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Fusion 18 - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Fusion 18
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 8
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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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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Fusion 18 from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.