HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Duvel glass a hazy orange/amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of piney hops. Big beer flavor you’d expect from a 2IPA and then some. Full of hop bitterness from start to finish, a hop lovers delight. Backed by a mild malty sweetness to balance the flavors rather nicely. The hops left my taste buds tingling for quite a while afterward. This is one nice big beer. If you like hops, try it. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Pours light golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of orange hop resins. Taste is aggressive with hop resins that are fruity and piney. Notes of toffee, grapefruit, and pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and resinous with lively carbonation. mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - SEP 23, 2006
The flavor had some similarities to an amber ale...very strong malt presence and sweetened with carmel. Aroma was piney and some notes of grapefruit. Alcohol was somewhat noticable but not overwhelming. 7.5% got to me pretty well. Palate was the best part....well balance of dryness and biterness.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Amber, with a thick tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma, almost like the sweetness in fruit or flower’s aroma. Medium body with a bigger malt flavor than anticipated. A bit sweet and lingering in the finish. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2006
22oz - Aroma is fresh floral and grapefruit hops with a little malt tossed in for good measure. Pours transparent orange with a small head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is crisp and tart. Very tasty IIPA.
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Lighter amber color, kind of a vibrant oragne color; only slightly hazey. Lively carbonation with a lasting pale yellow head that stays around and leaves a generous amount of lacing. Aroma is
subtle, but complex with hints of citrus. Flavor is sweet citrus (not overpowering) and the bitterness is good, but subdued at first and slowly builds up through the sweetness. The 72.41 IBU doesn’t nail you all at once. The bitterness lingers through the finish and becomes a little dry. Alcohol is very well integrated with only a hint in the flavor toward the end. Gets better and better the more you drink. Lagunitas is another brewery that is quickly gaining my favor!
12 oz bottle (7.5% alcohol), $ from Belmont Party Supply. troopie (2339) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Clear orange colour. Off white head with broad lacing. Big aroma. Hoppy and malty flavour, like a true IPA. Lingering finish, you don’t want it to leave. It’s warm and humid with thundershowers, like a Mashonaland afternoon. Perfect day for a Lagunitas Maximus. This is from the bottle. I’ve had it on draft at my local and it’s even better kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Had never heard of Lagunitas, and just picked this up at Green’s. Damn glad I did. Poured to the expected golden orange with thick off-white head that stuck around for the whole glass, and left excellent lacing. Aroma was very hoppy citrus, mostly grapefruit and lemons, and taste was more of the same. Palate was very bitter and dry, but with a hint of sweet malt. I had the bomber, and drank it slowly, so that at the end, I was beginning to feel the effects of the 7.5% alcohol. This was a mosyt excellent beer, and I hope to try more. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Good citrus aroma, a decent blend of lemon and lime. Very orangey look with thin head. Good taste with slight alcohol hit. Decently smooth and very drinkabale. Good balance. Pretty good IIPA. lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Orange body with a large, light orange head. Flavor is intensely hoppy with a nice hint of sweet caramel malt. Nice, fruity aroma is not overwhelmed by the intense hops experienced in the taste.