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Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
Brilliant gold color. Fruity, tropical, attractive aromas and flavors of caramelized pineapple and mango, herb sourdough bread, and pine and maple with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of radish sprouts, pepper, and grass finish. A well balanced and flavorful IPA that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: caramelized pineapple and mango, herb sourdough bread, and pine and maple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of radish sprouts, pepper, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Butter Chicken, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well balanced and flavorful IPA that is sure to please.

The Producer

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

The Producer
1280 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
USA
1 707-769-4495

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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