Lagunitas IPA

Today’s beer is Lagunitas IPA.

Bottle size: 22 fl  ounces/650mL

Cost: $4.79 (At a Beverage Barn on Long Island)

Alcohol (ABV):  6.2%

Cap type: Non-twist

Brief History (via wikipedia): The brewery was founded in 1993 by Tony Magee in Lagunitas, California and moved a year later to nearby Petaluma,California when they quickly outgrew their original rural West Marin location.Lagunitas has been one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the United States, increasing from 27,000 barrels in 2004 to 106,000 barrels in 2010. As of March 2011, the company has 92 employees and sells its beer in 32 states. The brewery announced a $9.5 million expansion slated to begin early 2012 which will increase its brewing capacity to 600,000 barrels.

Now let’s get to the beer!

Style: American IPA

Appearance: A golden orange with a hint of brown. Poured with a nice foamy head which quickly shrunk to a much smaller  head that remained for a sustained period.

Scent/Smell: Citrus hops combining lemon and  grapefruit.

Taste: Sweet but at the same time a refreshing kind of bitterness. Had good depth in terms of taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, medium to light in body. Easy to drink for those who drink beer regularly.

Drink with (food): Thai, poultry, fish, and I’ve heard shellfish (although I don’t eat shellfish.)

Grade: B+

Thoroughly enjoyed this beer and would love to have it again sometime. Hopefully the next time I have the opportunity to buy I can choose between the 12 oz and 22 oz bottles.

Next: Allagash Blonde Ale


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