1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

7,063 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7,063
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 131
Gots: 1,294 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7,063 | Reviews: 1,587 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of moondog426
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dweeuu
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of DeekNayvuz
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of philbe311
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A very active pour off of a standard pour yields a finger's worth of fluffy off white colored head... Limited retention gives way to a full rich lacing... The color is a mix of light copper and muted amber... Limited carbonation - just a few individual stray moderate paced medium sized bubbles rising sporadically throughout...

S - Somewhat muted, but the hops are still at the forefront... They take on a mix of earthy and slightly sweet citrusy character... A very light malt base comprised mostly of biscuit... Perhaps just a hint of caramel...

T - A good balance of biscuit and earthy hops... A light kiss of caramel sweetness... A piney resiny finish... Just a tinge of metallicness on the finish as well...

M - Medium bodied... Clean... Crisp... Limited carbonation... Ever so slightly sticky...

D - Simple... Straight forward... Enjoyable for what it is... What it is, is an unpretentious moderately hopped American IPA that is accessible to the masses and still enjoyed by BAs everywhere... Not necessarily something that I would drink with regularity, but I'll gladly welcome it in my glass when the opportunity presents itself...

Photo of AlMarzo
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of afluentturtle
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of elchingen
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of stephengraniero
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of snohojimbo
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Golden orange. Nice head poured heavy into .05l cylinder. light carbonation. Head 2 fingers, average retention, great lacing.

S- Nothing heavy about this beer. It's gentle and fresh west coast style, refreshing. Citruis & pine, more fruit. But less aromatic than other hop heads, which makes it quite approachable.

T- Much more hop than malt. Pleasant. orange, zest and fruit. Moderate bitterness emerges at the mid-palate, and moves into a solid bitter finish with just a faint hint of booze.

M- Medium-light bodied. A touch dry at the end. Not bad.

O- Above average, but more of an every day, easy drinking American IPA. If you're seeking refreshment, everyday, afternoon and first beer, this is a good one. If you are into unique and thrilling aromas and flavor arcs, this Sonoma born IPA is mild and just above average.

Photo of OGunner77
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WestCoastBrew2
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PHKrames
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of michisrad
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hitshtwithsticks
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Lelampp
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ZachKelly
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of mscott1975
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Cardmarauder
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Moose90
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled – October 31 2012
Tasted – February 3 2013

A – Pours a light amber with almost a bit of a green hue to it, has a thin fluffy white head that leaves lacing.

S – Juicy and resinous hop here. Pine and citrus coming through as well.

T – Nice and bright hop character. Some grapefruit appears here and compliments the lemon/lime and pine notes. Semi-sweet, but nicely balanced with crisp bitterness.

M – This is smooth, bright, crisp and refreshing. Nice and clean and has a nice lingering finish.

O – An ever consistent IPA, always dependable and a quality drinker. Would be a good one to have on hand all the time. It's nothing crazy remarkable, but it is certainly a high quality brew that I enjoy.

Photo of
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

Photo of psykad
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Milkysunshine
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,063 ratings.