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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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very good

7,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,211
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 137
Gots: 1,450 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass gives a medium, creamy, off white head. The beer is golden-straw in color, clear with noticable carbonation. Head recedes to leave a small amount of bubbles on top, with moderate lacing down glass.

Smells of grapefruit and orange, with bread and pale malt. Taste starts with citrusy hops - grapefruit, orange, pinnaple, and a bit of lemon. Finishes with pale yet assertive malts and a hint of hearty bread. Has a clean finish. Medium/light body with high carbonation.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 120z bottle. This beer poured with a solid one finger of nice frothy head, it dissipated within about a minute of pouring the beer.

The beer itself is a very clear pale copper color, not a whole lot different looking than a typical BMC.

This beer, like most of the Lagunitas that I have had, smells like a grapefruit. For me, this is good, as that is my favorite IPA smell/flavor. It is not as pronounced as other Lagunitas I have had, such as Maximus, but it is very distinct.

The tast is also quite grapefruity, almost like there is some grapefruit juice in there. There is some slight malt character in the background too, but mostly this is fruit forward.

Overall a very, very nice beer (if you like grapefruit IPA). I would buy this again, but I think I would prefer Lagunitas Maximus a bit more solely for the reason that it would have a more assertive grapefruit character.


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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

a: A nice lace rapidly appears and remains for several minutes and even leaves a nice thin layer for the remainder of the drinking experience. A lighter copy color that is quite transparent.

s: Very pleasant bready sweet (honey) bitterness.

t: The bitterness is extremely wonderful. This beer has a sweetness that is honey yet going back to the bitterness it is completely balanced. I would not call this a sweet beer, yet I would not call it over hopped - it is a perfect blend of the two.

m: A light tingle with a lingering hop flavor.

o: This is right at the top of my list of favorite IPA's. Great job Lagunita's. I will buy this again.

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,211 ratings.