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Lagunitas Fusion XVIII
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Triple IPA


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Big hoppy Triple IPA. Super hops forward flavor and terrific bitter finish. Amber in color, clear with a thin head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (318) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On draft at Victoria , clear gold with thin white head. Very hop forward with strong citrus (grapefruit and orange) and pine forest on nose and palate... Well balanced and delicious !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1092) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Dark copper. Cloudy. Lacing. Citrus. Quite hoppy. Lasting bitterness. Couldn’t have too many of these.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is light copper with no visible head. Aroma is of citrus, mango, and pineapple. Flavor is also heavy on the citrus peel with a honey and caramel finish. Nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft. Very good strong IPA. Clear gold with a white head. Assertive floral hops, lots of bitterness with a short finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougHnut70 (65) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap @ the Alehouse in a 10oz pour right after a Pliny the Younger during SF Beer Week. Clear, dark gold, with no real head. Smells like a pine tree with tropical fruit like pineapple, mango and some grapefruit. Tastes amazing - super fruity with peaches, pineapple, citrus, and caramel. Lagunitas says this is a "uber hoppy imperial oat wine"...what? This is one of the best DIPAs (this is really a TIPA) that I have ever tasted. Lagunitas uses oats is Sucks and this is Sucks deluxe. Is Lagunitas on fire or what?! Try this if you ever see it. Does not taste like a 10+%. Remember I compared it to a Pliny the Younger. Hmmm...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (505) - Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Growler fill at state line..pours a light copper color..slight ring like white head..nose is hop dominant with citrus abound mango..candied pineapple.mouthfeel is decent..clean..fresh without being a palate destroyer..does have some nice sticky coating hop goodness..finishes a bit sweet with traces of honey..after having hop slam recently it would be hard to tell the two apart..but the mouthfeel here is not as good...decent stuff..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (174) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours a blonde gold hue with a thin head. Aroma is very hoppy with some citrus and a sweet smell. Taste is mild hops with some fantastic middle tones that are sweet and well balanced. Palate is mild hops and citrus with a sweet finish of maybe sugar and vanilla. Great IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft at hudson public. Pours a cloudy burnished dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts forever. Big biright sweet orange, pineapple, mango, and caramel nose. Creamy thick body with lively carb. Sweet caramel, citrus, and tropical notes on the mid palate. Long sweet lightly bitter finish. Very nice--balanced and approachable, no booze bite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Served in Maryland under the name Lagunitas Trippa Sabotage 3xIPA, this appears to be the same beer as Lagunitas Fusion 18, Ăśber-hoppy Imperial OatWine. On tap at McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar in Annapolis, MD. Clear, dark amber with an off-white head and and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, biscuit malt and apricot. Taste of pink grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tropical fruit, biscuit malt and pine. Full/medium body and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. A remarkably good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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