Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by magictacosinus:
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.
Produces an orange-golden color, with hop oil and slight alcohol visible all around. Some modest carbonation, and an initial foamy one-finger head quickly descends to a modest ring with lacing at the top of the glass.
Hoptastic, to say the least! This one is full of orange peel, lemon grass, floral aromas, as a delightful overlapping sweetness. However, this is definitely one of the more citrusy California IPAs I've come across to this day - particularly on the orange side. Can't smell any malts at all here, and the yeasty aroma is melded well with the hops. Very fresh.
I've always liked this brew, but it's definitely a far different IPA from others. Mainly, I really enjoy the yeasty taste here combined with the fresh, zesty hops. It provides an extremely fresh flavor experience similar to its aroma, and the overall lack of malts makes it absolutely fine with me overall. The alcohol continues the sweet approach. Also, it's pretty oily and slightly syrupy, and despite a little bit of thinness at the back, this is balanced as well.
If it's fruitiness and zestiness in a California meat-and-potatoes IPA that you're looking for, look no further. This is now a classic around the Bay Area, and with good reason.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2012 06:39:34 | More by magictacosinus
More User Reviews:
2.98/5 rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
this is a weird IPA, it smells kinda soapy,and also at first reminded me of ovaltine. I guess thats some kind malt. Its even a little reminiscent of a swartz beer with its sweet malty smell. basically no hops for the nose.
syrupy taste like a swartz beer, with a little bit of hops finish. bees wax.
sticky mouth feel but still light. carbonation in minimal.
overall Not a huge fan of this. First beer I've had from lagunitas that I wouldn't recomend or buy again.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 00:57:12 | More by cervezango
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,544 ratings.