Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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3.89/5
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9,091 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:
#16,326
Reviews:
1,848
Ratings:
9,091
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
3,356
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 9,091 |  Reviews: 1,848
Photo of eberesford
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale copper with moderate creamy head and good lacing. Aromas: malt sweetness, toffee and citrus hops. Flavour hop forward but still let’s the malt come through if indistinctly, slightly metallic Finnish.

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

Photo of Zet
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy copper with a nice steady head of foam with pretty lacing. Nice smell of light fruits, flowers, pine and malt. Taste follows the nose, although the malt is more prominent here. Taste could have been more intense in my opinion. Medium bodied and quite sparkly. Good IPA, but not one that manages to stand out of the crowd. Reliable choice though.

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Swoosl
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natzalot
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChristopherOrev
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Of the widely available IPAs, this is one of the most consistent. It's the "Old Faithful" of American style IPAs; wherever I go, if I don't want to be adventurous, I can always rely on this solid IPA.

(As always, I rate "look" for label/container design, not the look of the beer inside; I'm an artist and designer.)

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LilSebastianJr
1.32/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sold out and now it is crap. see it over and over again. Big Beer buys out a brewery to get more shelf space and then runs the beer. Will never buy it again. Such a tragedy.

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Photo of iawaska
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tzat
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper with a hint of haze, lots of fast rising carbonation, and 2 fingers of white head.

Smells of skunk, malts, Budweiser, a hint of chilli pepper and fruitiness.

The taste follows the nose, then finishes with a big, dull, bitterness, grapefruit pith, and rust.

Medium body, slightly syrupy, with moderate to high carbonation.

Got at BevMo in Redding, drinking here Aug 18th, 2018. All right beer I hadn't realised until recently I'd never tried.

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Photo of EricDuvall43074
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardfan212
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 ounce glass bottle.

Look - The label is a plain but bold statement. I can get with it, but I'd prefer something more.

Smell - A sweet dankness with hints of dirt and flowers, like a grandma's garden. Quite the lovely bouquet.

Taste - A strong bitterness up front, but gradually trails off with a sort of over-ripe fruit sweetness. Little to no malt backbone to support it though.

Feel - Thin body and high carbonation give it a lively sparkly character that keeps the hops slightly at bay.

Overall - Less enjoyable than other IPAs I've had, but not awful. Drinkable but not always enjoyable.

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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
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9,091 ratings