Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours a deep, golden amber with an off-white, 2-finger head with average dissipation. The resulting lace is fairly abundant and sticks like hell.
Smell - A bit of spice and citrus hop. Under this, a sweet malt aroma.
Taste - Pine and citrus hops, orange with a bit of bitter pith character, put into balance by a strong, sweet and clean bready malt backbone. Hops hold on to provide a slightly bitter aftertaste. Hints at a subtle peppery spice. Better than a 3.5 score, but not quite a 4. No 3.75?
Mouthfeel - A fairly thick and malty IPA. The carbonation bites, but comes off as underwhelming due to the thickness of the beer. Bone dry finish.
Overall - A fairly good IPA. I feel like it could benefit by scaling back a degree or two on the malt, which seem unusually high for the style. Still, it's a very drinkable brew, and one I'll buy from time to time, especially when options are limited.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2012 02:53:00 | More by TheSixthRing
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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