Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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Ratings: 7,645
Reviews: 1,710
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 166
Gots: 1,928 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
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Ratings: 7,645 | Reviews: 1,710
Photo of jmhoward03
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my goto IPA.

Photo of chaseparker9
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a decent beer, nothing special. You can do better with an IPA but it's a great 12 pack.

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

I really enjoyed this ipa. It is a great go to

Photo of MikeyGCAP
2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Unfortunately this IPA has very little character. It's less flavorful and less hoppy than the Lagunitas Pale Ale.

Photo of RoadLizard
2.94/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is almost what I would call a "light" IPA. The flavor is there but it seems like you have to work to get at it. The color is a very light orange, almost like a Pilsner. The smell has a light citrus note with a little warm bread in there. The flavor is mild and fleeting although still fairly good. Easy to drink. It's not very complex though which for this style might be an issue. I dunno. There are better IPAs out there for sure but this one would work for a person that wants a very light IPA. I wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of Belwar
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I had it on tap. As someone stated earlier, it's a bit more watery for ipa's I'm used to. The color is a little lighter than most ipa's. I would pass on this if most other ipa's are available on tap. Not the biggest fan

Photo of mugsup
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this easy-drinking beer. The person who said this tastes like a sweaty snatch needs to stop feasting on sweaty snatches because it's affecting his tastebuds.

Photo of arvidkoval
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange body. Orange like hop aroma. Has that signature Lagunitas scent. Hop forward taste, a bit watery, almost like a pale ale. Not that bitter. Again, a slightly watery feel, not the best. Overall, I'd be happy to see this on tap, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Photo of Extol
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not bad. Nice amount of bitterness, easy biscuity finish. I can drink a six of these on a nice summer's night. Nothing that I would kill over, but definitely solid.

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

Pretty good I.P.A.

Photo of derekgw123
2.36/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Just another IPA. Nothing special.

Photo of LampertLand
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Brewing 'IPA' @ 6.2% , originally tasted on tap @ GCBF'14 , this review from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.50
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a golden/amber in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-thick tar , piney resin , so west coast
T-big tasting California IPA ,
MF-ok/decent carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-good beer
prost LampertLand

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a fantastic "starter" IPA. Incredibly drinkable, I can't imagine anyone not liking this beer. Everything in balance, not sharp or bitter at all, and not overly citrusy. If you have a friend who is new to craft beers, serve him this beer.

Photo of Lucas_772
2.45/5  rDev -37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Taste like an old sweaty snatch

Photo of stephenipa
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very solid IPA, nice flavor, after bite a bit harsh but overall a nice beer. It's in my regular rotation given the price. Nice value.

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

355ml bottle poured into a chalice glass

Look: Dark honey yellow with a bubbly, slightly off-white head. Considerable retention and significant lacing.

Smell: The hops hit you pretty much the moment the cap comes off the bottle - there's the whole gamut of smells here: pine resin, floral aromas, cut grass and a big heaping helping of citrus (grapefruit and orange predominate) and a side-order of pineapple. Malt? Not much that I could determine.

Taste: Oddly enough, this is pretty hop-forward although there's a massive range of flavours vying for attention here - fairly floral and grassy to begin with, with the citrus and tropical fruit flavours following hot on their heels. Spicy flavours and hop bitterness to finish. There's a hell of a lot going on here.

Feel: Dry, bitter and slightly fizzy - not too heavy for something that's 6%+. The flavour profile is rather special.

Overall: In terms of UK availability, Lagunitas is one of the American breweries that is most likely to find some kind of representation outside of your typical craft-oriented bottle shop. If you're after a good, solid IPA then this would make a good go-to brew - perhaps not as 'homicidally hoppy' as the bottle blurb would have you believe, but definitely worth it for the sheer variety of the flavour palate. I look forward to trying more of the Lagunitas output.

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

Delicious 4 seasons out of the year.

Photo of Hergestridge
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

THIS!!! Beer is Awesome... Beer is an oxy-moron for this Nectar of perfection!!! It's bitterness is perfect and the beautiful lacing creamy head is 1st rate... This, Citizens, is a top rate beer and I think, maybe even Indira Gandhi would've approved. Well done.. and Blessings Lagunitas... And thank you for letting me pass your Chicago Brewery every day heading into Chicago.. Beer is the once constant in Baseball.. :)
~Carry on Citizens!!!~

Photo of rmup18
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Solid overall IPA. Not overwhelmingly hoppy. Just right.

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is one of those beers that escaped my reviews for forever, for whatever reason, probably was lost in one of the BA crashes, then realized I didn't have a review recently, so decided to get it done.

Tap at tavern in the square in Northboro.

Nice creamy thick 1/2 finger head fades slowly, crystal clear honey tan color.

Nose brings nice hops, fruity and floral, generic fruit, with some tropical notes and faint citrus, floral and slight gassy hops as well, mild sweet base malt.

Taste brings bright hops, floral and fruity again as well as grassy, generic hop fruitiness with light citrus pith and little rind, faint grapefruit pith and juicy Clementine like citrus fruit, nice floral grassy hop character, with fair bitterness that ramps as it goes. Nice base malt to balance at first, then dries on the finish and gets quite bitter, with lingering bitter grassy floral hops and touch spicy.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall there is a reason this beer is a staple ipa, great balance with nice bitter finish, great overall hop profile that doesn't go crazy, very enjoyable and tasty.

Photo of Hinton64
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First time I've had Lagunitas IPA, not bad. A very mellow IPA, easy to drink. A good entry level IPA.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gets better the more i drink this beer. So i'll keep buying this beer. Good job on this one.

Photo of stamtish
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Have only had on tap. Love this brewery. People with a bent I can relate to. They have much better offerings. It's decent, but not a top notch IPA.

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

Great tasting beer,smooth hops allover!

Photo of brureview
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear copper color with a 4F head in a Spiegelgau glass.

Excellent aroma: pineapple-citrus.Most IPAs don't have a good pineapple/other citrus aroma. Quite nice.

Very carbonated mouth feel.

Taste: good citrus, but a bit overpowered by the excellent nutty, earthy, very hoppy finish.

overall: an excellent IPA with a lot of complexity usually found in higher ABV beers.

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,645 ratings.