Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmatsui:
4.15/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Aggressive pour yields a tight, soapy, irregular and off-white 3-finger head with really good retention and pretty lacing.
Ripe grapefruit and citrus rind hits the nose first with a touch of toasty maltiness, although the hops are dominant. Definite hop spiciness. Overall a very complex, sweet and citrusy nose.
Just an overall good balance. The hops hit you first with citrus, pine, rind, sweet grass and trademark norcal dank. The malt bill is definitely imperial-esque but not as heavy or a full. Lagunitas definitely puts the malt bill in the shadow of the hops.
Mouthfeel is fairly standard; full-bodied with a nice, dry finish.
I love this beer and always have. One of the first craft IPA's I've ever had and remains a staple in my beer diet. Favorite IPA? No, but definitely up there and I think it deserves the hype for it's full and revolutionary character.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2012 02:44:50 | More by dmatsui
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 5,749 ratings.