SF Fusion 27 - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 85
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 4.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: 1759Girl on 02-15-2011

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 85
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Orange and peach color, leaves itself very hazy, thin white head. Aroma of hops. Lagunitas? No way. Hops smelled wetter, was expecting more of a belgian yeast vibe given the previous fusion quests, but this took on more of a green hop vibe, leading me to believe this may in fact be why the beer took on a bit of a hazy appearance. Wasn't massive in the nose though, just kinda simplistic.

Pretty sticky, bitter beer. Kind of made me think of the old oast ales made with hop oil, like hashish at times. Pineapply sweetness to it. Kinda reminiscient of FW's Double Jack.

Not a bad effort by any means, just haven't had any of these fusion beers I would run out to buy, I still think, for the best Lagunitas hop assault for your money, stick with Hop Stoopid, Lagunitas Sucks, Dogtown Pale Ale etc. . . (803 characters)

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On Tap at the Albany Tap Room for the 2015 SF Beer Week.

Pours just a magical, vibrant and deep auburn with a sassy white head. The color just jumps out at you. Is this an IPA or what?

The nose is a very clean, fruity and dank hop profile. Melons and mangos to be had underneath the pine herbal forest. Very powerful, but nothing out of place.

The taste and mouthfeel just leave you with a WOW factor. Other IPAs tend towards blasting you with one arena. Whether it be be bitterness, or citrus zest or forest. This one blasted you with everything but to an equal degree where you were on it's playing field saying hey, this is where I want my beer to be. Powerful flavors danced together from all sides inviting you in to the smooth and rich mouthfeel to get you lost. Where was I? I don't know. Find this beer now! (820 characters)

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On Tap at Toronado SF

Heard good things about this beer throughout the last few weeks for SF Beer week and Strong Beer Month. Was excited to try it.

A - Dark copper in color, slight reddish tint. Different and darker from your typical WC IIPAs. Looked OK. Decent lacing throughout the glass.

S - Earthy and bitter smelling. Tons of hops. On the board it says "SF Fusion Hop High IPA." Smells highly hopped. Dark Pineapple and citrus twisted with earthy and leafy bitterness in the nose. Smells like a HUGE IPA and powerful dank notes arise from a swirl of the glass.

T - Wow. I immediately started wondering if this was a Lagunitas attempt at a TIPA. I had no idea the ABV while drinking it but it tasted like a Over Hopped double or TIPA. Taste matches nose exactly. This one was very bitter. Great for hop heads but the bitterness would have been a huge turn off for a novice to hops. As this beer warms, sweet malts come out which I found off putting and took away from the citrus.

M - It's a big resinous bitter IPA. Tastes every bit a 9+% DIPA
A sipper for sure.

D - Wouldn't order another. One pint was enough. Not highly drinkable as there are countless other 9+% DIPAs available easier drinking than this beer. But hey, maybe that's what Lagunitas was going for here.

I was a bit let down by this beer. Great to have tried it but will not be ordering again I don't believe. (1,388 characters)

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SF Fusion 27 from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.