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Lagunitas Fusion XVII
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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As you already know, this brew was designed as hybrid of WTF and Daytime with elements of Sucks thrown in, I have included a picture of how the brew progressed for those that like O.G.’s and F.G.’s. The gravity of the wort was a little higher than expected, owed to the efficiency of the brewhouse and the Daytime mash profile. Fermentation went very well and the beer finished out in about 3 days, also at a lower F.G. than expected. As a result the alcohol was indeed higher than expected, in fact the lab results just came in and our Brown Ale is 5.5% ABV. We did in fact choose Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin for the dry hop, but we also included two more of our favorites, the elusive and rare Citra and and the ever sexy Mosaic (dry hopped at 1.6 lbs/BBL). After 3 days of extraction, 2 days of cooling, and another 2 days cold stable, the beer was filtered bright last night (July 31st), and packaged this morning (August 1st). The beer is decidedly dry and drinkable, with the impressive bouquet of hop aromas and resinous kettle hop being the main event. Delicate, slightly toasted malts and a spicy rye malt backbone remain subdued, but ever present.Short version:I think as Jeremy put it on the day of recipe forumulation: "An easy drinking, hoppy brown ale."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pint at JD’s tavern. Good Aroma sweet. Little pine evergreen. Caramel. Orange. Brownian Orange color. Good head and lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body lure creamy mouthfeel. Bitter sweet finish. It’s ok. Aroma probably the best part. But not having my attention.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Draught at Martin City Brewing Co. Pours clear darker brown. Aroma is slightly hoppy, pine, brown sugar, caramel, woody. Flavor is caramel, molasses, raisin, slight pine and prune.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler. Cloudy dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin light beige head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and pine. Light to medium--bodied with flavors of piney hops, roast malt and citrus. The finish is malyt up front with a short resiny hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tribeincident (4) - sc, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
Great beer, very hoppy brown. Easy drinking And tasty. Dark brown color but drinks like a crisp pale ale. Had it on tap at Moes crosstown in charleston for a lite more then a month. Went through 6 or 7 kegs of it. Wish there were more

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1284) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at taps 25. Dark copper with a light head. Light malt and hops. Similar flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (651) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a murky reddish brown worth beige fizz. The aroma is very wort like, earthy grains worth some sweetness and musty hops. The flavor starts like a simple brown but builds into a nice easy to drink brown ipa. Darker than an amber ipa but not quite rich and chocolaty, it finds some middle ground, tho the grains come off simple through the drink. The hops are nice and rich, dried flowers and lightly earthy with some lingering musty dry smorgasboard or hop flavors. Interesting, kind of a catch all of lagunitas flavors, but maybe not as good as its parts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1808) - USA - DEC 14, 2013
Caramel orange brown in color... Aroma of citrus hops, light malts... Flavor is light nutty malts, hints of citrus hops on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2382) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On Tap at Whole Foods, Boise Clear chestnut color with a creamy full light tan head. Big fresh citrusy hop aroma and a bittery hoppy flavor. Barley a malt profile, more like an IPA with a little chocolate malt added. Bold and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Du Nelson Sauvin à plein nez, malts épiés et rotis, très aqueux. Des arômes beaucoup plus agressives que les saveurs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1346) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, citrus and earthy hop aroma and flavor, decent malt balance - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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