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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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very good

6,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,215
Reviews: 1,493
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 89
Gots: 744 | 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:
45.6 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

HamGlade10, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

switzer, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

BLang, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cmuir24, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

disemgrowler, Feb 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

AndrewMichael, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Single finger head with lots of lacing on a clear golden with crimson hues body. Aroma is sugary and citrusy with a earthy note. The good are well represented in the flavor with citrus, earthy, butter and sweet notes. Fairly complex. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very drinkable IPA and one I could drink routinely.

kylehay2004, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Hoppaholic, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of threeviews
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured from a 22oz bomber (bottled on January 16, 2012) into a 22oz Libbey Citation snifter

A- Pours (thanks to the bottle conditioning) a freckled, deep orange with a 1 finger, soapy white head.

S- Pungent aroma consisting of sweet citrus, a bit of pine with hints of tropical fruit. An incredible aroma for a standard IPA.

T- As with the nose, sweet citrus is followed by a mild piney/tacky dry finish. Very sessionable...well done and refreshing

M- Expected from a West Coast brewery for the style. Moderate carbonation courtesy from the California/American Ale yeast strain.

O- Nothing over the top...but for a standard IPA, I think it is excellent. What's more, this is one of the best flagship brews that I have sampled. Drinks much larger than a brew boasting a modest 6.2% ABV.

threeviews, Feb 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Rhen19, Feb 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours rich golden with good carbonation. Aroma is intense hops with fruity and floral bouquet. Initial flavor is very balanced, with the hops eventually overpowering the rich malt. Finishes with a lingering bitterness, but overall is VERY smooth for an IPA

BillH200174, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jordanmiller, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mechanicalprints, Feb 20, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -40.9%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. I LOVE Lagunitas, and surprisingly have never tried this one before. It's an IPA by Lagunitas, how can it be disappointing? Well it is to me. Most Lagunitas beers have similar hop profiles that smell amazing and taste amazing.. not this one. Smells like cat piss and/or warm apple juice. Lots of orange peel. Lots of malt. Tastes like it smells. Now it has that classic golden color and nice retention and the mouthfeel is spot on, but that can't save the aromas and flavors. Weird and one dimensional. I hope this was an old bottle..

I never thought I'd be so let down by a Lagunitas brew. It doesn't change the way I feel about them one bit though because literally everything else they do is gold. Bad bottle maybe??

BB1313, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ltdantheman, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

fergster75, Feb 20, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -13.1%

a: deep golden orange hue. slight head dissipates quickly leaving a blanket on the surface continually replenished by slight carbonation rising throughout. sticky beer ring lacing.

s: syrupy malt, orange citrus, and copper.

t: tastes like it smells. a bit of a sweet honey and orange thing going on with a little acetone.

m: light character, steely aftertaste, dry finish.

d: hop bite dictates that this is a sipping experience.

bmwats, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mcallister, Feb 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

slimntubbs, Feb 19, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%

A: Served a dark copper color with a good head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of pine, with some citrus and fresh grain with a hint of malt sweetness.

T: taste of citrus, with some caramel sweetness and touch of honey. There is a nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance.

Easy drinker. A nice West Coast IPA.

soju6, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

somnus, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

OleLouIPA, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,215 ratings.