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RATINGS: 2387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 old rating: 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5 pours a clear burnt orange with a large yellowish head, very good lacing. smell of grapefruit, hops, touch of caramel. taste is creamy, hoppy, caramel, touch of citrus, a bit sweet, some roasted nuts in the back, end is a little bitter with a thick mouth-feel.

4.1
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2008
Wonderfully balanced and rich DIPA. Golden amber with a thick white head. Massive hop nose with piney and citrusy notes. Devilish hops up front with a subdued malt sweetness balancing things out. Very, very nice.

4
glennmastrange (2870) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle. Light to moderate malt aromas of cookie and caramel, heavy smells of pine and grapefruit for the hops, light broth for the yeast, and currant and date in the background. Head is small and white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky orange tan. Flavor is lightly sweet and acidic to start and the long finish is lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily and the carbonation is lively. A very nicely balanced DIPA with no negative characteristics

3.9
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2008
What ever hops these guys use I love them. Great piney aroma and flavor are the signature of the Lagunitas hop brews. I always tend to head for the hoppy beers but these guys got it!!! Great balance overall and I love the pine aroma and flavor.

4
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2008
660ml bottle, bright golden color, with a frothy white head, sweet toasted malt and nice floral hop nose, of coniferous, cedary, piney accents, with some orange, candied apricot notes, hint of toffee in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty, caramelized malt, juicy flowery hop character of pine niddle, leafiness, cedary, coniferous, a bit resiny too, with a mild fruity accent of citrus, candied orange peel and manderine, with an intense hoppy warmth muothfeel, leading towards a good leafy hop dry bitterness finish.

3.7
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2008
the pour is coppery orange,thin white head.aroma is very hoppy,and citrusy.this is in my opinion,the best bang for your buck,iipa

3.6
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
22oz. Poured hazy darkish orange with a white head. Nose was mostly hops and citrus, body followed with some more concentrated flavors and the slight notion of vanilla. Pretty enjoyable but nothing too crazy.

4.2
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
Pours a reddish-copper color into a snifter. Small head of off-white foam that quickly dissipates. This beer has a distinct piney-citrusy aroma that tastes like leaves a bit of piting pine in my mouth at the finish. This is the best Lagunitas beer I’ve tasted to date; still kind of mellow for a double IPA. Would definitely drink again. Good stuff.

3.9
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2008
12 oz. pours clear and copper with small head. mild citrus aroma with a bit of caramel. mouthful is bright with citrus and a smooth malt. finnish is crisp with little linger. great ipa.

4.2
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden-amber color with a slight white head. Aroma is very present, grapefruit/citrus and hops. Flavor is a very fruity, with tart hops and some grapefruit notes. Maximus finishes with a banana flavor and a hoppy aftertaste. One of the fruitiest IPA’s I’ve had, and I mean that in a good way. This is a very complex brew, something I’d recommend without hesitation.


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