Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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3.89/5
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9,109 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:
#13,680
Reviews:
1,849
Ratings:
9,109
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
3,371
Trade:
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Ratings: 9,109 |  Reviews: 1,849
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

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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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9,109 ratings