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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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87
very good

5,538 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,538
Reviews: 1,472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 68
Gots: 426 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
45.6 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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BeerPhan86

New York

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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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,538 ratings.