Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,702
Ranked #13,749
3.94 | pDev: 10.91%
Friday at 02:53 AM
Aug 25, 2012
Very Good
Notes: Have you been jonesing for something more primal and less evolved? If so, fire is the element for you. Air, water, and earth are of no use. There is a freedom in burning down the house of fixed expectations and it confers an undeniable lightness to being.

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3.66 by RichardOrmiston from North Carolina on May 09, 2022
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

DayTime pours a hazy, bright pale color, with a small, long lasting head. Aroma is sweet, a hint of lemon. Flavor is light, but has a nice bright and clean floral hop flavor forward. Feel is good, light, and approachable, with a nice carbonatation. Overall, this s a nice session IPA, lots of flavors, and still feels light and crushable.

May 09, 2022
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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MrOH from Malta

Clear, light gold, big white head, awesome retention, streaky rings of lace
Dank, melon, citrus, mango aromas
Tastes like it smells, plus some grainy tea malt flavors. A little watery
Thin bodied with appropriate carbonation
Possibly the best low-cal IPA I've had.

May 07, 2022
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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

From a bunch of leftover beers i took home from a bachelor party -- poured the can into a barrel glass. Massive foamy head gives way islands of bubbles and very thin lacing. Straw yellow, slightly cloudy appearance. Lots of grassy hops on the nose. Taste is very pleasant -- thin -- but pleasant. As expected a very easy drinking, session IPA. Will be great on hot days when you want a hoppier beer but not feel weighed down.

Apr 28, 2022
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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by frankdatank1337 from California

I don't get how it's an IPA. A Coors Light has more flavor than this beer. Its def not bad but it barely tastes like beer. If you want a good light beer I suggest everyone try Michelob Ultra instead, it tastes better and it's cheaper.

Apr 20, 2022
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by barneyrubble from Colorado

Compared to everything else I have had in the low abv or low carb category, this one is just very well done.

Apr 10, 2022
3.96 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Apr 09, 2022
3.69 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio on Feb 08, 2022
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3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by jadpsu from Georgia

Legacy single shelf purchase.
LOOK: Crystal clear, bright pale straw yellow. All white head, less than average retention, decent side glass lace.
AROMA: Aromatic floral but also a sour, somewhat unpleasant odor.
TASTE: I don't like it.
FEEL: Ditto
Low in calories, low in carbs and low in my beer karma.

Feb 03, 2022
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3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by MNAle from Minnesota

"Pale yellow, relatively tall white head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is somewhat indistinct, but with elements of ""IPA-ness"" citrus, perhaps faint fine.

Flavor is somewhat typical of session IPAs. The hops flavors and bittering are present, but the malt flavors are largely absent. The middle retains the hop flavors of citrus, not much pine, with just a hint of malts in there somewhere. This finish is citrus, slightly bitter, with this being retained into the aftertaste. A nice crisp finish. OK as a light summer beer.

Thin body, more of a tea character.

Overall, not a bad session IPA; not a great one, either."

Jan 31, 2022
3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2022
3.93 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jan 16, 2022
3.75 by ohbigun from West Virginia on Dec 13, 2021
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
by telej

Looks like an American pilsner.
Smell, hops and citrus. If you raised this glass and though it was Bud Light you would be shocked.
Mild IPA taste that last three seconds. After three seconds, the sides of my tongue had barely a taste of hoppy bitterness.
Thin feel, like one of the low carb beers.
For just 3 carbs a can, there is nothing else like it.

If you need a low carb beer for dietary reasons, you have to try this beer.

Inhale with each sip to get the most from it. In my area Michelob Ultra and Corona Premier are the two low carb option. Both are pretty much low to no flavor and much more expensive than their low calorie siblings. Daytime is the only low carb beer with even a hint of flavor. I tried Amstel's low carb beer, but I've only seen it in Mexico. I surprised, given the pricing premium the low carb beers have over the traditional light beers, that there isn't more competition and variety in the low carb beers.

Dec 06, 2021
3.96 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

May 26, 2021 poured from a 12oz can into a 16oz pint glass.
L: Pours a clear and transparent light straw color, thin white soapy head that disappears in 2 minutes. No lacing and medium carbonation that remains over time.
S: Light hop and wildflower.
T: A light hop forward snap, lime zest, lightly grassy, red apple peel with a hint of bread. It is not sweet. There is a very tiny hint of pollen-covered hop cone stickyness somewhere towards the end of the flavor profile but only a brief hint.
F: It has a mouth feel that is crisp and dry and is a bit large but then quickly reduces to a fairly well carbonated hop trail with a medium finish.
This an extremely easy drinking great tasting and thoughtfully constructed low calorie low carb IPA. Quite pleasant.

Nov 21, 2021
3.96 by Meddwol from Michigan on Oct 27, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mugman8 from New York

Pretty good brew for Daytime drinking. Has a slightly spicy floral hops flavor. Not bad for 98 calories...

Oct 18, 2021
3.22 by The_Poet from Ohio on Sep 08, 2021
3.2 by F_riedrich from Germany on Sep 01, 2021
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3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Jsteez from Utah

Light, watery, dry, and a little light hop flavor. It's good for a really hot day and you want to throw back a couple without worrying too much about getting too drunk.

Aug 23, 2021
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3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by karlstratos from New Jersey

A: Transparent yellow, light lacing, good retention
S: Fruity, lightly hoppy
T: Light, faint hop
M: Light, watery
O: Good for a light IPA, but no match for a real IPA

Aug 17, 2021
3.75 by hester7 from Texas on Aug 09, 2021
3.68 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Aug 09, 2021
4.04 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Aug 04, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to a stemmed BrewDog glass.

A: Body shows a pale yellow coloration as if this is a low-extraction lager. The head is white, thin and shows awesome retention.
S: The aroma presents a light orange tone, mildly hoppy and with some wheat and barley showing up.
T: Taste-wise, the beer is unexpectedly empty (at least from what the nose teases) with just malty tones. In the back, a very simple and medium to high hoppy profile.
M: Body is medium to low. Carbonation is good. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is medium, medium high.
O: It's not great, it's not bad, it's not mediocre, it's reasonable.

May 26, 2021
3.93 by GTengineer from Georgia on Apr 29, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Purchased as a single can from Kroger for $1.29. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Bright dandelion, with a frothy three-finger head that doesn't dissipate quickly at all.
S - Spicy, floral, and citrusy. Plenty of pine, but not overwhelming. No presence of malt.
T - Floral and pine. No malt at all, but not overly hoppy.
F - Full-bodied, despite being a light beer. Creamy, and not too much carbonation. Light.
O - Definitely not a bad beer. Wonderful color, and a pretty good flavor. This beer is essentially a deluxe version of Bud Light, which isn't a bad thing at all for what this beer is trying to achieve. I'd say Lagunitas nailed the category of "Light IPA" by offering an ale that tastes like an IPA, but doesn't lose the feel of an IPA to the sake of low carbs and calories. This being said, as an IPA it doesn't offer much. No malts could be tasted, and the hop presence is quite basic. Not bad at all, but could definitely be better.

Apr 23, 2021
3.23 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Apr 18, 2021
3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Apr 18, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by VALIS666 from Massachusetts

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow, like watery lemonade, with medium lacing. Strong nose of sweet pine, pineapple, a little green tea. Tastes lemony, bright, a little mild hops. Minimal aftertaste. Rather nice for a Light IPA. Wish they kept the old cans with the bent nail. The new ones are horribly boring.

Mar 27, 2021
3.35 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Mar 19, 2021
3.09 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Mar 14, 2021
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2.94/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75
by alexaedita from Utah

This is a middle of the road beer for me. Even more of an edge of the road really. The edge over of which I typically won't go. For someone who always keeps a 6 pack of Corona in my fridge just in case, I can honestly say I would go for Corona half a time and won't regret doing it. It does smell better then Corona. It actually smells quite nice. Yet somehow, Corona has more flavor. This beer is very floral on the nose, but virtually no palate to be discovered. Hot summer days, hangover mornings, Corona absent shelf - that's where it belongs.

Feb 24, 2021
3.34 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Feb 13, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

Clear, golden hue. Small, lasting white head.

Aromatics, lovely clean, piney, pineappley, resiny, bitter hop goodness. Floral, then bitter, and let's not forget the feline urinary business. That's lurking in there, too, though I don't often like to mention it.

Taste: Hops charge in and spill the goodness all over. Citrus and tropical fruit notes aplenty. Incessant hoppitude. Low alcohol plus light body equals excellent sessioning. (Which autocorrect doesn't recognize as a word. That almost said 'seasoning' back there.)

Is the Session I.P.A. a new trend? I hope so.

Feb 04, 2021
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3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Souraboutsours from New Jersey

All my life, my Grandfather drank nothing but Bud Light for every family gathering and special occasion. He never wanted to try another beer, until I handed him this. He really liked it, asking for another. He asked for the price, and decided to stick to bud light when I told him. Overall a hoppier version of a bud light, but not really an IPA. Still tasty though.

Dec 02, 2020
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 2756 ratings