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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
GABF 2007. Beer is clear, light gold with a small, white, frothy/bubbly, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P>The aroma is malty with light/moderate notes of toasted grain biscuit, moderate caramel note; Hoppy with heavy notes of resin/pine, grapefruit oil, light note of dried apricot; Yeasty with a moderate dough note; Trace of vanilla.<P>The flavor is moderate/heavily bitter, moderately sweet, lightly acidic with a very long, heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish. Long piney retro-nasals, moderate astringency on the gums.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/velvety and the carbonation is lively.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2008
22 oz bottle poured a nice amber with orange highlights. Almond color head that dissipates to a ring that lasts. Floral hop and citrus in the aroma. Citrus (lime and grapefruit) and bitterness dominate the first swallow. Nice mouthfeel with a bit of sweetness and some caramel in the malt. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Nice west coast DIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bomber pours out a nice clear copper with frothy light tan head and decent lacing. This beer has a full aroma that doesnít mess around with a load of grapefruit juice and orange rind along with a mild sweet maltiness. The flavor is much the same with grapefruit hop bitterness, some orange notes and a balancing sweet malt backbone. Very nice combination making for an excellent brew. Leaves a lingering grapefruit hop, orange wedge and malt sweetness behind deep into the after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Tap at The Maproom, Chicago. Pours a nice strawberry red with a nice white head. Aroma is peach, grapefruit, and a hint of strawberry. Erin did not comment on this one... First sip is an palatal attack from a regimine of grapefruit, peach, apricot. and pine resin. The flavors remain throughout, only subsiding in intensity slightly between sips. The flavors trickle along the tongue at a snailís pace. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
22 oz. bottle via trade with MrBendo - Pours a hazy golden color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Has a wonderful floral and citrus hop, and toasted malt aroma. Flavor is pretty much the same thing. No astringent aftertaste. Medium body. A very nice beer. Thanks Todd.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook, thanks to Rob and Rachel for lunch today. Medium towards deep amber, clear, slight head. Aroma was straight up citric and piney hops. Flavor was a bitter hop blast of citric and pine, with some slightly caramel malt sweetness to balance things a bit. Although clearly bitter, I found the hop flavors to be a bit muddled and lacking the fresh punch I would have liked. Having said that, I stil thought this was a nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkninja67 (40) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2008
on tap at the Sunset in Boston Very hoppy aroma, easily drinkable. Head disappeared quicky, bitter but smooth. Very well done Lagunitas. Definitely my favorite from you guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Has a weird, peppery taste. I think green peppers are what I taste most in here. Iím not exactly sure what this is supposed to be except strange. Lots of hops, very dry and just kind of odd in my opinion. Not sure Iíd have it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Draft. Aroma is very floral and crazy citrus hops. Very big aroma, pungent and oily. Taste is lemon and other citrus fruits, grapfruit and some pine. Very chewy and fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Has a strong aroma of grapefruit and hops. Has a nice sunburst color. For such a hoppy beer it has a nice malty balance to it. I really enjoyed this beer.


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