Big and juicy, Lagunitas’ latest IPA is made with Loral 291, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Citra hops — and it’s only going to be available during the month of September, so best hop on it as soon as possible.
The appropriately hazy brew is less pineapple and more papaya, with a greener, more melon-oriented edge to it. Bold pine needles become more evident on the nose as the beer warms up, along with a gentle resin that pairs well the rather thick and rather dense body (the beer is brewed with both oats and wheat in the mix). On the finish, a nice pop of tropical character keeps the overwhelming dankness of hops mostly at bay, helping the brew to finish clean.
Goes down a bit too easy, y’all.
A / $11 per six-pack of 12 oz cans / lagunitas.com