2009 Correction Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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 EStreet20
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a 20 ounce nonic.

A Nice deep golden color with a nice finger white head. Slight haze.

S a nice aroma bringing some fruitiness with a caramel note.

T very nice IPA where the malt leads with the sweetness then let's the citrusy american hops in. That's all backdropped by a nice hop botterness that finishes well. A tealike flavor is found on the finish in the balance between sweet malts and american hops.

M this feels pretty full. Coats the mouth nicely and the medium carbonation wprks for thw flavors present

D nice. Its smooth and not too prickly with carbonation. Has the taste of a strong ale with all the sweet malt but keeps the abv in check and also brings the american ipa hop character. Nice brew

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Photo of jdense
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from John's Marketplace PDX poured into Delirium Tremens tulip 1/11/2009.

1 finger white head, fairly quick dissipation, minimal lacing. Clear Pale Amber body, a stream of visible carbonation rising from bottom of glass. Big hop hit in the nose, grapefruit, pine, with bready malt dryness on the back end. The taste is pretty sweet for the style, close to Hop Stoopid, chunky grapefruit upfront, melon, pear, and a noble bitter finish, crystal malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky but fairly astringent, nice carbonation. Pretty drinkable. I continue to be impressed by Lagunitas ability to 'spin' new versions of the IPA style. While I prefer Maximus, this is a pretty nice one-off IPA.

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Photo of cichief
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle.

A- Poured a very hazy orange/gold, with a thinnish off-white head.

S- Very floral and hoppy, somewhat citrusy.

T- Very grapefruit like, the hops are overwhelming, the malt is very subdued.

M- Medium body, the beer envelopes the mouth well.

D- A drinkable beer for all the hops, more balanced than some other Lagunitas beers.

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Photo of drpimento
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like Lagunitas beers, but sometimes, like this beer, they favor the grapefruit characteristics in their hoppy brews. Think I'd like this more if it wasn't for that. Poured a nice sized white head and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy medium amber. Aroma is malty, spicy, grapefruit hoppy. Flavor's about the same. Very good body and carbonation. Finish is long on the grapefruit.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter

Pours orange in color with two fingers of pillowy foam that sticks to the glass. Aroma is redolent of citrus hops and a bready malt.

Flavors come together nicely, this is a well-rounded IPA. There is a nice hoppy kick, and a substantial amount of malty sweetness. Very nicely balanced. Nothing over the top, just all around good.

Mouthfeel is sticky, slightly viscous, with a pleasurable lingering bitterness. This is very drinkable - would be nice to get in a 6 pack.

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Photo of hike20
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden-orange color, very clear and with sparkling carbonation. The head is a bubbly off white that sticks around a while. Nice rich aroma of a variety of hops. I get strong grapefruit and pine. Virtually no malt aroma. Flavor is an explosion of hops as well, but not as overpowering as I expected from the nose. There is more of a malt aspect too and a touch of sweetness. I wouldn't call this one balanced, but not as far off as I expected. Mouthfeel is quite nice. Not too thick or thin, and the carbonation is pleasant and not too strong.

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Photo of sprucetip
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Very clear, light golden, active, fizzy white head with great retention and lots of lacing.

SMELL>Caramel malty briefly then a rich bouquet of floral and citrusy hops. Guessing it was dry hopped. Very nice, has long legs. Some sweetness returns at the end.

TASTE>sharp bitterness up front and throughout, with some balancing caramel malty influence that almost balances. Piny hop character dominates, but with some maltiness dancing around in the middle. Not as enjoyable and outstanding as the nose.

FEEL>Medium carbonation and body, bitter dry finish, with a bit of warming.

OVERALL>Bitterness may slow down some, but I find it to be pretty easy drinking, and with plenty of flavor.

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Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Russian River tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a bubbly white head. The foam settled to a thin layer but left pretty good lacing on the glass.

Aroma is very good, heavy on the citrus and grapefruit with some pine and a little sweetness. Taste also has a lot of the citrus and grapefruit flavors a little of the sweet malt and a strong bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, this one went down pretty easy.

Overall a very nice beer for under $5, like a lot of their offerings a very good value of a beer.

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Photo of FishGetter
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow apperance with small head from easy pour.
Mildly spiced piney hop aroma. Sweet malt aromas blend with the hoppyness.
Mouthpukering bitterness kicks right off the bat. Spicy piney hops swirl around with a touch of citrus peal taste. Sligh fruitiness. Dry doughyness finishes strong and lingers for some time.
Light mouthfeel here. Undesirable dryness is too overwelming to ignore.
Not impressed with this offering. Impressions of an experimental brew that didn't work out as expected, so they put a comical lable on it and hoped for the best. Definate miss here.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A borderline IPA, leaning on the heavy DIPA side that nevertheless remains rather pleasing and well crafted.

Presentation: 22 oz bottle. Straight forward and simple design, almost without any particular care other than orderly lettering around a large 2009 and Lagunitas branding. Another ironic side rambling about the situation of the economy and how it is better to have partied and lost than not having partied at all. Does not display date of bottling or freshness other than the 2009 label, shows IBUs (74.20), gravity at 1.062, a claim that this is not a DIPA but a good American Ale, and shows Alc. by Vol. (6.33%) Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Deep gold pour with a nice foamy head, leaving some lacing and a fine lumpy lid.

S - Citrusy hoppiness, grapefruit and pine resign stickiness, a bit floral.

T - Nice hoppy profile, bitterness counter balanced by some mild malt sweetness, fruity citrus flavor flows around.

M - Crisp smoothness on a medium to light body with adequate carbonation.

D - Very drinkable without much remarkable but a solid hoppy offering.

Notes: Maybe not a favorite, extraordinary or remarkable seasonal one-off offering from Lagunitas but a very nice and reliable brew nevertheless. It's not as fresh feeling as the Correction seasonal or as hoppily provocative as the Hop Stoopid. Price-quality ratio keeps on bringing it to the top, and the diversity of touches to these hoppy recipes keeps on making trying their big bottles tasty, and fun.

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Photo of kegger22
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear amber with a moderate head that reduced to a collar. The aroma was hop citrus. The taste was predominantly bitter; no malt sweet, no citrus fruit taste, just bitter and weak at that. The feel was medium bodied with little carbonation. Drinkability was good. Not so much disappointing as very average. No bold statements here.

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Photo of Lunch
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. brown bottle purchased at The Wine Source in Baltimore, MD (11/04/09). Served in a 16oz. Lagunitas pint glass at an appropriate temperature.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a slight orange/amber hue capped with 2 fingers of an off-white head which stuck around for a while and created a bit of lacing.

S: A citrus bouquet that included apricot, lemon, and tropical fruit with a slight floral scent. A hint of sweet malt came through as well.

T: Not the most aggressive IPA on the planet, but certainly nice flavor all around. A pleasant citrus hop hits the palate first which is quickly followed by a nice semi-sweet malt that balances any harshness quite well. The finish is slightly bitter, but never offensive.

M: Fairly standard for a well crafted IPA with a slight thin oily touch and appropriate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable as the flavors work very well together and the 6.33% abv. is hidden perfectly. This beer seems rather sessionable.

Overall I find this beer to be a very well-crafted IPA from a quality brewer. If you see it on the shelf and are in the mood for a balanced IPA consider picking it up while you still can. Recommended.

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Photo of nickd717
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos. The label says this is NOT a Double IPA - whoa, easy there, chief, I wasn't accusing you of being one. Even if I was, at least I wasn't calling you an imperial stout or a gueuze.

Pours clear golden with a two-finger cream-colored head and good lacing.

Aroma is great, with citrusy and slightly floral hops, sweet malt, and tropical fruit.

Flavor is sweet pale and caramel malt, balanced by grapefruit and orange hops as well as some pineapple. Some resin on the finish. A bit faded possibly from age but still tasty.

Body is medium and there is quite a bit of lasting hop bitterness.

Drinkability is very good. Overall another solid Lagunitas offering.

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Photo of Blitzstyle
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a glass. A nice golden amber color with good head retention.

Good citrus and pine notes meet with a sweet malty armoa.

Nice hoppy taste with a malt tinge. Really follows the smell nicely no surprises. Citrus stands out more than does the pine. Nice malt backbone.

Medium bodied fairly sticky. Really enjoyed this one will polish off the rest of this bomber with pleasure.

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a big bomber at Fireworks Pizza in Leesburg, VA.

A - Pretty hazy golden body with a fluffy and very sticky white head. Very good retention and ends in a white cap that leaves stellar lacing.

S - Pine and grapefruit with a small alcohol presence that lingers in a long whiff. Sweeter than it is peppery.

T&M - Lighter hop presence than I expected. Hops give off a grapefruit tartness with a piney aftertaste. Mellow carbonation adds to a smooth and easy-drinking brew. Very good taste but just seems to fall short of greatness.

D - Smooth and easy to drink. A bit more sessionable for me than other really hoppy IPA's. I do wish this had more hop bite, though.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up while in Texas recently...

Absolutely stellar appearance... Beautiful light golden cloudy appearance with a terrific looking head that never disappears... Looks really really refreshing...

Very nice aromas of citrusy spicy hops with a good base of malts in the background... Fairly pungent too...

Hmmm... Falls a tad short here... The hops are very spicy, almost peppery with a slight citrusy tang to them... Not nearly as juicy as I was hoping, this finishes very very dry and crisp... Takes some getting used to...was hoping for some pineapple or orange or something but it never happened...

Overall, a nice enough IPA but this isn't nearly the brew Hop Stoopid is...

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Photo of jtslay
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out of the bottle a light yellowish golden color with a very thin head that quickly subsides. A sweet malty aroma is met with a floral hop smell that blend well. The first sip was surprising. It is mostly a dry bitter taste ridding on a background of sweet malt. It take a little getting used to. After the third of fourth sip, the dryness subsides and the mouthfeel becomes more pleasant. Not overly carbonated. Very clean and dry finish.

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Photo of jacobseyb
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A=pours a golden, slightly amber clear, with an ample head that dissipates slowly to a nice off white crown

S=aromas of pine, florals and grapefruit hardly a hint of alcohol

T=crisp pine notes with some florals on the finish

M=tight strong carbonation that gives way to the oiliness on the finish

D=bold, but not overpowering, strong and flavorful.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Belmont Party.

Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate

This is another very good beer from this house.

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Photo of badesign
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a surprisingly pale gold with fizzy streams of carbonation and a small, sticky head. Smell is of light tropical fruit- oranges and peaches, and strong wheaty grain.

Taste follows the aroma; crisp with a creeping bitterness, bright sweetness up front and earthy in the middle. Mouthfeel is only okay, leads to a short-lived flavor. Easy enough to drink though and a good amount of flavor. Pretty good but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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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 kimcgolf
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had trouble making up its mind. Label says not an IPA, but the nose of this golden amber beer hinted of citrus hops. Thick off-white head lingered long and left good lacing on the glass, but the mouthfeel was slightly on the thin side. Taste picked up the cirtus hops and threw in a little caramel malt, but the finish was short and confusing. This resembled soeme of the other Lagunitas, but not quite the same quality.

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Photo of DHirning
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this at a local grocery store strictly based on the concept. I am a bottle collector, and I loved the idea. Lagunitas is one of my fave breweries, partly because of their creative marketing. Their copy alone is worth the price of admission, so to speak. I love the "unlimited release" and "drink immediately" concepts. This was great, as I recall, although I have yet to find a bad beer from this brewery. (Right now I'm drinking their Little Sumpin Sumpin at an ale house near my house. Bold, flavorful, ... I love it!

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Photo of srandycarter
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky honey, off white head, lots of cling lace.

S - Light, small hops notes, and mostly light malt base.

T - Nice medium malt flavor with medium malt bite to balance.

M - Light on all accounts.

D - Very easy to drink for sure. I could see this as a buddy session beer.

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Photo of gford217
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours an incredibly clear golden amber with a medium-sized frothy white head that leaves lots of lacing and a soapy film along the top.

The aroma is mostly juicy citrus fruits with tangerines and grapefruits coming through. I also got some slightly sweet malts as well and this one wasn't quite as hoppy as I expected.

The taste is more of the same with some slightly astringent citrus bitterness up front with a bready malt backbone that doesn't get in the way of the hops too much. The finish is slightly metallic, enough to distract me at least.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and fairly slick and sticky on the palate.

This is a decent IPA, though I think the hops have a faded a little bit leaving the metallic finish without the big hop presence needed to cover it up. Good beer overall though.

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