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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

6,210 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,210
Reviews: 1,491
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 89
Gots: 739 | 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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Photo of KJA
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%

This is the beer that I will keep on tap in my garage. Having recently gone through a keg of Lagunitas Pale Ale and Lagunitas Censored, I wasn't sure what to think when I heaved this 175 pound IPA monster into my kegerator. The first few pints left me longing for the amazing flavor of the Kronic (censored) keg I recently polished off. But not to worry, I'll chalk it up to being an acquired taste....

Lagunitas IPA is a delicious beer. It is the flagship from Lagunitas, and for good reason. While the first few pints left me feeling like I was drinking a grapefruit juice product, I chugged along (literally) and developed a big appreciation for this drink. After going through about a dozen pints (not in one session unfortunately), I find myself happily pouring this beer when I get the chance and feeling giddy for living 15 minutes from the great brewery when this keg empties.

As noted in other posts, this beer has heavy pine and citrus notes. It pours a golden color with a 2 finger head from my kegerator. The aroma is hoppy and intoxicating, especially from your empty glass - it will leave you wanting another! This beer is best enjoyed on tap and cold. As I've stated earlier it can be an acquired taste for some. But just like a good bourbon or scotch, once that taste locks in you will want more and more and more. If in doubt, drink about a dozen pints and then lets talk.

KJA, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

pkalix, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Aleks_P
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

Appearance: Gold or copper color, carbonation is apparent upon pour. Transparent.

Smell: Hops are evident in the aroma, with some floral scents as well.

Taste: Interesting for an IPA. Not really dry or bitter, actually a fairly smooth taste. I can taste the hops but doesn't have as much kick as a lot of IPAs do. Hint of floral taste, consistent with the smell. I like it though, is a bit different.

Mouthfeel: Again, smooth for an IPA and not super-dry or bitter. Light carbonation. Pleasant.

Overall: This is different than a lot of the IPAs I've had because the hops aren't overpowering and the beer isn't extremely dry. Different than what I'd expect for the style, worth a try if you'd getting a mix and match of IPAs to compare and contrast.

Aleks_P, Jun 23, 2013
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,210 ratings.