Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Ah, a very nice offering from Lagunitas, who are known for their specialties and their occasional duds. This is as advertised, a highly hopped IPA that has a good bite and lingering hop flavor on the palate. Not sure if I’d call it a double IPA, but it’s much better than their standard IPA, if not just for the fresh taste alone. Glad I picked up a 6’er. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Hazy orange color with a beige head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Flavor of grapefruit hops. Not very malty, and pretty mild for a 2IPA, but its really good. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 on cask at the Night of the Living Ales 07. i’ve not been a big fan of this beer or brewery for that matter but found the cask version quite tasty. nice pnw hop balanced well.3.6. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2008 vintage, 12oz bottle, 8.0%abv version. pours clear golden with white head. nose is piney and citrus hops but a big grainy malt aroma coming through and this really isn’t that hoppy. was isn’t that hoppy also, an earthy grainy flavor with some grapefruit hop notes. this is more like a single ipa or a 1.5 ipa. calling it maximus is a bit of a joke. 3.2.
Bottle. Strong hop aroma and some malt. It felt a little too carbonated on the palate. Good hop flavor with nice bitterness, but could use some malt for balance. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Poured a reddish orange; medium head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and orange. Nice, light oily mouthfeel. Pretty subdued for a DIPA, but still tasty. Pretty good balance, with a caramel malt flavor. About average for the style.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
This is an outstanding beer! It has an aroma off of its orange glow that really spikes with different layers of complexity...fruits, herbs, and a nice sense of hops. Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Bottle. Pours with reddish/orangeish color and lots of head. Pleasant bitter smell, and the hops predominate but not too overpowering like some other IPA’s. Great balance, IMO. rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Aroma of an almost lipton iced tea mix smell and a small amount of malt on the nose. Pours a clear copper color. Taste is less sweet than other IPAs and has a nice bitter hop tastes Creamy mouth feel and lasting finish. Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2007
A dark orange appearance with a beige head. The aroma is full of pine, grapefruit, and oranges. I catch a little perfume in there as well. This wasnt as BIG as some IPAs Ive had which isnt always bad. A well balanced beer with more grapefruit and oranges showing up in the flavor. The finish was quite bitter. Top notch IIPA in my book. IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Draft at the Bistro’s 7th DIPA Fest: Nose of citrus hops; Hazy copper samll off-white head; flavor of citrusy hop bitterness; not that good!