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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

6,235 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,235
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 89
Gots: 754 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a finger of white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit, sweet malt. Flavor is light citrus and tropical fruit, citrus and piney hops, sweet bready malt with an intriguing very light spicyness. Light to medium bodied. Flavors are not assertive, but well balanced. I would like a bit more hop assertiveness, but perhaps I did not get an absolutely fresh bottle (dating please…). A pleasant, low key American IPA.

LiquidAmber, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dazanas, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

RyanAU, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Jmitchell3, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mjw1200, Apr 06, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a bronze color with an orange tint. Little carbonation bubbles race to the top of the glass. Webbed trails of sticky lacings are all over the glassware.

The nose is strong with whiffs of citrus fruit, specifically a freshly cut grapefruit.

A fruity and sweet IPA with flavors of orange, lime and a grapefruit bitterness. The malt profile is rather understated with a biscuit mouthfeel. An aggressive IPA, packed with flavor and quite enjoyable.

Hibernator, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

paulpratt, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

polopaul20, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dante23x, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

plinythederek, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

whatsgoody, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

alamode, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Fusebuddy, Apr 04, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Lagunitas Mason glass.

A: Brilliantly clear golden-amber. Two fingers of creamy white head retain extremely well. A thin blanket of lacing coats the glass.

S: A vibrant nose bursting with tropical hop aromas. Tangerine, melon, pineapple, sugary white grapefruit. Mild tropical esters. Hop oils. Grainy and doughy malts underneath.

T: Melon, tangerine, hint of lemon, dank and oily. Touch of passion fruit. Slight tropical esters. Modest bitterness. Grainy malt base. Dry and somewhat understated finish of oily hops and thin grain.

M: Medium bodied. Ample scrubbing carbonation makes it seem a bit lighter than it is and adds a biting crispness. Slightly creamy.

O: In my book this beer goes down as one of the best flagship beers on the planet. Vibrantly hoppy and infinitely drinkable and quenching. The bitterness rests at just the right level. It's enough to keep it approachable but still challenge a green palate and introduce it to what a real beer can be. Excellent quality for the price too. Lagunitas built itself on this beer, and it's a rock-solid foundation.

ryan1788a5, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jlh8643, Apr 03, 2013
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,235 ratings.