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RATINGS: 2388   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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3.2
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.

4
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Poured a bright, clear copper-orange color. Created a tight and dense 1/2" white head with decent retention and some wispy lacing. Slightly muted but pleasant aromatic notes of feshly cut oranges, grapefruit and pineapple. Smells of pine, biscuits and malts linger in the bcakground. Palate is fairly full and fluffy with a slight oily texture. Taste starts out with a nice citrus peel blast of bitter high alpha acid hops; crisp and lip-smacking. Soon to follow is a smooth tongue coating of subtly sweet caramel candy malt and tropical fruits to balance things out. Finish is slightly dry and bittersweet. Alcohol is faintly perceived in the background. Overall a solid and sessionable DIPA.

4.6
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2007
This one’s ridiculously good, mayhaps the best I2PA I’ve had. Definitely better than the Ruination IPA I had the other night, which is 4.3-4.4 quality. Lagunitas has this hop thing down just about as well as Stone.

4
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2007
My second Lagunitas brew....and again I’m fully impressed. Clean, cereal taste, mostly clear light pale yellow body. Similar to their Kil Ugly Radio IPA....not quite as Hoppy. Full bodied, tasty.

4.2
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
22 oz bottle from bottletrek.com. All I can really say is, "damn good". Pours orange with a creamy head and tons of sticky lacing. Big citrus and floral aroma with a subtle maltiness. Flavor is very similiar, but very well balanced between malt and hops. Lasting bitterness, oily mouthfeel and alcohol is barely detectible. This is a awesome West Coast IIPA. Must be put in your regular rotation.

3.7
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
liquorloft tallahassee.Very much like there single IPA, spicy hops blended on top of citrus. very nice malt backbone. nose is strong citrus hops and malt. lasting bitter finish but not as bitter as other styles.


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