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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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very good

7,328 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,328
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 144
Gots: 1,572 | 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: 7,328 | Reviews: 1,635
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle into a globe glass.

A-The brew pours with one fat finger of yellow-tinted, off-white foam. The foam drops quickly to a thick cap, but never fades entirely. The brew is golden and mostly clear.

S-This is a tropical fruit style IPA with mango, pineapple, and citrus fruits and little in the way of dank pine or sage.

T-The taste is also on the fruity end of the hop spectrum. I taste mango, lemon, some pineapple, and some grapefruit. I also get a bit of soapy spiciness. Malts are mostly missing, as you would expect.

M-The feel is creamier than many IPAs with medium body. The oiliness factor is medium to low.

O-I like Lagunitas brews and I like fruit-forward IPAs, but this one fell a little short for me. It wasn't a bad brew, but the tropical and citrus flavors felt more muddled than complex, and I just never got into it. Perhaps I had an old bottle because the whole thing tasted a little stale?

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A: Pours a clear light honey color with a couple fingers of thick off white head that slowly faded into a thick scum leaving large patches of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Dominant fresh cut grass hops, light pine needle, maybe citrus rind, but mostly cut grass and leafy hops. Not overpowering like their dipas, but a powerful hop punch none the less. Sweeter malt undertones.
T: Leafy grassy hops, pine and caramel malt are well balanced together. Maltier than I remember in years past, but I think my palate has just shifted. The finish cleanly bitter and piney and thankfully not overly sweet, and the aftertaste is full of fruit nectar sweetness drizzled in caramel.
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O: One of my old time sessionable ipas. Definitely not my favorite, nor the best, but an old reliable standby.

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

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A - poured out a rich golden slightly hazy body with a creamy 2 finger white head. Looks well carbonated.

S - On the nose is a nice sweet hoppiness, which smells nice and fruity like orange, with a heavy dose of caramel melding with it. Has a thick syrupy smell to it, almost like orange rock candy.

T - The bitterness hits right away and fades slowly. Also there's a pungent lemon rind, citrus flavor, tangyness with a hint of the buiscuit malt tones coming through in the finish. This is definitely a hop forward west coast IPA with a strong hop forward profile. Slight alcohol on the finish of this one.

M - It is light bodied, with an oily slickness, and a rather high amount of carbonation. It's on the dry side and leaves you craving another sip as you mouth dry's out and the flavors disappear.

O - For a easy to drink west coast IPA this one is rather enjoyable. I'm not totally in love with the hop profile of this one, with its slightly tangy and the lemon rind flavor it proves a little to much for me. But that is just being picky, so if you like a hoped forward west coast easy drinking IPA this one is for you . Cheers!

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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