Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerbellydaddy:
4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This pours a classic medium bodied amber, with a nice fat head that initially bubbles and grows but dissipates in short order. The lacing is maintained only near the beer level in the glass.
The aroma is mild, though citrus notes are present as others have mentioned.
The taste is hard to pin down, though never unpleasant for me. Initially, on my first sips I tasted a heavy hoppy flavor, almost skunky. But the malts tend to work their way forward by beers end. Throughout there are hints of citrus with kind of a piney caramel finish - really a nice combination.
The mouthfull like the taste tends to shift from a mellow full bodied start to a dry crisp finish.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. IPA's are my favorite, and I really liked the subtle shifting that this beer offers. It will be a joy to try and pin this one down a bit more through further sampling.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2012 00:43:09 | More by beerbellydaddy
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3.94/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This ale pours a crystal clear golden amber color with a thick white head that slowly gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is more subtle than most west coast ipas. It consists of a generous amount of citrus hops with a slight malt backbone and some pine and grass notes. This offering sips very clean, light and smooth with just enough mouth coating resin to make it very delicious. The flavor is much more forward than the aroma lets on with a substantial amount of citrus and pine resolving to a nice malty sweetness and finishing with a lasting hoppy bitterness. This is a very well crafted ipa and can stand up with Stone and Green Flash as some of the best widely available west coast ipas.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 05:04:48 | More by lochef81
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.