Friday, May 2, 2008

Lagunitas IPA

Thanks to my brother for picking this bomber bottle up at Ramsey Liquors in NJ. 45.6 IBUs and 1.059 OG.

Smell: This California brew blows you away with a citrusy gummy/pastey hop aroma. About a finger of head.

Appearance: You can see through this golden brownish color hue that is quite inviting.

Taste: Malts definitely overpower the west coast hops in this brew.

Mouthfeel: On the watery side and leaves a dry hoppy resinesque taste in the back of your mouth.

Drinkability: My comments above may seem on the negative side, but this beer is pretty damn good for an IPA. Lagunitas has the correct formula for this india pale ale. 7/10

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

The gummy/pastey smell was due to my glass. It must have got soap on it somehow. Noticed it in the next 2 beers. Rinsed out and now fine.