Beast of Both Worlds Bi-Coastal IPA

Review Date 6/10/2024 By John Staradumsky

           

Lagunitas Beast of Both Worlds! What the hell is that? That’s what I wondered when I bought it. Lagunitas describes it as a Bi-Coastal IPA, and further says it has East Coast Flavor! West Coast Clarity!. OK, well, you piqued my curiosity with that. They further say on the can:

What fresh freak of nature is this?! Hazy flavors without the haze? West Coast hopping without mega bitterness? Quite the contrary kaiju towering before you. Double dry-hopped with a fruity blast of Citra & Mosaic, yet finishes super smooth. This beast is truly the best of both worlds…Release the hound!

I’m not all that sure what the big deal is about haze versus clarity, but hey, the name got my interest. So that worked for Lagunitas. Thing is, though, mine was not all that clear. It was pretty darned tasty, though.

Lagunitas Beast of Both Worlds Bi-Coastal IPA has an alcohol content of 8% by volume with 48 IBUs. I got a can for $2.99 from Half Time, and Total Wine sells it for $11.99 a 6-pack in cans here in Georgia. My can is stamped 022124. It also says it was brewed at the Petaluma, CA location. If you have not heard, Lagunitas recently announced they are closing the Chicago facility.

Lagunitas Beast of Both Worlds Bi-Coastal IPA pours to a hazy orange amber color with a thick fluffy white head and a nose of tropical and stone fruit and resiny pine.  Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body and very juicy, but I get peach and citrus here, orange and tangerine for the latter. Grapefruity citrus and tropical vibes appear. It’s rich and warming and tasty, but for me not really a hybrid beer. Citrus rind bitterness emerges in the finish.

Again, I’m not so sure about the Bi-Coastal hype, but I would buy the beer again.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??

 

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned

(D)=Draft





 

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