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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

7,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,063
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 131
Gots: 1,294 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

45.6 IBU
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dmatsui
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Aggressive pour yields a tight, soapy, irregular and off-white 3-finger head with really good retention and pretty lacing.

Ripe grapefruit and citrus rind hits the nose first with a touch of toasty maltiness, although the hops are dominant. Definite hop spiciness. Overall a very complex, sweet and citrusy nose.

Just an overall good balance. The hops hit you first with citrus, pine, rind, sweet grass and trademark norcal dank. The malt bill is definitely imperial-esque but not as heavy or a full. Lagunitas definitely puts the malt bill in the shadow of the hops.

Mouthfeel is fairly standard; full-bodied with a nice, dry finish.

I love this beer and always have. One of the first craft IPA's I've ever had and remains a staple in my beer diet. Favorite IPA? No, but definitely up there and I think it deserves the hype for it's full and revolutionary character.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a nice copper gold color with a decent creamy white head that fades away in a few minutes. Fairly clear. Looks appetizing.

S: love it. Resins abound. This is a classic west coast ipa smell.

T: tastes piney. One of the few IPAs that tastes like it smells. No over powering bitterness. A lot of late hop additions.

M: a little thin. Good carbonation. Just expect a little more body that just will not happen.

O: I like this beer. One of my standards. Much better on tap than a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is just a solid easy drinking IPA. If you're a hop head like myself and just want to take a break from the over the top bitter or grapefruity IPA's yet still want to enjoy a good clean-mildly bitter dry finishing IPA, this is your buddy right here.

Not the most complex IPA on the market, as far as depth of flavor goes, but really tasty and great for a summers day. You might actually be able to convert a few BMC drinkers with this one, cause the bitterness won't overwhelm. Yet it's still present enough to let you know that this ain't your daddy's beer.

Great beer..will be a regular in my fridge.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

Photo of Kisejohn
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma:  Subdued citrus and pine aroma.  

Appearance:  Amber orange color.  Two finger head with good lacing.

Flavor:  Pleasent citrus and pine flavors with very little bitterness.  Hop and malt balance from beginning to end.  Little to no lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel:   Medium body, with good carbonation.

Overall:  Drinks a lot like an East Coast IPA.  Hop aroma and flavors are all there, but well balanced with malt sweetness.  Could be a session beer, except the ABV will sneek up on you.  Recommended for all but the chronic hop heads.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,063 ratings.