Lagunitas IPA

lagunitas IPA

Had this sitting outside in San Francisco, on a lovely March day. I have tried not to let this affect my appraisal too much. It’s really good. Benchmark IPA.

Lagunitas is a sizeable craft brewery – the sixth largest in the USA, and growing fast – and is based in Petaluma in northern California. Owner Tony Magee is also establishing an outpost in Chicago, which should extend production further.

Lagunitas IPA, California
6.2% alcohol
Amazingly hoppy and lively with herbs, citrus and passionfruit. This is really exotic, in the US IPA style, but it’s balanced and delicious. Lovely stuff. 8/10

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