Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,796
Reviews:
1,799
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
3,140
For Trade:
3
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Photo of jrempel
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Ryan_Graham
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden red. One finger head that sustains.

S: Light and fruity. Smells like apricots or oranges.

T: Starts off strong with the alcohol very apparent. Settles down a bit after the initial wave of flavor. The beer transitions to a complex and citrusy flavor. Very refreshing finish.

M: Burns the mouth a little at first but the aftertaste is a big plus. Not too much carbonation. Smooth.

O: For a 6.2 % beer, it's very smooth. The aftertaste makes it worth the buy.

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Photo of msinger1002
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheLevi4000
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mshallah
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been drinking this since available in my area(about 2yrs). A very worthy beer for review.

A-Looks the way an IPA should; medium pale orange color, easy to achieve frothy head, dissipating to sticky lacing along the rim . Swirl of the glass brings tiny bubbles.

S-A very modern, in your face, hoppy goodness that includes a bright fruit-like flavor to it's profile. I could try to explain this as being close to ;Pineapple,Mango,Strawberry-Kiwi, all from hops mixing with the malt sweetness. Smells great!

T-Powerful flavor but easy to drink. The bright hops sit atop an easy to quaff, medium to light malt base. No hops are being hidden here by the malt, it just contributes sweetness to the perceived fruitiness of the hop profile. A big gulp brings on the big tropical flavor, sweet with bitter stabs on the tongue from hops and the tiny bubble carbonation. This should be a 5, but I will remain conservative.

M-With it's med-light malt base and tiny bubble carbonation it's an easy drinker. No sign of ABV except as a deeper flavor note of warmth. Drinks like a smaller beer.

O-We've done it. This is what we were trying to achieve back in the 80's and 90's. A total and complete Hophead revolution. I still think we can push this further as to be able to find a beer like this in every favorite local restaurant or bar(in the bottle is fine,I'm not a radical or anything). A really enjoyable brew!

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dedbeer
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 8,796 ratings.
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