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RATINGS: 2324   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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4.1
jake65 (3942) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Medium amber in color, thick whiteish head. Great malty and hops aroma with a subtle sweetness. Taste is much more intense with hops (powerful hops), citrus, and florals. A crisp and dry finish. Well balanced flavor and one of my favorite IIPA’s from now on.

3.8
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2006
22 oz bottle. Poured clear light orange with a white foamy head. Aroma is my favorite in this, like putting your head in a hopsack, with pine being predominant. A little bit of bitterness at the end, but not what I would really expect of an imperial, but very nice.

4.1
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Wow, I love this! I have been drinking IPA all week as their has been a local "festival" of sorts. This Maximus is a bottle. Very fresh, full and balanced. Lots of citrus, pine and floral flavors. I wish this wasn’t a limited release.

3
Crit (4022) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2006
Cloudy orange amber,small beige head. Small scarce bead.Scotch alcohol nose.Starts malty,medium strength lasting hop finish,molasses notes. Medium alcohol heat. Thick and chewy Not one of my favorites

3.6
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
poured an orange-amber hue with a frothy white head mostly pine notes on the aroma, but a touch of sweet oranges. Flavor was hoppy yet fruity. dry finish.

4.2
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Clear orange color, with a small/medium white head. A great aroma!! I would love to have a shampoo that smells like this I think. Its just a soft and malty, lightly fruity, almost sugary, flowery, hoppy aroma. The flavour is similar. Sweet, big hops, even some caramel, with a bitter finish. Almost creamy in consistency.

4.2
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Pours a rich brownish gold with a thin though smooth and dense white head. A tiny whirlwind of bubbles coming up to the surface of the beer from the dimple at the bottom of my glass. The nose is really remarkable. Big juicy citrus/ grapefruit hops and light sweet malt with hints of peach and bootleather. The mouthfeel is soft and gentle, reminding me of a beer on cask more than a bottle. Still obvious small bubbles. A good bit of light viscosity as well, with a slight alcohol warming. The flavors are more subdued and rounded than the aroma, though still rather bold. A big sweet wall of malt up front with light sweetness and more brown sugar and even slightly caramel-like flavors coming through. As the beer warmed these flavors became closer to molasses at the dark end. The hops are certainly assertive and blend in a very nice way, though it comes off as slightly soapy at first. Predominantly floral, with that grapefruit seed-like bitterness and something a bit piney. There’s something slightly spicey or peppery about this beer, accentuated by the taste of alcohol. The lingering bitterness comes on quick with the first flavors leaving the mouth rather quickly. Big bitterness of the grapefruit seed sort with spicy overtones. Really well executed IPA. I thought this was a bit too sweet and rich at first, but now I’m sure this is a well balanced beer indeed.

4.2
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
A quality IPA. DIPA may be a little stretch. Color is a light orange and the beer has lasting aroma. No noticeable head. First sip explodes of hoppy bitterness, nice tingle. Long lasting bitterness and very drinkable.......careful. Excellent IPA.

3.8
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2006
From a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle with a humorous(?) blurb along the right side of front label, no bottled/freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a slightly hazy reddish amber hued orange with a foamy head that settled into a thin lacing, good carbonation. Had a hoppy nose, pine, grapefruit and floral, fruity esters and a very light caramel maltiness. Crisp, softly slick and hop textured, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, good DIPA drinkability. Nice hop taste, piney, grapefruit zest and a tad bit spicy oily, a sweet maltiness that lies underneath the hops, a vague carameliness as well, and a hop resiny finish. A nice summer seasonal from Lagunitas, tasty and balanced, not the taste bud killer one might except from a DIPA, very enjoyable on a hot summer evening.

3.7
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Aroma was hppy, some caramel. Flavor was nice typical double IPA, some citrus, pine etc. Nice looking, orange, with nice lacing. IIPA’s are almost never bad, this wasn’t the best I’ve had, but still a pretty good beer.


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