma! The taste also starts with fruity hops, mostly grapefruit and apricots, but has a bit more biscuity malt presence than the aroma. The finish brings back the pine for a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with hop oils and good carbonation. This is a great DIPA and the best offering I’ve had from Lagunitas. When you factor in the price, this is absolutely one of the best beer values on the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy tpd975. Pours a clear copper with a one finger off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, and floral hops with a good dose of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6133) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
Draught. At Cole’s in Buffalo. Quite a light amber pour, clear, with a small head - I like my DIPAs to be cloudy-looking. but the aroma - jesus! - huge pungent fresh grapefruit and pine resin, and there’s crushed mint herbal character here too - yeah, some malt, but this is all about the eye-watering hops. Taste - yep, hoppy; at first you think "nice, a bit of a bite, but not that big" - then you breath in and and oxygen works on those patient alphas coating your tongue and after 2-3 seconds the REAL resin/pine/grapefruit pithy bite kicks in and you’re committed for the whole E-ticket hop trip - long, intensely bitter, increasingly alcoholic but that never overpowers (how could it?), and oh so fresh tasting. So it’s pretty one-dimensional - so what!? it’s a GOOD dimension: the HOP dimension, and I like the hops. Super beer - and damned big!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
draft at coles in buffalo- real good. Christmas tree juice, and quite offensive to those hop averse. Not me. Really liked the stickyness here. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
22oz bomber. Pours a bright copper with a two-finger, light tan head. The aroma is delightful - the right blend of citrus hops and light, grainy, crystal malt sweetness. The flavor follows aroma - a nice blend of citrus hops with a touch of pine and well-balanced dose of crystal malt sweetness. Malt has light breadiness and moderate level of toasted bread (melanoidins). Beer gains in bitterness. Bitter finish is strong with pine and grapefruit, but balanced by firm malt backbone that maintains a light caramel sweetness into the somewhat dry finish. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and velvety smooth with a light tickle from decent level of carbonation. Overall, a very tasty and well-balanced double IPA - delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Huge hoppy, floral grapefruity aroma. Pours an orange copper color. Taste i sextremely hoppy, some grapefruit, Harry mentioned Rhubarb, Overall a very good DIPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
From the bottle I wasn’t sure what to expect, it sounds like some cross between a DIPA and a saison or something. Turns out its just a solid DIPA. The beer is very pretty, clear copper with a lacey white head. Aroma is fantasic too, classic citrus cascade. The flavor is good, bitterness is there but not lingering at all. I could go for a touch more bitterness actually. Nice hoppy flavor though. The beer feels a little thin and bubbly in the mouth, finish a little dry. Overall I would call it excellent. Only $4 too, what a deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2008
650 ml. Clear orange-copper with a medium sized, lasting head that leaves a frosty sheet of lace. Big aroma of floral-citrus hops and honeycomb. Flavor is the same hoppy tones plus some earthy resin and wood. Not real complex aromas or flavors, but that isn’t what this beer is about; it’s just damn hop-tasty, as intended. Medium body is smooth, soft, and finishes dry.

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