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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,949 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,949
Reviews: 1,554
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 117
Gots: 1,151 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
45.6 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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Reviews by obywan59:
Photo of obywan59
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear and golden in color with a 2 1/2 finger white head that recedes rather quickly leaving plenty of nice, sticky lacing. Decent carbonation.

Spicy citrus and citrus rind, with light pine in the aroma.

Sweet citrus complement by the bitter rind early on. The bitter component gains near full control in the end.

Light syrup on the tongue. Crisp and drying. Oily hop burn in the throat.

The taste improved for me as the beer warmed. I marked it up from a 3.5. The beer has a substantial bitterness, but it's pleasant, not over the top. Definitely worth another try.

More User Reviews:
Photo of thomda11
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve had this many times before, but, having just joined the site, I decided to write a review this time. The beer is dated 6/3/14 (about two months old). It pours a straw yellow that borders on copper under certain lighting. The aroma is pleasant with a subtle citrus characteristic, but predominantly earthy resinous hops. The taste has more citrus than the nose would suggest and is full of orange and lemon zest. The beer finishes with a sturdy, resinous hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue for awhile. It is medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation, which suits the style well. Overall, a solid beer. At a reasonable price, it is a nice go-to beer.

Photo of psychoticpilgrim
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

A very solid IPA for the price. A fashionable beer for those of us on a budget who can't afford the better stuff and won't stand to drink something flavorless.

Photo of Greybeard
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Had this for the first time after a 5k road race at 8:30 in the morning. Drank a gatorade first (traditional lemon-lime-low sugar) just to give my body a chance to adjust.

Into the red solo cup it went, small manageable head, and delightful hops/citrus flavor. Very thirst quenching and no excessive hops bitterness requiring me to drink slowly. Mmmmm. Yes, beartender, I will have my second. Made the recovery walk back to my car much less painful and it did the hydration I needed.

The best Lagunitas I've ever had is the limited edition Lagunitas Sucks. This stuff far from sucked, but was not far from The Sucks. I will get more at the store.

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Found all over Pennsylvania, I'll only go for one if other handles are weak

Photo of Smr7626
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

This beer is widely available, which tends to have a negative impact on the ratings. I will tell you that this beer is excellent. Sierra Nevada Pale is widely available and is one of the best pale ales out there. This is a top 10 IPA. This is my first IPA and I think one of the mount rushmore IPA's that opened the floodgates for this category. What I like best about it is that it is smooth compared to the one sided dominant hop profiles that seem to dominate the landscape to the detriment of the beer. Yes, I love hops but all hops and no balance does not a beer make. Lagunitas is delicious and is one of those rare beers that actually taste better from the bottle than on tap. It is a top 10 IPA. Nuff said.

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Sampled on tap at The Taphouse in Red Deer. This is an extremely enjoyable IPA. Light, citrusy, and outdoorsy (if that makes any sense). I found this to be a balanced and refreshing IPA - I would not hesitate to pick up another!

Photo of jocques
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a full size keg as well for wedding

Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poures a deep copper with a fluffy head that leaves a light amount of lace,heavy pine aroma with a grapefruit note.Pney,resiny flavors going big on the hops thats for sure not much malt base but some nice flavors.There are better west coast IPA's out there this one seems way out of balance but still decent but wont look for again anytime soon.

Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Bmm281
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange, with a faint chill haze. Not much of a head, and what there is doesn't stick around long. Prominent lacework as the beer is consumed, however.

Smell: Smells fairly malty. Definite hop presence, of course. These hops are pine-y rather than citrus-y. Faint whiff of...brown sugar, unusual for an IPA.

Taste: Assertively hopped. The first sensation of flavor on the tongue is the floral, piney hop character. The malt peeks out very briefly from behind the hops mid-palate but then sneaks off again to let the hop character reassert itself in the finish. I've had hoppier beers, but rarely have I had a beer where the flavor profile was so thoroughly dominated by hop character from beginning to end, to the exclusion of all other flavors. Whether that's bad or good is up to your personal preferences.

Mouthfeel: Standard for an IPA. Festively carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Nothing here to stop you from chugging a bottle or knocking back several in an evening.

Overall: I've had better, I've had worse, its okay.

Photo of Diana
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Zakk
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of FLASH
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of brownbeer
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber, with a white head that leaves some lace on the sides.

Aroma has that Lagunitas feel to it; a little catty and floral with some soft malts around.

The taste has a bright hoppiness to it, again, slightly catty and floral, but it does lack a certain authenticity as far as the hops go. Very wet and quenching, drinking a few shouldn't be a problem.

Lagunitas is predictable in the sense that if you predict it will be good, you'll probably be right. I will take the Pale over the IPA though.

Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JJH79
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of ccapurso
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tbryan5
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Iamjlopez12
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,949 ratings.