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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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87
very good

5,767 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,767
Reviews: 1,476
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 73
Gots: 522 | 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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RyanLigeia

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Before getting into the review on this one I'd like to note that it's been aged (properly) for about a year. I'm aware that you're generally not supposed to age IPA's but I'm a fan of more malty IPA's and with the 6.2% abv on top of the fact they they claim this beer has "imperial malt qualities" I figured I'd give it a shot. So, here goes...

Pours a beautifully hazy, dense looking orange/yellow color. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation in the glass. Sort of reminds me of my girlfriend...looks delicious but definitely could have yielded a little more head.

The scent is mostly dominated by a wonderful caramel maltyness. After that I'm getting hints of citrusy hops and a tinge of alcohol.

Taste is similar to the smell in the sense that it is malt forward, which was expected and its definitely not a bad thing. A nice smooth caramel maltyness followed by a slightly bitter grapefruit hoppyness. Alcohol is well hidden. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, especially for a westcoast IPA. Goes down VERY easily. Low carb level with a lighter side of medium body.

Overall, interesting enough, this beer aged pretty well. If you're into experimenting with your cellar I'd recommend throwing one or 2 of these down there for 6-12 months. This beer is also great fresh but it was a cool idea that didn't turn out to be a failure.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 21:21:19 | More by RyanLigeia
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,767 ratings.