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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Our flagship beer “Orange Kush” is being moved in a different direction. As our little brewery grows, so does our reach. With our beer now available from Oregon down to San Diego and over to Arizona, having the word “Kush” censored on our label, just isn’t doing it for us anymore. Like the game of telephone, with more and more distance between us and our customers, the story behind the beer loses its meaning. Beginning this December you will start seeing a new label out on the market, we are now calling “Orange Kush” - Golden State of Mind. We are very excited to show off our Golden State of California with this new label, and have begun to use, as much as possible, California grown ingredients.
Golden State of Mind is a California Native Ale brewed with loaclly grown Barley, Oats, and Wheat. Local and Organic chamomile, orange peel, and coriander and added to the finish, which gives this beer an amazingly simple refreshment.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Draft at apex. Hazy golden with dense small white head. Fresh baked white bread, touch of pepper, orange zest, vanilla, faint spice...clove and cinnamon mostly. Tight carbonation and a somewhat chewy/creamy body. White flour doughiness, dry pepper, light spice, touch of banana and orange, hint of pine and some sweat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doublebock (502) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Cloudy yellow with heavy carbonation and huge white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Tastes like lemon peel with a hint of pepper. Hefeweizen like yeastiness but not as yeasty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fandangio (1) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
LOVE this beer. Recently I’ve been filling up 6 growlers a week at their tap room.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap (as Orange Kush) at Pi Bar, San Francisco, 5th March 2011. Hazy but glowing orange. Gentle zesty nose. Lightweight palate. Really doesn’t taste of much, a bit of a disappointment. Not objectionable but for the next pint I’d pick something with more flavour.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber thanks to Jimmy. Pours hazy yellow with a huge fizzy overcarbonated head. Nose is fruity with a perfumery odor. Taste is much too spicy and perfumery for me with some yeasty notes. Thin body-this is just a taster for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
A little too tea-y. Cloudy orange with thick head. Herby and orange aroma. Chamomile and coriander are most of the flavours. Uninspiring finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at the brewery (labeled as Orange Kush). Pours with a clear orange hued body and a small white head. Aromas of orange, tea, some spice and fruit notes, but clean (not very ester, which isn’t surprising as he actually uses WL007 on this). Flavors are clean, fruity, chamomile and quite bitter. Lively bubbles and very dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
A hazed golden wit with a thin white head. In aroma, a rather chalky wit with orange and herbs, so-so. In mouth, a weird concoction with loads of orange blossom hoen, chamomile, a bit light but nice in the end. On tap at Oregon Brewer’s Fest, July 31 2011.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 [Updated rating #s from tap. CO2 issue fixed. A flawlessly rendered beer.] 22oz bottle, purchased at Ale Industries. Really dug this at the tasting room and grabbed a couple bottles. Pour isn’t particularly exciting, and seems just a touch undercarbonated; not putting out a ton of head formation; cloudy orange color; small, fine-bubbled off-white head that soon fades; solid lacing from what’s left. The aroma on this is just wonderful: tangerine notes, some very light coriander spicing, and a creamy chamomile note that’s just beautifully rendered: soft, floral, no sort of rough tannins showing up anywhere from the tea addition. Medium body; medium (or slightly less) CO2 is really the only negative in the presentation, it seems, and I remember it being more carbonated on tap. Very creamy witbier, with that chamomile note playing out nicely with accompaniments of juicy orange and (again) relatively quiet coriander notes; no sharp edges here, and a pleasant husky wheatiness emerges from the core; hugely drinkable, flawless aside from the modest CO2; a nice twist on traditional witbiers. Medium-lengthy, toasty wheat finish, with some of that softly bitter orange peel and spicing showing at the far end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3208) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
What a pleasant surprise. This one poured light yellow with a nice white head. The aroma is spicy with orange, coriander, and tea leaves. The flavor is really spectacular with some tea, spices, orange, some bready malts before a pleasant finish. Very tasty and complex for the style. I’m really digging the vibe from these guys and looking forward to more releases in the future.


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