Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,690 | Reviews: 1,432 | Show All Ratings:
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
More User Reviews:
3.26/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear gold with a big, foamy, white head that dropped to a cover...semi sticky lace
Smells of pale malts with with hints of dry pine and red grapefruit..For some reason I'm also getting notes of gear oil!
Tastes of pale malts with a hint of used grain. Piney, citrusy hop flavors. Not all that bitter. Also getting gear oil on the finish. Oddest taste I've EVER experienced in a beer!
Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied, slight carbonation.
I've had much more appealing IPA's but this is still just ok if not great in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 23:12:24 | More by BrewMaven
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Great hoppy IPA, the pint was that was clear gold....tasted similar to DFH 60 min. Not exactly like it tho. Had total of three pints and couldn't find a problem with any of them. Also the head lasted most of the way down.. Went great with the fish and chips. A Solid I.P.A. one of my favorites.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 20:25:15 | More by Dartswizard
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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