Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
45.6 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not impressed with this brew. I couldn't pick out any one flavor in this beer and the after taste was to bitter for me, just nothing there. Not a very good IPA for my taste! But, that's me!

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Photo of ebraun
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label does not lie, 'homicidally hoppy ale', indeed. This is a mighty fine beer. The appearance was mui appealing. Very high head, light, foamy and sticky; topping a cloudy effervescent brew. Some nice lace on the way down the glass. The veracity of the hops made it a bit like chewing on a piece of grapefruit rind, but that's part of the fun with this one. There was a hint of malty sweetness up front, but it fades under pressure from the hops. I couldn't drink more than 2 at a time (I popped for a six-pack) but it's very well-suited for quaffing while you are kicking back and gnawing on some crusty bread.

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Photo of John
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy copper color when poured from the 12oz. bottle. Minimal head that quickly dissipates. Citrus, grapefruity hop aroma. Fierce hop bitterness that mellows and becomes more estery as it warms. Semi-slick mouthfeel balanced by a prickly carbonation level. Good stuff...I could easily recommend this brew.

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Photo of Jordan
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A potent and bold IPA. Muscular hop character. Very hazey amber-orange swimming with sediments. Citrus and floral signatures try hard to compete with an assertive bitterness. Herbal and grass aromas intermix giving the perception of the outdoors captured in a bottle. Prost!

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Photo of gwfrankpsu
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink this before trying a Maximus - it will taste watery, but then so will most beers. A really good IPA, it's a shame that it gets overshadowed by its brother brew. Give this a try, an IPA to keep.

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Photo of marc77
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This west coast IPA has a wonderfully pungent and citrusy nose, most likely from a combination of American 4 C (Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Centennial) hops. If you pour out the whole bottle you will have a VERY cloudy, almost nasty looking beer filled with yeast sediment. It doesn't bother me at all, but be forewarned. Assertive hop bitterness w/ a floral and pungent hop flavor... great malt backbone... smooth finish... GREAT IPA!! OG: 1.057, IBU's 47, but it tastes MUCH bigger than that.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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