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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

5,774 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,774
Reviews: 1,476
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 73
Gots: 529 | 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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CA_Infidel2o9


4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-11-2012 06:48:14 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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Brad7132

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-11-2012 03:09:55 | More by Brad7132
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-10-2012 23:19:07 | More by braican
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-10-2012 20:06:50 | More by Kaydogg
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-09-2012 21:37:31 | More by HEADYdb
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-09-2012 15:37:50 | More by xacidx
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bigd03


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-09-2012 14:54:57 | More by bigd03
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GRinCH

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-09-2012 08:50:51 | More by GRinCH
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Hellyeahimdrinking

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-09-2012 07:10:12 | More by Hellyeahimdrinking
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johnnye1981

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-08-2012 23:45:38 | More by johnnye1981
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GFD400

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-08-2012 01:23:42 | More by GFD400
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-07-2012 23:06:48 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-07-2012 22:35:07 | More by ryanpj
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jooj8

Slovenia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-07-2012 21:49:41 | More by jooj8
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RyanLigeia

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Before getting into the review on this one I'd like to note that it's been aged (properly) for about a year. I'm aware that you're generally not supposed to age IPA's but I'm a fan of more malty IPA's and with the 6.2% abv on top of the fact they they claim this beer has "imperial malt qualities" I figured I'd give it a shot. So, here goes...

Pours a beautifully hazy, dense looking orange/yellow color. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation in the glass. Sort of reminds me of my girlfriend...looks delicious but definitely could have yielded a little more head.

The scent is mostly dominated by a wonderful caramel maltyness. After that I'm getting hints of citrusy hops and a tinge of alcohol.

Taste is similar to the smell in the sense that it is malt forward, which was expected and its definitely not a bad thing. A nice smooth caramel maltyness followed by a slightly bitter grapefruit hoppyness. Alcohol is well hidden. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, especially for a westcoast IPA. Goes down VERY easily. Low carb level with a lighter side of medium body.

Overall, interesting enough, this beer aged pretty well. If you're into experimenting with your cellar I'd recommend throwing one or 2 of these down there for 6-12 months. This beer is also great fresh but it was a cool idea that didn't turn out to be a failure.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 21:21:19 | More by RyanLigeia
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compossible

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-07-2012 05:41:43 | More by compossible
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Joshpu

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-06-2012 09:04:55 | More by Joshpu
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thebuck


4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-06-2012 02:38:06 | More by thebuck
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gir02021

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-06-2012 01:23:57 | More by gir02021
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Frankensteineken

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-06-2012 00:00:10 | More by Frankensteineken
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-05-2012 20:40:09 | More by irishgreensoda
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djgoodwi

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-05-2012 00:16:50 | More by djgoodwi
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ClarkHimself

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-04-2012 20:35:14 | More by ClarkHimself
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gleemonger

California

4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mostly clear, yellowish orange with a small white head that dissapates rather quickly and leaves a strong lacing. Very inviting looking IPA for sure.

Hit with a huge aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit hops, followed by some light malts. A little lopsided towards the piney malt equation, which I love, but still could use a tad more depth.

Almost smack on to the aroma, with the piney and citrusy hops, with just a slight, sweet, caramel malt background. Nothing really over the top here, just has the basic American IPA elements in a very well balanced, tasty way. Bitterness lingers a tad more than anything else.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing with a little body - perfect.

Yes, I know this one is just about everywhere you go in California, but I'm totally fine with that, because I think this is a benchmark. Just a really great, basic IPA leaning towards the piney, hoppy side of things, like many CA IPA's do. There are definitely more exciting IPA's out there, but this one is a solid staple.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 19:55:24 | More by gleemonger
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jomer10


3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-04-2012 10:05:00 | More by jomer10
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,774 ratings.