RATINGS: 2648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.

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3.5
portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
12 oz. bottle to tulip glass. Pour is flat minimal carbonation and quick white head that dissipates. Color is amber red. Taste mild grapefruit and honey. Overall nice beer not as hoppy as I was expecting.

3.9
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 re rate on 3/1210 the appearance not as murky as I remember but the taste bit a little too much.. too my rating down to a 3.9 froma 4.3 sitll a great brew...

original rating2/3/10
Has that old familiar sweet molassas hoppiness scent and the color is a beautiful golden amber... No real head but rather a thin frothy blanket.. First hit to the palate, oh my...... a sweetness reminissent of a green flash ipa immediately comes to mind.. the hops have a light floral bite but then earthy malts carry the flavor on through my palate.. A very subtle yet apparent aftertaste abundant as the taste dissapates in my mouth.. A crispness normally reserved for summer ales can be detected although its a crispness that is on steroids because it lingers long enough to allow the cornucopia of hops to mingle with the malts.. Quite simply one of the best first time IPA’s I have ever tried... I cant wait to crack open my second one!!

3.9
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Bottle. Honey golden in color with a half-inch of foamy head. Aroma is caramel malt, pine and herbal hops. The flavor begins with toasted malt and caramel followed by resiny hops and grapefruit. It finishes crisp and bitter with a tongue numbing bitterness kick at the end. Solid West Coast style IPA.

3.7
patricks110 (2715) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
Awesome beer. Aroma of flowery hops and citrus notes. Nice big foamy head. Taste is hoppy and citrussy with more hops coming through in the end. Smooth and light carbonation. Pretty much awesome.

3.6
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Lagunitas Brewing
Lagunitas IPA on tap @ Piece’s in Sacramento.
Pours amber with a thick white soapy head. Good retention with lots of lacing on the glass. Abundant aroma of hops, hops, and more hops. Flavor is much the same but not as powerful. Slightly sweet with a bitter hops finish. Not super well balanced, but well enough. Lagunitas does some better beers. (specifically Brown Shugga

3.6
tmoreau (4679) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2010
On tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. and dispensed to a shaker. The color was clear, light orangy amber, with decent white foam to the head, and spots and streaks of lacing. The aroma was fresh citrus with some pine back up, and light fruit and malty sweetness. The flavor followed as these notes in addition to a hop bitterness that balanced well with the smooth malt presence. Lightly dry on the finish, and a sessionably favorite and widely available IPA (thanks to Karen) for securing the necessary hop fix.

3.5
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Enjoyed on tap @ the Green Eye in Chicago. This is a standard dry hopped IPA, rather floral in aroma and taste with not much bittering effect. It’s very good, nothing too much going on here that lets it stand out from the rest, somewhat creamy and smooth.

3.6
Slipstream (2710) - USA - JAN 23, 2010
This was called "IP-fukn-A" on tap at Rattle’n’Hum. I bet they were being cute, and that it is in fact one of the 2 Lagunitas IPAs already up on Ratebeer - but I don’t which one. This was a solid West Coast IPA. Thick, pine aroma. The flavor was mostly astringent and dry, with a grapefruity hop flavor.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2008 Total Score: 3.4
65 malts and 43 hops? Is that a record, or a joke? Malt-floral aroma. Amber brew. Solid, grapefruity hops. Bracing and forceful, but not harsh. Good.

3
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Draft at Duckworth’s. Really disappointed, I don’t know if this was especially fresh, but nontheless. Lacked hop flavor and aroma, as if the hops faded, really nothing underneath. Their other IPA’s are way better.

4.2
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Lagunitas Brewing Company IPA--India Pale Ale--Unlimited Release 2008--22 oz. Bottle--5.80% ABV--45.6 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Lacy off white head. Clear bright rich amber color. Malty floral hop front. Creamy smooth sweet mild doughy toasted caramel mildly fruity body. Smooth balanced mild hop spice cloying malt end. Malt over Hops Medium IPA. Sampled 7/18/2008. $3.50 Each.


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