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Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

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Ratings: 7,059
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 129
Gots: 1,293 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

On tap poured into a shaker pint glass. Clear copper color with half a finger of off white soapy head. Good amount of lacing as the head dissipates to a thin collar, with a few bubbles here and there.

Nose is grapefruit and pine bitterness, some sweeter grapefruit, with some caramel malt.

Tastes follows nose, nice grapefruit peel and pine hop bitterness, sweeter grapefruit flesh, fruity esters. Caramel malt sweetness balances it out mid tongue, and finishing dry with continued citrus peel lingering lightly.

Low to medium body, mild carbonation but enough to tingle on the tongue.

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

Pours a clear gold color with bubbles racing up it and a frothy 1 finger off white head that was packed with bubbles and faded slowly, leaving great foamy lacing coating the sides of the glass as well as rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, floral hops, sweet malt, piney hops, herbs, light spices, cracker, grains and yeast or biscuit; the sweetness smells like citrus and is quite soft an enjoyable. The malts and grains sit in the back seat, but the hops are not that in your face so there is decent balance in the aroma; nice example of this style.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, light pineapple, floral hops, flowers or herbs, sweet malt, piney hops, brown sugar, toasted grains, wet bread, biscuit, light spices like coriander and pepper, and then it trails off with a slight bitterness that leaves a dry feeling. The hops are not over the top, and the malt adds balance, so this is a nice light and crisp IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with high fizzy carbonation, a light body and a tart dry finish that is bitter, but enjoyable enough to make this a sessionable beer.

Overall it is very good, tasty and refreshing, but not a hop bomb; very good and well above average IPA that I could drink anytime and have enjoyed for years.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a nice clear amber with two fingers of fluffy foam. As the beer recedes, it leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite hoppy, nice grapefruit flavors dominate.

First sip is quite hoppy, finishing rather dry. A very nice example of an overhopped west coast IPA. Malty sweetness is overshadowed by a citrus hop flavor and sharp bitterness. No semblance of balance here, but it like it.

Another good offering from Lagunitas. This is what I expect when I see IPA on the label.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 7,059 ratings.