True to their website, this is over the top on hoppiness. Astringent, sweet, and coppery. I could go on and on about "the laciness of the bubbles on the glass," but then I'd sound like just another California beer snob. They make good beer. Leave it at that.
Reviewed: October 25, 2003
This was a true to form IPA, I thought, but I wouldn't call the hoppiness "over the top." Then again, I've been sticking so much to IPA's and double IPA's as of late, that I might have become desensitized. Hard to believe I've reached that point, considering I used to slam such beers. Like Sam, I checked out the brewery's website to get their thoughts, and I quickly got lost trying to figure out what the hell they were saying. So I might just agree with Sam.
Reviewed: May 12, 2007
Hoppy but not excessively so. I would call it a "drinkable" IPA if there is such a thing. It's also entirely possible that I've been corrupted by the West coast IPA culture wherein every brewery has both a regular IPA and a Super IPA. This is the little brother to Lagunitas Maximus, in the same way that Stone IPA is the little brother to Ruination or Blind Pig is the little bro to Pliny the Elder. In the same vein, you can kick this beer's ass but be careful of the Maximus when he gets done with football practice.
Reviewed: June 06, 2010