Super Cluster | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This out-of-this-world ale is a galactic blast from the glass, a Citra supernova in the sky, jettisoning lupulin lusciousness through the cosmos and across the universe of your palate. Enter its bitter orbit and we'll all float on, okay? Cheers!

Added by superspak on 04-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
273
pDev:
7.84%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of jayhunter357
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden amber color with a nice sized thumb length head. It displays good retention.
You can smell fruity hops from a distance; peach, mango, nectarine, pineapple, as well as green leafy hops.
The taste opens with a nice grassy and piny hops flavor, and an assertive bitterness amidst a firm bready malt backbone. A touch of caramel malt adds sweetness, as does a blend of tropical fruit, stone fruit and citrus pith. Flavors of grapefruit, peach, orange, pineapple, and apricot develop as they interplay nicely with the full and round malts, the herbal hops and the smooth bitterness.
Smooth, silky, and a softly carbonated feel. Medium bodied with a resiny and citrus finish. Great malt to hops balance and the alcohol is well hidden.
I’m impressed by this tasty good ole fashioned DIPA from Lagunitas.

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Photo of ccryder
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Trader Joes in a 6 pack cans. Pours bright golden straw with minimal head and decent lacing. The carbonations is on the low side - no biggie. The aroma is amazing on this baby. They did not go chinzy on the dry hops. Tons of sweet tropical fruit notes, some lemon peel and mango are very noticable. Taste is light and fruity, with some hop bite but nothing over the top. The call this an imperial ipa but it goes down like a pale ale. There is no alcohol heat or heaviness that normally comes along with an imperial anything. Overall a great beer - solid 4 rating from this guy.

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Photo of kitekid
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Duvel tulip. 257 on the bottom which equates to Sept 18.

A: Crystal clear amber with 2-finger frothy head with decent retention but the lacing is a few spots.

S: Super dank marijuana and herbaceous lemongrass aromas are strongest with some pineapple, berry, and grapefruit/orange. Malt component is crackery with very light caramel.

T: Flavor is excellent with blasts of lemongrass, berry, and pineapple with a heavy earthy, pine resin presence and a light malt sweetness in the finish. High bitterness but highly drinkable.

M: Dry, dry finish is killer with medium body and light-medium carbonation.

O: WOw, I had never heard of this Lagunitas beer, but, compared to Sucks and Born Yesterday, this is right in there.

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Photo of TooGood
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper gold with a quickly settling head.

Smells of orange peel, dried pineapple. Dank.

Earthy, biscuit malt, some complicated floral/citrus notes....really layered

Smooth, never would have guessed this was 8%

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Photo of daliandragon
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas doesn't miss often, especially not with IPA's so this seemed like a sure thing. This is bathed in citrus and tropical fruits and has a nice zesty, salty bitterness that doesn't really pucker. Solid texture allows both some balance but also complexity in the aftertaste. Maybe I am oversimplifying it but this seems like another excellent Lag IPA with a different hop combo. Ultimately, good choice.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can served in a tulip glass. Date stamp on the bottom of the can: 235 82 3089 0616.

Appearance: Translucent gold/amber with a thick initial white head that died back to a thin ring at the top and the barest skin of foam across the top. Some occasional island and strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Lots of tropical fruit and fresh cut citrus.

Taste: Tropical fruit, fresh cut citrus, orange, lemon, tangerine, bready malt sweetness, and grapefruit/pine/citrus peel bitterness for the finish.

Mouthfeel: Great thickness, just right carbonation, and bit of spiciness that lingers after each sip.

Overall / Drinkability: A great hoppy beer that emphasizes the Citra hop and isn't a complete palate wrecker. Good for sipping and savoring, and going well with food also (in my case, roast beef tacos). I wish I had bought a six pack of this when I saw it - I definitely would not mind another this evening or at least a 16oz can.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppymonster
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another home run from Lagunitas!

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Photo of RobinLee
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottK22
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paradox1000
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hop forward DIPA! Very enjoyable and no disappointments.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Smoky54
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear light golden pour with big foamy white head. Great lacing... a little sediment in the pour.

S: Light and citrusy.. lemon and orange rind.

T/F: Crackery malts/grains... pretty typical Lagunitas IPA feel. Citrusy and light hop profile. Modest bitterness... lighter floral character and a bit of resinous pine. Very balanced. Sticky on the tongue and medium bodied. ABV present... could be a bit better hidden.

O: A solid Lagunitas-style IPA. Good flavor and a strong blast of citra hops. A fun limited release that I'm glad we were able to snag in Pennsylvania.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Super Cluster from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 273 ratings