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Golden State Of Mind - Ale Industries

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BA SCORE
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, floral, spice, herb, and citrus-like aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal, spice, and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting earthy ingredient presence that comes through slightly better in the smell.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:23:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -13%

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

California

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

10-17-2013 00:52:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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mactrail

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours quite a dark orange-yellow colour with a filmy but fine white head. The colour is very dark for a witbier, but perhaps they didn't realise the Flemish translation of "wit". Hazy but not cloudy, not a great look for a witbier overall.

Nose is pleasant. Cinnamon bread on the nose, with decent orange blossom characters as well. Minimal spice apart from the sweet cinnamon. Fragrant and pleasant at least but missing some of the classic characters.

Taste is similar. Pleasant cinnamon sweetness, with a light citrus rind undertone. Light butter rounds out the palate with a smooth sweet finish. Very light feel, but the characters work OK with the thinness.

Not a bad brew, and quite pleasantly drinkable all up. Smooth and clear, with pleasant, if not classic characters. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 20:31:35 | More by lacqueredmouse
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-28-2013 18:25:43 | More by GraduatedCashew
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 05:17:01 | More by ngeunit1
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beerguy101

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on 10/16/2010. This witbier pours a very hazy yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, orange, honey, and sweet with traces of chamomile. A medium to light bodied witbier. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange, coriander and chamomile. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. The chamomile flavors come through more as it warms. Some orange at the finish. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 03:06:02 | More by beerguy101
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Arbitrator

California

4.53/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jupiter in Berkeley.

A: Pours a milky golden-orange body with cream-colored foam that retains well.

S: I see where it gets the name. It smells more like orange pulp than orange peel. I can pick up light hints of lemon, banana (progressing into hefeweizen territory, I guess?), and coriander.

T: Deliciously orange-driven, but now I get that peel that I couldn't pick up in the nose. The rindy component is well complemented by lemon and layers of yeast and coriander. Orange lingers well into the aftertaste.

M: Light-bodied, with mild carbonation. Surprisingly flavorful for something under 5%. Wow!

D: This would make a great summer beer. One of the better wits I've tried in some time. Great job, Ale Industries.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2010 20:38:37 | More by Arbitrator
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -13%

05-20-2014 00:28:27 | More by KevMo84
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JRod1969

New York

3/5  rDev -13%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-23-2012 14:03:24 | More by DaveHack
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2013 04:10:34 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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gueuzegossage

California

3/5  rDev -13%

11-23-2013 06:22:07 | More by gueuzegossage
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afksports

New York

4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go to my man Fred Abercrombie on hooking up this tasty Bay Area local. I enjoyed it with my girlfriend on the last evening she was in town from Atlanta. We visited with friends and enjoyed a sessionable witbier. Perfect.

The beer was less than perfect, but not far from it either. When you want a light and drinkable brew, you're not necessarily looking to be blown away by heavy flavor. That's why the chamomile notes in the smell and taste of Orange Kush (Shush) are so on point. They are flowery, spicy, soft, and light on the palate. Orange Kush has a golden to orange unfiltered body, good sustaining head, a briliant and bright smell, and a clean and crisp taste. The pale malt and grassy hops perfectly complement the coriander and orange peel added to the brew. There's not much yeast present, and the wheat profile is subdued. Those impact the taste, making it a little less complex and a little more drinkable. Overall I'm impressed.

Sadly, the beer went by quickly. Just like the ladyfriend's visit. Guess I'll have to get more.

Beer. Not ladyfriends.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 17:47:26 | More by afksports
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richbrew

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

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

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 03:32:04 | More by DaveHS
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jeffjeff1

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-23-2013 18:14:18 | More by MrDave
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Kornoms

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Although it is a lighter colored beer it has a nice appearance to it, very opaque.

S: The smell is not very strong, but you get a very faint smell of spices.

T: The taste is a bit lighter than we thought it'd be. There is suppose to be coriander and chamomile, but we only get a faint taste of these flavors.

M: Good mouthfeel.

O: Overall a nice beer, light flavor, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 08:15:08 | More by Kornoms
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SoCaliC8

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-17-2014 12:06:25 | More by SoCaliC8
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sbanacho

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-02-2014 03:59:38 | More by sbanacho
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3/5  rDev -13%

10-19-2013 06:47:10 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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Golden State Of Mind from Ale Industries
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.