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Lagunitas Chicago-Style Fusion Ale



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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Coming to Chicago April 7. Limited Release American Pale Ale brewed for CBC 2010 in Chicago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
This one I underrated. Live this hoppy ale. Really easy to drink with a perfect blend of hopps and citrus. Pours a golden orange on color. Ha at Lincoln lanes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
From what I was told it is a mix of All Day and Lil Sumpin. Pale yellow color. Fluffy head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
andyhwcinc (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
I had the "Fusion II" as part of a sampler at the Lagunitas Taproom. I didnít see the Fusion on the list here and Iím not sure exactly what style it is considered, so this review falls under this description. I canít say I enjoyed this one at all. Aroma is of yeast, itís fruity, also a significant amount of hops, I smelled roses in it...I had high hopes upon first whiff. Appearance is clearish brown with a creamy head. Taste was very thin, kinda sour, sour hops and sour malt. As I stated, I didnít enjoy and itís not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4160) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
On tap at Flossmoor Station pre-DLD. Pours a clear golden color with a nice sticky white head and good lacing. Aroma is pretty typical of Lagunitas - citrusy hops (or hop extract I guess) and sweet malt. Flavor is like a watered down Hop Stoopid or something. Sweet pale and caramel malt along with a smooth hop profile of citrus and herbal hops. Grapefruity. Medium-light on the palate with some hop resins. Pretty decent overall, not bad for the style. Very drinkable, but not terribly impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a clear gold. Reminds me a lot of Daisy Cutter. Fresh C-hops and nice, brisk malt to back it up. Super clean bittering with just a ton of flavor to keep you going back to it for more. Not crazy or anything, just damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with a big sudsy head. Aroma: Grapefruit and spicy malt. Taste: Grapefruit, spicy malt with a clean bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Thin and fizzy. Overall: I found this to be on par with other Lagunitas hop bombs I enjoy like Hop Stoopid and Lil Sumpin Extra. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
hazy gold, decent white hedad, some lace. nose of sweet malt and citrus hops. flavor is malt and c itrus hops. medium bodied, bitter finish. a nice example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
On tap @ the Flossmoor .357 release AKA PRE-pre-Dark Lord Day Gathering. $5 Imperial. [A] Some herbal hops & Pale malts. Not a huge quaff. [A] Golden. White head with some drippy lacing. [F] Green, herbal hop profile, mixed with some gritty pale malts. Bready. Basic. Not a very fruity hop variety. Satisfying. Malty & hoppy enough. [P] Very sessionable. Thin mouth with a usual Lagunitas hop profile. [O] I liked this. Tasty. Glad that I didnít have to take a trip to the northside to try some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2010
On tap at Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, Illinois: This had a clear golden body with a respectable foamy head. The aroma had some sweet, bready & grainy malt with a cover of pine and citrus PNW scents. The taste accented the hops, delivering more flavor and bitterness. Iím not sure what "Chicago-Style" means, but this is a pretty decent APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Pours golden orange with white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and caramel malts. Flavors citrus, bitter hops, sweet bready malts, and touch of pine. Thought it has a pretty solid pale ale.

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