Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
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9,036 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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Ratings: 9,036 |  Reviews: 1,835
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a quite clear golden copper - pretty color for an IPA. The head froths up a couple inches, but doesn't retain all that well. There is a relatively thin covering of foam on top of the beer for most of the drink. Nice lacing on the sides. A little bit of visible carbonation meanders slowly towards the surface.

S - Tropical fruit and sweet malts. Maybe just a hint of pine. It's a nice aroma, with excellent strength.

T - Starts to go downhill a little here. The flavors present in the nose are a bit too pervasive while drinking. I get something of an overpowering sweetness, with a nice bitterness, but one that is far overshadowed by the sweetness. Pine is present, but only barely, and only if I go looking for it.

M - Medium bodied, and a little slick. Refreshing finish, but too heavy to be refreshing. Meh.

O - Mixed bag here. Ultimately it's too syrupy for my palate. I've also had mixed experiences with this 12 pack, the last of which I have chosen for this review. A couple felt wonderful, but as I got used to it the sweetness just became too prevalent.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Honey gold, with plenty of head, lots of lacing, and heavy carbonation.

Smell: Citrus hops and caramel.

Taste: Citrus, pine, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy with a moderate hop afterbite.

The Verdict: Delicious. I’m not sure how I skipped reviewing this one after enjoying so many of them. This is a well balanced IPA, with a milder hop presence than many. It’s there, and full of flavor, but they don’t beat you over the head with bitterness. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9,036 ratings