Brewed by BrauKunstKeller
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Michelstadt, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
(German) Dieses IPA offenbart ein verlockendes Aroma aus Kiefer und Citrus und einem Touch an malziger Süße. Laguna IPA bringt alleine durch seine Hopfen einen wunderschönen Geschmack zu Tage und die Braumeister haben es auf der herben Seite angelegt. Es lässt die waldigen und citrus Hopfen durchschimmern.

Editor’s note: IBU increased from 60 to 74 and ABV went from 6.6 to 6.2 (late 2013)

dudebun's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dudebun (138) - - NOV 24, 2013
Smells nice, little citrus and some caramel. Kinda soft carbonation though, and the mouthfeel is a little watery. Nice hint of some toasted malt though. Darker than I expected. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas_W1 (114) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
Flasche 0,33l: Kräftig dunkel, orange - braun mit kräftiger Trübung und kräftigem Schaum; in der Nase kräftige fruchtige Noten, Pink Grapefruits und etwas Malz; im Körper eine schöne süße Bitterkeit mit Orangen- und Grapefruitzest, malzigen Noten und grünen Kaffeebohnen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cafe Abseits tasting during the Bamberg Excursion. Cheers to Jan for this one. Pretty decent beer. Pours unclear orange-gold with a frothy white head. Good hop character, some pine, grapefruit. Medium sweetness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, some pale malt sugars, mellow bitterness. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015
Even traditionalistic Germany is brewing more and more IPAs these days - at least the newer microbreweries - and does it according to their Reinheitsgebot, which does not mean a lot in this case. This one from the renowned BrauKunstKeller, with a name probably inspired by Lagunitas, has a very thickly and papery lacing, stable, thick, moussy, egg-white head and hazy orange blonde robe, turning muddy with deposit. Its dank aroma breathes American hops and malt: I get pine needles, persimmon, dried orange peel, fresh grapefruit, caramel, sundried tomato, biscuit, red raspberry, subtle hints of roasted onion, cigarette tobacco, juniper berry, mandarin, sweet white grapes. Rounded, fruity onset with not unpleasant umami-like side flavours, hints of pink grapefruit, persimmon and mango, salty accents, soft carbonation, smooth and supple body based on caramelly and lightly toasted malts; the salty and umami flavours support a wave of bitterness in the end, piney, citrusy, peppery, very aromatic but deeply bittering at the same, yet some of the caramelly malt sweetness creeps through and softens the throat a bit. Juicy, appetizing, aromatic IPA packed with dank, piney hop aromas - I’m wondering which hops have been used here (Simcoe is a suspect, perhaps Chinook as well?). Even in Germany, IPAs, the flagship of the American craft beer movement, are gradually establishing a position next to all their lager and Weissbier traditions. I’ll leave it up to the German beer lovers to decide whether this is a good thing or not, but in any case this is a very accomplished IPA to my taste, with a good balance between powerful American hops and toasted malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PabloZab (728) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Butelka 0.33l (IPA Bar, Berlin). Piwo delikatnie zmetnione o bursztynowej barwie z biala, obfita piana, bardzo ladnie oblepiajaca szklo. Aromat calkiem intensywny, owocowy, dosc przyjemny. W smaku slodowe, owocowe z mala goryczka. Pijalne choc szalu nie ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solvaris (163) - - OCT 15, 2015
Dunkelorange, extrem fruchtig blumige Nase. Wunderschön hopfig, fruchtig süss, süffig und lecker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jawlo (242) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Aromat: bardzo intensywne i przyjemne owoce tropiklane i cytrusy. Wygląd: barwa złocista, piana obfita. Smak: delikatna słodycz, wyraźne cytrusy i owoce tropiklane, goryczka średnia - grefprutowa. Tekstura: idelane - średnio pełne, wysycenie umiarkowane. Ogólne wrażnie: pyszne piwo, wybitnie aromatyczne i świetnie zbalansowane między słodczą i goryczką.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1636) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
0,33l fles amber met ene crème kraag. Ruikt wat muf oude mannen kruidig, hop wat op de achtergrond. Smaak redelijk bitter met wat perzik en pine. Niet helemaal vers maar nog wel houdbaar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scirtes (234) - POLAND - SEP 24, 2015
0.33 bottle, bb 2.01.16. A lot of floccose, quite unpleasant sediments. Strong aroma of sweet, tropical fruits. Taste is moderately to heavy bitter, with rather subtle sweetness. Bitterness seems to be slightly alcoholic but overall quite good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Orange with a floral flavour. Hoppy with a bitter edge. Left loads of lacing. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juggernaut84 (55) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2015
Sehr gute Optik, schönes Rotgold viel Schaum. Grapefruit und Zitronengras in der Nase. Im Geschmack Grapefruit und Limettenschale. Der Abgang ist frisch und hefig. Sehr schön

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