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RATINGS: 2129   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 5, 2008
On tap at Marker 20. Lightly hazed amber with a white head. WOW, what a nose... massive perfumey floral hop and citrus, cookielike maltiness. Flavor is more hop goodness, peachy and orangey, floral perfume and sweet sugar cookie. A hop bomb of the highest order that, despite the massive bitterness, is well integrated and deep. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2008
Thanks to flexabull for the great extra Bottle poured into my pint glass produced a good two fingers worth of head that lasts on top of a golden hued body. Aromas of floral citrus hops and a light malt presence in the nose as well The initial flavor is hops but it is balanced enough with the malts to keep it from being to bitter some nice citrus flavors as well (pineapple, grapefruit) Good mouthfeel nice and light with enough carbonation to make it crisp as well Very drinkable brew a great Imp. IPA would seek out again if I could get it. Iím going to go enjoy the rest now

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 On draft at The Ruck in Troy, NY...possibly the best beer they have had there. very fresh tasting IPA, I didnít know it was a double until I looked it up. Not extreme in any direction, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - APR 2, 2008
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep orange color, with a foamy white head. Aromas are strictly "C" hops. Some malts, caramel also present. Flavors are hops up front, strong malt backbone brings up the rear. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Well balanced, which was both surprising and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Typical dark yellow of a big IPA; nice, long-lasting frothy head. Big hops aroma of course. This is lemony and peachy, a bit more towards the "lighter" spectrum of hop aromas than the musky piney and grapefruity things I crave. Acidic, corrosively hoppy flavor, initially a bit more raw and abrasive than I care for, but then becoming a bit more piney and orangey like I like. Finishes relatively juicy and actually quite thick. Bitterness is not overwhelming to me. Nicely crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (659) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 On tap at Toronado in San Fran. I had this in a bottle some time ago but did not rate it. So this is for that tap: Big aroma very much the cool hop bomb of a beer. This was more bitter than the Pliny the Elder I had right before this. There is so much hop and punch that I could nearly taste cannabis. I need to find this again down here in So Cal. 6/02/09: Updated from 4 to 4.6. Incredible beer. Best beer for the money I can find. 10/07/10: Orig a 4, then 4.6, now I want to lower it again. Maybe this is unfair and this bottle is old or something. However when Iím shopping, I often look to see how (or if) iíve rated something. I now have to put this back down to a 3.9. I have had a lot of IPA and DIPA in the last 2 years so my palate is growing. This bottle tastes really skunky, in a not-good bad weed kinda way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2008
On tap at The Rotten Apple in Grafton, IL. Pours golden copper with a light whitish head. The aroma is very hoppy with pine, tropical fruits and pineapple along with some light caramel malt highlights. Medium / full body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor begins with lots of tropical hops, some pine and soapiness. The finish is very tropical with some funkiness and a bit of soapiness. A very well crafted beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Big props to Lagunitas for making a beer this tasty. Perhaps if they focused more on outstanding beers like this and their tribute beers to FZ, then they wouldnít make their other crappola (see Brown Sugga, Hairy Eyeball, etc). The aroma has an incredible trifecta of malts, piney and citrusy hops. Very aromatic with a sharp hop appeal that is sure to keep hopheads happy. Color is a medium copper color with a nice frothy 2-finger cap. The flavor of the hops spread cleanly across the palate, knifing the bitter tastebuds with enough grapefruity and pine hops to coax out the sweet malts and combine insanely well. No noticeable alcohol burn, just a clean beer with lots of character, and finishes with a lingering bitterness. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Poured into a nonic. Orange-honey-colored with a sudsy white head. Tons of concentric rings of lacing. Aroma is extremely hoppy. Lots of tropical fruit notes to go with the pine. Not really any malt to speak of. The hops really dominate the flavor as well. Orange, grapefruit, and pineapple provide sweetness that washes into a sharp bitterness. Malt is but a biscuity sidenote to this beer. Although the hops dominate the balance, the flavor really isnít all that full. Itís a bit watery to me. Smooth on the palate with a medium body and good carbonation. No alcohol in the taste. Long, dry, bitter finish. One of the more drinkable double IPAs Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Clear copper body with a medium creamy off-white head and sticky lacing. Sweet citrus and floral hops aroma. Very sweet sugary citrus hop flavor with some floral hints. Very fresh hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a smooth bitter finish.

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