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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

5,976 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,976
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 81
Gots: 628 | 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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gleemonger

California

4.58/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

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
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -48.6%

12-04-2012 03:26:21 | More by chippo33
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RhodyNative

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-04-2012 01:49:37 | More by RhodyNative
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ChadLAW

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-04-2012 00:02:57 | More by ChadLAW
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HavasuDG

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-02-2012 21:51:19 | More by HavasuDG
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-02-2012 07:27:51 | More by BYOFB
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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-02-2012 02:30:14 | More by aflies
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Happyhopper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-02-2012 01:30:38 | More by Happyhopper
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jkrich

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: deep, clear golden to bronze with a sustained white head.

Upon opening the bottle, there was a strong piney aroma that quickly dissipated. Poured into the glass, the aroma never attains that huge aroma; it is faintly piney and floral with a sweet maltiness.

This is an extremely refreshing and drinkable ale. The flavor has a nice bitterness followed by a pleasant and faint vanilla maltiness. The ale is very balanced, though the hoppiness returns to linger on the palate.

Light in body with a refreshing, spritzy carbonation. The soft maltiness battles the hop bitters on the palate before a satisfying bitterness wins out.

The label states this is a "special homicidally hoppy ale". To me it is a hoppy, American pale ale. Either way, it is a very good ale that I highly recommend.

12-02-2012 00:10:39 | More by jkrich
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Labeorphile

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-30-2012 03:35:58 | More by Labeorphile
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-30-2012 02:04:01 | More by KalanM
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-30-2012 02:00:13 | More by henryhampton
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-30-2012 00:25:43 | More by Mdodge8837
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-29-2012 22:20:45 | More by Proclarush
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MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-29-2012 16:32:18 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-29-2012 03:49:18 | More by beersvh23
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Acforster2

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-28-2012 03:45:43 | More by Acforster2
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jpvenezia

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-27-2012 18:52:22 | More by jpvenezia
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C-Dog


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-27-2012 06:39:38 | More by C-Dog
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cjac

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-27-2012 00:50:01 | More by cjac
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onespartan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-26-2012 20:21:47 | More by onespartan
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-26-2012 03:34:19 | More by Kahlerbock
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-26-2012 01:42:20 | More by yankhawk
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crawlhome

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2012 23:26:39 | More by crawlhome
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,976 ratings.