Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #61
Ranked #29,704
3.14 | pDev: 22.61%
Nov 05, 2022
Dec 20, 2020
Notes: None
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

3.22/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle into a pint glass at Old Goat in Richmond, Maine.

Appearance: A mostly clear copper with a bone white head that recedes quite swiftly.

Aroma: A little grass. Some citrus.

Taste: Not a lot of bite for an IPA. Grass, citrus, grapefruit. Some hops. Malt. Grain.

Feel: Super light.

Overall: This brewery’s alcoholic beer isn’t that good either. Pretty forgettable NA offering but I could see myself having this again because with no-alcohol beer you kinda take what you get.
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
My wife purchased this NA beer for her own consumption. I just had to take a taste and I found that it is close to a regular Lagunitas IPA. I could see myself drinking this one if I had to. Not that bad at all.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Rick_Ringworm from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This NA beer is widely available, and tastes similar enough to regular Lagunitas and IPA. It's not my favorite NA IPA, but it's the best I have found in a bottle.
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
someone had to do it, make a decent non alcoholic ipa, seems the demand for this sort of thing is through the roof these days, and with the likes of athletic taking close to full ownership in this arena, it was only a matter of time before one of the big craft players got involved. this doesnt hold a candle to the original, frankly it doesnt taste as good as most normal ipa types, but i could imagine this as a sober person, after years and years of lousy non alcoholic macro lagers or imports, and finally getting a nice balanced bitter hop blast in a beer that actually has some malt to it too, i think i would be awfully happy with it, and its no surprised that it kind of got instantly popular and imitated, it fills a niche. clear and mosaic hop character in this, a light metallic thing to the grain not uncommon in some other lagunitas beers, short of pennies but on the way, a touch thin feeling not surprisingly, subtle pineapple, pine, and bitter orange, a touch of honey sweetness, and some minerals behind it all. decent, especially as a first beer in awhile, less good after powering down a bunch of normal hoppy stuff, but this is the start of something good for the beer industry, quality high flavor alcohol free alternatives. i appreciate the effort, and its cool that this exists, although most beer lovers will always prefer the original lagunitas ipa to this one...
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
House sitting for a colleague who drinks non-alcoholic beer and this was in the frig.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer actually look pretty good! Nice clear golden yellow color with a foamy white head with good retention and lacing (lacing did look a bit odd). The smell was citrusy and a bit piney and was not bad. The taste and feel told you it was not an actual IPA. Overall, this is not too bad but not something that is likely to find its way into my frig.
Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by Parsifalstaff from New York

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 2.4 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 2.86 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2022
Rated: 2.36 by cbuzz24 from Mississippi

Apr 12, 2022
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I like the hop selection in this beer, but there's no presence of anything that tastes like malt.
Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 3.16 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Mar 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good look. Clear deep amber with a short white head. Not much retention, though. No lacing.

Aroma is a bit of pine, and bit of melon, slight citrus. Not bad.

IPA-level bittering on the first sip. Pine and citrus flavors, but then things start to fall apart. Oddly, it has more malt flavors than the Daytime, but they are of the NA variety. Somewhat off of actual beer flavors, but not to the full cooked grains flavors some NA beers have. The bittering fades into the middle and is largely gone by the finish. The finish is dry, but a bit nondescript.

Surprisingly, the mouth feel is moderate-thin with decent carbonation. IOW, more body that Daytime.

Overall, not too bad if you want some IPA-like characteristics without the alcohol, but not all that great, either.
Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 3.17 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by rphbrew from Florida

2.2/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
A neighbor gave me a IPNA to try. I try to avoid telling people what they should do, but I told her to never buy this beer again. It had plenty of hops flavor but not much else. Too bad. I like other products by Lagunitis.
Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.59/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Lagunitas IPNA NAIPA, 0.5% ABV. Pours golden, with a two-finger foamy white head that left great lacing. Nose is malty and light fruit, taste follow, slight sweetness, even less bitterness. Would never have guessed it's an IPA. Or a beer. Light on carbonation, overall good.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle coded 333 1 1 (bottled 47 days ago at the Petaluma location) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at just above fridge temp 0.5% ABV. The beer pours bright honey amber with very light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin irregular ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring vague citrus and pine. The taste is bitter piney citrus hop juice with little to no balancing malt. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good if you're just missing hops. I can't help but wonder why they can't put some of the typical NA beer sweet, wort-like character in here to truly replicate an IPA.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Golden yellow with a 1/4" white head, which fades to a wisp. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is floral, strong pine, grass, citrus.

Taste is mostly pine. Not much else.

Thin and watery, light carbonation. Semidry finish.

Great aroma which, unfortunately, the taste does not match.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Clear medium amber, with 1/2 finger of white head.

Smell is biscuit dough, a touch of caramel and toffee, and some bright, citrusy hop aroma.

Taste is lemon/lime seltzer, with slight bread crust, and a hint of toffee.

Feel is light, smooth, with moderate, soft-ish, very fine carbonation tingle.

Overall , it's like seltzer, with a touch of malt, and some Citra hops added. Indeed, it seems like Lagunitas' Hop Refresher, plus malt. I slightly prefer the Hop Refresher. That said, it's OK. I wouldn't want it frequently, but it can serve the purpose of making normal beer seem better. ;)
Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 3.39 by Rhetion from Florida

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 1.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 1.59 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 3.09 by vidisad from California

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by tcc from Pennsylvania

2.01/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Tried this after learning about it on one of the forums. Have been trying a number of Athletic's NAs, and like Lagunitas beers in general. This one disappoints. There's something off about the flavor of the bitterness here...less like hops and more like castor oil. And that taste also permeates the smell. I've tried a few of these hoping to find a way to enjoy them, but I have decided I can't buy this again. Maybe there's just something in the flavor palate here that doesn't work for me, but I'm still sort of shocked that I found this one so undrinkable given the brewery's otherwise good track record. Try it if you must, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a clear body. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam that dissipates pretty quickly. Color is good, but more head retention would be great.

Smell: very, very light malt sweetness, along with some nicely grassy hops. Judged by the standards of NA, not too bad at all; a little more malt would be nice though.

Taste: again, flavor is very very light; it's kind of like fizzy hopwater. Again, by the standards of NA, you could do a lot worse; however, there's overall not a ton of flavor here to really recommend it.

Mouthfeel: minimum body, some light fizziness. Again, like the flavor, there's just not a lot here.

Overall: this NA execution isn't overtly bad, but it really simply lacks in much of any flavor or anything. Fizzy hopwater.
Sep 29, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Confusing freshness dating.

Looks decent enough in the glass. Golden yellow body with a small white head. This shrinks to a broken ring, a little lacing early on.

Somewhat dull fruity aroma.

On tasting, a little fruit, some hop notes, quite dry, and an odd tea flavor.

Mouth barely reaches medium, finish a slightly bitter tea taste.

Overall, goes slightly downhill after the look. Not the worst low alcohol beer out there, but SA Just the Haze this is not.
Sep 11, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.39/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle, Pipeworks Willie.

Caramel colored body with blonde shading, and a finger of fluffy head that rivals most IPAs but no lacing sticks to the glass.

Aroma is sort of briney like pickles, with some malt soup and a little bit of spicy grapefruit.

Flavor brings crisp caramel malt first, followed by a little stale onion, dry dirt, some grass, chive, and bitter lemon rinds. It tastes hoppy like an IPA but with no malt sweetness and not a lot of flavor. Finishes on stale chives.

Feel is very busy and carbonated, with some mild resins hanging on. Light bodied. Not expecting a lot here due to it being NA.

Overall, not the worst choice you could make for a non alcoholic brew, but one would still be better off simply limiting their intake of actual beer and find the low ABV ones that pack flavor for their weight. Fruited sours, I'm looking at you.

Got a six pack, and this is bottle #4 overall, and probably would not buy again.
Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 2.99 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2021
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Rated by mjackson90

1.06/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Tastes very bad. Like some sort of spice your grandmother puts on an over cooked roast. Had to dump it.
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Looks like a brown IPA, not the most appetizing. Smells and tastes like caramel malt mixed with a carbonated tea beverage. Slight earthy pine aroma. Taste and feel are just off, carbed but thin and watery. Not a quality beverage.
Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by sklein11 from Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Drinkable, barely. Not in the same class as Athletic Brewing's N-As. Mouth feeI is thin and fizzy. No malts and little flavor, other than light hops. If I had the choice of this or sparkling water with a wedge of lime, I'd probably go with the latter
Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 2.99 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked-up a six pack of bottles at Bradford's in Plymouth for about ten dollars. My ninth brew from these guys. I rate these NABs on a scale, as I don't feel that they can be compared to regular beer. As fas a NABs go, this is pretty good. I am not sure if great is attainable.
Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerWizard from Colorado

3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Unexpectedly amber for an NA, like venturing into tea-like. Very clear, no real head but adequately carbonated and there's some lively activity happening in the glass. Nose is sweet and hoppy...there is a very faint, kind of weird burnt smell lurking in the background that isn't pleasant, but almost unnoticeable. It's refreshing, has a light mouthfeel, and a fresh hop taste. Definitely Lagunitas-style hop profile, recognizing it from their other beers. Very grapefruit. Feels more like drinking a light IPA than an NA, for sure. Falls apart pretty quickly as it warms - was definitely better cold, not really worth decanting in my opinion. Slammed on a hot day when not drinking real beer and I'd say this one is solid. Not great, but really are any of them? I'd throw this in the NA mix though.
Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 2.4 by sd123 from Georgia

Jun 21, 2021
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Rated by Rich-Ry from California

2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very disappointed,,, had a funky stale smell.
Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by irs from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2021
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
From what I understand, this is the nonalcoholic version of Lagunitas’ flagship. I’ve always found their ipa to be overly malty for my tastes—and expectations, for a west coast brewer—but its well-balanced. Their NA ipa hits the mark overall. Appearance is strikingly similar to the OG, although it looks fizzier on close examination. The aroma is more hop forward, spicer, even, with a pronounced green grassy vegetal note. The palate follows, with a definite hop pellet character. Personally, I don’t mind this in the least, and find it preferable to plenty of other NA flavor profiles. Thin bodied, but not watery. Overall, this far exceeded expectations.
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.67/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deep orange red with a small white head. Smells of sweet grain with lots of grassiness and pine and just a hint of citrus. Tastes of grassy and piney hops, not too bad for not the real deal, but it overpowers anything else. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good NA beer.
May 29, 2021
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