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Couch Trippin' Fusion Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Couch Trippin' Fusion Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: sansho on 02-15-2014)
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As the summery taste of hops come to a close and the darker taste of fall rises, a few brewers say "never say die" as they embrace the "brown" flavor with a healthy heaping of fresh hops for a unique taste, texture and scent.

Bronzen gold in its pour, a golden strand hold true to show the beer's "pale" influence. Hovering over the glass, bold aromas of tropical, citrus and herb leap forward and allow a background of sweetness to greet the tastebuds with caramel, light chocolate and toast.

But with a blooming middle palate, the taste recedes with sweetness but a fruitier hop complement takes charge. A bold grounding of malt rivals command with toasted bread, light wood and a nutty roundness. But the brightness of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon and lime create an acidic taste that's both curious and comforting.

Medium-light in its body, the beer is dry, toasty and resinous in its finish. Lingering with pine and forrest, a woodsy tone persists, all opening the way for strong boozy brine and a pithy bitterness to close the taste.

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Aroma is grapefruit, pine, slightly dank, and woody, toasted notes. Flavor reveals juicy grapefruit underlying a deeply toasted malt backbone, finishing lightly resiny, extremely earthy, and a touch roasty bitter. There's a bit of a disconnect between the grapefruit and the earthy character. The malt doesn't exactly tie the two together.

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Look - fantastic Amber brown color with a good head and great lacing!
Smell - smells like an ipa which throws of the brown ale. I love ipas and think it smells great. Also has a hoot malt smell though.
Taste - great toasty Amber brown hoppy taste
Feel - light carbonation light to medium body.
Overall - fantastic brown ale if you love hoppy beers.

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Couch Trippin' Fusion Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.