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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

6,010 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,010
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 83
Gots: 649 | 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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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2012 01:14:19 | More by jackrodgers77
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-03-2012 22:40:45 | More by OldhouseRecs
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-03-2012 00:04:36 | More by JeffTheJuice
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miggy2tone


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-02-2012 20:18:35 | More by miggy2tone
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

08-02-2012 01:03:19 | More by JJStorm
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-01-2012 21:35:25 | More by Greggory
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Cirus

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-01-2012 17:46:20 | More by Cirus
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HungarianCount

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2012 17:19:13 | More by HungarianCount
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2012 03:46:05 | More by WDJersey
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-01-2012 02:03:18 | More by ssimpson89
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wpmatt16

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-01-2012 00:43:56 | More by wpmatt16
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terradactle

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-31-2012 18:40:45 | More by terradactle
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-31-2012 14:30:52 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-31-2012 02:40:03 | More by tpauer
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-31-2012 00:16:47 | More by Zach136
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 2-finger cream-colored bubbly head. Pretty good retention and lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Caramel malt with a nice bouquet of hop aromas with orange, grapefruit, pine, and lots of floral notes. Smells pretty good.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and orange flavors and gradually builds to a bitter hop finish with mostly floral but also some grapefruit and pine notes. The hops are slightly more subdued than the nose suggests.

F – Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a dry and bitter finish. Hop bitterness lingers for a little bit.

O – This is a pretty good IPA. The biggest gripe that I have is that the hops seem held back a tad in the flavor. I know it’s not a DIPA so I shouldn’t expect a bitter hop flood, but I expected a little bit more from Lagunitas. Still a very tasty and drinkable beer.

07-30-2012 22:52:59 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-30-2012 22:47:57 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -8%

Poured into an Allagash flute on 7/11/12

A fury of bubbles becomes a three finger slab of foam sitting atop a sun-crisped, faded orange/brown body; kind of reminds me of autumn leaves. The head dissipates slowly, leaving pepperings of lace at the top of the glass. Better lace farther down the glass.

The aroma has a wet pine and dry citric hop aroma; it definitely smells like something I'd expect from Lagunitas. Semi-sweet biscuit and hints of sugar cookie take care of the malt side.

An orange, grapefruit and lemon juiciness leads off, drying out with curt notes of pine in the middle and a moderate bitterness carrying the finish. Cracker-like malts flash out the overall flavor without detracting from the hops.

The feel is standard-fare medium for an IPA. Carbonation is fairly common; appropriately ample and a touch nippy. The finish has oily hop residuals.

Hmm... It's been a spell since I had one of these. It's better than I remember.

07-30-2012 05:05:13 | More by Ryan011235
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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-30-2012 00:41:38 | More by GMan
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tomasher

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-29-2012 16:24:37 | More by tomasher
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dcook11

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-29-2012 03:59:13 | More by dcook11
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-28-2012 22:57:08 | More by Dbrag
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2012 04:12:44 | More by thebigredone
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theholdsteady

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-27-2012 00:58:34 | More by theholdsteady
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dmatsui

California

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Aggressive pour yields a tight, soapy, irregular and off-white 3-finger head with really good retention and pretty lacing.

Ripe grapefruit and citrus rind hits the nose first with a touch of toasty maltiness, although the hops are dominant. Definite hop spiciness. Overall a very complex, sweet and citrusy nose.

Just an overall good balance. The hops hit you first with citrus, pine, rind, sweet grass and trademark norcal dank. The malt bill is definitely imperial-esque but not as heavy or a full. Lagunitas definitely puts the malt bill in the shadow of the hops.

Mouthfeel is fairly standard; full-bodied with a nice, dry finish.

I love this beer and always have. One of the first craft IPA's I've ever had and remains a staple in my beer diet. Favorite IPA? No, but definitely up there and I think it deserves the hype for it's full and revolutionary character.

07-26-2012 02:44:50 | More by dmatsui
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,010 ratings.