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RATINGS: 2345   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
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours a clear honey golden color with a nice compact, creamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is earthy, pungent hops. A bit spicy with a strong malt background. Taste is balanced with a vanilla like malt presence and bitter hops. Don’t know how old this is but it doesn’t taste super fresh. Still it’s drinking quite nicely and is a nice, drinkable, balanced example of the style if not a hop bomb that I prefer.

4.1
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
[ Thanks to fonefan ] Cobber of color with a beige head. An aroma of hops, grass, liqurice and malt. A flavor of grapefruit, hops, malty notes and liqurice.

3.9
drfabulous (8802) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Pine and a bit of citrus in the aroma. Hops that smack you in the face. This brewery does no wrong for me. Not available in Missouri, but supposedly available just over the Illinois border. Excellent double IPA without the heavy malts that many have.

3.6
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2007
Dense one finger beige head over an unclear copper colored body. Moderate (for the style) fruity and grassy hop aroma. Whiffs of caramel and earth. Sweetish malts and a fair amount of bittering hops in the flavor. Clean mouthfeel. Medium body. Long bitterness in the finish. Nice. (Bottle @ RBNAG’07)

4.4
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours a hazy 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 with a bitter hop that coats the entire palate. Head retention is good and the lacing the glass looks absolutely excellent, completely slapped and pasted over. Long, good finish. Wonderful!

3.8
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle. Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, pine, citrus, light to moderate malty, caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (271007)

3.7
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Pillowy whitehead that stands the test of time. Lovely lace and a big floral hop aroma. In a nutshell a classic California hoppy IPA that is very resinous. The palate is dry and bitter with tropical fruit and orange scented hops. The finish is long and hoppy with a dash of malt to keep this beer honest.

2.1
BeerFanDan17 (1122) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Once again, this style fails to appease me. I was dissapointed because Lagunitas classic IPA is one of the best. However, this one, with only hints of the original, is overpowered by the grapefruity hops. If you like a sour and bitter ale, this is for you.

3.7
Sigmund (8010) - 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.


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