Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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3.89/5
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9,058 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:
#8,928
Reviews:
1,839
Ratings:
9,058
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
3,325
Trade:
3
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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 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

Photo of Chris585
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of husky20
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My go-to IPA. Just a solid beer; very refreshing on a hot summer day.

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

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

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mysticmage
2.4/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So the first question is....this is an IPA. A weak collar of amber gold awaits you upon pour, An incredibly weak nose follows of hops...that's it. Tastes equally dull and little character and body. A huge disappointment.

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

Photo of Clearlyme
2.23/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerMan247
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of domstack27
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chiefz1
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wskierman
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matodowd
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dkloubec
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9,058 ratings