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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

5,527 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,527
Reviews: 1,472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 68
Gots: 420 | 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:
45.6 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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Jersh67

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 17:30:13 | More by Jersh67
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SUP3RDAV3

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 14:41:42 | More by SUP3RDAV3
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greymalkin

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-26-2013 05:34:46 | More by greymalkin
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful and clear copper color. There's two fingers worth of off-white colored head, with okay retention and a soft texture. This head leaves behind nice lacing on the glass.

S: This starts off pretty malty. Once it warms up slightly, it develops a character of piny, grapefruity hops. The Lagunitas house character is pretty unmistakable - and as always, enjoyable. Their other beers show it off better, though.

T: The hop profile here is pretty mild: there's only a slight flavor of grapefruit and pine. What there is, especially post-swallow, is a decent amount of bitterness. Normally, I'm not a fan of this approach to IPAs, but there's just enough sweetness to balance out the finish. Since there isn't much malt or hop flavor here, it's mainly reliant on the house character of Lagunitas to provide the flavor - and while it doesn't do a great job, it does just enough to make it solidly tasty.

M: While it's a touch sweet, it has that clean, crisp feel I enjoy in IPAs. The dryness does a good job of counteracting it's slightly full body. Carbonation isn't much of a factor either way.

O: Solid, but not my favorite Lagunitas offering. Still, its great drinkability can't be overlooked. It reeks of an old-school IPA with its prominent sweetness and generic hop bitterness - however, it's good enough where I'd have no trouble putting it down again.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 23:04:53 | More by ThisWangsChung
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skubas86

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-25-2013 23:00:53 | More by skubas86
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Samber79

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2013 16:51:56 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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CMack71968

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2013 16:48:14 | More by CMack71968
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loganburgh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2013 06:57:28 | More by loganburgh
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666_MPH

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2013 02:40:03 | More by 666_MPH
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2013 00:02:13 | More by scottbrew4u
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Kwgarrell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-24-2013 23:19:36 | More by Kwgarrell
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2013 22:20:55 | More by Kcman91
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Kroller86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 22:07:09 | More by Kroller86
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Talbott92

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2013 08:00:10 | More by Talbott92
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 05:19:58 | More by YalovaIA
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Zkscharf

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-24-2013 02:53:12 | More by Zkscharf
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 01:00:09 | More by SourAddict
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MichaelBigbone

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-23-2013 06:37:49 | More by MichaelBigbone
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-23-2013 04:05:44 | More by tyleeis
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jakecattleco

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-23-2013 02:17:03 | More by jakecattleco
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

IPA
Lagunitas
---poured from bottle to pint glass---

Appearance
Perfectly golden, small amount of carbonation lifting to a thin, but strong head. Excellent lacing 'til the final sip.

Smell
Piney and grassy with hints of tangerine and grapefruit.

Taste
Initial bitterness gives way to sweet malt, but not much more. The smell leaves much to be desired when tasting this IPA.

Mouth-feel
Refreshing but not overly hoppy, which is what I'm looking for in an IPA.

Overall
The lack of distinct flavor and the all to fleeting 'beer' taste disappoints me. Other Lagunitas beers induced high expectations, but left me with low scoring beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 18:36:20 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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viperfan01

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-22-2013 16:39:56 | More by viperfan01
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nogophers

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-22-2013 14:12:07 | More by nogophers
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RJ32S

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-22-2013 14:11:46 | More by RJ32S
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,527 ratings.