Not sure why it took me so long to try this beer as I generally like Lagunitas beer and a low ABV IPA is something I truly enjoy. I happened to grab a single of this from The Vault last week when I was in and opened it on a hot Saturday afternoon.
Beer pours a very clear pale yellow with a nice white head. A little lighter than most of the beer I drink but I expect that from a low ABV beer. Aroma has a lot of hops, kind of caught me by surprise how much aroma this beer had. Taste was what I expected, a fair amount of flavor but a slightly watered down mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation and a crisp, clean taste make this one quite refreshing.
Overall this is exactly what I expected from Lagunitas for a “fractional” IPA. Excellent stuff when you are going to drink more than a few beers.
Pros: Flavorful for a low ABV beer
Alcohol Content: 4.65% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Lagunitas
Brewers Description: Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup.