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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lagunitas - India Pale Ale

Dead Soldier 
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
India Pale Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Est. 1993

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Rich gold color with copper tones.
Smell of citrusy hops and malt sweetness on the nose.

Nice, fluffy, near white 
head, one finger high.
Good amount of lacing on the glass.
Smooth hops up front and nicely warming in strength on the back.
Dry malt flavor coming through from start to finsih.
Medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Oooooo! Lagunitas has a nice IPA here that while bitter in hops, keeps you coming back for more. Easily sessionable at a mere 6.2%, this is a tasty take on the American India Pale Ale style.

Many of their other offerings also include hops strength, but this one is a keeper with me. The malt and hops balance is smooth and interestingly complex. Both get nicely tangled around all of your taste buds. Try some yourself and see if you agree. Visit their website if you have the time...there's a lot going on there.

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