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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 isnt 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ineedbeer (2132) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Light orange aroma with some wheat and a bit of a phenolic note. The phenolic has a bit of a plastic note to it and there is something else in the aroma that isn't quite right. Is it nutty? This beer has an odd nut aroma. Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a thin white head that recedes to the edges where it persists. Flavor is a bit odd. There is a decent orange note but the bitterness is strong and off putting. The wheat character is alright but tastes a bit stale even though it's a Winter 2013 bottle. The phenolic character seems odd and not bright. A bit of a floral character as well. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. The carbonation is a low for the style. The astringency is moderate an definitely too high for a wit or whatever this is supposed to be. Alcohol warmth is low. Overall this beer isn't horrible and might even be the best thing I have had from Ale Industries. Having said that though, this beer isn't very good. It tastes stale and there is an odd character which as it warms I think might be a strong floral note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
It smells like you got slapped in the face with a yeasty pizza crust. It looks like everyones love life cloudy pale with minimal head. It tastes like it smells but the with its thin palate the doughy taste dissipates quickly. Whites arent my favorite beers and this one wont change that, at the same time i did not hate it for something to switch it up with, probably worth a try. "Yo, this shit tastes like a cookie, a shortbread cookie" - my friend trying this beer with me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oRos (1672) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Kenny at capitol beer. Has a yellow clouwdy color. Taste is banana ester with some orange theres not backbone and is really sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Aroma - tons of orange, some wheat, spices (chamomile). Cloudy straw colored pour, white head with little retention, little lacing. Flavor is heavy on the orange, pleasant wheat malt and light grains, herbal and tea notes, citrus, fairly low bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. Interesting take, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (4088) - Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
22 oz bomber courtesy of bvc. The pour is a hazed golden copper with a three inch off white head. The aroma is soft floral, dried flowers, along with a bitter orange peel, and finishes with dry chamomile tea. The taste is the chamomile up front, very herbal tea like, followed close behind by the bitterness of orange peels, and finishing quite dry with a floral potpourri. The palate is light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, and the dry floral finish. Tad watery in the finish. Interesting take on the style, thanks for sending my way Brandon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, orange peel, coriander, Belgian yeast, pepper, and some other spices. T - Starts off with a mix of wheat with some orange peel a touch of lemon zest and some coriander. Through the middle, some Belgian yeast, chamomile, and a bit of pepper come through. The finish is a mix of wheat, orange peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, and some other spices. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with sweet and lightly spicy finish. D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance and some nice flavor is added by the herbs and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
not a big fan of wheat beer. this one is more like an orange herbal tea. lot of citrus flavor. drank this on tap at the source. some fresh smells and flavor coming off this one. not as salty as some of the other whites. i think the atmosphere and freshness add a lot to this rating. not quite beer enough for me, could probably drink gallons of the stuff tho. i really like the rye beer better, but not a bad one by any means. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erika_Jay (5) - - APR 20, 2012 does not count
On tap at Taps in Petaluma for Ale Industries brewery pint night (as Orange Kush). Bright and floral, citrus without being overpowering. Lower alcohol and extremely drinkable, pairs wonderfully with spicy or heavier foods. I could drink several pints of this and be a very happy girl!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2600) - Wilsonville, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Warm golden-orange, slight haze, sweet aroma with neroli notes, other fruit esters - pear, significant non-descript bitter in the finish. Compact and without flaws, this is interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bvc (1242) - 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.

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