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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

7,202 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,202
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 133
Gots: 1,441 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of epyon396
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakethal
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waggman
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelLupardus
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeHBerk79
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Classic IPA. No frills beer from a great brewer.

Photo of highTempo
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried in a pint glass poured from a bottle.

Looks a bit light relative to the IPAs I'm used to in the PNW. It's well filtered, a light-to-mid yellow-orange with good carbonation. The head is a little high, maybe 6mm with a moderate pour -- off-white, ivory. Very lacey. Though it's lightly colored it's a nice looking beer.

The smell is also light for an IPA relative to what I'm used to. It's a bit floral and skunky with only a little bit of pine. Pleasant but not really outstanding or interesting.

The taste has some mild bitterness and the skunk in the smell comes through again. There isn't a lot of the complexity or interesting hop character that I've found in really great IPAs. The finish is 'flat' and a little bitter. Carbonation is a little high and overall body is just a little thin.

This isn't a bad beer but I don't see why I'd choose it over the great IPA options that we get in the PNW unless it was a really great deal and I needed a budget option, but it actually tends to be a little on the costly side.

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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluntfacekillla
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Butters573
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drwatson32
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALC82
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CTJman
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pmno2
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopphead31415
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer has a clear dark golden color with a small-medium head. The head is composed of thick bubbles instead of the tiny ones that you see in a finer head. These larger constituent bubbles make for a nice texture and each bubble pops with a hint of the aroma which I’ll talk about next.

Smell: The smell is very nice, but is not very strong. I can pick up on the malty front and the mild hops at the back, but other than this you should rely on the taste to enjoy this beer.

Taste: The taste is great. If you don’t want a powerful IPA like a Double or Extra IPA for those lazy weekdays, then this is the beer for you. I personal enjoy this beer as is, but I wouldn’t mind a higher IBU or ABV content. The malts hit first with a nice toasty flavor and gives way to a delayed citrus laced hop.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is nice. It has enough carbonation to dance with the mild alcohol content and there is a lingering resin-like coating on the tongue after a sip. This has a smooth feel to it also.

Overall: I would say this is a great beer by Lagunitas, but not as awesome as their Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’ variety. This Lagunitas IPA is a nice go-to beer if you can’t find anything stronger or more robust. I found the only negative thing about this beer to be a lack of complexity. I usually look for a well-timed release of a variety of flavors each as strong as the last, but this one is sort of monotonic. Not bad, but just not excellent.

Photo of 96gpse
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeadyRebekah
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,202 ratings.