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RATINGS: 2384   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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3.7
Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2007
Sampled bottle, RBNAG 2007 in Grimstad. ABV was 7.5%. Amber to orange colour, decent head. Nice hoppy aroma, not as strong as expected. Distinctly hoppy flavour throughout, but not really that extreme. Good beer.

3.7
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Pours a hazy large particulated amber colour with a large rocky-frothy off white head. Aroma is fruity, with lots of hops. Initial taste is soft fruity and sweet malts. Mouthfeel is a soft carbonation. Moving into a bitter hop that coats the entire palate. Light red berried candy also lingers in the background palate. Head retention is good and the lacing the glass looks absolutely excellent, completely slapped and pasted over. Palate duration is also good. Overall enjoyable.

3.7
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2007
66 cl bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Hops and fruit. Very sweet. (RBNAG’07 in Grimstad Nov. 3th.)

3.1
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
The aroma is super hoppy with pine and a biscuit maltiness. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. It’s rather bitter. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a good beer but not the best IIPA that I have had.

3.5
larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2007
Small white head. Hazy orange body with yeast particles. Deep sweet firm straw and malt aroma with fruity medicinal notes. Honeyish. Dry sweetish straw and malts taste with medicinal notes. Clean, sharp mouthfeel. Very nice! (0.66l bottle at RBNAG’07.)

3.2
mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
This beer was REALLY sweet for an IPA. It tasted like it was loaded with sugar and hops. It wasn’t bad, however it was a little too sweet for my liking.

3.5
beerbomb (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Pours cloudy burnt orange with small creamy head. Aroma is very malty sweet- sort of honey like- plus woody, resinous hops. Flavor is very malty, woody, and syrupy sweet like apricot as well as citrusy orange. Ends with sappy, woody bitterness and smooth, creamy palate. Not my favorite type of hopping, but good nonetheless....not sure if the hopping matched the malt increase for this IIPA tho.

4.1
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a nice fluffy head, decent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops. Very citrusy start, has a little more malt sweetness in the middle than I am used to for an IIPA, but it finishes with a nice bit of hoppy dryness. This is a very solid beer, but not quite a Double in my opinion, sort of bigger than an IPA but not big enough to be a Double/Imperial. Semantics of IPA-IIPA aside, it is very enjoyable indeed, growing on me more as I work my way through the 22oz bottle. I see many more in my future.

3.9
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Aroma is flowery hops. Clear orange amber hue with an averaged sized head that left good lacing. Flavor starts fresh and ends bitter. Palate is watery and alcohol. A very good brew but alcohol is way to apparent for only 7.5% ABV.

3.6
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Poured a nice copper color with average sized head. The floral aromas are strong with some citrus notes. The flavor was nice, a little mellow for an IIPA though. Had bright grapefruit and pine flavors, with a nice caramel hint. The dry biscuity flavor is nice on the frontend and blends well with the respectable bitterness on the back. Overall, I did like the flavor and strength of this IIPA, but didn’t care for the structure or overall flavor of these hops...There seemed to be too much going on, with little impact of a certain variety of hops. Very drinkable Imperial with good complexity and flavor, but really wasn’t impressed with overall taste.


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