Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,976 ratings.