Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +10%
A - Poured quickly but not too aggressively, head boiled up quickly and immeiately dispersed, leaving a slight foam ring around the edges. Golden color, very typical of IPA, but very active yeast.
S - mild hop aroma, mild biscuit undertone, mild floral notes... mild. Very good IPA smell, but very hard to fish out.
T - Good, good stuff. Hops are very powerful on deep draws, and on subtle sips the hops tend to leave a little room for a delicate malt balance with a great citrus tone and a mild pine touch at the end.
M - Amazing splash, very full-bodied without being chewy, and just the right refreshing bite from carbonation. One of the best IPAs on the tongue and throat.
All in all a class act, a great example of what an American IPA should taste like. It stands apart, but only because of it's great representation of a traditional IPA. It doesn't need anything too bizarre or cutting-edge to stand on it's own, and that is impressive. Could drink this everyday, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys hops on a traditional scale
10-24-2012 12:26:19 | More by BigBarley
4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
A: A slightly burnished gold in color. Two fingers of off white head. Moderate lacing.
S: Citrus, pineapple, caramel malt.
T: Citrus, pineapple, bready. Nice malt backbone. Bitter piney hops in back. Great flavor. Don't be fooled by the low 45.6 IBUs. It is hopper than one would imagine.
M: Medium-bodied and low- medium carbonation. A little sticky. Pretty good balance, just a tad on the sweeter side.
O: Right up my alley tastewise. If you like an IPA that is semi sweet, then this is a good one to try. I originally had it on draught and had a few of them in one night because it was so good and not too hoppy/heavy for a session beer. Went back and bought a 22 oz. to fully enjoy it. As of right now, this makes for one of the best session IPAs I've had.
10-22-2012 21:41:16 | More by mpedara429
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,980 ratings.