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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #751
Ranked #8,962
4.05 | pDev: 7.9%
Mar 17, 2023
Oct 19, 2021
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Notes: This is the latest leap in Lagunitas’ never-ending quest for capturing the essence of fresh hops. Contents Under Fresher features whole-cone Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe & Sabro hops harvested and rushed from our family of farmer friends in Yakima. Expressed here in their absolute juiciest form.
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like pine and marijuana, orange, mango, tea, and light maltiness.

This might be a touch old, but on draft it’s still quite tasty, with a fresh and zesty bitterness, not too much maltiness, and a really juicey orange, mango, and almost tea-like floral character. There’s also grapefruit and marijuana.

This is light bodied and really drinkable.

I don’t drink enough Lagunitas for how much I really enjoy most beers I have from them.
Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, no date. Shocked to see this in the cooler at the local beer store after all this time, sus as hell. 2021 One-Hitter release from Lagunitas. Giving it the review here for the sake of the tick.

Poured to a Piraat snifter.
Nice traditional golden orange body on the pour, finger of frothy white head that doesn't really stick around too long, but leaves some good scattered strands of fluffy lacing.
Surprisingly fresh aroma - fruity, floral, piney, hoppy. Soapy notes of freshly cut mango, oranges, mandarins, papayas, with earthy notes of creamy, caramel malt.
Once again, I'm super pleasantly surprised with how well this beer has held up, especially if it is nearing a year or more in age. Tons of lightly fruity / floral Mosaic hops, with some pine & bitterness from the other varieties present. Flavors of tangerine, mango, & grapefruit are all present. Soft notes of caramel malt, twigs, tea leafs, but nothing like the caramel malt bomb I was expecting. The beer is still oily, hoppy, & fresh tasting.
Super smooth, crisp, clean, & easy-drinking. Piney, resinous, & slightly bitter hop finish.
Overall, I did have this beer when it was fresh, and I'm pretty sure I recall there being much more pungent citrus hops present (flavors of lime & zest) of which there isn't much left, but to be fair, this beer is tasting fabulous if it is truly almost a year or so old (it would be nice if Lagunitas could use standard bottle dating).

Lagunitas Contents Under Fresher -----4/5.
Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Wasn't sure if this was a rebranding of that super awesome fresh hop beer they used to do (Born Yesterday) or a totally different beer. Looks to me like a different beer using different hops/hop farms than Born Yesterday. Also, its not as good.

Pours a honey color. 3/5" white head. Good clarity. The aroma doesn't have that big fresh hop charge that Born Yesterday did. A bit of malty woodiness, caramel, the Mosaic hops don't jump like they can.

Taste is good, there is plenty of Simcoe here giving that herbal tree bitterness. Sabro is disappointing, none of that pepper edge hoppiness. Citra, sure, light orange presence. Mosaic quantity seems to be very fractional. I get more Simcoe than the other 3 hops combined. The bitterness is good because of it, but the booziness is for sure there. Not really sure about the commercial tug job regarding its juiciness. The amount of Simcoe and west coast ipa dryness in the mouth feel run contrary to that narrative. Self reporting narratives are often just poor historians or projections.

These also seemed to come out much later than the usual hop harvest fresh and wet hopped beers.
Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jun 30, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by NHSTEVE from New Hampshire

Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 4 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by loganburgh from Michigan

Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Mar 25, 2022
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Rated by izraelc from New York

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours semi clear gold. Light foam. Dank hop aroma. Super juicy hop body. Very flavorful. Fades to a medium bitterness. An excellent wet hop ipa.
Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by b-ri11 from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A delicious IPA more flavorful than the flagship Lagunitas IPA but falls waaaay short of Born Yesterday. A fantastic IPA overall but hard to justify for only a 4 pack of 12ozs.
Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2022
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L - Poured a light amber with a one finger white head that lingered. Light lacing.

S - Nose of citrus, tropical fruit and wet grass.

T - Flavors of sweet citrus, tropical fruit, grass. Mild hop bitterness on the finish. Very balanced and drinkable.

F - Medium body with a wetness to it. Light carbonation.

O - Very nice.
Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got the 2021 vintage off the single shelf at the Woodman's in Onalaska, Wisconsin just outside La Crosse. It poured a very slightly hazy golden with thin white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had hemp and citrus fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with earth, floral hop, hemp and subtle tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of resin, orange, grapefruit, pineapple and toasted malt. Sweet tropical fruit taste with piney bitterness and toasted caramel.
Jan 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Nunya from Ohio

Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look...the usual Wc IPa look. A little haze but very little. Yellowish with a hint of gold
Smell...Dank citrus earth smell. So hop prevalent as it really excels. This one has lessened from the ones i had 6 weeks ago but still next level.
Taste...Sweet fresh lemon grass tangerine bitter balanced dry finish that requires quick sips.. A fresh hop enjoyment
Feel...A thin feel backed up by a medium carbonation that gives a light but full bodied taste. It provides a texture that procures a definitive taste.
Overall...The comparisons to Born Yesterday are inevitable with that said, This beer is very good and glad to have and have had quite a few. These high end Lagunitas beers really kick it up. excellent
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1+ finger white head that receded to a wispy cap with a thick collar; nice lacing;

S: Simcoe comes through the strongest with dank pine,, but Mosaic and Citra are noticeable as well; coming through as pineapple and grapefruit respectively;

T: mostly a mish mash of all 4 hops, but at times, each hop pops forward for a moment; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: very enjoyable;
Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger, eggshell white head of foam. Minimal lacing, moderate head retention.

Aroma: Sticky and tropical. Lots of overripe guava and mango with quite a resinous backdrop of pine sap. Fairly generic but very pungent.

Taste: A lot more balanced than I was expecting. Tropical fruit still takes center stage. Upfront, flavors of clementine, mango and papaya. Slightly funky and musky notes of wet grass ( in a pleasant way ) midpalate - followed by strong notes of hop resin, along the lines of sautéed onions and garlic. Ends on dry notes of grapefruit peel and notes of lemon rind.

Feel: Lighter than the aroma would suggest. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side of the spectrum, but I wouldn't call it watery or anemic. Body is light for the style - low carbonation. Bitter / dry.

Overall: Decent american IPA.
Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
worthy offering from a place that makes a lot of good beer. Well done Lagunitas!! And I love the fresh hop!
L: from the bottle and it's classy.
S: grassy, citrusy, bit of pine. very inviting.
T: delivers on the nose. maybe a bit of peach in there. finish is satisfyingly bitter.
F: smooth. light carbonation. resiny stickiness on the finish.
O: Hey, it works for me. I hope they come back with this in later years! I'll be waiting...
Jan 02, 2022
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Rated by TBoneJones from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Fresh high quality ipa with grassy and floral notes that scream juicy freshness.
Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by broadway848 from New York

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottled poured into teku glass. Picked up from liquor store for $2.49. No discernable date on bottle, just a weird code on the neck.

Appearance - Hazy amber body. Big white offwhite head somewhere between pancake batter and sudsy. 4.25

Smell - Clean grassy hop. A little faint and muted.

Taste - Clean grassy hop.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied. Mild astringency.

Overall - Sessionable.
Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by jbexphys from Maryland

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut

Dec 21, 2021
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12/19/21 West Coast IPA. Clear. Weak head & smell. Almost undetectable pine. Not bursting with flavor. Enjoyable but nothing special.
Dec 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by prototypic from Ohio

Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Dec 19, 2021
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 147 ratings