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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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very good

6,920 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,920
Reviews: 1,548
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 118
Gots: 1,109 | FT: 3
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- A really pretty IPA. Pours a darker orange than others I have see, with a lot of clear carbonation to round out the body. About 2 fingers of very frothy clean white head are there and dissipate after about an average stay.

S-A muted pine was the note that grabbed me most here. There is a bit of citrus but I got more of the rind than an actual fruit. The hops are here, but something about them sticks out in a negative way. Almost a stale feel.

M-Crisp and refreshing, good on a hot day due to its drinkability, but nothing to Earth shattering.

T-I was pretty underwhelmed by the IPA. Lagunitas appeared to be a middle gorund for hop heads and fruitier IPA lovers, but to me the flavors simply did not mix the way I would have hoped. The fruits are the first flavors on the palate, but instead of crisp citrus, the orange and lemon apparent were over bearing and did not taste fresh. The hops had the same affect on me as the second half of the palate gets an undesirable hop flavor that again feels like the beer had been sitting in a hot room for months (I purchased the beer last week from a very reputable beer exchange).

O-I have been relatively underwhelmed by a number of lagunitas flavors, and this was no different.

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Perfectly clear and golden in color with a 2 1/2 finger white head that recedes rather quickly leaving plenty of nice, sticky lacing. Decent carbonation.

Spicy citrus and citrus rind, with light pine in the aroma.

Sweet citrus complement by the bitter rind early on. The bitter component gains near full control in the end.

Light syrup on the tongue. Crisp and drying. Oily hop burn in the throat.

The taste improved for me as the beer warmed. I marked it up from a 3.5. The beer has a substantial bitterness, but it's pleasant, not over the top. Definitely worth another try.

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A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains nicely before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Flaky lacing.

S- Tangy aroma of citrusy hops and a twinge of sweetness in the back. Notes of heavy grapefruit and lemon zest.

T- Beautifully balanced bitter-to-fruity ratio. Grapefruit and lemon dive into the palate before smoothly transitioning to a hoppy aftertaste. Just enough malt base to not send things in too much of one direction. Alcohol is light but detected.

M- Biting and slick from the hops and their oils. Pretty thin consistency and a body that's a bit on the light side. Medium carbonation.

O- A super solid IPA that exemplifies the west coast approach.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 6,920 ratings.