Update 3/14/2006: I just picked up my first six-pack of Lagunitas IPA here in Georgia, and I'm glad it made the trip. That same quote still graces the label, and my bottle pours to a rich orange amber color with a very impressive creamy head formation. The nose is full of piney hops, and the palate is a hop blast of aroma and finally bitterness in the finish. As before, this one has more toasty malt character than caramelly malt common in American IPAs. But it works beautifully with the resiny hop flavor and aroma and intense bitterness in the finish. A really fantastic beer indeed.
Update 1/28/2016: Here I am again enjoying a Lagunitas IPA, this time on tap at Taco Mac. It's still an excellent IPA with solid malt (something many IPAs lack these days) and a boatload of slightly resiny hops. What's more is it was only $4.75 for a 20-ounce draft, and went great with an order of steak and shrimp fajitas. A little more expensive than in past in bottles but still reasonable at $8.99 a six-pack.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.