Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
4.4/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Okay, Lagunitas is great...but can anyone explain to me why they opt for the twist off caps? Makes no sense for a micro to do this, in my opinion. At any rate...
A - Pours a nice copper/dark amber color with a creamy head that sticks around.
S - Sweet smelling citrus and a touch of piny hops at the end. This one really smells like nectarines! I've never got nectarine smell in an IPA before, very interesting.
T - A lot of fruity hop taste, reminds me of Drifter Pale Ale. I can taste the grapefruit that everyone else is noting, nicely balanced with a bitter finish. Not as bitter as most IPAs, and more fruity tasting. Very well balanced and unique, I'm digging it.
M - Medium bodied, a little sticky feeling. Not as thick as most IPAs I have had. Moderate carbonation.
D - This is not as bitter or heavy as most IPAs I have had, and I could drink it all night! It's like an amped up west coast pale ale.
Overall, not what I expected at all but still very impressed. I'm going to have to bring this one around more often! Heard a lot about this beer and it held up.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2009 00:56:42 | More by BeerPhan86
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3.79/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bought this 22oz bomber (no freshness dating) from Total Wine for a little over $5. That's a pretty good price for such a quality ale. Poured into a wide-mouth Ball jar.
A: Beautiful copper coloring with excellent, billowy head.
S: I get a lot of malt--ala a DIPA. Smells really fresh.
T: Not your typical IPA; malt up front, with nice, hoppy background. I wonder if it would be reversed if fresh. This is a really mellow IPA. That's dangerous...you could drink a lot!
Drinkability: I was hoping this would be my new, "go-to-IPA", but unfortunately I couldn't get that wallop of grapefruit and other citrus notes I crave. No worries, it's still a GREAT example of the style. I will drink this again. THANKS LAGUNITAS!
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 21:04:04 | More by smanders
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,710 ratings.