Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale copper color, slightly hazy. The white head is big and pillowy and leaves a wall of webby lacing around the entire glass.

The aroma is hoppy, nice grapefruit presence. Some mild apricot notes. The malt provides a light caramel and overall bready aroma.

The taste is hoppy. Grapefruit and pine seem to be the hop profile. The hop flavor doesn't pop like Sucks but has nice balance. The malt provides a neutral bready flavor, perhaps a hint of caramel. Nice non-aggressive hop flavor.

The feel is moderate with active carbonation. A bit beefier than the tradional IPA. It has a bright sweetness with a piney bitterness in the finish. Good balance.

A good drinking IPA. Good flavors, not great.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured straight down into a pineapple-decorated 12 oz. glass from my daughter's kitchen cupboard..

a. Clear bright golden orange, tall head dissipates shortly, leaving a variegated floating film of bubbles and patches of lacing clinging to the sides.

s: Dense sharp citrus. Let's you know it's there from the gitgo.

t: Fruity, grapefruit not as noticeable as the first time I tried one and therefore more pleasing to me. Not sure what the reason for the apparent taste difference is since both came from the same sixpack.

m: Light with lingering grapefruit bitterness. Makes me think this would not be a bad breakfast drink if so inclined, although coffee stouts like Founders might offer more along those lines.

o. Excellent IPA with just enough hop bite. Heavy citrus odors and aftertaste but not the potentially excessive bitterness grapefruit can inflict. First bottle I had I did not like as well. But this one rocks, *sip-n-gulp* or should I say rocked.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 8,968 ratings