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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

5,768 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,476
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 73
Gots: 527 | 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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Ratings: 5,768 | Reviews: 1,476 | Display Reviews Only:
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lic217

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-31-2013 01:03:02 | More by lic217
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-30-2013 22:41:41 | More by runlikeakenyan
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vidguy17

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2013 15:00:27 | More by vidguy17
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-30-2013 14:44:29 | More by grimey68
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Roman5150

Spain

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle given to me by friend, no glass to pour in or time to actually give a solid review, will probably pick some up and re-review it later as this is off memory.

Aroma: VERY piney hoppy with some citrus and grapefruit notes

Taste: west coast ipa for sure, tastes very hop forward and piney, lots of weed taste, and the aftertaste is decidedly bitter, VERY grapefruit like towards the end. wow, this was my first one and will def buy again, wild ride of an IPA. On the bitter end, but it is well enough balanced that even for someone like me who doesn't always prefer really hoppy bitter IPAs, it goes down smooth.

Overall, a pretty damn good IPA, i will def be buying again, possibly on a semi regular basis as my local Krogers stocks them. One of my top 5 IPAs, but still no two-hearted...

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 09:34:29 | More by Roman5150
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jsanmarco

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-30-2013 01:43:30 | More by jsanmarco
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jimbodude5

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-30-2013 00:23:34 | More by jimbodude5
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-29-2013 21:57:58 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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Bauzen

New York

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid go-to IPA. Some would call it a benchmark by which other IPAs should be judged. Excellent floral notes in the aroma, and clean finish with every swig. The only thing keeping me from giving it a higher review is that I feel the flavor profile could benefit from a slightly higher alcohol content to give those aromas the extra punch they deserve.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 20:39:37 | More by Bauzen
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lovindahops

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-29-2013 19:40:46 | More by lovindahops
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AmitC

New York

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Color is golden. Very clear. About two fingers thick off white head with excellent retention. Awesome lacing on the sides as well. A few bubbles seen rising up.

Aroma is of weed. Pungent weed and some citrus. A bit of caramel sweetness. Some flower character. Overall strength is good.

Taste is pretty much the same. A very ordinary taste with some hoppy bitterness upfront. A good malt base in the middle. Some nice ground and earthy hop flavor. A bit of piney notes can be felt as well. Finish is mildly bitter.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. A comparatively balanced IPA.

Style Rate: 4
Personal Rate: 4

It is not bad at all. However, I was expecting something better.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 03:13:06 | More by AmitC
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-28-2013 23:11:25 | More by Jakethesnake503
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JaredM

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Copper color with a quickly dissipating one finger head. Mostly clear with a slight haze and good carbonation. Just the kind of color you'd expect from an IPA.

S: Awesome punch of citrus right off the bat. Grapefruit and orange. Citrus dominates the profile but there is a touch of pine as well. Smells delectable, my mouth is watering.

T: No surprises in the taste. Hop forward with bitterness overwhelming the bit of caramel sweetness coming from the malt. Not very balanced IMO but still nice to drink.

M: Medium body to this with a bitter (but not lingering), dry finish. Feels resiny/sappy to me and becoming more so as it warms up. Not very appealing to my palate.

O: Well it started off great. Both the look and smell are fantastic on this beer and I couldn't wait to take a swig but the weakest part of the beer comes in the taste and mouthfeel. The taste isn't very balanced to me but still has a great hop profile that saves it. The mouthfeel needs some work as it almost kind of coats the inside of your mouth. Odd but this has the makings to be a stellar offering from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 22:50:45 | More by JaredM
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-28-2013 21:30:22 | More by OregonGrown7
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TheJerkstore

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-27-2013 18:47:36 | More by TheJerkstore
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-27-2013 14:21:01 | More by jderosia603
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-27-2013 01:43:09 | More by MNBeer1017
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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-26-2013 23:39:28 | More by bca115
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mhudkins

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2013 18:31:12 | More by mhudkins
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Chadhowie

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-26-2013 16:03:06 | More by Chadhowie
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Cutty

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-26-2013 02:31:13 | More by Cutty
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sth77677

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-26-2013 02:16:15 | More by sth77677
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with no date into fancy flute glass

look is a clear orange ipa color, nice spatter of head with decent lacing and good retention. smell is dank: like a hop flower's armpit. also picking up some cannabis and juicy floral and citrus scents. taste follows with bitter grassy 'grass' with juicy mango, peach, and a peppery citrus finish. malt sweetness eases along the intense hops.

another great lagunitas product.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:41:55 | More by jimmah120
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-25-2013 23:19:02 | More by GuitarIPA
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ryrad23

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2013 22:00:05 | More by ryrad23
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,768 ratings.