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RATINGS: 2210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For those mornings when you have to cut right to the chase, this is the one. Sure to blast through just about anything still lingering from the night before, this mouthful of Hops and huge rich Malt has a gaurantee built right into the name!

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flyingshoes (100) - USA - MAY 30, 2009
22 oz bottle. Very grassy and citrusy aroma. Irresistable blend of sweet and bitter fruit flavors; one of the best DIPAs out there. A must-try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Aroma is pure pine hops. Somewhat earthy on the pour. Body is a clear dark orange with a really thin coating of carbonated head that leaves quickly with no lacing. Taste is almost a sweet candy bitter. Really nice palate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Draft at Taphouse. fantastic hop aroma with an incredible fruity hop flavor. Perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Cant believe the ABV on this one. Incredibly drinkable and definitely one of the best IPAs Ive had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Friggin love this one. Huge hop aroma and flavors. The pineapple/ grapefruit combo is top notch. An absolute hop-bomb that really goes down nice and easy. Hangs with the best of the best in my mind when it comes to IIPAs. So juicy and tasty. One of the best.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Style; glass: DIPA; Tulip 22 fl oz x 8% ABV = 176 / 60 = 2.93 beers * 150 C = 439.5 calories (est.) Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $4.49 Aroma: hay, orange peel, pineapple, pine trees, salt. Visuals: intriguing packaging, looks like top shelf whiskey, deep amber, brilliantly clear, off white head, intricate thin lace. Taste: well balanced, light sweetness throughout, citrus rind tones continuously present, strength balanced with sensibility. Palate: dry, towel, long bitter finish with sweetness lying underneath. Overall: A very well balanced DIPA. A definite repeat. A sure favorite. At $5 a bomber, an amazing value.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Another solid hoppy beer from Lagunitas. Rich citrus and floral hops dominate this beer, but it has the sweetness in the malts to keep it from being overly bitter. Great mouthfeel and finish. Yummy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (6001) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Location:On tap at Capital Ale House, Innsbrook, 5/7/09

Aroma: Citrus fruits and floral hops mostly
Appearance: A nice copper color, and decently thick, off-white head
Flavor: A really nice hop flavor with an appreciable amount sweetness that gives it just a little balance
Palate: Decently full bodied, and a really nice mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I really liked this one a lot, tasted pretty fresh on tap, and drank really nicely, a really good example of a great style of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
the smell is HEAVY on the grapefruit and has hints of mango and lemon. this smells... so... good! looks very fizzy, pours with no head and the usual color if a little paler than i expected. surprisingly sweet with a tantalizing hops finish. tastes tropical and fruity. palate is smooth and fizzy, just perfect for lounging around.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 My Bottom Line:
The tropical fruit grove in which these resinous hops grow titillates both nose and tastebuds, making you forget there is anything else going on in this wondrous Double IPA. Quite drinkable for its size, this must be simply gorgeous fresh on tap.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty light bronze.
-This is one of the most attractive IPA perfumes Ive ever had the chance to smell. Resinous, citrusy and mango fruitiness, sandy Simcoe-like notes, wooden background, etc. Redolent of 3F Dreadnaught even.
-The flavor profile is not as complex as the aroma, but toasted and honeyed malts do make an appearance, attempting balance.
-Carbonation is smooth and the body is silky, creating optimal drinking conditions (for a strong ale).

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle. Fluffy white head rests atop amber-gold. Aroma is piney, grapefruit, and freshly cut grass on a hot day, which also happens to be something with which this beer would go very well. For something at 102 IBUs, allegedly, I expected this beer to be abusively hoppy, but instead its pretty well balanced with sweet honey-like malt and the 8% ABV. Pleasant spicy notes bounce around in the flavor as well. Nice and smooth palate, with a fairly low carbonation level, or at least thats how it seems to me. Thats not necessarily bad. If youre looking for a nice hop bomb that still has a bit of balance, this is a good one.


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