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
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