Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by NolateM:
4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I must have gotten a bottle from a great batch, because this beer is fantastic to me.
Poured into a mug. Reddish orange body, with some sediment, and a perfect thick frothy white head that lingered the whole time. No lacing though, which is the ONLY reason it didn't get a 5 for appearance.
The aroma is like a citrusy spring hop meadow.
The FLAVOR was fairly complex, though still I'd describe it as a medium-bodied beer. Upon first sip, it's all grapefruity lemony citrusy goodness. Then during swallowing, it's a nice bitter hoppy bite that hits the side of the tongue, and somehow there's an almost buttery flavor floating around. Not a ton of alcohol in the flavor either, though I did still expect it to be above 6%. Finishes fairly clean, despite the bitterness lingering for a few seconds.
I was expecting a decent IPA when I bought this, but I got even more than what I expected, especially after reading other reviews. It's not really really bold or anything, but it's a delicious beer from a brewery that really doesn't get enough credit. If you want a nice session beer and a nice smooth-drinkin' IPA for the summer, definitely buy it!
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2006 19:54:26 | More by NolateM
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’ve had this many times before, but, having just joined the site, I decided to write a review this time. The beer is dated 6/3/14 (about two months old). It pours a straw yellow that borders on copper under certain lighting. The aroma is pleasant with a subtle citrus characteristic, but predominantly earthy resinous hops. The taste has more citrus than the nose would suggest and is full of orange and lemon zest. The beer finishes with a sturdy, resinous hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue for awhile. It is medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation, which suits the style well. Overall, a solid beer. At a reasonable price, it is a nice go-to beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 04:59:09 | More by thomda11
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,740 ratings.