Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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9,015 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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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time I had this on draft (at Brew House in Chicago), I was slightly underwhelmed, but I think that was due to palate fatigue. Tonight, trying it fresh out of the gate, I really like it. Ample one-finger head, white in color, lots of tiny bubbles, and very good lacing all the way through the experience. The nose is piney, piney, piney, with hints of orange and lemon zest. On the palate, the obvious hops are prominent, as is a certain orange/grapefruit dank. Good mouthfeel. The malt takes a back seat, but that's OK -- makes for a more lean, crisp finish. On balance, I really like this IPA and now appreciate the hub-bub I missed first time around. Would do this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

appearance: This beer comes off very much so on the lighter side, with a very yellow coloration. Weak to no head retention. Overall it look ok. 3\5

aroma: lots of malt carries through. Fresh baked bread, caramel, and malty sweetness. The hoppiness falls mostly on the floral and fruity side (id describe it as pineapple and pear). Its good, but it needs more hop character 4\5

taste: its obvious where the focus of this beer is, and its on hoppy flavor. Their is still some grainy malt flavorings here and their (possibly the taste of Pilsner malt), but hops take total lead in it. And what a piercing, resinious hoppyness it is...I might not had liked it in the past, but it sits well with me now. To add to that is a nice pineyness that I find refreshing. And combined with a nice malty backbone to keep it all together? That's a winner in my book. 4.5\5

mouthfeel: slightly heavy with too much carbonation, which to me accentuates the heaviness of any beer. 3\5

overall: not a shabby brew! I've overlooked it for Laginutas more adventurous offerings, but this is great to share with friends who are looking for a classic example of an American IPA. I give it a 4.25\5.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to put a good word in for this excellent beer.

Lagunitas produces amazing products ranging from mass produced beers available at your supermarket to craft style ales you'll only find at speciality shops. Lagunitas IPA falls into the larger production category but should not be confused with typical mass produced beers. The beer kicks with flavor and is only separated from it's craft cousins due to its less pronounced hints of pine and fruit.

If you get the opportunity to try Lagunitas IPA from the tap, do it. You'll be blown away by the add pine and hop flavors. Enjoy!

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9,015 ratings