Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas, California, USA
I often see Lagunitas IPA in bars and pubs across London but rarely have the courage to ask for it because I still don’t know how it is pronounced. So if you’re reading this and you know, tweet me on @KegtoDiffer, thanks! I picked up a bottle of it from Beer Hawk recently and was excited to try it based on my pal Tim Brown saying it’s one of his favourite IPAs. And he has good taste in everything.
It’s got a LOVELY glow to it as you’d expect any good IPA to have. The smell is absolutely lovely. If I could bottle that really sweet, hoppy and fruity smell I’d regularly just spray that in my direction. When I say if I could bottle that smell, they kinda already have with the plethora of amazing IPAs that are out there.
The taste absolutely matches the smell. It’s sweet but has that hoppy bitterness that leaves you wanting more. It is refreshing, interesting and everything you’d ever want from a beer/an IPA. Fucking great job Lagunitas. The beer was first introduced to the world in 1995 and 20 years later it definitely remains as one of the best IPAs in the world.