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:
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

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant copper with a sense, frothy cream head that leaves sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Resin, pine, cannabis, catty, dank hops dominate. Onion and sharp citrus aged intrigue.

Flavor reveals onion dominance initially, accompanied by citrus, becoming fairly bitter and resiny mid palate, which carries into the finish. White grapefruit and lemon emerge to accompany toasted malt. The balance is decidedly hoppy, but malt is well represented.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch high, and modest alcohol warmth.

Not a fan of onion hop character, but I like the malt presence and citrusy and dank notes. Flavoring hops definitely dominate, which makes me happy.

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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Rogues Gallery - served in a shaker pint)

A: right-on brassy in color, relatively clear and bright... nice white, spongy foam - with some stay and stick... inviting

S: a full-on display of Centennial - dirty, dark, resiny hops - pine and floral undertones.... a half-point more abv might brighten the aromas and make them pop more... still, bold enough

T: the Centennial hops are on full display here - dirty-earthy, resiny, a pinch of pine and clementine... the malt is in fact in fine balance - mostly pale base malt, but certainly a bit of C 60(?) character.... not the least bit sweet while the bitterness is surprisingly .... not a hint of heat or spice from the alcohol... overall, pretty damn clean - doesn't quite explode with flavor - solid yet soft

M: surprisingly on the lighter side, though I wouldn't say crisp or entirely clean... built for pounding

O: nothing out of this world, but solid and sessionable.... the most appealing element is simply how drinkable and NOT heavy or cloying it is... don't tell me I'm starting to dig Lagunitas...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Lagunitas Mason Jar. I'm a little biased because I'm from Lagunitas CA but let's do this.

A - Wonderful golden orange.

S - That west coast IPA smell. Resiny, piney, hoppy, forest like.

T - Very hoppy and bitter for a regular IPA. Could be a double for other breweries. IT's an acquired taste but once you do you realize why Lagunitas is one of the best. Citrus and grapefruit notes there as well, especially on the a burp...

M - High carbonation but smooth malt. Crisp and fresh. Drinkability gets higher the more you're used to it.

O - Like I said, I grew up on this stuff, so to speak, but I still think it's objectively one of the best IPAs, especially West Coast style, out there. DRINK UP!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a golden orange, clear, with a fine, pillowy head that laces up marvelously.

S - The pine pop that comes from hops, along with a bright fruit fragrance, mostly citrus and mango. A bit of the more burly hop elements appear as hints, but nothing gets out of hand.

T - Follows the nose, but with a sweet line of malt, coming in with caramel highlights. Citrus and pine, the taste more orange than grapefruit, but perhaps a slightly green, puckery orange rather than a full, sweet one. Close is pretty clean, all told, but a light bitterness does trail off.

M - There is a bit of resin building over the course of bottle, but nothing to quibble about. The carbonation is moderate, and keeps things moving.

O - A fine example of the standard IPA, with a lot speaking for it, including a very reasonable price point. If Lagunitas were available in Indiana, this would be on my short list of go-to beers.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 8,771 ratings.
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