Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle poured into my Allagash glass.
Appearance: Wonderful burnished copper color. Thin white head -- the foam didn't stick around for long, but the bubbles continue to rise.
Aroma: 43 hops and 65 malts, you say? It definitely creates a wonderfully earthy melange on the nose. Whiffs of multi-grain crackers (ak-mak?), saltwater, green hop cones, oregano, grapefruit, white pepper.
Taste: A perfect 5 IPA taste for me! Minerally bite, smooth bitterness that slakes the thirst and leaves me craving for more, and a firm malt backbone that really ties the room together. Wonderful.
Palate: Crisp, brisk, but ever-so-slightly sticky at the end to keep it from a 4.5 or 5.
Overall: Damn this is a good one. And the pairing ideas in my head keep spinning: Mexican food with fresh salsa, Indian curries, thick grilled bison-cheeseburgers, a hearty sharp cheese plate...or by itself on a hot, humid summer day.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2009 21:03:02 | More by drperm
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