What is the alchoholic percentage of lagunitas IPA beer?
Lagunitas IPA is rated at 6.2%ABV. IPA stands for India Pale Ale; ABV stands for alcohol by volume. This IPA is manufactured by Lagunitas Brewing Company of Petaluma, California. By comparison: Bud Light has 4.2%ABV as does Coors Light.
In the 1700s, England tried to send pale ale (a popular style of beer) to occupying citizens in India. Due to the warm climate and long journey, the pale ale often went bad before it could be consumed. The solution was to increase the ale’s alcohol and hops content which would stifle the growth of spoiling bacteria. Still today, a pale ale with extra hops and higher alcohol content is called India Pale Ale or IPA.