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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

7,316 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,316
Reviews: 1,632
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 144
Gots: 1,562 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 7,316 | Reviews: 1,632
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper orange, cloudy with some moderate carbonation. A nice semi offwhite fluffy two finger tall head.

Smells of piney citric hops right away. Orange and lemon zest hits the nose as the subtle caramel malts comes in with some sweet notes to balance out the smell.

Taste is refreshing and lighter than some other ipa's out there. The hops are balanced and blend well with the toasted wheat bread notes. Hops come in with some herbal, pine notes and subtle grapefruit. I'm not getting as much orange zest as in the smell. The caramel malt sweetness lends well to balance out the mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Moderate carbonation keeps the sticky hops from weighing down the beer.

Overall, I'm really enjoying this ipa. It's a refreshing change from the overly hopped ipa's. It's got the bitterness I really enjoy but is balanced nicely to keep it from going over the top.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 05-04-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Appearance: Clear, amber beer topped by a tall off-white head. Both lacing and head retention are excellent.

Aromas have floral and piney hops, spices, some sweetness from fruits and a bit of caramel malt as well. Very pleasing to smell

The taste opens up with the bitterness of hops as you'd expect, and is then joined by tropical fruits, spicy yeast and the underlying malt bill. Really balanced well

The mouthfeel presents a medium-bodied brew with a carbonation somewhere between moderate and high. The finish is sharp and bitter, with the balance of malts as noted in the taste.

Overall an excellent IPA - incredibly balanced but still an IPA. Leaves me wanting another!

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, pours golden with a frothy, off-white head that holds decent retention & leaves chunky lacing down the glass as it fades. Fruity aroma with citric grapefruit, floral hop, caramely malt, faint pine. Tastes are bready, caramely, grapefruity, piny, slight tropical, floral hops, nice balance. Medium bodied, finishes bitter with some astringency. Overall, I enjoy this one more and more each time I have it. It is a world-class American IPA.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,316 ratings.