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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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7,397 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,397
Reviews: 1,644
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 147
Gots: 1,642 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,397 | Reviews: 1,644
Photo of Lightauth
4.67/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Possibly my absolute favorite IPA

Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear, tea color. Head runs away pretty quickly. The smell is a nice touch of citrus bitter and warm floral. The taste is about the same. Very enjoyable. It leaves a very dry and bitter remnant on the sides of the tongue. I'd get it again.

Photo of ElJacobian
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell was tropical and great but the taste was thin and oniony. Pretty disappointed overall.

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had this in a growler (it was a gift) and were surprised how much we liked it (not being IPA fans).

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 326 4 2 at refrigerator temperature into stange. This was purchased at Elephant and Castle in Grove City, PA on 4 April 2015. The place is too dark to read bottle neck dates.
Aroma of pine, faint
Head large (8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor weak, slightly bitter, piney – more of an English IPA than a US version – no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4
This has held up surprisingly well for being a four month old IPA.

Photo of claytong25
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SO far my favorite single IPA, at 6.2% its very very smooth and has a mellow taste. I like it alot and its a great price.

Photo of blankenhoney
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 2.21.05 enjoyed today, April 2, 2015, from a teku

A: Clear gold with a bit of ruby or garnet tones

S: Light notes of orange and lemon; some light sweetness

T: Pretty citrusy and bready, a little spicy and a little bitter, with a bit of orange rind on the finish.

M: Light- to medium-bodied with fairly active carb. Leaves a dry, bitter tingle on the finish

O: Solid IPA that's a great value at $8.99/sixer. Nothing spectacular, but it's tasty, bottle-dated, and inexpensive…and thus always a good option.

Photo of T100Mark
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, in a shaker pint glass, at McFaddan's in Las Vegas.

Appearance - Nice gold color. A nice head that never entirely disappears. Remarkable clarity. Mondo stickage. A very handsome beer.

Smell - Grapefruit. A little spicy. A little sweet.

Taste - Big hops. Slightly acidic. A touch of sweet malt in the finish. Good.

Mouth - Good carbonation. A bit oily. A bit thin.

Overall - Yet another California Hop Bomb, to be sure. The bitter and the sweet work well together. Nothing too original here but tasty all the same.

Photo of SmashAdams
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average IPA. Nice hops and a bit buttery in the aftertaste. Tasty but nothing too special.

Photo of pugbutter
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

People seem to be getting a lot of citrus on the nose, but I don't get that. For me, the fruit notes are much rounder, sweeter...I think it reminds me of mango.

This is only partially misleading, because after the initial burst of grassy hops fades away, there's a nice, bready, biscuity aftertaste, like what you expect from a good witbier.

It's solid. I like it.

Photo of bassboneman
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I cant believe this beer is rated so low!
It is a great IPA
definitely worth more than an 87!

Photo of milwaukee512
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An easy go-to choice in a crowded field of IPAs.

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold pour with rich off white head. Grass notes. Lite hop flavor. Lite mouthfeel and grassy tongue coating. Easy drinking IPA.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have no clue as to whether the character changes completely whether it's brewed in CA or in IL as I assume I'm getting it living in PA (enough abbreviations for you?) but it's solid if not exemplary.

Photo of VegasLou
3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Simple but well made ipa. Very drinkable and widely available.

Photo of YeahRightt
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pretty standard IPA but it's common and reliable. Something I'll take at a bar that doesn't have a great selection without drinking an adjunct or random subpar IPA

Photo of raiderob
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Minimal head.light lacing.clear Amber color with carbonation of bubbles floating upward .a nice hoppy finish..Prost

Photo of ravisingh
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Good three finger head that is ivory in color and foamy. Nice golden color, about a 6-10 on the SRM in the pale gold range.

S: Serious cool hops burst of citrus scent at first. As far as esters they are there too, I'd say banana. Breadiness too, but like the banana subtle for malt. The standard points out resinous smell and yeah, when I check the resin scent is def there.

T: Bold roasted flavor that for me was very pleasing. After notes of resin. Some floral
notes without a doubt and those were in the scent too. Some pine hints detectable but low key. As far as esters, stone fruit, peach maybe but very subtle.

F: The bod is medium tilting light. Effervescence is there but not a lot. It has a very smooth finish and goes down easily, IMO.

O: Overall I like this beer. This would go well with pub fare no doubt so order them nachos!!!

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber like color.
Smelled a little citrusy with a pine aroma.
I could taste some hop presence along with some mild bitterness and citrus like notes.
Mild amount of carbonation.
This is a very nice IPA and for the price (about $16 for a 12 pack) it's a home run!

Photo of BenHesk12
2.91/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Absolute garbage, and so well distributed that it's always in your face. A generic northern california IPA that is in every bar and every convenience store, but is actually a watery worthless ale. I'm literally disappointed every time someone buys this. A bland, filler beer that you might drink just to get drunk and not seem like a cheapskate for drinking PBR. Avoid if you can.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish golden clear liquid with white foam head with almost no retention. Smells fruity, citrusy, flowery, fresh. Tastes very balanced bitterness with malt sweetness. More hops in the after taste. Feels low body with low carbonation. Overall a good IPA.

Photo of Brock915
4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yummy yummy yummy, tastes good

Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A gloriously balanced, highly quaffable IPA. It is truly luxurious on the palate and one sip begets another. Also, its James McMurtry's favorite beer and he's one of the best musicians and songwriters, period. So you should drink it.

Photo of vikinggary28
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle to glass. Moderate hoppy scent with the usual west coast IPA pine/grassy undercurrent aroma. Colour is amber/yellow with light head. Taste like a typical American IPA. Not bad at all, but not special either. Light Mouthfeel goes down smooth. For the price I would have expected a little more bitter flavour and a little higher ABV. But it's still not bad.

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On draft at the Abbey in Providence RI. Nice color and nose, but underwhelming with the overall taste and flavor profile. Nothing wrong, but just average for me. Might also have been that I was expecting more.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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