2009 Correction Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2009 Correction Ale2009 Correction Ale
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2009 Correction Ale2009 Correction Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.33%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rockwell on 04-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of StrangeBrewer76
4.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz twist-off?? Whatever man. It pours a crystal clear golden orange with some light continuous carbonation rejuvenating the scummy skin on the surface.

Smell to make the hop-heads sigh Ahhh! Fresh and hoppy. Mostly pine with some citrus but not without a malt character of buttery toffee right behind it.

Wow. The taste is better than the smell. This has flavors in stages as you chew on this aftertaste. I get fresh orange flesh first, then some caramel and pine resin, then a more grassy green flavor then a non-citrus acidic taste to clear it all out. This is a pale ale party in the mouth. There is very little room for improvement here, if at all.

Im the mouth it's a good balance of body and gentle carbonation that gets a little sharp in the throat. This is absolutely to be expected though considering the statement on the label "This is not a double IPA". Amen.

At 6.33% this is not exactly a session beer but on a good day it sure could be.

I would like to have more. Soon.

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Photo of thebeeve
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this well balanced beer. Very crisp, very tart, and very drinkable. This is a great mixture of hops and malt. A lot of haps balanced nicely with malt but without a ton of alcohol, meaning you can actually have more than one of them at a time. I plan on picking up plenty of these to take to football tailgates. This is a beer worthy of enjoying all afternoon with friends.

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Photo of crispy620
4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. On the first sip it goes right to the back of your palate and then goes straight up your nose. Hops, hops and more hops. I love this type of beer.

Color a nice golden texture and a very light head.

Great drinkability (I love that word. Thanks Bud)and even nicer nose.

This is a beer that that goes great with a steak on the grill.

Got it at Florida Wine & Spirits for $4.19. Thought that was a great value for this beer.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich honey hue with a frothy white head.
Very active carbonation, a beautiful sight.

S: Great floral hop nose that makes the nose
tingle a bit. Good citrus notes with very mild
notes of alcohola and grass.

T: Heavenly 74IBU imbalance! One gulp makes the
mouth tingle and water. Very zesty and a little

M/D: Great body with a fantastic mouthfeel thus
adding to the overall great drinkability of
the brew.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased in Fort Bragg. AKA Kill Ugly Radio.

A - Pours copper with a 2 fingered off-white head. Dissipates slow and leaves nice lacing.

S/T - Honey, flower, grass, and citrus. Shocked that there is any hints of citrus in a Lagunitas beer.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, very yummy.

D - Excellent. A good beer overall.

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Photo of jsh420
4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22oz non twist off bottle (first pry off i have ever had from them and i wish they would ditch the twist off)

pours a clear golden yellow with a 1 finger head that leaves spotted lacing

smell - oh baby i could smell all that grapefruit and tropical fruit once i was pouring it into the glass

taste much like the smell big grapefruit blast upfront then some mellow tropical maybe pine hops and an bitter ash aftertaste - be reminds me of sculpin but better imo(much smoother)

mouthfeel is light and refreshing and creamy

drinkability is also very good - again this beer is almost the same as sculpin but sculpin has little harsh bite to it while correction ale does not

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Photo of ReDave
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best Noses I've had in a bottle in a while!

Pours a nice light golden slight with amber hint.
Nice fluffy white head that lasts, overflowing at first, but after 30 min, 1/3 inch still hanging in there, looks like a sticky lace left behind....

I've been let down on others, but this is a great aroma!

1st sip was quite light, as implied on the label, with nice bitters.
Boy i LOVE Lagunitas and am so glad they're pretty available to me!
Great IPA flavors without the higher alcohol or heavy flavors of some west coast ipa's but with the great highlights. [ ooh great hop burp]

Very Drinkable! Nice light and Crisp! Great after taste.

Long live Lagunitas!

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Photo of cavedave
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful clear amber, thin light beige head, recedes quickly to islands.

Nose is a seductively insinuative mix of sweet lemon, grapefruit, pine, earth, hemp, and herbal bitterness. It is a complex aroma that leaves me yearning to sip. Ah, the fourth sniff reveals floral notes. Can't wait.

Woww, it is like tasting Hop Stoopid gone to school. It is less IBU'ific, but the wonderful jolt of flavor is equally pronounced, as the component tastes are less overshadowed by pure hop bite in this brew. It is like a Leger' painting, colors made brighter, and shapes more pronounced, by borders of black. In this case bitterness frames luscious caramel, grapefruit, pine, and floral herbs, succeeding in a balancing act worthy of the Wallendas. Don't get me wrong, this brew is major league potent flavor, but it is more balanced and complex than many other entries in the hop wars. That is the last metaphor I will mix.

Mouthfeel is perfect for the style. Nuff said.

Drinkability is dangerously, and excessively excellent. This bomber is likely to be empty in mere moments. At this price, and with this flavor, I fear for my sobriety.

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Photo of seand
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very clear orangey amber, with a finger or two of white head. The head settles down pretty quickly, but doesn't disappear and leaves decent lacing.

S: Very nice fruity/piney hops, with a touch of sweetness.

T: Much like the nose. Hoppy but not too hoppy, though the bitterness sticks around a bit on the aftertaste.

M: Lots of carbonation, light to medium mouthfeel. Crisp.

D: Easy to drink, and the ABV isn't too high either.

A nice offering from Lagunitas on the subtle flavors side of things. Like it says on the bottle, "It's just a good American Ale."

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Photo of Pencible
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This poured a clear gold with white head. It smelled like delicious fresh pineapple with resin and rose, and some honey and white pepper. It tasted much the same, like sweet but tart pineapple, resin, and rose, with some honey and white pepper. It was slightly thick with mild carbonation, and had a clean bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a delicious beer! I wasn't expecting this much flavor, and so clean. I actually would put this in the same league as Blind Pig or AleSmith's IPA. This beer could have used a bit bigger body, but the flavor was just right. So easy to drink, and so rewarding. I need to buy more.

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Photo of Skye1024
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of bashiba
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden/orange with a thick off white head.

The smell was huge and citrusy with a touch of toasted bready malt.

Fairly balanced for a 70IBU beer with great toasty malts mixing nicely with the great grapefruit and pineapple hops, some nice hints of lemongrass and juniper as well without being overly bitter.

The mouthfeel is a bit thick and oily with a long lingering dry finish.

Very drinkable and Delicious another great offering from Lagunitas, I'm impressed by how much flavor they packed into a fairly low alcohol beer.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I say pick this one up while you can unless it runs you more than 5$ per 22oz bomber.

A- Very clear light copper/gold orange body with a few steady streams of carbonation rising at a gentle pace. Head is very adhesive and sticks together in interesting lacing patterns across the glass. Filtered clear with no yeast

S- Smell is a plethora of hops on top of a subtle pale malt base with a touch of caramel. Seriously smells like they tossed in all the hops from their 2008/2009 shipment. West Coast hops all over.

T- Taste is bitter in a gentle, peppery sort of way. Sweetness and malt profile is minimal and allows the fragrant hops to shine. Hops are a wide mix of citrus, woody, spicy, and other herbal plant flavors. Hop profile is mostly vegetal and dank.

M- Damn light and damn smooth. Carbonation is pretty light but effective.

D- I could drink this all night if I had to eat BBQ and hot chips all night. A smooth combination of pleasing, traditional West Coast IPA characteristics here.

An all around stunner of a beer. Although nothing come out and says "this is the best beer ever", this beer is quite proficient.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours liminous amber with generous white head that laces well. Nose is incredible with some tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and a clean/fresh/soapy scent (no, it's not the glass). Palate is sharp citrusy, especially at first, and carries through with some tea and slight metallic hop flavors to the finish. Malt plays little role here. Medium to light bodied, easy drinking, and very aromatic/fresh tasting/smelling.

Better than Hop Stoopid.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man what a nice suprize! This is a very VERY good IPA. It reminds me of SN Torpedo IPA. The hops shine through very well.

A-I gave it a 4.0 because it doesn't have much head retention or lacing. But it pours a beautiful clear bright light golden color with a medium fluffy almost off white head that QUICKLY dissapates to almost nothing and leaves almost no lacing.

S-Oh yes... Mmmmm... The smell of pungent piney and citrus hops fill my nose to the fullest of full. That smell for a hop lover just is heaven. The citrus seem to overpower the pine hops but it's a beautiful smell indeed. Also there is a slight sweet aromatic maltiness to it too. Very slight, which is good.

T-The flavor is very nice with pungent pine and citrus hop bitterness and flavor. But in contrast to the aroma, the piney hops seem to dominate over the citrus hops, but they both play together nicely. There is also a kind of floral aspect to the hops as well. Very complex and pleasent.

M-Full bodied and thick. Creamy, yet slightly dry in the finish. Very nice.

D-This is a very drinkable IPA. I "think" I could almost session this beer. I might be fooling myself though for the sake of the hops...

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Photo of PDXHops
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber, poured into a tulip.

See-thru golden body with fairly vigorous visual carbonation. 2 fingers of off-white head. OK retention and lacing.

MASSIVE grapefruit aromas that jump right out of the glass. I could smell this stuff when my nose got within a couple of feet of it. Pine takes a backseat (way in the back), but is present also.

Huge grapefruit again in the mouth, but it's sweetened up a bit with orange and pineapple juiciness. A small amount of pine bitterness manages to assert itself in spite of all that citrus. The malt backbone is lightly crisp and toasty. Great tasting stuff.

Medium body with active carbonation. Mouthfeel is pretty juicy, and citrus lingers halfway down the throat.

Overall impression: Great IPA. Love it.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my sierra nevada hop tulip glass. no freshness info.

A- this one pours a clear golden amber colored body with a large foamy off white colored head. the head lasts a very long time and leaves large rings of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- hops hops hops! some caramel malts upfront. after that theres a huge rush of floral hops and a little bit of citrus. wonderfull.

T- the taste follows the nose. horribly unbalanced, but in a good way. the malt is very well hidden. all hops all the time. floral and citrus/grapefruit mostly.

M- medium bodied and palate coating. leaves the mouth dry and has a bitter after taste.

D- easy to finish. just what i needed as far as hops go. ill check this one out again. lagunitais has proven once more that it knows how to use its hops.

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Photo of aforbes10
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Davis, CA co-op. Pours an amber brown with an inch high white head and just a furious raging upswelling of bubbles that keeps going and going. Pretty cool how much this baby keeps churning. Doesn't really lace, the head just sits and moves with the liquid. Smells terrific, like grapefruit and pineapple puree. Flavor has some of both of those fruits, but a nice malt base too, slightly sweet and slightly biscuity, so like if you were drinking fruit puree with a graham cracker. Some alcohol noticeable. Bitterness grows as i drink more, but doesn't overwhelm the nice flavor. Medium bodied and effervescent. The best I've had from Lag, besides Hop Stoopid.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale is a clear, sparkling golden ale with a thick, dense, foamy, yellowish off white head with a smattering of big bubbles. It leaves excellent lacing. It has a huge fruity aroma that's lightly sweet. There are notes of orange and pine. It smells fresh-- excellent! It has a soft, smooth medium body with a clean finish. It has a nice, strong, clean bitterness of citrus peel and pine resin. The malt is slightly sweet. It's a bit top-heavy, which is great. It's typical Lagunitas fare. I love it.

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Photo of mjl21
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into my new fancy Sam Adams glass. Comes in at 6.33% and 74.2 IBUs.

A-Very clear, light orangish amber color with a one finger head that dissolves fairly quickly into a nice frothy layer. Nice lacing is left as this one goes down.

S-Super fresh hops as soon as this one is cracked. Lots of great citrus notes, particularly grapefruit, and pine in the nose.

T-The orange and piney hops come right at the front of the mouth and a taste very similair to bubblegum also jumps out. A nice piney bitterness remains, but it is by no means overpowering.

M-On the light end of the medium spectrum. Like any respectable WC IPA, it is very crisp and dry.

D-Goes down very easily. The abv is not detectable and is still at a reasonable enough level to make this worthy of being a sessionable beer.

Another great hoppy beer from my Petaluma neighbors. In a lot of ways this reminded me of RR's Parking Violation. A great beer that I would love to see year round in six packs.

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Photo of Wisehybred
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a very inexpensive 22oz beer compared to some other lavish IPA makers.

Found the overall taste to be quite refreshing and similar to other IPA's on the market,fruity and hoppy. This is a single IPA style beer, not to be mistaken as a double or triple, as stated on the label.

It had a nice off white head, but it slowly dissipated, as did the carbonation.

The drink-ability was what surprised me, I found myself want another.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Unibroue tulip. Nice, foamy, white head that lingered for a short period. The aroma is getting a little sweeter than I remember and a little less hoppy, probably because the hops have faded a little since the bottle isn't completely fresh. Still a bitter bite upon drinking, exactly what I was expecting and looking for. I think that the sweetness that has developed in the beer has actually done some good for the beer. Can Lagunitas make a bad beer if they tried to? I wonder if they will make this beer every year? They should. It's really good..."correction", its great.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden amber with 2 fingers of foamy eggshell head. OK retention and some spotty lacing clumping. Smells of mango, pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit, honey, caramel, biscuit, and pine resin. Tastes of spicy hops up front along with pineapple, tangerine, and some lite grapefruit. Following is honey and caramel sweetness and lite biscuit. Finishes with a touch of pine and some earthiness that comes out as it warms up. Medium in body with good carbonation. A little thin with hoppiness that doesn't cling to your palate like some other West Coast IPAs. Smooth and crisp, very drinkable.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens tulip.

Pours an exceedingly pale copper body with golden-hued edges. Thick lacing left behind as the off-white head slowly recedes to a veil of minuscule bubbles. Hands-down, this is one of the best-smelling IPA's I've come across. Absolutely bursting at the seams with grapefruit flesh, pine, resin, and fresh hop cones. The malt balance is impeccable, adding a crisp caramel sweetness upon which the hop notes waft effortlessly.

Either I was just really in the mood for a hop kick, or this beer is that damn good. I'll say it's a little of both... Correction Ale comes CORRECT, unleashing a fresh, piny burst of hops across the palate. Nice balance of biscuity, caramel malts, but the hop showcase will not be denied! Lingering finish of hop resins and spiced pine needles. The mouthfeel is the only shortcoming of this beer, as the overly dry finish keeps it from becoming a truly refreshing IPA. Could stand to be a bit juicier, too. Still, 2009 Correction Ale is one of Lagunitas' better releases in my opinion. Great beer!

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2009 Correction Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 260 ratings