Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by drperm:
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
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bought this 22oz bomber (no freshness dating) from Total Wine for a little over $5. That's a pretty good price for such a quality ale. Poured into a wide-mouth Ball jar.
A: Beautiful copper coloring with excellent, billowy head.
S: I get a lot of malt--ala a DIPA. Smells really fresh.
T: Not your typical IPA; malt up front, with nice, hoppy background. I wonder if it would be reversed if fresh. This is a really mellow IPA. That's dangerous...you could drink a lot!
Drinkability: I was hoping this would be my new, "go-to-IPA", but unfortunately I couldn't get that wallop of grapefruit and other citrus notes I crave. No worries, it's still a GREAT example of the style. I will drink this again. THANKS LAGUNITAS!
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 21:04:04 | More by smanders
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,715 ratings.