Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by gleemonger:
4.58/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Mostly clear, yellowish orange with a small white head that dissapates rather quickly and leaves a strong lacing. Very inviting looking IPA for sure.
Hit with a huge aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit hops, followed by some light malts. A little lopsided towards the piney malt equation, which I love, but still could use a tad more depth.
Almost smack on to the aroma, with the piney and citrusy hops, with just a slight, sweet, caramel malt background. Nothing really over the top here, just has the basic American IPA elements in a very well balanced, tasty way. Bitterness lingers a tad more than anything else.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing with a little body - perfect.
Yes, I know this one is just about everywhere you go in California, but I'm totally fine with that, because I think this is a benchmark. Just a really great, basic IPA leaning towards the piney, hoppy side of things, like many CA IPA's do. There are definitely more exciting IPA's out there, but this one is a solid staple.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2012 19:55:24 | More by gleemonger
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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