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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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6,464 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,464
Reviews: 1,511
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 99
Gots: 853 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Adamostella, May 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

TheBigBoy, May 13, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not that great of a pour - thin head over golden yellow beer. Nice lacing on the way down though. Smell is awesome - citrus hops, very fruity and sweet. Not much of the pine variety. Orange and banana smells.

Taste is not as mind-blowingly hoppy as you might expect from the smell. It's pretty mellow and easy to drink. Some bitterness but not as much as some IPAs. Citrus hops predominate in the taste like they did in the smell, but there isn't as much sweetness.

Just a touch too much carbonation makes it slightly fizzy. An OK beer.

jar2574, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Dizbro21, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jdhasse, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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OPBrewCrew, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

standardcherry, May 11, 2012
Photo of magictacosinus
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Produces an orange-golden color, with hop oil and slight alcohol visible all around. Some modest carbonation, and an initial foamy one-finger head quickly descends to a modest ring with lacing at the top of the glass.

Hoptastic, to say the least! This one is full of orange peel, lemon grass, floral aromas, as a delightful overlapping sweetness. However, this is definitely one of the more citrusy California IPAs I've come across to this day - particularly on the orange side. Can't smell any malts at all here, and the yeasty aroma is melded well with the hops. Very fresh.

I've always liked this brew, but it's definitely a far different IPA from others. Mainly, I really enjoy the yeasty taste here combined with the fresh, zesty hops. It provides an extremely fresh flavor experience similar to its aroma, and the overall lack of malts makes it absolutely fine with me overall. The alcohol continues the sweet approach. Also, it's pretty oily and slightly syrupy, and despite a little bit of thinness at the back, this is balanced as well.

If it's fruitiness and zestiness in a California meat-and-potatoes IPA that you're looking for, look no further. This is now a classic around the Bay Area, and with good reason.

magictacosinus, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

davidblack, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

beerhaver, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

marct, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden brilliantly clear body with moderate white head. Lacing looks good.

S - Big fresh hop aroma. Orange citrus and sweet floral hop aromas. Slight bready malt character helps round it out.

T - Good sharp clean bitter as soon as it hits the tongue. Could be the "perfect" level of bitterness for an IPA! The bready malt aroma is also here in the taste. It helps the beer finish really nice and leaves me wanting more. I wish the hop flavors in this beer were a bit stronger.

M - Medium bodied with a sticky coating on the tongue. Probably due to the amount of hops used in the beer. Good carbonation level and no alcohol warmth.

O - Good solid example of what an IPA should be. I feel it could be pushed a bit further in terms of flavor. Overall a very good beer though.

WrathsU, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Light bronze color with a ton of bubbles that leave a huge white head and tons of lacing. Completely clear.

S. Very, very hoppy scent.

T. It has a nice honey and lemon taste. Very hoppy. There's some caramel sweetness there. A bit of a rye taste, too.

M. For a thick IPA, it has refreshing quality to it.

O. Very nice and floral IPA with a strong hoppy taste. For an everyday beer, it is quite fantastic.

Amalak, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

MouthfulOfchris, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

griffey123, May 06, 2012
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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 6,464 ratings.