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
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
appearance is a clear copper, pours two fingers of white head that retains reasonably well until eventually settling into a thin layer of head that retains throughout.
smell; citrus fruit, bit of floral hop character, molasses.
taste; mildly fruity, citrusy hop character, hint of resiny hop oil, touch of malt in the background.
mouthfeel; light/medium body, very carbonated.
overall; enjoyable enough but unexciting, it's a difficult task for an American IPA to really stand out and this beer proves just that.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 20:59:02 | More by SteveB24
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,538 ratings.