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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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very good

6,245 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,245
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 89
Gots: 756 | 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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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.

thomda11, Jul 28, 2014
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Very grateful that lagunitas has finally started distributing in Indiana. Here goes:

A: Clear orange-amber; can see through the glass. Pours a fluffy, one-inch head that lingers and leaves plenty of lacing. Beer is also very well carbonated. Couldn't ask for more. 4.5/5.0

S: First smell that makes itself known is the grapefruit. Then comes the pine. There's also an underlying lemon rind that supplements the two aforementioned smells. This all gives way to a nice finish of lightly-kilned, sweet malt. A true WC IPA with a nice malt background. However, the hops aren't as robust as in other WC IPA's, which is surprising. They're rater subdued relative to, oh, Stone's IPA. Good though. 4.0/5.0

T: Hops are more robust than indicated by the nose. Attack the palate very well and have plenty of bite, which is what I prefer. Also, unlike the nose, I mostly get grapefruit (the pine and lemon are somewhat subdued); however, this is somewhat disappointing. Some malt follows, but unfortunately the beer is surprisingly watery. A little disappointing, but it's still a good, well-made beer. 4.0/5.0

M: Again, somewhat watery. It's very well-carbonated, though. 3.5/5.0

O: A good beer. However, I think I'll stick with the Lagunitas offerings that have more malt. 3.75/5.00

leantom, Friday at 05:40 PM
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,245 ratings.