Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber color with a thick head with good retention and apparent carbonation and leaving laces.
Sweet citrus aroma with predominant notes of passion fruit and grapefruit.
Delicious flavor of grapefruit and passion fruit, slightly toasted malts, pine and American spicy yeast. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
A very balanced and crisp citrusy IPA. Assertive with a traditional IPA recipe that was well executed to perfection.

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

An IPA straight from the 90s.

Lagunitas IPA is solid all-around, from its golden, slightly sediment-filled appearance to its mellow feel and citrus aromas. The smell gives a solid amount of cattiness and grapefruit, which also comes out in the flavor.

But what stands out most is how well balanced it is. The hops aren't in-your-face, but they're there through the whole tasting. They blend well with a bready middle and mouthfeel, and they still stick to the palate after the sip.

Doesn't stand out in the category, but it'd be wrong to call it anything less than outstanding.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I continue to work my way through the Lagunitas roster, holding off on this one for a while and instead trying some of their bigger IPA offerings. Lately this beer is showing up across the province and tonight I finally had the bomber in my fridge, still pretty fresh after a few weeks. Color is darkish yellow falling just shy of orange, with a decent amount of whitish foam. Lagunitas has such a classic and unique character, allegedly due to inordinately warm fermentation temperatures, and this beer certainly captures that aspect in spades. Aroma is sweet grapefruit, lime, and tangerine citrus, very fruity and sweet with little discernible malt. You can taste the malt more clearly than you can smell it, although even here you have to concentrate. This is a hops delivery vehicle but said flavors are not uber-bitter and overpowering at all. The total package is fairly light, sweet, and fruity. Head was fairly impressive but carbonation on the low end, with a thinnish body and a subtle sweet malt background, maybe a hint of molasses and biscuit. Dangerously drinkable. Flavor starts with tons of mellow citrus pith, fresh orange juice and subdued but clearly detectable pine. There is then a bloom of pineapple and mango tropical fruit flavors along with fresh leafy green chlorophyll and some tree sap and resin in the wet finish. More of a showcase for hop flavors rather than the expected bitterness and it works on this level. Light, unassuming IPA but features some fresh flavors and a nice "starter" IPA for drinking in quantity.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76.2% out of 100 with 8,823 ratings
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