Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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3.89/5
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9,075 Ratings
Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Thanks for choosing to spend the next few minutes with this special homicidally hoppy ale. Savor the moment as the raging hop character engages the Imperial Qualities of the Malt Foundation in mortal combat on the battlefield of your palate!


45.6 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,225
Reviews:
1,842
Ratings:
9,075
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
3,343
Trade:
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Ratings: 9,075 |  Reviews: 1,842
Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid all round IPA - if you like American style ipas you’ll like this.

L4 - classic IPA
S4 - strong inviting nose
T4 - soft fruits, very drinkable
F4 - classic IPA
O4 - rock solid

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Photo of BigMatt408
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisFinch
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tottel
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jyoung538
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Usually the best drink at an airport bar.

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Photo of skalten
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Deep gold with an average, foamy white head.

Smell: Strong bitter pine scent from the hops. A very tiny bit of spicy malt.

Taste: Average IPA bitterness, but not too strong. Weak malt character in the background. A little soapy.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and carbonation.

Overall: A little more balanced than some other IPAs, but still far too bitter and soapy to enjoy. Down with the IPA menace, I say.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BocaKayakerDave
2.33/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ckent1987
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draft numerous occasions at Buffalo Wild Wings. Excellent pair with Wings and the beer was just so delicious on draft tasted very fresh. I would give it a 5 but unfortunately the package bottled beer from the store didn't taste as fresh. Probably been sitting on the shelf for months. So it's kinda a hit or miss for getting it fresh on the shelf.

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Photo of Selman
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dalkri
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dimwit_flathead
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a tall Peroni glass. Two inch head on top. Dark golden color. Nice bubbles. Smells of honey and spices. Robust flavor of burnt caramel. Slight alcoholic burn-- which can be expected at 6.2% ABV. This may be their flagship ale but I don't think it's quite as interesting as their other, crazier ales.

This beer wipes me out. Just the smell of 12th of Never brings a smile to my face. This IPA is a strong beer without being pleasurable. I won't be getting it again.

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Photo of Chantrycw
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing, does not give you that heavy feeling in your stomach that many more flavorful IPAs do. Smells very floral, better than many women's perfumes. Has a nice bitter bite to it. If you're a New-England style IPA lover then this beer is not for you. Before I had this IPA I thought all IPAs were just bitter and nasty tasting. This is the beer that turned me on to IPAs. It is my benchmark. It's simple compared to all of the craft IPAs out there but complex enough to never get bored of it. Much better around 35 degrees F so if you haven't had it yet, put a BOTTLE in the freezer for 15 minutes before trying it; as opposed to having it on draft somewhere where their kegs are not quite cold enough.

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Photo of gamblebc
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PMakowski
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer certainly smells great, better than it tastes. It is a very, very fresh-tasting beer though (the most positive quality in my opinion), the only issue i have with it is too much grapefruit taste, not enough of anything else on the back end. There is a little bit of a bready/malty flavor going down at the end but not enough, not nearly as much as I would prefer. That being said, i do very much enjoy this beer in the summer when i am eating something like Mexican or American grilled food. The type of beer I would buy a few times a year but not all the time. I give this beer B+

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Photo of bmaslakov
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9,075 ratings