Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1,605
Hads: 7,705
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 164
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
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Reviews: 1,605 | Hads: 7,705
Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Light orange to pale yellow color, 1/2 inch white head, great lacing

S: Dank pine hops in the smell, not much else

T: Dank pine hops up front, sweet malts come in next to give some balance, needs more of a malty backbone to make it better

M: Medium, carbonated just right

O: A good IPA. Nothing that lights the world on fire but definetly a worthwhile offer. (365 characters)

Photo of D_McClain
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light orange color. Sour citrus nose with a hint of pineapple. Taste is slightly front-loaded with alcohol, which quickly settles into an herbal-fruity hop and malt profile. Feels a little clingy; not as crisp as some other IPAs. Overall, a good, solid representative of the class. (281 characters)

Photo of fitzy84
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought a six-pack at Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA. Served in a goblet. The drink had a large, frothy head with a slightly amber-copper appearance. Aromas had a sharp whiff of pine mixed with lemon citrus. The overall taste of the drink was a hoppy, but nothing too bitter. In fact, with the somewhat medium carbonation, the drink was smooth and refreshing. Overall, a good IPA. (387 characters)

Photo of blackett511
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the better IPAs out there. For its price point, hard to argue against ever getting it. Slightly bitter, more so than Sumpin Sumpin, but its pleasant. Its bronze and a little darker than some other IPAs, but its full bodied which I can appreciate. (253 characters)

Photo of Beerds
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs around. I call it "engagement beer" after I got engaged a friends mother of my fiancé had us over for drinks and it was the first time I had it. Glad it all happened. This is the beer that started my love for IPAs (240 characters)

Photo of drunkenmess
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Well, very surprised and pleased with this IPA. Didn't expect it to be soo smooth. Delightful, yet unexpected. Have only tried their Imperial Stout. Decided to venture more into the unknown... pours very light off golden color with a more than typical white head. Nice lacing to boot. Smells of citrus, alil pine in there too and some fruits. Very smooth didnt not expect, was expecting more hops but it likey very much. After taste not bitter ar all. Defintley will pursue in the future. Cheers (498 characters)

Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good. Feels heavy, and is not suitable for "light enjoyment" (probably inevitable because of alcohol percentage), but still very soft feel overall and is delightful to drink. The taste of fruit present at the aftertaste... is just excellent. The taste kind of attacked me very aggressively and I was shocked. Very well recommended. (336 characters)

Photo of Andymac28
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid session IPA for me anyway, very smooth and balanced. Goes down dangerously well. Nothing that blows you away in the hop sense but it's there.. Good for summer grillin..megh (178 characters)

Photo of jweaver95
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best IPA I've had so far (then again I've only had 3 kinds). Smells of lots of citrusy grapefruit, lemon and maybe even a bit of tangerine, but also subtle pine and malt along with it. Pretty smooth with the citrus and pine coming throughon the taste with a nice lingering bitterness. Can't wait to drink it again. (318 characters)

Photo of BuccoFan
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Awesome body for a comparatively low-to-moderate ABV for an IPA. Lacing is equally nice, and finish is a mellow bitterness. The issue here is with the taste, which just isn't very notable. (188 characters)

Photo of mchegash
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
A very bright and clear orange, with two fingers of off-white head. A good amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
Strong pine aromas, slightly resinous.

Taste - 3.75/5
Very hoppy, but not very bitter. I would describe this as a "mellowed-out" hops flavor. Lots of hops flavor, but not as aggressive and biting. Very piney and resinous hops, with some additional herbaceous flavor (reminds me of a forest of pine trees).

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, medium-light amount of medium-light intensity carbonation. Slightly crisp, and smooth going down.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a good IPA. I'm not a huge IPA guy but I enjoyed this beer. (685 characters)

Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear, tea color. Head runs away pretty quickly. The smell is a nice touch of citrus bitter and warm floral. The taste is about the same. Very enjoyable. It leaves a very dry and bitter remnant on the sides of the tongue. I'd get it again. (244 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 326 4 2 at refrigerator temperature into stange. This was purchased at Elephant and Castle in Grove City, PA on 4 April 2015. The place is too dark to read bottle neck dates.
Aroma of pine, faint
Head large (8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor weak, slightly bitter, piney – more of an English IPA than a US version – no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4
This has held up surprisingly well for being a four month old IPA. (656 characters)

Photo of blankenhoney
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 2.21.05 enjoyed today, April 2, 2015, from a teku

A: Clear gold with a bit of ruby or garnet tones

S: Light notes of orange and lemon; some light sweetness

T: Pretty citrusy and bready, a little spicy and a little bitter, with a bit of orange rind on the finish.

M: Light- to medium-bodied with fairly active carb. Leaves a dry, bitter tingle on the finish

O: Solid IPA that's a great value at $8.99/sixer. Nothing spectacular, but it's tasty, bottle-dated, and inexpensive…and thus always a good option. (528 characters)

Photo of T100Mark
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, in a shaker pint glass, at McFaddan's in Las Vegas.

Appearance - Nice gold color. A nice head that never entirely disappears. Remarkable clarity. Mondo stickage. A very handsome beer.

Smell - Grapefruit. A little spicy. A little sweet.

Taste - Big hops. Slightly acidic. A touch of sweet malt in the finish. Good.

Mouth - Good carbonation. A bit oily. A bit thin.

Overall - Yet another California Hop Bomb, to be sure. The bitter and the sweet work well together. Nothing too original here but tasty all the same. (528 characters)

Photo of pugbutter
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

People seem to be getting a lot of citrus on the nose, but I don't get that. For me, the fruit notes are much rounder, sweeter...I think it reminds me of mango.

This is only partially misleading, because after the initial burst of grassy hops fades away, there's a nice, bready, biscuity aftertaste, like what you expect from a good witbier.

It's solid. I like it. (366 characters)

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have no clue as to whether the character changes completely whether it's brewed in CA or in IL as I assume I'm getting it living in PA (enough abbreviations for you?) but it's solid if not exemplary. (201 characters)

Photo of YeahRightt
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pretty standard IPA but it's common and reliable. Something I'll take at a bar that doesn't have a great selection without drinking an adjunct or random subpar IPA (163 characters)

Photo of ravisingh
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Good three finger head that is ivory in color and foamy. Nice golden color, about a 6-10 on the SRM in the pale gold range.

S: Serious cool hops burst of citrus scent at first. As far as esters they are there too, I'd say banana. Breadiness too, but like the banana subtle for malt. The standard points out resinous smell and yeah, when I check the resin scent is def there.

T: Bold roasted flavor that for me was very pleasing. After notes of resin. Some floral
notes without a doubt and those were in the scent too. Some pine hints detectable but low key. As far as esters, stone fruit, peach maybe but very subtle.

F: The bod is medium tilting light. Effervescence is there but not a lot. It has a very smooth finish and goes down easily, IMO.

O: Overall I like this beer. This would go well with pub fare no doubt so order them nachos!!! (860 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber like color.
Smelled a little citrusy with a pine aroma.
I could taste some hop presence along with some mild bitterness and citrus like notes.
Mild amount of carbonation.
This is a very nice IPA and for the price (about $16 for a 12 pack) it's a home run! (268 characters)

Photo of BenHesk12
2.91/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Absolute garbage, and so well distributed that it's always in your face. A generic northern california IPA that is in every bar and every convenience store, but is actually a watery worthless ale. I'm literally disappointed every time someone buys this. A bland, filler beer that you might drink just to get drunk and not seem like a cheapskate for drinking PBR. Avoid if you can. (384 characters)

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish golden clear liquid with white foam head with almost no retention. Smells fruity, citrusy, flowery, fresh. Tastes very balanced bitterness with malt sweetness. More hops in the after taste. Feels low body with low carbonation. Overall a good IPA. (260 characters)

Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A gloriously balanced, highly quaffable IPA. It is truly luxurious on the palate and one sip begets another. Also, its James McMurtry's favorite beer and he's one of the best musicians and songwriters, period. So you should drink it. (236 characters)

Photo of vikinggary28
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle to glass. Moderate hoppy scent with the usual west coast IPA pine/grassy undercurrent aroma. Colour is amber/yellow with light head. Taste like a typical American IPA. Not bad at all, but not special either. Light Mouthfeel goes down smooth. For the price I would have expected a little more bitter flavour and a little higher ABV. But it's still not bad. (380 characters)

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On draft at the Abbey in Providence RI. Nice color and nose, but underwhelming with the overall taste and flavor profile. Nothing wrong, but just average for me. Might also have been that I was expecting more. (209 characters)

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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