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Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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8,856 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off, I'm not entirely sure I would call this an IPA. It almost seemed more of a bitter. But nonetheless, I will pretend it is a true IPA. Pretending is fun, after all. And it's maybe more like an IPA than a bitter. Still debating that with myself.

Anyhoo... poured a light golden color but with an unexpected orange hue. The head faded quickly and left little lacing. Fragrance was quite hoppy but less than would be expected from an IPA, yet replacing that was almost a honeyed or floral scent. Accordingly, this beer tastes like an IPA, but with less hoppiness and in its place more of a honeyed or even floral character. The mouthfeel was light, at least as light (if not more so) than I expect from an IPA, despite the additional sweetness (which in my experience usually leaves a beer feeling more viscous or even "oily"). Frankly, I quite liked it. If it were marketed as something other than an IPA, even given some creative name like the folks at Magic Hat give their beers and then by way of explanation "American Bitter Ale" or some such under it, I would probably have liked this beer even more. So as a beer unto itself, it is a good one, for sure. For an IPA proper, so-so. It's almost as if these guys were intimidated by the IPAs coming out of Stone Brewery and decided not to even try to make a hoppy beer. Or didn't want their beer considered too arrogant. I don't know. Try one for yourself. Either way, it's a good beer worth at least one try!

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 8,856 ratings
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