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Fusion 18 - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Fusion 18
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-28-2013)
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Reviews by Paz8812:
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Paz8812

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-09-2014 21:21:18 | More by Paz8812
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-07-2014 15:59:52 | More by mctizzz
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-24-2013 22:57:36 | More by Seattle_Suds
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joeboe2001

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

I believe this is the Lagunitas also known as Trippa Sabotage, and yes, a couple of very good people from MD had a hand in creating this.

There may be better beers elsewhere in the universe--I've never had a Heddy Topper, for example--so I'll save my 5s for that one. I had a few pints of Green Flash last Friday, and was pleasantly surprised at how close this brew is. Were it not for the initial fruitiness on my tongue, I doubt I would have known the difference when I drank this last night.

I doubt this will be around for long, especially on the East Coast. Quaff a glass or two if you get the chance!!!

12-27-2013 17:25:51 | More by joeboe2001
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

02-07-2014 20:41:23 | More by DCgolfpro
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-15-2013 05:16:03 | More by Keith_R
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-20-2014 02:37:15 | More by Eaglefan344
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Rave

California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

12-27-2013 07:03:12 | More by Rave
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-25-2014 06:07:32 | More by Hopmodium
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-28-2013 03:12:52 | More by largadeer
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%

32oz growler from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 6.99. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours hazy golden amber with two fingers of fluffy white head. The froth is long lasting and leaves tons of lace.

Smells of oranges, mangos, a liitle pine and butterscotch.

This has got to be the fruitiest IPA that I've ever tasted. Mandarin, grapefruit, mango, papaya, melon, pine, butterscoch, caramel and a hint of strawberry. Delicious. A great bitter punch but kept in a balance with the citrus and sweet malts. Very little perceived alcohol. Outstanding.

Oily, slick medium full bodied with fairly heavy but not over powering carbonation. Delicious fruity citrus and pine finish with a nice bitterness and smooth sweetness. Dangerously easy to drink for it's double-digit alcohol content.

Sucks might get the excitement but this is better in every way. A truly outstanding DIPA. Right up my alley with it's deft juggling of fruit, citrus, bitterness and butterscotch malt sweetness. Super happy to have chosen so wisely at the growler shop. Highly recommended.

12-19-2013 13:10:03 | More by ThickNStout
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

12-23-2013 17:32:10 | More by mendvicdog
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dsshuck

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-25-2014 18:50:48 | More by dsshuck
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billyshears

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-21-2013 21:52:11 | More by billyshears
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david18

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-13-2014 17:47:37 | More by david18
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oatsodas

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-22-2014 15:42:36 | More by oatsodas
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KristineT

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-12-2013 02:15:57 | More by KristineT
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Keithfink

Maryland

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%

This beer is a monster. Lots of hops and word is some guys from Maryland sabatoged it!! While high in abv and ibu it is drinkable, just be prepared they will catch up with you! There is a good malty backbone to this beer that helps keep it mellow and drinkable while dry docking....

12-19-2013 05:05:19 | More by Keithfink
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Rast

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-15-2014 03:18:15 | More by Rast
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jeff1973

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-04-2013 22:35:10 | More by jeff1973
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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-16-2014 17:43:42 | More by ckollias
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-14-2014 23:00:01 | More by Xandrose
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-14-2013 21:37:56 | More by SocalKicks
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KevT

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-12-2013 02:15:25 | More by KevT
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3/5  rDev -30.1%

05-11-2014 05:28:00 | More by MonkeyBread
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Fusion 18 from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.