Lagunitas IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
3.06/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
---poured from bottle to pint glass---
Perfectly golden, small amount of carbonation lifting to a thin, but strong head. Excellent lacing 'til the final sip.
Piney and grassy with hints of tangerine and grapefruit.
Initial bitterness gives way to sweet malt, but not much more. The smell leaves much to be desired when tasting this IPA.
Refreshing but not overly hoppy, which is what I'm looking for in an IPA.
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
Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,527 ratings.