Lagunitas IPNA Review

Reviewed By Ian

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In This Review...

I'm going to be taking a look at Lagunitas IPNA. If anyone can pull off creating a robust NA beer that stands up tall against its alcoholic counterparts, it's got to be Lagunitas. Let's see how they fared.

bottle of lagunitas ipna

APPEARANCE

4


AROMA

4


MOUTHFEEL

2


FLAVOR

2


OVERALL

3.5


NameLagunitas IPNA
ABV0.5%
BreweryLagunitas
Country Of ProductionUSA
StyleIPA
Ingredients
Water, Malt,Hops, Yeast.
Nutritional Information
Calories80
Carbohydrates18g Per 100ml
Protein0g
Fat0
IBU28.32
Can We Be Friends?
Vegan FriendlyYes.
Gluten FreeNo.
Non GMOYes.

When Lagunitas announced they were diving headfirst into the non-alcoholic market with their own take on an IPA, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and put my palate to work. 

After all, if anyone can pull off creating a robust NA beer that stands up tall against its alcoholic counterparts, it’s got to be them!

Too Lazy, Want To Drink

Quick Summary:

Well, as it turns out I hyped it up a little too much for myself and was let down by the overall taste. Still, not a bad NA option, but not the standard I hoped for a Lagunitas. I’m not going to say avoid it, but there are far better non-alcoholic IPA options out there right now.

Aroma

Lagunitas IPNA has an aroma of pine, citrus and hops. The first thing you’ll notice when you open the bottle is the sweet smell of citrus.

For me, the aroma is incredibly enticing, and almost reminds me of an iced tea with the scents of lemon and grapefruit lingering.

Appearance

Boasting a crystal-clear amber color with a 1-2 finger off-white head.

The retention and lacing of this non-alcoholic brew are surprisingly impressive, given that NA beers often struggle here.

All in all, Lagunitas IPNA boasts an impressive appearance that defies the typical thin and watery look of most non-alcoholic beers.

Flavour

Coming in at 28 IBU, this was always going to be slightly bitter. 

The flavour has bright citrus notes, piney undertones, and a subtle malt backbone.

The subtle hop bitterness at the end which gives it an overall balanced and pleasant taste but as an IPA it definitely could be hoppier. Overall it falls a little flat as an NA IPA.

So far, the flavour certainly lets it down as solid option for IPa lovers.

Mouthfeel

Mouthfeel is quite light-bodied with a dry finish, I found the carbonation level quite moderate —not too high or low. 

Overall Impression

Overall, Lagunitas IPNA is definitely drinkable, but compared to other NA IPA choices, this one falls a little flat especially in the taste department. 

As I said, I was really looking forward to this one, so maybe I built it up too much before trying it. For me, it’s more of a herbal ice tea rather than a solid IPA.

It’s not one I’d pass up if there was little options, but definitely not an IPA I would go out of my way to pick up and fill the fridge with.

Lagunitas IPNA Faqs

Is There Alcohol In Lagunitas IPNA?

Lagunitas IPNA comes in a 0.5% ab.

Is Lagunitas IPNA Vegan?

Yes, Lagunitas IPNA is a vegan friendly non-alcoholic beer.

Is Lagunitas IPNA Gluten Free?

Lagunitas IPNA is not gluten free. While Lagunitas IPNA non-alcoholic beer is low in gluten, it cannot be considered completely gluten-free. According to the Lagunitas Brewing Company, the beer is brewed using malted barley, which is a source of gluten.

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