Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -1%
Poured into a Stella chalice from bottle.
A: Golden orange / amber color, very slight haze, and a 2-3cm offwhite fluffy head. Lots of sticky thick lacing.
S: Sweet malt with a good amount of citrus hop aroma. Hops smell sweet, grassy and fruity; mango, orange, pineapple.
T: Very balanced for Lagunitas, lots of hop, some bitterness, but the malt really keeps things in check. Finishes with a nice crisp hop bite, a little bitter, but not too intense.
M: Light-medium body, a little creamy, very drinkable, lower on the carbonation.
O: Pretty good, not the hop attack I'm used to from Lagunitas, I didn't realize I had skipped over this one and always got maximus, but it was worth trying.
01-04-2012 20:16:52 | More by ReelBigwigFish
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
This brew poured out as a nice looking golden color with a thick white head on top. the lacing on the glass was pretty nice here. The smell of the beer was hoppy which is a good thing for the style. The taste of the beer was pretty solid, good bitter hops flowing nicely through this brew. The mouthfeel was pretty good, well carbonated and drinkable. Overall I think this is a pretty solid brew. I would drink it again.
01-04-2012 04:36:47 | More by Knapp85
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
Bottled on 11/3/11
Pored from a 12oz bottle into my Deschutes tulip.
A: Pours a crystal clear orange colour. 2 fingers of dense creamy white head leaving behind moderate lacing.
S: Floral hops dominate the nose. Slightly fruity.
T: Floral hops up front and finishes with some bready maltiness. Some lingering bitterness as well.
M: Moderate body and carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing.
Overall this a very drinkable IPA. Doesn't have much over the top bitterness. A good intro to IPA's. Solid with some good value.
01-03-2012 15:00:40 | More by muletrane
4.2/5 rDev +8%
A: Dark amber, crystal clear. Normal/darker IPA. Smaller head. Some lacing.
S: Big juicy hoppyness. Some pine and tropical notes. Im guessing a centennial/simcoe maybe. Some caramel malt too. Very pungent.
T: Juicy tropical citrus hops. As the hops fade a super sweet honey malt character comes through, finish is a pretty clean floral hoppyness. For a year round IPA this is very impressive. Taste is just as good as the nose. I get pineapple and grapefruit. Super clean, no yeast.
M: Medium carbonation. A decent richness.
O: Been awhile since I had a Lagunitas. Need to start buying from them more often. They do hops right. One of the best year round IPAs. On par with Racer 5, Union Jack.
01-03-2012 14:33:55 | More by BigCheese
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap poured into pint glass.
Golden yellow/brown with a good amount of head.
Smells of citrusy hops, malt and slight hay.
Taste is crisp, easy on the palate, and refreshing. Not as hoppy as I would normally like, but its a nice change of pace to the over hoppyness some IPAs can have. Its just right ABV makes this a way more sessionable brew than some IPAs.
Overall a good solid beer.
01-03-2012 01:28:03 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Pale orange to amber, minimal head retention. Small rings lacing the glass.
S: Citrusy, malty, focused, but there is a distinct copper aroma as well.
T: I remember when I thought this was a real hop bomb. Perceptions have changed over time, but its still a really aromatic beer on the palate. Generous amounts of grapefruit and lime, but really not as bitter as I remember. Strong Malt backbone too, kind of funked up once again by that weird copper taste. Maybe this is an old bottle.
M: Crisp, bubbly. Almost Saison bubbly.
O: Still a great beer. Refreshing, simple, satisfying. One of the great California styles.
01-02-2012 23:20:12 | More by jkanavel
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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