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RATINGS: 2369   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
22 oz. bottle. Nice head over amber, golden color. Aroma is hoppy with hints of citrus and apple (would have liked more aroma though). The flavor is fairly bitter but good amounts of flavor hops are also present. It has enough malt to back up the alcohol content so it is a nicely balanced beer. There is some sort of spicy flavor probably just from the yeast strain. Lagunitas simply makes great beer and has made quite a presence in the microbrew industry. I stocked up on a few bottles of this stuff since it is a seasonal.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2007
Not being privey to many Yankee IIPAs, comparisons are few and far beetween. This one just seemed a little to soft and restrined compared with other tried in the past. No tounge fuzzing bitterness, and the hop aroma seemed a little one dimensional

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear, amber color with a large, frothy white head. Lacing is strong. Aromas of hops, spruce, grapefruit, and some roasted malts. Nice start on the palate with a smooth initial feel followed by a nice bitter finish. Creamy throughout which is a surprise for an IPA. Flavors of hops, hay, then a nice hoppy finish. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimbo2 (293) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2016
Damn great IIPA. Buckets of delish hoppyness working well with a solid backbone of maltiness. Should all be like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
This is a curious beer that is not really big enough to be a dipa, but is a bit too big to be an ipa. I can see why it is classified as a dipa, though, because the malt profile is what really stands out. This gave the beer a pleasant reddish color when poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. It is sufficiently hopped to raise an appetizing aroma even through a 1 1/2 finger head, yet the primary flavor is of caramel complexity. Smooth and light in the mouth, its much easier to drink 2 (or more!) of these relative to most dipas. The price ($11/6) also helps in that regard. Overall, this is a strong ipa or a weak dipa, as you prefer ... but is tasty and reasonably priced either way.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is sweet, piney, and resinous, with hints of garden flowers and butterscotch. Mouthfeel is creamy and sweet throughout, with a slightly bitter finish. This has been a favorite of mine for years!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2007
drank out of jesuss grail, this ipa has a light lasting foamy head, malty and citrusy aroma taste is light hops periody malt a little taint as well. goes in sweet ends dry, a decent beer. drinkable just not amazing nor one of the better ipas ive had

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
the beer poured a rich copper color and i have no idea about the head or lacing (wasnt paying attention and it was poured into the biggest chimay glass ever!) flavor is easy with hints of pine, hops and malt (which creates a nice balance). very slight citrus/bitter flavor towards the end as well. i enjoyed this more than their ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Pours a hazy gold color, minimal head. Aroma is unsurprisingly, hoppy. Flavor is hops hops and hops with small but detectable alcohol taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled from magnum bottle. Maximus pours clear copper with a dense, frothy, off-white head with sheets of lacing. A great looking beer. Its aroma is bursting with American hops, but the malts are present and accounted for as well. Flavor is nicely bitter, but a big malt presence adequately disguises the 72.41 IBUs. Caramel and peppery, piney hops dominate the flavor. Its nice, but really simple. Full-bodied, moderately-carbonated with a lingering, bitter finish. Very well made!


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