Review: Lagunitas Brewing Company Lagunitas Sucks | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Lagunitas Brewing Company Lagunitas Sucks
97 out of 100
Lagunitas Brewing Company Lagunitas Sucks

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 7.85 IBU: 63

97/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Lagunitas Brewing Company Lagunitas Sucks

What the brewers say

Full of complex-ish-ness. A “cereal medley” of barley, rye, wheat, and oats.

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Leads with an intense hop aroma backed with grassy notes and strong citrus, with hints of tropical fruit and lemon plus a noticeable malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Hop character carries through with a unique and complex profile ripe with sweet citrus and tropical fruit but balanced with a dose of spruce. Hints of orange marmelade and candied grapefruit come through. Subtle bread crust flavor in the malt, and a slight amount of alcohol heat in the clean finish.”

Overall: “A bright and flavorful beer that’s a bit low on bitterness and body for a double IPA, but is thoroughly balanced. It’s a great beer that’s a bit strong for an IPA but not as strong as other double/imperial IPAs. If you can get past the style definition, it won’t disappoint.”

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