RATINGS: 2358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt that the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh hops and malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth. This is Lagunitas IPA pumped up by about 30%!
IBU: 72.41

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Poured amber with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of pine and hops. Lots of hops flavor up front with some pine. Finished clean and sort of wet. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle from Aggie Liquor in Davis. This one is a mix between Stone IPA and Green Flash Imperial IPA with a mostly smooth palate. On one end, you have a complex, hoppy flavors of Grapefruit and citrus that hits you immediately, but its also rich and smooth to boot. There was a slight aftertaste, which is my only ding on the rating. Still, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Orange/amber color, small white head. Creamy, fruity, hoppy aroma, some vanilla, some grapfruit. Quite hoppy, grassy perfume flavor, fruity notes, dry, bitter and with some fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Poured a copper color and the smell of hops exploded out of the bottle. Flavors of citrus, mainly grapefruit dominated the taste. The hops are mostly tasted in the aftertaste which brought down my rating a bit. Better control of the hops would make this a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3300) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008
A rather boring IIPA. Aroma was decent. Earthy hops with some caramel in the background. Pour was a medium clear gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was very sweet. Sticky caramel malt with a medium mouthfeel and the hops dont come in until the aftertaste. As it warms the hops come out more but are still in the backseat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3031) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2008
On cask at Redlight. Mmmmm, been waiting for this. Pumps out of the tap a hazy amber with a thin white head. Temperature was a slight chill, really a perfect temp. The aroma was a huge bouquet of grapefruit and pine. The taste is spicy, hoppy with a grapefruit like tang to it from the huge amount of hops. A little thinner body than I expected. Finishes with a dry bitter citrus finish. Because of the cask temp, I made sure to go extra slow drinking this, because it goes down WAYYYY to easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2771) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Cask @ Redllight. Mmm. Sweet but understated hop aroma. Grapefruit rind and a little candied apricot, maybe some sweaty shirts. Very clean flavor up front, with light bready malts followed by a dose of prickly grapefruit hops. The low carbonation gives this an easy feel without lacking anything. Hoppy finish lingers with plenty of resins. Hints of white pepper and tobacco also in the finish. Deep copper color, poured with a modest had but leaves sheets of symmetrical lace.This one just disappears from the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Wow, what an underrated IPA. Pours a beautiful reddish golden color. filtered. Head is slightly orange with a good consistency. Very tastey head. Great mouth-feel and bang of hops. A very good well rounded IPA. The raging hops calm for a flowery aftertaste. I drank a Two Hearted Ale right after and it seemed to bring out all of the flaws of the Bells. Not even in the same ball park as other Imperials. Thou shalt not drink IPA with less then 7% or more then 9%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Nice fresh DIPA, although it wasnt as thick as some, which helps the fresh-ness come through. Lots of grapefruit in the whole bottle. Mild and drinkable through all the hops, which gets it another point or two. Balance is very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2008
bottles from Beerlando and Liquid solutions. This one from L.S.
Pours clear amber with a nice offwhite and lasting head in a tulip. Smell is caramel mostly and a slighty hoppy twinge to it, but it is very understated for a double IPA. Perhaps the hops have just faded. Flavors of caramel and tea like hops. Mild bitterness, thin, yet syrupy sweet at times. Decent, I guess, but needs more hops, unless this is an old bottle...

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