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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

7,328 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,328
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 144
Gots: 1,572 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 7,328 | Reviews: 1,635
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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No readable freshness date.

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Mews tavern in Narragansett ri into a pint glass

A- golden Orange with a small white head (no demerits though, I didn't pour it). Thin lacing

S- grapefruit upfront with a floral, citrusy, freshly cut grass background

T- citrus, resin, pine.

M- crisp and refreshing

For the price, this is a nicely complex brew with some excellent hoppy characteristics. A great interpretation of the style

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4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Getting a perfume of citrus and slight grapefruit hops. Very smooth and crisp hop bite with a delicious refreshing cascade fruitiness rolling across the tongue with that perfume citrus hop taste and ending with an herbal pineyness from the Centennial hops.

The bready yeasty maltiness perfectly balances out the hop showcase on this one not leaving it too bitter and making it refreshing along with that cascade hope fruitiness. I always found the cascade hop to the be a very crisp fruitiness. I also can taste some grapefruit overtones in there as well.

This is a very sessionable IPA and is quickly one of my favorites. I've never had just an okay beer from this brewery. They are always great. The balance on this one is amazing but such a fruity crisp bite from the hops is again very refreshing and makes this a very hopped but extremely drinkable beer which could some times be hard to pull off I can imagine. This one does just that. Excellent beer.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,328 ratings.