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Golden State Of Mind - Ale Industries

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ale Industries visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called Orange Kush.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 09-30-2009)
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Reviews by ZBerkeleyan:
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ZBerkeleyan

California

4/5  rDev +17%

10-12-2012 05:24:59 | More by ZBerkeleyan
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JupiterJesus

California

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%

Picked this up at the MoreBeer in Concord, which is pretty close to the Ale Industries brewery (but they were closed). I'd been meaning to try this out, and figured grabbing a bottle would be a good start.

22 oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Too dark and clear for a wit, but then again it says "Whit" on the bottle, so ... Golden color with moderate carbonation that dissipated quickly, leaving only a ring around the glass. No lacing.

S - Smell was ... interesting. Intense orange and spice, like a Blue Moon (gag).

M - Light body and low carbonation. Very 'drinkable' but felt more like a light macro brew.

T - The chamomile really hits you when you take a sip. You thought you were getting orange and coriander but man you had no idea. To me it basically tastes like a light American pilsner with chamomile flavoring added. Bitter bite on the front end but lacking on the finish, which is the most disappointing part.

Overall, disappointed. Totally forgettable brew with a gimmick. Will not buy again.

03-17-2011 01:02:33 | More by JupiterJesus
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rob133

California

4/5  rDev +17%

11-14-2011 23:39:01 | More by rob133
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2014 21:21:50 | More by Shawner
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-14-2013 04:16:11 | More by mc4z
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TruePerception

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

09-20-2013 04:20:05 | More by TruePerception
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DrunkenMonk

California

2/5  rDev -41.5%

06-15-2012 04:48:40 | More by DrunkenMonk
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jeffjeff1

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

I picked this up in Clayton at the little village market.
Poured into my Sam Adams glass

Appearance- pale yellow color, foamy head, clear, some pretty good lacing

Smell- orange

Taste- light flavor, orange

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was pretty good. It wasn't cloudy like most witbiers though but that didn't bug me too much. I would probably drink it again.

01-01-2011 20:32:44 | More by jeffjeff1
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Spaz7

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-24-2013 21:30:58 | More by Spaz7
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-11-2013 04:35:30 | More by largadeer
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richbrew

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-15-2011 13:42:23 | More by richbrew
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ek_ek

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-08-2012 04:04:40 | More by ek_ek
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DaveHS

California

4/5  rDev +17%

A-Pours a hazy straw gold with a very thin white head. No lacing.

S- Loads of chamomile tea and cinnamon.

T-Holy crap. The chamomile is right up front on this one. Never tasted a beer with so much herbal tea character. It complements the light orange peel.

M-Light bodied with a lingering finish.

D-Pretty high, actually. Wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but it's pretty pleasant.

09-24-2010 03:32:04 | More by DaveHS
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JackDempsy

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-25-2014 23:51:17 | More by JackDempsy
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alexhahn82

California

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

A - Champagne like light golden color, miscellaneous particulate floating but nothing alarming.

S - WOW, smells like tea, citrus and spices.

T/M - Taste is complex and subtle wrapped into one. Almost like drinking a tea mixture, but bitey dryness from the carbonation. If teas tasted like this I would turn into an Englishmen and hit up tea time all day!!

O - Perfect summer beer, spicey and intense where its needed, yet subtle and refreshing in every other aspect. Delicious.

PP (Price Point) - $5 for a 22oz bomber of local craft brew that is extremely refreshing and well constructed is a fair price in my opinion!

07-26-2011 03:53:28 | More by alexhahn82
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-19-2013 06:47:10 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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JRod1969

New York

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-14-2011 18:48:26 | More by JRod1969
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-20-2014 00:28:27 | More by KevMo84
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +17%

10-19-2013 04:19:16 | More by drewone
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-23-2012 14:03:24 | More by DaveHack
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GregoryMo

California

4/5  rDev +17%

11-04-2012 07:21:46 | More by GregoryMo
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justinbrown

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

10-22-2013 20:56:08 | More by justinbrown
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mactrail

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -7.9%

Very light beer with nice pale amber color. Plenty of carbonation, fine bubbles give a decent mouthfeel, and the lacing is good. Sort of a pencil shavings hint. The chamomile is unmistakable both in the nose and in the taste. You keep smelling it when you breathe. Rather bitter. Give it some credit for plenty of flavor in a low-alcohol beer. Aftertaste is herbal, slightly medicinal. Seems well made but I can't get through a glass of it.

01/28/2013 update: This is now called "Golden State of Mind" in the 22 oz bottle. New label, new name, same beer. This one even has "Winter 2013" very prominently on the label.

09-07-2011 05:10:23 | More by mactrail
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whatsajessica

California

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

08-03-2014 03:36:37 | More by whatsajessica
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BeerisUber

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-03-2014 03:09:31 | More by BeerisUber
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Golden State Of Mind from Ale Industries
79 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.