Lagunitas IPA | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of flydudehsv
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Clear copper pour, thin off white creamy head and lots of sticky thick bands of lacing ... Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and light piney hops with a touch of caramel malts ... Taste is bitter and rindy with light piney and citrusy grapefruity hops, light sugar, sweet caramel malts and a nice punch of ibu’s ... Finish is dry with a lingering bitter dry hop and malty. .... Solid sessionable ipa abv hidden well ... Mouthfeel is lightly slick and oily.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MisSigsFan
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After all the hype I finally decided to try this beer, and sadly, it was a bit of a let down. Smell was slightly faint, but had pine and citrus aromas. Your typical west coast IPA, just not as bold. The taste was most of the same. It started out pretty well but sadly the taste dies too quickly. The balance between bitterness and flavor was definitely on the more bitter side, and I wouldn't even consider this a very bitter beer. It reminded me of a bitter, piney version of Corona, which isn't a particularly good thing. I think I'll just stick to Stone and Green Flash.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dar482
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It pours in a lighter gold color. The aroma is a lot like of West Coast IPAs. Fruitiness and big hops.

The flavor has a decent amount of grapefruit and citrus fruits. It isn’t too strong and doesn’t last for too long. It cuts a bit too quick for me and doesn’t have that big juiciness that I love from some IPAs from the region.

One of the better “standard” easy to find IPAs out there, but does not stand out for me.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: off the bat it has large scale retention on the head, looking off-white. Transparent orange color, very interesting.
S: Aromas of big and bold tropical fruit and strong hops. More than just citrus, but pineapple an mango creep in also. Piney and mellow intriguing spices. Awesome nose!!! magnifique
T: Breadiness and citrus fruit dominate the palate. To be honest, the meal I had before this might have ruined it. Nice hops though, Beautiful finishing hops. This IPA means business. Nice little spicy note on the finish.
M: Medium to full bodied. Highly carbonated but not overdone, finish is dry. Not bad dry, more off dry
O: Killer IPA, one of the better ones I've tasted in a while. Everything is in balance from aromas to fruit and hops. Everything this hophead needs. thx Lagunitas

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Visually, the bottle looks like it came out of some brewery in a South American jungle. Big "IPA" in the center of the label that looks to be painted through a stencil, set on a tea-stained label with some red text that gives it flare and danger. Makes me think of palm fronds, machetes, machine guns, and cocaine production. Poured into a glass, it has a nice, almost-white head over an amber body. Fresh pine and tropical fruit on the nose. It smells clean and simple. Hops and fruit on the palate, grass, simple and not big, and a clean finish. Nice carbonation. It's not a huge beer, but it's nice and clean for the style, with really no bitter aftertaste, and the 6.2 ABV is nothing to balk at. I could see getting another sixer of this and doing some BBQ-ing. Goes great with pizza and hot wings, too!

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lagunitas IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 8,771 ratings.
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