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RATINGS: 2186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2009 My favorite IPA. I almost passed out when I saw 5 bottles on the shelf at the local grocery store after being told months earlier that they didn’t distribute this in WA. Pours a nice golden orange color with a lasting off-white head. Citrusy, hoppy nose seemed to get stronger and sweeter by the end of the bottle- maybe a little bit of pineapple. Hop flavor has notes of grapefruit and pine, balanced by just the right amount of caramel sweetness. Nice long hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
This is about as good as it gets, right here. Nice golden/amber color. Aroma is pure grapefruit. Nice piny, floral hops. A little dry, but still, this beer is exquisite. Top 10 IIPA for me. This is as good as Hopsickle, Hopslam, Pure Hoppiness and Yulesmith. Best part? $4.29 a bomber. Words alone cannot express my respect for Lagunitas. Hop shortage be damned.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6009) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 This poured a clear orange color with a big white head. Aroma was loaded with scents of citrus, pine and floral hops, also some dampness and grainy characters. Flavor iwas bright strong bitting hops, mainly fruity and piney, with some malty sweetness in the end as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
22 oz. bottle courtesy of jimbowood. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a small white head and only drops of lace. The aroma could be used as an air freshener for small rooms; big fresh citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, and floral hops. Some sweetness from caramel malt. The flavor is much of the same. This is very hop forward; grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and floral. There is just enough caramel malt present to reign in the hops. The bitterness lingers on the palate for some time. Medium bodied and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Thanks Tim (Lagunitasfan)! Pours a light amber color with egg shell colored head. Hops came pouring out of this and filled the room with fresh pine. Taste is hops, citrus, and bubbly going down. Very refreshing beer, extremely bitter just right for a DIPA. This stuff is really good. Glad I was about to try it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Tossed in by Lagunitasfan on a recent trade. As good as IPA can get for me, for sure. The Belgian influences are noticeable but not overt - this is not Chouffe. And yet the yeastiness and moldy, de garde-like qualities give way to a definite West Coast bright, sharp hoppiness. A real style amalgam of a beer and one I will seek out seasonally.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2009
Bottle shared by ajm during intermission at the 09er. An excellent IPA. Pours a warm copper color with a creamy white head. Smells and tastes of floral hops, assorted citrus, and an element of confectioners sugar for sweetness. Highly drinkable, especially for a double.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Tons of candied fruits and Medjool dates in the aroma. Nice, balanced lightly sweet hoppy flavor. Not super bitter. My only complaint would be that the finish gets a wee bit thin and metallic, but it’s still really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aaronbr (156) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Very good looking orange-gold color and white coating lace on the glass. Fruity on the first taste, then moves into a tasty, hoppy bite. This is a really good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bronzan (139) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Another winner from Lagunitas. Pours a rich copper color. Has a fruity aroma and a nice clean, crisp finish. One of my favorites.


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