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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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4.3
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
An intense IPA. Amber with beige head. Not very impressive visually but the nose was strong hops, grapefruit, alcohol. Great mouthfeel. Rich and thick. Flavor had kick to it. Hops bitterness in a good way. Fruity. Grapefruit juicy. Kick ass IPA.

3.4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2007
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Not bad heavy on the citrus. Grapefruit bomb. decent hop bitterness. @ 7.5 wont kill you like some DIPA’s

3.7
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2007
Bottled. Amber-orangey colour with a rich white foam. grapefruity hop aroma with notes of pine-cones. Citrousy fresh flavour with a long bitter grapefruity finish. Simple but tasty.

3.4
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2007
If you like this style you will easily enjoy this drop. Colour wasn’t that flash to me but that is ok, hops are all you notice - a little more malt for the backbone would be nice, alcohol was good, so this was easily drinkable but not outstanding.

4.4
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Very nice hop aroma. Light bodied, but slightly oily. Slightly sweet with strong, but mild alcohol note that slowly reveals dark fruits. Finishes with a chorus of flavors. Lots of interesting, unexpected effects. A masterful IIPA.

3.6
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
not bad for an IPA, smells delicious, nice hoppy aroma, pours a deep orange lot o head, nice and bitter.

3.4
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Whoa!!!!!!! This stuff is heavy and a little too heavy for my taste. It wears me down; it tastes good, but be careful cause this will create regrets in the morning. Citrusy hops with unfiltered yeasts, tates sweet and well balanced, but wears down the session drinker.

3.5
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a fairly standard copper color with a nice three-finger white head that leaves behind jagged lacing down the glass. Slightly cloudy though. The initial aroma is a super sweet citrus fruit, like a tangerine or a clementine. Very nice. As it opens up the piney hops come out to play giving it a fairly standard aroma, but I bumped it up a point for making me think about clementines. The flavor is a nice blend of citrus fruit, piney hops, floral hops and even a bit of caramel. A bit hop-heavy as the malt backbone can’t quite support the bitter finish, but an enjoyable beer nonetheless. Best beer I’ve had from this brewery.

3.6
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2007
It has a nice smooth somewhat creamy mouthfeel and the flavor accentuates towards floral bouquet with some piney resin qualities. In the aftertaste, there is an odd orange-like tone bursting out along with the alcohol content which seems hidden at first. It seems to pair well with pizza. It seems a bit unbalanced to appreciate the bitterness, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

4
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Pours a clear, copper color with an off-white, average-sized, creamy head; a small, frothy, persistant layer remains with lots of tight lacing. Nose is simple but substantial with pink grapefruit and spicy resins and a bit of floral; malts are faint but keeping the nose from being all hops with bready notes and light caramel. Flavor is the nose would have suggested; pink grapefruit and pine resins remain dominant with a balancing malt base of caramels and bread tones. Palate is slightly sticky, somewhat creamy, moderately carbonated, and medium in body witha minimal alcohol presence. Finishes with the citrus notes remaining and floral and herbal bitterness notes exposing the more the moderate bitterness. Fairly simple but well put together IIPA. Nice balance of malt background, hop bitterness, and hop flavors. Nothing earth-shattering, but quite enjoyable.


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