Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
appearance: This beer comes off very much so on the lighter side, with a very yellow coloration. Weak to no head retention. Overall it look ok. 3\5
aroma: lots of malt carries through. Fresh baked bread, caramel, and malty sweetness. The hoppiness falls mostly on the floral and fruity side (id describe it as pineapple and pear). Its good, but it needs more hop character 4\5
taste: its obvious where the focus of this beer is, and its on hoppy flavor. Their is still some grainy malt flavorings here and their (possibly the taste of Pilsner malt), but hops take total lead in it. And what a piercing, resinious hoppyness it is...I might not had liked it in the past, but it sits well with me now. To add to that is a nice pineyness that I find refreshing. And combined with a nice malty backbone to keep it all together? That's a winner in my book. 4.5\5
mouthfeel: slightly heavy with too much carbonation, which to me accentuates the heaviness of any beer. 3\5
overall: not a shabby brew! I've overlooked it for Laginutas more adventurous offerings, but this is great to share with friends who are looking for a classic example of an American IPA. I give it a 4.25\5.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 00:26:19 | More by jucifer1818
4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have to put a good word in for this excellent beer.
Lagunitas produces amazing products ranging from mass produced beers available at your supermarket to craft style ales you'll only find at speciality shops. Lagunitas IPA falls into the larger production category but should not be confused with typical mass produced beers. The beer kicks with flavor and is only separated from it's craft cousins due to its less pronounced hints of pine and fruit.
If you get the opportunity to try Lagunitas IPA from the tap, do it. You'll be blown away by the add pine and hop flavors. Enjoy!
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2013 02:03:16 | More by IPA_Chris
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,749 ratings.