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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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87
very good

7,440 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,440
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 148
Gots: 1,713 | 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
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Ratings: 7,440 | Reviews: 1,659
Photo of Marv_Duper
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nice, hoppy beer w/ a ton of character. Maybe more of a special occasion beer than an everyday drinker, but I could get used to it...!

Photo of drunkenmess
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Well, very surprised and pleased with this IPA. Didn't expect it to be soo smooth. Delightful, yet unexpected. Have only tried their Imperial Stout. Decided to venture more into the unknown... pours very light off golden color with a more than typical white head. Nice lacing to boot. Smells of citrus, alil pine in there too and some fruits. Very smooth didnt not expect, was expecting more hops but it likey very much. After taste not bitter ar all. Defintley will pursue in the future. Cheers

Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good. Feels heavy, and is not suitable for "light enjoyment" (probably inevitable because of alcohol percentage), but still very soft feel overall and is delightful to drink. The taste of fruit present at the aftertaste... is just excellent. The taste kind of attacked me very aggressively and I was shocked. Very well recommended.

Photo of Andymac28
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid session IPA for me anyway, very smooth and balanced. Goes down dangerously well. Nothing that blows you away in the hop sense but it's there.. Good for summer grillin..megh

Photo of jancona
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very well balanced with grapefruit and pine hops and a solid malt backbone.

Photo of jweaver95
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best IPA I've had so far (then again I've only had 3 kinds). Smells of lots of citrusy grapefruit, lemon and maybe even a bit of tangerine, but also subtle pine and malt along with it. Pretty smooth with the citrus and pine coming throughon the taste with a nice lingering bitterness. Can't wait to drink it again.

Photo of 50marathons
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been wanting to try this beer for a while. It did not disappoint. Great hop bitterness but nicely balanced. Nice citrus.

Photo of BuccoFan
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Awesome body for a comparatively low-to-moderate ABV for an IPA. Lacing is equally nice, and finish is a mellow bitterness. The issue here is with the taste, which just isn't very notable.

Photo of pjr
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Highly drinkable. Not too bitter. Piney up front and great citrus notes on the finish. I detected mango and orange. Would definitely buy again.

Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a delicious, easy drinking IPA. It's great out of the bottle but even better on draft,

Photo of mchegash
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
A very bright and clear orange, with two fingers of off-white head. A good amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
Strong pine aromas, slightly resinous.

Taste - 3.75/5
Very hoppy, but not very bitter. I would describe this as a "mellowed-out" hops flavor. Lots of hops flavor, but not as aggressive and biting. Very piney and resinous hops, with some additional herbaceous flavor (reminds me of a forest of pine trees).

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, medium-light amount of medium-light intensity carbonation. Slightly crisp, and smooth going down.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a good IPA. I'm not a huge IPA guy but I enjoyed this beer.

Photo of RockyGarcia
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

One of the better IPAs, still not great.

Photo of Cloverlay
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lighter IPA that is very tasty! Great hoppy flavor given the light color.

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

solid ipa, mild biting pine and floral nose, finishes smooth.

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Goes down easy and finishes smooth. Boom, gone.

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.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,440 ratings.