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Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas IPALagunitas IPA
Very Good
8,877 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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Part of a sampler of five beers that I had at my local Uno's. In the past I've had this beer all by itself and loved it. I still love it but in the context of the samplers this overshadowed by at least one other beer. Thus, please adjust my review to reflect the context.

Appearance: Dark straw, almost a light brown.
Aroma: Plum, orange, malt and hops.
Taste: Hops, hops, hops and hops all the way. In the past I've tasted complexity in this beer, but today it was lacking. No citrus or fruit flavor at all. Some bitterness too.
Mouthfeel: A bit bitter in the back.

Overall: This is a classy, hoppy beer. By itself, I've found it to be complex and very satisfying. However, in light of other beers being sampled, I believe the complexity was lacking.

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

Bottle > Sensory Pilsner glass

A - Pours a reall nice light amber color, foamy two finger head of an off white color, lots of nice lacing going on.
S - Lemon peel, a light sweet malt, some pine, and a little musk and spice.
T - Well balanced between some light malt, mild bitterness and good hop flavor. The pine and light tangerine flavor is most notable from the hops, and some biscuity malt as well.
M - Coats your mouth with a nice balance of flavor and feel. Perfect to session as well.
O - Solid single IPA, cannot go wrong at all with this.

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

The appearance has a light amber color. The aromas consist of some citrus and hop resin. The taste begins with soft caramel and finishes with a strong bitter flavor. It fits the style but with a strong emphasis on the hop image. The bitterness lingers like an unpaid whore... A reasonably priced hooker for your tongue's every desire.

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Smell is the full array of hop scents.... tropical and citrus fruit, pine, cat pee.

Flavor is surprisingly malt-forward given the hop dominance of the aroma. Biscuity, sharp pine, fairly well balanced. Nothing overwhelming.

Overall a solid beer that I would buy again if the price was right.

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Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 8,877 ratings
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