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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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87
very good

6,016 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,016
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 83
Gots: 650 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%

Servicable IPA, with a muted citrus hop fragerance. Lots of head and lace. Orange. Smooth if understated hoppy flavour, medium mouthfeel, creaminess,drying finish, and citrus aftertaste. Not bad at all as a beer on a summer night, not a knockout IPA.

06-23-2006 02:57:39 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-20-2012 02:44:08 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

A - Pours a hazy honey color with a 1 inch white head that fades to nothing. Good ring lacing on this beer.

S - Smells of citrus zest, pine needles, and malt.

T - Bitter pine hops, acidic citrus zest, sweet malt finish. Very very tasty.

M - Perfect carbonation on this beer. Dry with a well done bitter/acidic coating in the mouth.

D - Superb. Easy drinking and super tasty makes for a great beer.

07-05-2010 17:43:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-16-2012 19:34:05 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a snifter. The color is a nice light copper with a long-lasting white head. A bit of lace rings as it goes down. The nose is fairly strong on citrus rind. No real malt backing. The taste is some light citrus hops, orange and grapefruit. No malt. Definitely West Coast. Feel is nice and bitter and this drinks quite well. Love the below-6% abv on this.

11-14-2010 01:16:28 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-04-2011 22:25:51 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Pours clear yellow with a little bit of head, which died down quickly and turned into a thin layer of bubbles. The level of carbonation is moderate.
S: There's a gentle aroma of piney hops.
T: Like the smell, the flavor of piney hops dominates, which lends some bitterness to the taste and finish. There are also some hints of citrus in the taste. The hoppy flavor is moderately strong.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: This beer is very easy to drink. It would be very easy to consume more than one of these in a single sitting. There's a good amount of hoppy flavor, but it's not in any way overpowering enough to requiring sipping.

04-13-2010 00:23:52 | More by metter98
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +8%

"Thanks for choosing to spend the next few minutes with this special homicidally hoppy ale. Savor the moment as the raging hop character engages the Imperial Qualities of the Malt Foundation in mortal combat on the battlefield of your palate!"

Slightly hazed golden orange. The last pour funks things up nicely; a dense cloud of suspended particulates is visible. The head is dark cream, edging into light tan, is larger than most and is impressively stickydense. It looks tremendous immediately after the pour and looks even better as it falls. Great gobs of chunky lace adhere to the glass, mostly in thick, crusty rings. Very, very nice.

The nose is a thing of beauty. Plenty of citrusy, piney hops that crowd out all other aromas. The flavor is as expected: aggressively hopped and proud of it. It doesn't venture all that close to DIPA territory, but it's certainly one of the bigger IPAs out there. My guess is that one or more of the 4-C's are in use. Bitter grapefruit and lemon pith and peel is right up front. If you're not a hophead, I'd suggest leaving the cap on the bottle.

The bitterness is substantial, but it stops just short of being harsh. Pale malt raises its hand weakly as it lies beaten on the ground, but manages to contribute just enough balance to keep the beer from being over-the-top hoppy. The body is easily medium-full, just like I like my IPAs to be.

Lagunitas IPA is yet another great West Coast IPA and will more than adequately give hopheads their hop fix. Man oh man, Maximus must be a treat! I don't know how much longer I can let it sit in my beer fridge. As the baby brother though, this one is a doozy.

04-27-2004 23:44:36 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

Appearance: Pours a clear golden-tinged amber color with a huge head that grows creviced over time but clumps lacing to the sides of the pint glass

Smell: Loads of citrus fruit atop a sugary malt base

Taste: Sweet, biscuity malt, up front, followed first by the citrus but ultimately by an aspirin-like bitterness; after the swallow, the bitter flavors converge but there is plenty of residual sweetness on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A decent IPA, but there is something in the hop profile that hits my tastebuds the wrong way

03-02-2010 02:15:07 | More by brentk56
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2013 03:44:20 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-12-2012 05:07:20 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -22.1%

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and lacing. Aroma of metallic hops with some caramel malt. Taste is a mix between sweet malt with some metallic hops and a bitter finish. Body is about average. Overall, this is an OK IPA but far from being great and lacking balance between malt and hops.

09-21-2006 15:31:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

I seemed to have a better impression of this beer from the bottle than on tap. From the tap, it displayed all of the golded-copper colors, read retention, citrus nose, and bready, hoppy, malty flavors that were found in the bottle, just in a more subdued manner. Still a wonderful IPA, just got lost in the shuffle for me when sampling from the keg.

06-14-2007 15:24:08 | More by BEERchitect
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

It had been a long time since I had this beer, and I really never did get a chance to try this one on tap, so I got it in a sampler last night. Consumed on 04/03/2009.

the pour was nice with a medium amber color with a decent amount of haze to it. Nice little head of white across the top dropped a nice lacing all along the sides and the bottom while getting stickier as it went down. Nice light hop notes, grapefruit and pineapple, with a light biscuit like malt aroma as it warms. Clean, crisp and refreshing flavor with a mellow carbonation and nice light body. Overall a very solid IPA with a nice and easy delivery. Something I would like to keep on tap as a god to beer.

04-04-2009 20:49:33 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

A: The pour is a burnt orange color with a finger's worth of slightly off-white head.

S: A decent hoppiness to the nose. Citrus and floral notes on top of a bready base with a bit of pine on the finish.

T: The flavor is not as intensely hoppy as you usually find in CA IPAs. A nice bitterness to it as well as citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit. The bread/malt base comes through quite a bit as well.

M: Nothing out of the ordinary here, medium in both body and carbonation.

D: A nice easy drinking IPA that's not over the top hoppy, but not too sweet or malty either.

07-03-2010 21:59:00 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-05-2011 18:03:25 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-15-2013 19:34:10 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-18-2012 05:31:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2013 23:31:02 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-26-2013 06:23:57 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Single finger head with lots of lacing on a clear golden with crimson hues body. Aroma is sugary and citrusy with a earthy note. The good are well represented in the flavor with citrus, earthy, butter and sweet notes. Fairly complex. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very drinkable IPA and one I could drink routinely.

02-22-2012 01:26:17 | More by kylehay2004
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a full, foamy, white head.

Smell: Pale maltiness along with notes of spice, pine, and ruby red grapefruit.

Taste: Lightly sweet pale malts with a hint of spent grain. Spicy, piney, citrusy hop flavors. Medium bitterness. A final taste of caramel. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine little American IPA, it delivers pretty much what you'd expect from it.

06-06-2008 14:51:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-14-2013 03:20:00 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

This brew poured out as a nice looking golden color with a thick white head on top. the lacing on the glass was pretty nice here. The smell of the beer was hoppy which is a good thing for the style. The taste of the beer was pretty solid, good bitter hops flowing nicely through this brew. The mouthfeel was pretty good, well carbonated and drinkable. Overall I think this is a pretty solid brew. I would drink it again.

01-04-2012 04:36:47 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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.

11-08-2004 01:33:08 | More by oberon
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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