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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

5,752 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,752
Reviews: 1,476
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 73
Gots: 515 | 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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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-16-2012 18:22:13 | More by bluerabbit
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GuyIncognito

Maine

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lot of my friends, whose palate I respect, love this beer, so I had to try it. When I took my first sip I said "It's like drinking a cactus!" If you've ever eaten nopales, this is the liquid form. Very subtle IPA bitterness, but with a green sappy finish that I did not enjoy. I will definitely revisit this beer at some point, but for now I cannot give it high marks.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 11:32:00 | More by GuyIncognito
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours out semi golden and clear in color, the head is off white very dense and rocky and has excellent retention.

S - the nose is very tropical, you get sweet pineapple, sweet orange and bitter apricot to start. The nose then ends with a sorta caramel sweetness.

T - the taste is a lot more piney bitter than tropical, you still get the tropical fruit although they are a bit muffled. finish is clean.

M - light to medium bodied, and with crisp carbonation

O - overall a decent IPA not among my favorites but defiantly worthy.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 05:30:18 | More by depechemode1983
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TCaldwell


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2012 05:25:54 | More by TCaldwell
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-16-2012 00:16:01 | More by kbrown
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-15-2012 19:27:31 | More by AntLeatherface
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Jsteez

China

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a bottle.

A-Deep amber orange with some cloudiness. Poured a 2 finger head that left a nice pinkish-off-white foamy surface. Foamy lacing on the glass. Carbonation was present.

S-The smell consisted of bitter hops, citrus fruits, and pine. I was quite pleased with the smell.

T-I could taste strong hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine needles, and a touch of sweet honey malt. Flavors were nicely balanced. The aftertaste tasted exactly the way my mouth feels after eating a grapefruit. The ABV was not noticeable because of the great tastes.

M-It is a medium-bodied brew with light-moderate carbonation. The flavors really felt balanced.

Overall-Nicely done. It is a brew worth buying again. It was a good feeling to pop this open after a long day's work and enjoy the balance of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 16:41:35 | More by Jsteez
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SGDJosh


4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on 9/15 on draft at the Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop:

A - gold/clean copper appearance, 1.5 finger head that clings to the glass

S - Sweet citrus, grass, and a little bit of earthy soil. Faint nose

T - A great blend of flavor. The hops and malts battle it out with lots of earthy green flavors up front followed by a blend of citrus and piney hops.

M - Light-Medium body, crispy/bitey carbonation

O - This is a really good IPA. It's got a certain balance that you don't really find anymore. It seems most people are just cramming hops in there and this beer is not like other modern IPA's. The malts are present as well as the hops but nothing is too overpowering.

J

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2012 13:21:48 | More by SGDJosh
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En29356

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-15-2012 00:28:45 | More by En29356
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-14-2012 00:00:15 | More by Pdrufo
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Aleforme

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-13-2012 21:45:59 | More by Aleforme
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Trulius_Slackerus


4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-13-2012 04:31:41 | More by Trulius_Slackerus
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mtgrl27


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-13-2012 03:00:26 | More by mtgrl27
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ladyivory

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-12-2012 14:06:02 | More by ladyivory
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-12-2012 02:30:52 | More by Drk93TT
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GinDC

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-12-2012 01:33:21 | More by GinDC
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-11-2012 03:53:09 | More by bigbeerfan
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LordVodka

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-10-2012 22:43:31 | More by LordVodka
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Johnny2stixx


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-10-2012 04:28:50 | More by Johnny2stixx
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-10-2012 04:15:57 | More by Jmick28
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Tech_Savy


3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-10-2012 03:41:56 | More by Tech_Savy
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Alohaneen


4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-10-2012 02:01:45 | More by Alohaneen
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Jeffreytmoore

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-10-2012 00:02:24 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-09-2012 22:54:03 | More by SonOfKyuss
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-09-2012 21:41:39 | More by dav2080
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,752 ratings.