Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,987
Ranked #16,175
3.89 | pDev: 11.31%
Sunday at 08:59 PM
Jul 10, 2001
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!

This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries of Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice en route, nor as old as the 10,000 miles or so of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentoid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again. Now stop. Think again. And stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you're on.

45.6 IBU
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Rated by waudozer from Canada (BC)

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It's just typical IPA but it hits all the basic notes, bitter, rich, toffee, tropical fruit hop notes, hint of saltiness

Pretty nice
Sunday at 04:07 AM
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gets better as it warms, but overall very average. Noteworthy is the ratio of Gots to Wants. 3500 Got it but 250 Want it.
Jan 13, 2024
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Reviewed by Roxchambeau from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours exceptionally clear for the style with a solid 1 - 1.5 finger head. Little to no lacing. A few strands of carbonation in the glass. Looks slightly darker, but as clear as a pils or mainstream adjunct lager. Orange and some pine on the nose. light to medium body. Malt character more present than most IPAs. Easy drinking, especially cold (er). Perfect for the friend being introduced into craft brews or on a day when you don't want to think too much about what you're sipping on.
Dec 18, 2023
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Name: IPA
Brewery: Lagunitas
Location: Petaluma
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.2%
Date: 11/06/23
I am drinking Lagunitas IPA today using a Tulip glass. I served it at 46 degrees. The pour created an airy, foamy, two-fingered, white head with average retention. The color is straw yellow, charting around SRM 6. The somewhat slow dissipation left some lacing on the glass. The beer's clarity is crystal, with a few carbonation bubbles. This style's overall appearance is above average.
The initial aromas are grass, melon, grapefruit, herbal, and floral esters. The hops are aromatic and fragrant. Nosing the glass again, I smell bready hops, light-toasted malts, tropical fruit, and peaches. The IPA smells like a typical well-made beer of this style.
The hops are bright and balanced. The flavors are peaches, tropical fruit, lemon rind, herbal, floral esters, melons, grapefruit, a hint of oranges, a touch of pine resin, and grass. The malts are firm, bready, lightly toasted, and soft cereal grains.
The mouthfeel is astringent, finishing crisp and clean. The body is medium, as well as the carbonation.
This is one of my go-to beers to drink when there is nothing other than BMCs in the case. The fresh beer displays the balance of the different hops used. The malt backbone is firm, giving the beer harmony. An excellent example of a well-made IPA.
Dec 16, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by Oktoberfest from Ohio

Dec 12, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by FreePal88

Nov 09, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by karlstratos from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Greymane from France

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is my goto IPA in Southern France. I can at least get this one West Coast Style IPA in a half liter can at the local Monoprix or on draft at several local pubs.
Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 3.14 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 13, 2023
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Rated by EXACTLY from Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I prefer the bottle. My favorite and go-to beer.
Oct 12, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by jonhodges from Georgia

Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by MakerMachiav from England

Oct 07, 2023
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Rated by Sparty1965 from Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Very average.
Oct 04, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by Evinyme from Colorado

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by dm771 from Canada (ON)

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Sep 18, 2023
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