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RATINGS: 1993   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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 On tap at Trappeze. Poured amber with a white head. Very hoppy nose with plenty of citrus. Taste is also very hoppy with a nice sweet malt backing. Finish is very nice with lots of hoppy bitterness. A great IIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Draft @ Trappeze. A very nice IIPA w/ caramel malt background and a clean, West Coast IPA hop finish. A very good IIPA. Best Iíve had in months.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Medium amber with white head. Big hoppy nose of very fresh citrus hops, sweet and gummy, with some faint caramel malt in the background. Flavor is again sweet pungent hops, mostly citrusy, with some malt and hops bitterness to support the super-sweet, almost over-the-top hops. Really tasty!

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
On tap at HDG. Pours reddish orange with a tight head. You gotta love the way you get hit immediately with the grapefruit hop aroma. Flavor is really on the hop side, which is just fine with me. The malts are really pale and hardly noticeable. A good one but the only knock is a slight medicine, metal taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19324) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
Draught at Rogue, San Francisco. Clear amber, minimal head.Powerful citric graperuit aroma. Sweet with a fair amount of cookie malt supporting the citric hops. Quite slim and drinkable with long bitter finish. An enjoyable IIPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 on tap at whole foods, fairfax, va. pours clear golden with off-white head. aroma of citrus and pine with some green grass in there. taste is earthy with big hops of primarily grapefruit with some floral and pine. Pretty big hoppy finish... nice earthy and stoopid... 22 oz. bomber this year (09)... at 3.99 AMAZING value!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 Orange amber with big, foamy white head / Grapefruit & pine nose / Medium body, touch of sweetness, with good balance of malts and hops, and with excellent biting finish / Flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, resin, and pine with a little sweet bubblegum on the finish / Not as hoppy as some, but great fruit and balance.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2009 (Old rating discovered in a dusty pile of forgotten notes, and I wish the notes on this one were more complete.) Thanks to aspidites for this!. Pours clear gold with a white head. Medium body and carbonation.

2009 update: Pours lightly hazy dark gold with a lacy white head. Sweet tangerine and pine aroma, with a taste that is much the same. Med body and and carbonation. Despite the commercial description, and various rater comments, this beer doesnít seem hugely bitter. Nice balance, really enjoyable. Iím bumping the rating numbers up.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tendency (25) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
22oz. bomber. Outstanding. beer starts w/ a thick chewy pine tar resin mouth filling hit backed by hints of vanilla cream. Like an exploding firework the taste smoothly transitions to crisp grapefruit & tangerine flowers. Beautiful balance. Lagunitas really makes some excellent limited release brews.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bomber provided to me by Bendo and served in my GI IPA Tulip: Deep golden hue with a big fluffy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of resiny and leafy hops, grapefruit, mango and orange zest, clove and pepper, caramelized and biscuity malts, with moderate alcoholic vapours. The taste has sugary sweet malts followed by a sharp attack of PNW hops. Citric and resiny enough to cut through most of the sweetness. Surprisingly the bitter is not very powerful upon the finish which returns towards the sweetness and a spiced interplay. The mouth feel is part lushness and part sharpness which neither seems to dominate. In the end a bit more attenuation would have done wonders for the flavor profile. Still a drinkable brew but donít expect a enamel scraping beer.


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