Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Black IPA
4.1 | pDev: 9.76%
Nov 21, 2021
Feb 14, 2014
Kinda like Daytime's big, dark and scary sidekick, this ale is packed full of highly roasted malts then bitterly balanced with fistfuls of the dankest hops. Not for the lunch crowd or the faint of heart.
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Rated: 4.29 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 4.38 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Unknown vintage; drank 4/4/15 @ the Yarchives.

Dark brown appearance with khaki flotsam.

HUGE dark tan head (careful pouring!); frothy, tree-rung lace.

Pickle, smoke & orange citrus nose; odd & unappealing.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pickle, acrid smoke & creamed coffee flavors up front; faint orange juice finish.

Simply terrible.
May 29, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle. No dating information found.
Dark brown colored body, with reddish back lit highlights. Two fingers of light tan head, settles down to a pillowy cap. Leaves behind some small webs of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts and flowery hops.
Taste of roasted malts (coffee and chocolate), with floral hops and a touch of citrus.
Medium plus mouthfeel. Initially smooth and then turns to drying bitterness. Very good carbonation.
Reminds me of a hopped up cola with a drying finish.
May 19, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 07, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by DKGreen from California

Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by EN27 from North Carolina

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by pvibeer from Colorado

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by ParkbrauFan from Iowa

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I love hoppy black ales and this is a favorite. Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Rich dark brown color with a nice beige head and good lacing. Citrus smell with a bit of smokiness. Pleasant roasted malt taste over a fruity citrus and chocolate base. Nice smooth, rich feel, great beer!
May 14, 2018
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Reviewed by BrodyGaston from California

3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I felt this one growing on me as I drank it. I noticed others commenting on how there is both coffee/chocolate, but also citrus. I agree - I taste both, and it somehow works. I've noticed that high ABV often goes unnoticed with darker beers like this. The ABV here seems perfect. Very worth the price of under $3 for a pint&6oz. bottle. I've tended towards lighter beers lately, but this one has me wanting to try more porters or stouts.
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 27, 2018
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