Laguna IPA
Himburgs Braukunstkeller GmbH

Laguna IPALaguna IPA
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From:
Himburgs Braukunstkeller GmbH
 
Germany
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.65%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 18, 2017
Added:
Oct 26, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  8
SCORE
84
Good
Laguna IPALaguna IPA
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Rated: 3.31 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Sep 18, 2017
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Reviewed by SpongeHop from Belgium

2.79/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
L - orange, hazy; white foamy head with great staying power
S & T - overripe fruit, mango, tinned fruits in syrup; old, dank, sweaty socks; oily weediness (like weed-weed, the one you smoke); not much bitterness
F - pleasant, quite smooth, not drying, not very bitter either. Oily.

O - Can't get that danky, sweaty socks aroma out of my head. That, and the fruity notes were sickly sweet. I did not care for this beer at all.

I don't recommend this one.
Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by jwilms02 from Germany

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by SeanVonMorrison from Indiana

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by samEBC from Belgium

Apr 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by Kalafkalasch from Germany

Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Oidmoe from Austria

Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Has a vibrant, orange-red color, one finger broad head. Smells of sweet orange, grapefruit, hints of lemon and malt. Has a strong malty backbone, its floral notes soon disappear by metallic carbonation ending up with a hoppy, long staying bitterness. Malt stays till the end, is in great balance with the upcoming hops, with orange and honey flavors still coming through.
Dec 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by woernersen from Germany

Jul 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by MLH90 from Germany

Jul 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Arminius757 from Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Amber color, compact white head.
Smells super citrusy with a splash of grapefruit.
Taste is sweet with a light bitter bite. Orange, grapefruit, and citrus come through with a hit of caramel at the end.
Feels good, not to heavy, but not really watery.
Enjoyable beer.
Jun 12, 2015
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L:
-pours a hazy copper with a small,foamy off-white head which sticks around a little
S:
-big grapefruit and orange notes plus mandarines,mango and melons
T:
-Follows the nose plus a coating resiny note
-finishes very dry
F:
-medium carbonation,medium body
O:
Not quite as awesome as the Amarsi but still very good

L-4.25
S-4.25
T-4.25
F-4
O-4.25

Update 09/2019:

The Braukunstkeller IPAs have gone through lots of changes.
The Brewery was bankrupt and has since restarted with different (probably cheaper) Recipes.

L:
-pours a cloudy deep golden with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-juicy.orange peel,grapefruit,mango,passionfruit,resin
T:
-resin,pine,grapefruit,glue ?
-Finishes dry
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
The Aroma is still nice.Taste has really fallen off
Apr 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

Jan 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by 2005wendyrika from Belgium

Jan 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Brewhemoth from Netherlands

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 330ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy copper-amber color with a dense white head which left ok lacing. Good head retention. There is no visible activity.
S: Citrus, pinecone, some grapefruit, and a little resin-y. Pretty standard, given the hops used (chinook, cascade and centennial). Some malty sweetness and very light caramel in the background.
T: Decent malt backbone; pale malts and a little bit of caramel sweetness. Followed by pine and resin hops. The bitterness is where it should be.
M: Pretty smooth and velvety. On the lighter carbonation side for the style, but it does it justice.

O: A pleasant drink and a good attempt at a west coast style IPA.
Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by dcmchew from Romania

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Brabander from Netherlands

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by nikigava from Germany

Jul 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Hanglow from Scotland

May 22, 2014
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Reviewed by boddhitree from Germany

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Aroma - a little bitterness in nose, some citrus smell, but not a lot. Kinda disappointing.
Taste: (66 IBUs on bottle)
front: very bitter, a little grassy;
mid: citrus, biting bitterness;
back: malty, not too much caramel, just a hint, bitter in back a little, citrus too, but overall not great.

Ok, for Germany, it was good, in fact, for a German company and beer, it wasn't bad. But don't forget, I'd just drunk a La Cumbre and some great IPAs at BrauKunstLive in Munich, so with that still in my mind, it was very middling result. I found it too bitter, not much malt, and basically, an "ABI," or Another Bloody IPA.
May 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania

May 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by PoppaSquat from New Jersey

Apr 05, 2014
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Reviewed by beerdrifter from Germany

2.89/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy copper-amber pour with a two finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Unusual nose with hints of dank hops, sweet caramel malt, candy sugar, and subtle citrus. The taste is unusual as well. Very hard to describe as I've never had an IPA quite like this. Resiny, herbal hop notes, but kind of off-putting. Hints of caramel malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, subtle tangerine, and an odd candy sourness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with medium carbonation and a tangy, bitter finish. Overall, this was a very unusual beer. Nothing like any IPA I've ever had. And although they used Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops, they tasted nothing like what I've had before. Needless to say, I won't be revisiting this beer...
Mar 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.77 by clarknova from Germany

Oct 26, 2013
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